Automation technology group ABB has won a
contract worth about $40 million to extend the export terminal
of the eni refinery in Taranto, located in the
Mar Grande bay on the Ionian Sea in southern Italy.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2012,
officials said Tuesday in a news release.
The contract is part of enis plan to improve the refinery infrastructure and to
ensure a reliable connection with the onshore Tempa Rossa oil
plant, according to the company.
The refinery is located at the export
terminal and is connected to the oil field through an
underground pipeline. The plan includes the extension of an
This new project will help to improve the local oil
transportation infrastructure for eni, said Veli-Matti
Reinikkala, head of ABBs Process Automation division.
It underscores ABBs industry expertise,
capabilities, and local resources to successfully manage,
supply and execute these comprehensive projects for the oil and gas
The pier will have five loading arms, with a transfer
capacity of 3,000 cubic meters per hour. To ensure the secure
mooring of the vessels and the loading of crude oil, ABB will
provide new electrical systems as well as the necessary
mechanical equipment and automation systems.
The project is scheduled for completion
by August 2015.
ABB will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and
construction (EPC) of the new
installation, including project management and
ABB will also supply all the electrical equipment including
low- and medium-voltage systems, control system, electrical and
control room, mechanical and process equipment, diesel
generator and fire-fighting system.