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ABB Wins US$223 Million Oil & Gas Order in Algeria

Posted on June 10, 2009

ABB has won a contract worth about $223 million from Sonatrach, the Algerian oil and gas company, for three gas plants in Algeria.

Scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2012, the project includes new compressor trains, re-instrumentation of existing gas treatment plants and an integrated control system (ABB’s Extended Automation System 800xA) for both the new and existing facilities. New compressor trains are used to increase the gas flow rate in the pipelines. According to the company, this improves production efficiency by recovering the amount of low-pressure gas that would otherwise be flared off.

ABB will also deliver related automation equipment, as well as medium- and low-voltage switchgear and transformers to the plants.

ABB will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and commissioning of the project, while construction activities will be carried out by Sarpi, a joint-venture company owned by Sonatrach and ABB.

For more information: www.abb.com

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