16 November 2011, Dubai, UAE: Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has been awarded a contract by China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC) to supply load testing to the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP) project.
The pipeline is over 400km long and will transport up to 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from the main producing areas in Abu Dhabi to the oil terminal at Fujairah, the base for the project. The contract will see Aggreko provide a 10 MW loadbank test package to the main incoming switchgear - a solution that was devised specifically for this project. The load testing will ensure that the equipment is working effectively, to avoid the risk of any damage or power failures once the whole system is permanently up and running.
Jack George, electrical engineer at CPECC, said: “Aggreko has provided us with a turn-key service, meaning that the package they delivered was designed, installed, commissioned and operated by Aggreko. The knowledge of their technical specialists meant that a solution was designed to exactly suit our requirements.”
Phil Burns, Managing Director, Aggreko Middle East, added: “The initial discussion we had with CPECC was for loadbank testing at 11 kV, however, Aggreko can provide testing at three times that voltage, so a bespoke package was designed at 33 kV in order to ensure optimum results were achieved. This is a perfect example of how our broad experience in the oil and gas sector enables us to devise customised solutions to our customers.”