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Yokogawa wins Kuwait Desalination Plant Control System Order

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., a major South Korean plant construction company, to supply control systems for Doha phase 1 project to build a reverse osmosis* desalination plant in Kuwait. This is Yokogawa's first control system order for a reverse osmosis desalination plant from a South Korean plant construction company.

This plant will be built in Doha, which is about 20 km east of Kuwait city, by Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water. The plant will produce 270,000 tons of fresh water per day, sufficient to meet the needs of 900,000 residents.

For this project, Yokogawa Electric Korea will supply a CENTUM® VP integrated production control system and ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system. The company will complete the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems by December of this year, and the plant is scheduled to start operation in November 2018.

Yokogawa was able to win this order because of its solid track record in providing control systems for desalination plants and the high reliability and long-term stability of its products.

In the Middle East, there is an urgent need for solutions to water shortages caused by rapid industrialization and population growth in urban areas, and many desalination plants are under construction or in the planning phase. Backed by this control system order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, one of the world's top builders of desalination plants, Yokogawa will expand its desalination plant control business not only in the Middle East but also other regions around the world.


Honeywell Control and Safety System Selected for Vital Natural Gas Pipeline in Turkey

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) recently announced it will provide an integrated control and safety system for the strategically important Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) in Turkey.

The system will ensure reliable and safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union’s strategy to enhance its energy security. The TANAP system will be able to transport up to 31 billion cubic meters per year of Caspian and nearby regions’ natural gas.

“Honeywell has a long history of working with critical energy projects in Turkey,” said Orhan Genis, president of Honeywell in Turkey and Central Asia. “This important project will help to secure a supply of natural gas not only to this country but across Europe.”

The 1,850-kilometer long TANAP will carry natural gas from Turkey’s eastern border with Georgia to its western border with Greece. According to Eurogas, demand for natural gas in Europe will grow at about 2 percent a year through 2030.

“Honeywell’s integrated solutions will enable TANAP to detect and resolve operational issues early, enhancing reliability for this important project,” said Pieter Krynauw, vice president and general manager for HPS’ Projects and Automation Solutions business. “Honeywell provides automation controls and safety solutions for almost 94,000 miles of natural gas and liquid pipelines, including many of the world’s longest systems.”

Honeywell will provide the project with fully integrated control and safety products, technology, engineering and support. It includes the distributed control system (DCS), emergency shutdown system (ESD), and an extensive fire and gas solution consisting of safety systems, fire alarm panels, and a full range of process and non-process area detectors and devices).

Honeywell’s system integrates all process control and safety systems and automation software under a single unified architecture at TANAP Stations. The system improves operators’ visibility and situational awareness to detect, avoid and respond to incidents that could endanger people, the pipeline or the environment. It will also help TANAP provide uninterrupted supply through the pipeline.

The TANAP project employs some of Honeywell’s leading technologies:

  • Experion® PKS (Process Knowledge System) advanced automation platform and software applications help improve business performance and peace of mind. Drawing on data from across the pipeline, Experion PKS helps operators make fast effective decisions to improve safety, reliability and efficiency.
  • Safety Manager, Honeywell’s safety solution, integrates process safety data, applications, system diagnostics and critical control strategies to detect and prevent dangerous conditions. As well as automatic, safe emergency shutdown, Safety Manager will also give TANAP tools for root-cause analysis to drive improved system performance.
  • The XLS80 Fire Alarm Control Panel with an intelligent, flexible design and a user-friendly interface for the highest safety standards and reliability.

Yokogawa wins SCADA System Order for Gas Distribution Pipeline Project in Bangladesh

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India, has received an order from the Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL) to supply a monitoring and control system for the gas pipeline system in Bangladesh. This project will involve the revamping, modernization, and expansion of GTCL's existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

GTCL owns and operates a network of pipelines for the nationwide transmission of gas from gas fields that are primarily concentrated in the eastern part of the country. GTCL is planning to build an integrated SCADA monitoring and control system that will ensure the stable and efficient supply of gas to three of the country's eight administrative divisions: Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet. GTCL plans to increase its gas transmission volume to 550 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd), up from 400 MMscfd in 2013.

This order is for FAST/TOOLS SCADA software and a STARDOM™ network-based control system for pipeline monitoring, DPharp EJA and DPharp EJX series differential pressure/pressure transmitters, other field instruments, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system, and a telecommunications system for central monitoring and control. Targeting delivery within 22 months, Yokogawa India will be responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems.

The winning of this control system order can be attributed to Yokogawa's ability to come up with a customized proposal for an automation solution and its extensive experience in supplying SCADA systems for oil & gas pipeline projects in India.

Tsutomu Murata, managing director of Yokogawa India, commented "I am honored to receive this order, which is Yokogawa India's largest project to date in Bangladesh. By carrying out this large project, we aim to help ensure a stable energy supply for the people of Bangladesh."

In accordance with its Transformation 2017 mid-term business plan, Yokogawa is strengthening its efforts to drive up sales by providing solutions for pipelines and other oil & gas midstream applications. Encouraged by its success in winning this order, Yokogawa plans to expand its control business in the midstream applications segment.

Yokogawa Wins Major Refinery Control Systems Order from S-Oil Corporation

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order to deliver control systems for a new plant that S-Oil Corporation, a Korean oil & gas subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, plans to build at its Onsan refinery complex in the city of Ulsan. The control systems are for a residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC)* and auxiliary facilities that will produce mainly polypropylene and propylene oxides.

The Onsan refinery complex has a capacity of 669,000 barrels of oil per day and produces a variety of fuels, lubricants, and petrochemical products. S-Oil plans to expand its operations by collecting residue oils from this complex and processing them in the RFCC unit to produce polypropylene and other valuable petrochemicals. With this new unit, S-Oil plans to increase its production of high-octane gasoline and targets the annual production of 405,000 tons of polypropylene and 300,000 tons of propylene oxides. This is one of the largest oil refinery expansion projects currently underway in South Korea.

For this new facility, Yokogawa Electric Korea will deliver CENTUM® VP integrated production control systems, ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented systems, Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) field device management software packages, and other products, and will be responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems and the training of plant operators. This is Yokogawa's first control systems order from S-Oil.

Yokogawa believes that it was able to win this order thanks to its successful track record in delivering RFCC control systems in South Korea, the high reliability and long-term stability that its products have demonstrated at oil and petrochemical plants all over the world, and the excellent engineering capabilities of Yokogawa Electric Korea.

Exida announces Business Partnership with Arme Turkey

exida, a global supplier of functional safety products, services and certifications is pleased to announce a business partnership with Arme, Turkey.

“Arme is very glad to partner with exida to improve our functional safety services in Turkey,” says Gizem Ayranci, Arme training representative. “We have been working to develop the safety market in Turkey for some time, and exida’s expertise in the areas of functional safety, alarm management, and cybersecurity will offer several opportunities.”

“exida is very pleased to be partnering with Arme in Turkey to provide functional safety, alarm management, and cybersecurity training and services,” says Steve Gandy, exida vice president of global business development.

“Arme is developing these areas in Turkey, which complements exida’s service and product offering. exida has been looking to partner with a select group of companies as a means of enhancing both companies’ product and service offerings. We expect to broaden the understanding and implementation of these three disciplines within the Turkish market.”