German firm to provide maintenance on automation, control and telecoms system
Germany’s Siemens has signed a three-year maintenance contract for the automation, control and telecoms system on the UAE’s Habshan-Fujairah crude oil pipeline.
The deal with pipeline operator Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco) includes the option of a two-year extension, Siemens says.
The pipeline’s automation control and telecoms system, which was commissioned by Siemens, allows the operator to control a wide range of variables, including different stations and streams.
The 380-kilometre pipeline, which began pumping crude in June, has the capacity to transport 1.5 million barrels a day (b/d) of crude from Abu Dhabi’s onshore oilfields to the UAE’s east coast port of Fujairah.
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