ABB secures deal for Trans- Anatolian natural gas pipeline
A contract to monitor, secure and control 1,850 km of gas pipeline, has been won by ABB. Trans- Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline ( TANAP) chose ABB to bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe. The $ 11 billion pipeline will interconnect with two others: the South Caucasus at Turkey’s border with Georgia and the Trans Adriatic at its border with Greece. The gas will come from the Shah Deniz 2 field in the Caspian Sea and enter the European network in Italy. It will then cross the whole of Turkey, with TANAP forming the central section of the $ 45 billion Southern Gas Corridor, which will be part of Europe’s future strategic energy infrastructure. The deal involves the delivery of the control system, telecommunications, pipeline monitoring, security systems including fibre- optic cables to transmit data along the pipelines. The pipeline will be controlled and automated by ABB’s System 800xA process automation system. The software will integrate the supervisory control and data acquisition ( SCADA) systems, as well as the telecommunications that control the gas flows, detect leakages or intrusions; and make closed circuit television ( CCTV) coverage available for safety and security purposes.
Recently opened, ABB’s System 800xA extended operator workplace