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ABB to supply Terminal Automation System in Romania

Oslo, Norway, July 23, 2007 - ABB announced today that it will provide Petrom SA with fully integrated Terminal Automation Systems and related design, engineering and installation services at four of its pilot terminal sites in Romania. The value of the order is $4.9 million.

Petrom is Romania’s largest oil and gas group; it has an annual refining capacity of 8 million metric tons and owns 593 gasoline filling stations in Romania. Petrom is 51% owned by OMV Group in Austria. OMV is the leading oil and gas group in Central Europe.

The project includes analysis, design, development, engineering, configuration, testing, supply and installation of four Terminal Automation Systems based on ABB’s T-MAC software integrated with System 800xA Extended Automation. ABB’s Terminal Automation Systems provide vertical integration of the myriad of networks, systems, devices and other heterogeneous data sources throughout terminal so that petroleum and petrochemical customers can access needed information quickly, in the right context, so they can manage all aspects of their operation more effectively. These systems use System 800xA’s unique operations and engineering environment and integration capability as their foundation. Several of the pilot site deliveries will also include System 800xA High Integrity for integrated control and safety.

The Terminal Automation Systems will connect to Petrom’s corporate ERP system, as well as integrate various third party systems and devices throughout the network of sites included in the pilot project for true enterprise-wide access to and control of these operations. At each site, the automation system will control the movement and track quantities of gasoline and other petroleum products from the pipeline, and to and from trucks, rail cars and ships. This project is part of Petrom/OMV’s ongoing effort to have a unified terminal automation solution across their installations across Central and Eastern Europe.

Petrom chose ABB for these sites because of their experienced project resources and ability to deliver, as well as state of the art product technology and architecture in an established and proven system solution. Other important factors included ease of system configuration and the ability to integrate with Petrom’s other systems.

The first site is scheduled to start the commissioning phase in September 2007.

About ABB
As one of the world’s leading suppliers to the Oil and Gas industry, ABB understands the challenges faced at all points in the process --in the field, on the platform, at the terminal, along the pipeline, in the refinery or in the boardroom. ABB helps its customers in the oil and gas industry produce, process, transport, store, and distribute hydrocarbons more productively, while reducing losses and complying with the strictest government regulations. ABB’s comprehensive offering includes automation and analytical products, electrification, integrated telecommunications and safety systems, delivered with in-depth application expertise and a global network of best-in-class services.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 109,000 people.

About Petrom SA
Petrom is the largest Romanian oil and gas group, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Petrochemicals, Natural Gas, as well as Sales and Marketing. Petrom exploits estimated oil and gas reserves of 1 billion boe, has an annual refining capacity of 8 million metric tons and holds 593 filling stations in Romania. The company also has an international network of 211 filling stations located in Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia.

In 2006 the turnover of Petrom was EUR 3,709 million, EBITDA was EUR 1,020 million. Following the share capital increase OMV, the leading oil and gas group in Central Europe holds a 51,011% share in Petrom. OMV is active in 13 Central European countries in its Refining and Marketing business segment and in 19 countries on five continents in Exploration and Production, Gas and Petrochemicals in 27 countries on 5 continents. The Romanian state holds 30.862% of Petrom shares, Property Fund SA holds 9,887%, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2.026% and 6.214% are owned by minority shareholders.
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