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ABB to build substations for UAE offshore field

The $80m order was awarded b Hyundai Engineering & Construction for Satah al-Razboot offshore oil field

ABB is providing a 4,000M2 or 98 metres of E-Houses for the Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field in UAE to ensure reliable power to the remote location.

The $80m order is ABB’s largest E-House project to date - awarded by Hyundai Engineering & Construction for the project and was booked in 2014.

Power will be supplied to the facility, 200km northwest of Abu Dhabi, by five gas turbine generators connected to the ABB modularized E-Houses. A modular E-House is a prefabricated, walk-in outdoor enclosure comprising low- and medium-voltage switchgear, as well as auxiliary equipment. This solution – effectively a substation – reduces on-site installation and maintenance work, a particular benefit in remote areas.

“The transportability of ABB’s modular E-Houses makes them easy and cost-effective to install and relocate,” said Tarak Mehta, president of electrification products division. “Our innovative solution will help strengthen the reliability of power supplies to this facility. The creation of the new Electrification Products division allows us to better meet our customer’s demands with combined low and medium-voltage solutions. This is a great example how we add value to our customers. We can offer a range of packaged solutions to drive our customers’ productivity.”

The nine modularized E-Houses provide total space of 4000sqm for electrical equipment with the main substation being 98m long and only split into two units for shipment. The modular E-House units are equipped with low- and medium-voltage switchgear, as well as motor control centres, variable-frequency drives and an electrical control monitoring system (ECMS).

The SARB offshore oil field is being developed by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO). Work on the field involves the construction of two artificial islands to facilitate drilling works for the extraction of crude oil.



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