ABB to supply power equipments for Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan

Nov 21. Energy Business Review

ABB to supply power equipments for Atyrau refinery in KazakhstanSwitzerland-based ABB, has won a sub-contract to supply power equipments for the hydrocarbons production complex at Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan.

The company won the $11m contract from engineering, procurement, and construction contractor OGCC KazStroy Service to supply high and medium voltage substation equipments.

Under the contract, ABB will supply 220kV and 6kV switchgear, circuit breakers, instrument transformers, disconnectors and power transformers, and substation automation system, as per the global IEC 61850 standards, for open communication, monitoring and control.

ABB Power Products division High Voltage products business head Giandomenico Rivetti said, “ABB’s power products will play an important role in supplying quality power, efficiently and reliably to this refinery.”

Kazakhstan state-owned oil and gas company KazMunayGas is constructing the new hydrocarbons production complex, as a part of its initiative to modernize the Atyrau Refinery, which has a capacity of 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

First phase of the hydrocarbons complex project will focus on improving gasoline and diesel quality to Euro-4 standards while the second phase will revolve around producing up to 133 tons of benzene and 496 thousand tons paraxylene per year.

The under-construction hydrocarbons production building is expected to be commissioned in 2013.