ABB Safety Pact for Turkey Pipeline

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 10:06 AM gHale

ABB won a contract to supply automation and safety systems, electrical equipment and related services for a new gas compression station that will serve the natural gas pipeline that runs across northern Turkey.

ABB signed the contract with Teknotes, the Turkish EPC subcontractor of engineering and construction firm Tecnicas Reunidas. The end customer is Botas, Turkey’s state owned petroleum pipeline corporation.

The new Erzincan Gas Compressor Station is in eastern Turkey and will consist of four turbine/compressor units with three units in operation and one unit spare. The flow rate of the pipeline varies between 1.6 to 2 million standard cubic meters per hour; ABB’s delivery will help increase the overall transportation capacity of the pipeline, which supplies energy to a majority of Turkey’s residents.

ABB will install an integrated 800xA automation system to control the compressor station and other processes, 800xA High Integrity safety system for emergency shut down, instrumentation, as well as transformers, medium and low voltage panels, and other electrical equipment. ABB will also provide all site control and engineering documentation, and related installation services.

This is ABB’s third gas compressor station contract from Botas in the last three years. ABB also delivered electrification and automation systems also for the previous two stations, in Sivas and Corum, Turkey.

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