ABB will deliver the control system, telecommunications, pipeline monitoring, security systems including fiber-optic cables to transmit data along the pipelines. The pipeline will be controlled and automated by ABB’s world-leading System 800xA process automation system. The software solutions will integrate the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and the telecommunications that control the gas flows, detect leakages or intrusions and make closed circuit television (CCTV) coverage available for safety and security purposes.
ABB has a proven track record delivering software solutions to many similar projects, including the South Caucasus link and the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan line connecting Azerbaijan with the Mediterranean. Altogether, more than 4,500km of pipeline in the region will be controlled by ABB’s System 800xA infrastructure, safeguarding approximately 5% of Europe’s annual gas demand.
“Technology innovation and leadership is a cornerstone of ABB’s Next Level strategy. ABB’s leading System 800xA software and integrated telecoms solution will allow TANAP to safely and reliably operate the pipeline across vast distances from multiple locations,” said Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB’s Process Automation Division.