24/03/2016 - 14:16

ABB wins Prelude contract

24/03/2016 - 14:16

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Swiss multinational ABB Group has won a five-year contract to provide equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project, which will operate in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley coast.

ABB wins Prelude contract
Shell's Prelude vessel under construction last year.

Swiss multinational ABB Group has won a five-year contract to provide equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project, which will operate in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley coast.

The deal for the 600,000-tonne facility includes motors, generators, variable speed drives, and lifecycle management.

To deliver on the contract, ABB will build an inventory of spare parts, and provide training and workshop services.

ABB president of discrete automation and motion Pekka Tiitinen said reliability, and minimising downtime, were the key considerations for keeping productivity up at the Prelude facility.

“Prelude will be equipped with ABB’s integrated marine solutions for optimal reliability, flexibility and energy efficiency to assure higher profitability,” he said.

“In line with our … strategy of business-led collaboration, various ABB businesses will work together to mobilise the strength and experience of our entire global service organisation.”

ABB is a global technology company in power and automation, operating in roughly 100 countries and employing about 135,000 people.

The ABB contract follows a January win for engineering firm Wood Group, which will be providing flexible riser integrity management on the Prelude floating facility.

In November, Sodexo was awarded a facilities management services contract for Prelude.

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