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Switzerland-based ABB won a $216 million contract Tuesday to deliver a gas treatment plant to the South Tunisian Gas Project (STGP).

The contract was awarded by OMV Tunisie, a subsidiary of Austria-based energy group OMV, and was booked in the third quarter.

ABB is a power and automation technology group focused on the energy sector.

ABB will be responsible for the turnkey delivery of the Nawara gas treatment plant (GTP) including gas separation and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) extraction units.

The company will also provide key automation, communications and power components, including the control system, transformers and switchgear for the electrification of the plant.

The GTP will separate commercial natural gas from heavier hydrocarbons that will then be fractionated to produce propane, butane and LPG for commercial and industrial use.

The plant will have a design capacity of 2.7 million standard cubic meters per day and is expected to start production by October 2016.

The project will be executed in a consortium with the Canada-based Thermo Design Engineering.

The STGP is a strategic infrastructure project being developed by 50/50 joint venture between Tunisia’s state-owned ETAP and OMV Tunisie.

The project includes central processing facilities at the Nawara well site, a 229 mile pipeline and a gas treatment plant in the Ghannouch industrial district near the coastal city of Gabès.