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New Container SACE Emax 2

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The customer

Drillmec is an international leader in design, manufacture, commissioning and maintenance of oil drilling and workover rigs, both traditional as well as hydraulic ones, for mobile and offshore applications, up to 3,000 hp and depth of 10,000 m


The challenge

To realize a drilling plant to be located in Southern Italy, in a very short lapse of time: 6 months only, from design and engineering to  putting into service, guaranteeing the highest quality, both in terms of system reliability and operation costs.
The hydrocarbon extraction plant has the maximum depth of 8000 meters, and is supplied, alternatively, by the grid or by five low voltage generators (1500kVA) in parallel. They allow the downtime risk of the plant to be reduced to the minimum, but increase the short circuit level to 80kA at 600V.


The ABB solution

Taking advantage of the know-how and installation expertise of Elettron (a primary panel builder in Northern Italy), components of the highest reliability were used, allowing outstanding flexibility and ease of installation for fitting into the limited space of a cvontainer for road transport.
Five circuit-breakers E2.2H 1600A, 3-pole, withdrawable version, equipped with Ekip G Hi-Touch to protect the low voltage generators were used for installation in the 400mm columns of System Pro E Power; a choice that guaranteed 1000mm reduction in linear space in comparison with the traditional solutions.
The orientable terminals, which equip SACE Emax 2 by default, enabled the construction of the switchboard from the very preliminary phases (when the busbar system was still to be defined), making it possible to gain significant time for the construction of the container.