Alstom Grid, France, has reported 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 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.”