ABB Australia has won a $58 million order from QGC Pty and appointed the main automation contractor for providing integrated safety, telecommunication and automation systems for a new upstream coal seam gas project in Queensland, Australia.
The 540km buried pipeline network that transports gas to a liquefied natural gas processing facility at Gladstone will initially produce an annual 8.5 million metric tons of LNG. ABB’s delivery will optimize the efficiency of the upstream gas gathering and compression facilities.
“ABB’s comprehensive oil and gas project delivery, management, vast portfolio of technology and services is the comprehensive approach needed to successfully execute these complex projects for our customers,” said Axel Kuhr, country manager for ABB in Australia
Commissioned in multiple phases, the project’s first deliveries are scheduled in 2011 through to project completion in 2014. The scope of supply includes its Extended Automation System 800xA for process control and integration with other plant and remote pipeline systems, as well as other related automation equipment and services.
Operating in over 100 countries with about 124,000 employees, ABB is proving a leader in telecommunication systems and automation technologies that enable customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.