ABB aiding SCADA, security at TANAP gas pipeline

Oct. 12, 2018
ABB provided security, telecommunications, SCADA main control room, containerized equipment rooms, and fiber-optic cable

ABB reported Sept. 20 that its security, monitoring and communications technologies have been installed on the 1,850-km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP). The first phase, "Gas to Eskisehir," opened ahead of schedule this past Summer 2018. ABB provided the security, telecommunications, SCADA main control room, containerized equipment rooms, and has installed the fiber-optic cable along the pipeline.

As part of the project and for the first time in a subsea water crossing, ABB installed a fiber-optic leak detection and subsea pipeline monitoring system detecting events such as anchor drag. More than 4,000 km of fiber-optic cable was installed across challenging terrain and in difficult weather conditions. Both control and telecommunication systems data are carried along the fiber-optic cable that runs the length of the pipeline. It provides a vast communications infrastructure capable of handling extremely large volumes of data and is reported to be the longest system of its kind in the world.

ABB was also responsible for installing an integrated security system, which monitors external and internal CCTV cameras, as well as the perimeter intruder detection system at every site. This pipeline intrusion detection system covers every meter of pipeline. Incorporating more than 1,300 cameras and 650 access control points, it's the largest integrated security system that ABB has installed to date.

The TANAP Project brings natural gas produced from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz-2 gas field, and other areas of the Caspian Sea, primarily to Turkey, but also onwards to Europe for the first time. TANAP, along with the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), form the elements of the Southern Gas Corridor. The TANAP pipeline is scheduled to complete June 2019.