ABB se­cures deal for Trans- Ana­to­lian nat­u­ral gas pipe­line

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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.

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