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ABB Wins Automation Contract Renewal

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 9/12/2012, Location: South America

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $16 million for the renewal of a lifecycle service contract to maintain and upgrade automation equipment installed on sixteen offshore production platforms in PEMEX’s Cantarell and Ku-Maloob-Zaap Oil Fields. The contract renewal is for four years. Cantarell and Ku-Maloob-Zaap are the largest and most productive oil fields in Mexico, located in the Bay of Campeche, about 100 kilometers northwest of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. Collectively they produce over 1.3 million barrels of crude oil per day. The contract includes services, upgrades, technical assistance, training and spare parts supply for the Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fire and Gas Detection (F&G), emergency shutdown (ESD), drives and electrical systems and related instrumentation installed on the platforms.

“ABB's successful working history with PEMEX, excellent local resources, and ability to deliver products and services of high quality with leading-edge technology contributed to the renewal of this important contract,” said Johan Vermeiren, global head of ABB’s Process Automation Service business. “We deliver the long-term services and support that help our customers get the very most value and performance from their ABB automation system investment over its lifetime of use.”

“ABB‘s portfolio in power, automation and safety systems allows us to offer total solutions for increasing the reliability of the offshore operations. ABB in Mexico has been supporting PEMEX with local specialized and certified engineers in these technologies for more than 20 years”, said Ricardo Lopez, Process Automation Local Division Manager for ABB in Mexico.

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is a Mexican state-owned petroleum company, responsible of the exploitation of petroleum resources that manages the exploration, exploitation, process and sale of oil and gas in Mexico.

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