ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network |

ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network

ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network

September 28, 2018 - ABB has won an order from the SACS/NIPLAN construction consortium to supply an E-house to support the modernization of the São Paulo pipeline network in Brazil.

E-houses are prefabricated, modular outdoor enclosures designed to house a range of electrical and automation equipment. Requiring less time to install, commission, deliver and start up, they offer a faster alternative to traditional on-site concrete or brick-built constructions but can still be designed to meet specific requirements of the user.

ABB will provide E-houses for the 47 pumping stations along the pipeline, spread across 47 kilometers, connecting a station being built in São Bernardo do Campo to the Capuava Refinery (RECAP) in Mauá in São Paulo.

Produced at the ABB plant in Sorocaba, near São Paulo, the E-house is 112 square meters, uses special anti-corrosion paint and has ISO9001 certification. Often needing to be located in remote or harsh terrains – typically where pipeline repairs must be undertaken – ABB E-houses have been developed to withstand aggressive environmental conditions, such as material corrosion.

ABB says the project is significant because it represents an upturn of investments in the oil and gas sector in Brazil, particularly as currently e-houses are engineering solutions used mainly in pulp and paper mills, mining, chemical and naval industries.

The project to modernize the São Paulo pipeline network is being delivered by the construction consortium comprising SACS NIPLAN, comprising SACS Construção e Montagem and Niplan Engenharia.

About ABB

ABB is a specialist in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. 

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