Yokogawa Electric Corp. said that its Yokogawa System Center Europe and Yokogawa Engineering Asia subsidiaries have received a package order from Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd (SEPL) to supply control systems for the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) in Singapore.
At the SEPC, which is on Singapore's Jurong and Bukom islands, SEPL is constructing a new petrochemical plant that will annually produce 800,000 tons of ethylene and 750,000 tons of mono-ethylene glycol and upgrading an existing petroleum refinery with a refining capacity of 500,000 bpd. The new plant will be fully integrated with the existing refinery and the integrated complex is scheduled to start operation in 2009 or 2010.
Yokogawa plans to deliver the control systems using the latest Foundation fieldbus technology for these upgrade and expansion projects by December 2008. The delivered systems will include the Centum CS 3000 R3 Integrated Production Control System, ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System, and Exaquantum Plant Information Management System (PIMS). The Company will also deliver DPharp EJX pressure transmitters/differential pressure transmitters.
Teruyoshi Minaki, Executive Vice President of Yokogawa's International Business Headquarters, said, "We were awarded as Main Automation Contractor because we have the ability to improve the operability and safety of large-scale plants by integrating their production control and safety instrumented systems. In addition, Shell values our ability to propose solutions from the user's perspective, and our worldwide maintenance service system. Through our implementation of these control systems for the SEPC, we will strengthen our relationship with Shell. We aim to increase orders by proposing solutions to users."
Yokogawa's global network of 18 manufacturing facilities, 84 companies, and over 650 sales and engineering offices spans 33 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,000 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa.