BP selects ABB as main electrical contractor for major upstream projects

Oil major BP has signed a frame-agreement with Zurich-based ABB appointing ABB as one of its global Main Electrical Contractors (MEC).

ABB and BP celebrate global MEC frame agreement at ABB Customer World / Image source: ABB

The deal will see ABB provide engineering, procurement, and construction of electrical equipment for “BP Upstream Major Capital Projects.”

ABB’s global MEC frame agreement is effective for an initial term of five years, ABB said on Wednesday.

Peter Terwiesch, President, Industrial Automation, ABB said: “This important global frame agreement with BP will further exemplify our resolve to help major oil and gas projects make savings, reduce risk and enhance efficiencies into the future.”

As a global MEC partner, ABB can assume full responsibility for the design and engineering, procurement and supply, project management, installation, commissioning and on-time start up for overall electrical systems on BP projects that may be awarded to ABB under this global frame agreement,” ABB said.

BP has so far started up three major upstream projects 2019: Angelin in Trinidad and Tobago, Constellation in the US Gulf of Mexico and the second stage of the West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.