ABB have won a contract for about $490 million as part of the El Merk oil and gas project in Algeria.
The contract from Groupement Berkine, an Algeria entity that is co-managed by Sonatrach and Anadarko, is part of a plan to develop hydrocarbon deposits in the El Merk basin in the Algerian Sahara Desert.
ABB are leading a consortium on the project with a total value of $650 million. Significant production from the development is scheduled to begin in 2012.
The project consists primarily of design and installation of pipelines, field gathering stations, gas distribution manifolds and flowlines/trunklines, as well as water and gas re-injection facilities. The pipeline network will connect oil and gas wells to the processing plant through 10 gathering stations. Facilities to inject gas and water into the wells will help increase their output.
The project award follows power transmission orders valued at $400 million in Kuwait and $550 million in Ireland announced in the past two weeks.