Alstom Grid, a world leader in the field of electricity transmission and electric grids for over a century, announced it was awarded a contract from LOOP – Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, LLC. – to deliver a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to control LOOP's entire pipeline system, including their off-shore platforms, pumping and storage facilities, and refinery distribution pipelines.
The project will be built on Alstom Grid's e-terrahabitat software platform, and will incorporate a suite of liquid pipeline SCADA applications from delivery partner, EvolutionSCADA*. Alstom Grid has prime responsibility for the full system scope, including the integration and implementation of the EvolutionSCADA pipeline SCADA applications, together with the integration of several industry-leading specialty pipeline applications from subcontractors.
The project also includes delivery of a complete communications network to replace LOOP's existing network infrastructure with a state-of-the-art, fault tolerant local and wide area network architecture.
Karim El-Naggar, Vice President for Network Management Solutions at Alstom Grid said, “We are grateful for the opportunity to supply LOOP with Alstom Grid’s e-terra solutions providing real-time SCADA platform. Our solution is equally well suited for the oil and gas pipeline market as it is for the electric utility market where Alstom Grid holds the number one position in energy management systems in the U.S. and globally.”
* For more information about Evolution SCADA, visit http://www.evolutionscada.com/
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids.
The Group employs 93,000 people in more than 70 countries, and had sales of over € 23 billion* in 2009/10. (*Pro forma figures)
Alstom Grid, the newest sector of Alstom, has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to their customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with a sales turnover of approximately € 3.5 billion in 2009. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. Its four main business areas are Products, Systems, Automation and Service. In the USA, Alstom Grid software manages five out of the seven energy markets and 40% of the country’s energy flow.
At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.
LOOP LLC is a Limited Liability Company whose primary business is offloading foreign crude oil from tankers, storing crude oil, and transporting crude oil via connecting pipelines to refineries throughout the Gulf Coast and Midwest. LOOP is also the storage and terminalling facility for the MARS pipeline system and their supply of offshore Gulf of Mexico crude oil. LOOP is connected to over 50 percent of the U.S. refinery capacity and has offloaded over 8 billion barrels of foreign crude oil since its inception.
Emmanuelle Helleux (Alstom Grid) – Tel : +33 1 49 01 70 87
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