The project win marks the fourth capital project for ABB in the state of Louisiana and builds on ABB’s capabilities and expertise to continue delivering large scale global telecommunications projects to the oil, gas and chemicals sector over the last 30 years.
ABB will work closely with the plant owner to implement a system architecture that will improve and extend voice and data communication across the facility, placing the physical safety of site employees and security of assets at the forefront of operations. In relation to emergency and incident response, and in line with applicable codes and standards, ABB, will enable broadcasting of emergency alarms and messages swiftly and directly via its installed telecommunications network in the event of an emergency.
Internal communication systems also play a major role in supporting day-to-day operations and enhancing the work environment. ABB will facilitate reliable and efficient operations by allowing the operator to communicate within the facility via the plant radio system, public address and general alarm system, and private branch exchange, through integration allowing point-to-point communication between multiple locations at the facility.
Delays and complications are often experienced when using multiple suppliers, with a risk of fragmentation of responsibilities during the design engineering and integration phase. As a single source provider, ABB will offer economies of scale. ABB will mitigate risks and manage costs by utilizing its global project execution model, bringing complex systems and subsystems online systematically and holistically. ABB is expected to deliver between 15–20 percent cost savings via its integrated turnkey approach.