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Wednesday 21 November 2012

ABB Wins $11 mln Order for Kazakh Refinery


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ZURICH (ABB media service) – ABB, Swiss based power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $11 million, from JSC OGCC KazStroy Service, an EPC contractor, for high and medium voltage substation equipment that will facilitate power supply to a new hydrocarbons production complex being built as part of the Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan, and expected to be commissioned in 2013.

Resulted from the merger of the Swedish ASEA and the Swiss Brown, Boveri (BBC), ABB (SIX: ABBN) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating mainly in the power and automation technology areas. It ranked 143rd in Forbes Ranking (2010). It is one of the largest engineering companies as well as one of the largest conglomerates in the world. ABB has operations in around 100 countries, with approximately 145,000 employees in June 2012, and reported global revenue of $40 bln for 2011.

As part of the order, ABB will supply 220kV and 6kV switchgear, circuit breakers, instrument transformers, disconnectors and power transformers ABB will also supply the substation automation system, equipped with the latest generation of protection and control equipment, compliant with global IEC 61850 standards, to enable open communication, monitoring and control.

The Atyrau Refinery is the largest refinery in Kazakhstan, with a capacity of 100,000 bbl* (barrels) of crude oil per day. The plant was put into operation in 1945. In the first phase the project will help in enhancing the quality of gasoline and diesel to Euro-4 standards. The second phase will focus on producing up to 133 tons of benzene and 496,000 tons of paraxylene per year, to serve the petrochemical industry.

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