Swiss ABB wins automation contract for Sadara JV

17 October 2011 22:28  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ABB has been awarded a contract for the main automation work at the Sadara Chemical complex, the Zurich, Switzerland-based engineering firm said on Monday.

The contract includes process automation systems, safety systems, project management, project engineering, commissioning assistance, post-commissioning site support, as well as engineering, operator and maintenance technician training, ABB said.

The amount of the contract was not disclosed.

Sadara is a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco. Once complete, the $20bn (€14bn) project at Jubail Industrial City will be one of the world’s largest integrated chemical facilities and one of the largest built in a single phase, with 26 manufacturing units.

“ABB’s combination of leading-edge technology and extensive global and regional resources help it consistently execute large, complex projects like this one, so that our customers can operate successfully from the outset,” said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB’s process automation division.

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By: Bobbie Clark
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