Automation technology group ABB was awarded a
contract to supply automation and safety systems, electrical
equipment and related services for a new gas compression
station that will serve a natural gas pipeline that runs across
The contract was awarded by Teknotes, the Turkish EPC
subcontractor of engineering and construction firm Tecnicas
The end customer is Botas, Turkeys state-owned
petroleum pipeline company.
The new Erzincan gas compressor station will be located 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 meter/hour. ABBs delivery will
help to increase the overall transportation capacity of the
pipeline, which supplies energy to a majority of Turkeys
residents, the company said.
ABBs supply scope includes an integrated 800xA
automation system to control the compressor station and other
processes, 800xA High Integrity safety system for emergency
shutdown, 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, it said.
ABBs advanced automation solutions, electrical
scope of supply, and in-depth process knowledge will help this
site to operate efficiently, reliably and safely from day
one. said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABBs
process automation division.
Our excellent industry reputation and project experience with this
pipeline were also important in this contract win.
This is ABBs third gas compressor station contract
from Botas in the last three years, according to the
ABB also delivered electrification and automation systems
also for the previous two stations, in Sivas and Corum,