ZURICH, Switzerland – ABB is now the main electrical contractor for the Ichthys FPSO. The $30-million agreement is the third one the ABB has won on the project.
ABB already won a $15 million order from Samsung Heavy Industries to be the MEC for the Ichthys central processing facility, which, when completed will be the largest offshore production facility in the world. And, in 2012 ABB won orders worth $80 million to supply power technologies and medium voltage drive systems for a new onshore liquefied natural gas plant, to which the gas from the Ichthys field will be transported by pipeline for processing.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, the engineering, procuring, and constructing contractor selected ABB. The entire project will see the largest delivery in history to the offshore oil and gas market from ABB of MNS iS low-voltage switchgear and motor control centers.