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3W Networks wins telecom scope of Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP) Project

The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) has appointed the China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC) as the EPC contractor to execute the Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP) project. 3W Networks has been selected to provide the communications safety and security requirements for the pipeline.

The pipeline is designed to transport 1.5 million barrels per day of crude oil from ADCO facilities at Habshan over a distance of 390 Kms to oil terminal in Fujairah for export through offshore loading facilities. The crude oil will be carried through a single 48" diameter pipeline. Siemens LLC, UAE has partnered with 3W Networks, to undertake the complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the ICSS (Integrated Control and Safety Systems) and Telecom scope. The Telecom scope of the project includes Detailed Design & Engineering, Procurement, Systems Integration, Factory Acceptance Testing, the Installation & Commissioning, SAT & Training and Warranty. The systems that form the Telecom infrastructure of the pipeline include SDH Transmission, PBX, LAN, PAGA, CCTV, UHF Trunked Radio, Towers, Access Control and Structured Cabling.

A key factor in the selection of 3W Networks as the Systems Integrator for the Telecoms was due to its strong engineering capabilities and its significant local presence. The project shall be implemented through 3W Networks offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

About IPIC

The International Petroleum Investment Company, IPIC, was formed by the Abu Dhabi government in 1984, tasked with an ambitious mandate to invest in hydrocarbons industries across the globe. IPIC's investment portfolio is estimated to be worth more than US$14 billion. In consequence, the company now has major stakes in fourteen world leading hydrocarbons companies. Through careful consideration and investment, IPIC has continued to grow exponentially and maximise value for its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.

About Siemens

One of the largest employers in the region, Siemens has a workforce of about 1,700 employees that hail from 60 countries across the globe. In fiscal year 2008, the sales of all consolidated Siemens companies in the region amounted to EUR 1.714 billion. Siemens brings its world of innovation to the region in a range of business areas. As a region that is building its future on some of the most advanced technology, Siemens holds the solutions to take the region forward. The Oil & Gas Division offers customers products and solutions that are used for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. The Division portfolio also includes solutions for power generation and distribution, compressors with electrical and mechanical drives, process and automation technologies, water management and integrated IT solutions.