Technology giant ABB has today announced the signing of a framework agreement with BP to provide electrical work for the oil firm’s upstream projects.
The global agreement will see ABB appointed as one of BP’s Main Electrical Contractors (MEC) for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction of electrical work.
The new multi-million deal will see ABB provide electrical work and support across BP’s global assets.
ABB said it will 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.
The tech giant said the new five-year agreement reflects a new “strategic collaboration” between the firms.
Peter Terwiesch, president of industrial automation for ABB, said: “Adding value to our customers is at the heart of everything we do.
“Our goal is to enable our customers to lead – through safer, more productive and energy efficient operations – by utilizing our deep domain expertise, industry leading technologies, and engineering services.
“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.”
ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs a workforce of around 147,000.