ABB provides full monitoring of Shah Deniz gas export pipeline

ABB has supplied security, monitoring, and communications technology for the new 1,850-km (1,149-mi) Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline.

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OSLO, Norway – ABB has supplied security, monitoring, and communications technology for the new 1,850-km (1,149-mi) Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP).

This will export natural gas produced theShah Deniz-2 gas field and other areas of the Caspian Sea to Turkey and Europe.

TANAP, the South Caucasus Pipeline and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, will comprise the ‘Southern Gas Corridor.’

The full TANAP pipeline is due to be completed next June, but the first phase, ‘Gas to Eskisehir’ opened early this summer, ahead of schedule.

ABB provided the security, telecommunications, SCADA main control room, and containerized equipment rooms and installed the fiber-optic cable along the pipeline.

For the first time in a subsea water crossing, the company added, it installed a fiber-optic leak detection and subsea pipeline monitoring system to determine incidents such as anchor drag.

More than 4,000 km (2,485 mi) of fiber-optic cable are in place across varying terrain, carrying control and telecommunication systems data. ABB claims this is the longest system of its type anywhere.

The integrated security system monitors the external and internal CCTV cameras and the perimeter intruder detection system at each site. It incorporates over 1,300 cameras and 650 access control points, making this the largest integrated security system ABB has installed to date.

09/25/2018

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