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Yokogawa concludes Strategic Partnership Agreement with Russia's Rosneft

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has concluded a strategic partnership agreement with Rosneft. The agreement was signed on June 16 at the 21st World Petroleum Congress. Under this agreement, Rosneft will on a tender basis consider Yokogawa as a vendor of automated process control systems for the Company’s subsidiaries.

Under this strategic partnership agreement, Yokogawa will guarantee the supply of cutting-edge process control and measurement systems, information technology, and instruments as well as the provision of implementation and maintenance services.

In addition, the two companies will set up technical centers for the provision of training, professional development, and information support services to the oil and gas production, refining, and petrochemical industries.

Yokogawa has had a foothold in the Russian market since 1993, when it opened a representative office in Moscow. In 1997, our subsidiary was founded there to launch this business on a full scale. We have been aggressively expanding our business not only in Russia but also in other CIS nations, and have reinforced our customer services by setting up sales offices and establishing technical centers. Some of Rosneft’s refining and petrochemical subsidiaries already utilize automated process control systems supplied by Yokogawa Electric Corporation. Yokogawa control systems are also in use with the Achinsk, Komsomolsk, Kuibyshev, Novokuibyshevsk and Syzran refineries, the Ryazan Oil Refining Company, Angarsk petrochemical company, Angarsk polymer plant and Novokuibyshevsk lubricants and additives plant.

Technip awarded new LNG plant contract in China

Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and technical assistance contract by Fengzhen Wanjie Gas Co. Ltd. for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Fengzhen City, Inner Mongolia Province, China. The plant will consist of 1.3 million Nm3/day(1) LNG train (0.35 Mtpa) and a 0.3 million Nm3/day Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station.

The contract covers:

  • basic engineering design (BED) of the process plant,
  • BED and detailed engineering design of a LNG tank,
  • procurement of key equipment such as the main cryogenic heat exchanger, mixed refrigerant compressor, boil-off gas compressor, LNG in-tank pumps, cryogenic control and on-off valves.

The LNG plant will be based on an Air Products liquefaction process.  Technip’s operating centers in Shanghai, China, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will execute the contract with plant start-up scheduled for the second half of 2016.

Yokogawa wins Orders for Coal/Oil Co-processing and Coal Tar Hydrogenation Plants Projects

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa China Co., Ltd., has received orders from Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co., Ltd.* (Yanchang Petro) to supply Yokogawa control systems for two groundbreaking oil plant construction projects in China. Both of these plants will employ KBR’s Veba Combi-Cracking (VCC) process, an advanced technology that is capable of converting petroleum residues into high quality gasoline and diesel oil products.

The first of these project orders is for Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co., Ltd. Oil-coal New Technology Corporation, a Yanchang Petro subsidiary that is constructing an advanced coal/oil co-processing pilot plant. This plant will convert coal and refining residues into diesel oil and other high value-added products, and will have an annual production capacity of 450,000 tons. The second order is for phase 1 of a project by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Anyuan Chemical Co., Ltd., also a Yanchang Petro subsidiary, that involves the construction of a coal tar hydrogenation plant. This plant will produce light and heavy paraffin oil from coal tar. When completed, this plant will have an annual production capacity of 1 million tons, making it one of the largest plants of its type in China.

Under the terms of its contract with Yanchang Petro, Yokogawa China will provide the CENTUM® VP integrated control system for both projects as well as engineering and commissioning services. The two plants are scheduled to start operation in June 2014.

In China, Yokogawa has a strong track record in providing control systems for use in large-scale chemical and petrochemical plants and has supplied Yanchang Petro with numerous control systems, field instruments, and analyzers. Yokogawa’s success in winning this order from Yanchang Petro can be attributed to the reputation of our control systems for being highly reliable and our rich engineering experience and ability to provide appropriate engineering services on time.

Naoto Kousaka, vice president of Yokogawa China, had the following to say about these orders: “In China, ever greater attention is being paid to the need for the highly efficient and comprehensive utilization of hydrocarbons. KBR’s VCC process plays a very important role in this. Yokogawa’s proven technology and strong track record in providing solutions to Yanchang Petro were key factors in the winning of these control system orders. With our highly reliable control systems and field instruments as well as our ability to provide quality engineering and other services, I believe that Yokogawa is well positioned to make a significant contribution in enhancing China’s production of high quality diesel products.”


Rotork wins valve control contract in project to boost Malaysia’s oil and gas industry

Rotork has received orders for over 700 of its latest IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators with Pakscan P3 two-wire digital control systems for the Pengerang Terminal on the south east coast of Malaysia. Situated near to the city of Johor Bahru, the five million cubic metre capacity terminal is a part of the country’s Economic Transformation Programme, designed to create a more dynamic and progressive oil and gas industry in Malaysia.

With the completion of Phase 1A of the project, 274 explosionproof IQ3 actuators fitted with Rotork Gears IB bevel gearboxes have been installed to operate gate valves on flow control applications throughout new import jetty and storage tank facilities. The actuators are monitored and controlled by eight Pakscan P3 120-channel hot/standby master stations, situated on-site in three cabinets and linked to a centralised Yokogawa SCADA system.

The well-proven and rugged Rotork IQ3 actuator incorporates advanced data-logging, diagnostic and communication features, providing a high level of functionality and asset management abilities. Innovations have been introduced to enable the operator to access more data in the field and, via the Pakscan P3 network, in the control room. Pakscan P3 delivers secure field communications with inbuilt network redundancy and is specifically designed for valve actuation activities in the spacious environments associated with tank farm installations. Each network is capable of monitoring and controlling up to 240 field units without repeaters on a single two-wire highway with a 20 kilometre maximum length.

Rotork’s success with this project has been assisted by customers’ previous experiences with Rotork products and the support of its international sales and service organisation. More than 300 IQ actuators with Pakscan have been operating reliably for nearly five years at DIALOG’s Tanjung Langsat Tank Farm, with a local source for service engineers and after sales support provided by Rotork Malaysia. For the Pengerang Terminal project, the order for actuators was placed with a valvemaker in China and supplied by Rotork Shanghai, whilst the Pakscan order was placed with Rotork Malaysia.

Yokogawa wins Monitoring System Order from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board India

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India Ltd., has received an order from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB)*1 to supply a SCADA*2 system for its Centralized SCADA Monitoring Centre, which will monitor the city’s water distribution network and wastewater facilities. This is Yokogawa’s first order from a water municipality in India, and this project is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The SCADA system will monitor all data from BWSSB water supply facilities such as water treatment plants, pumping stations, reservoirs, and a water supply network that brings water 150 km from the Cauvery River to the city of Bangalore, and will also monitor data from all wastewater treatment facilities. The system will be introduced for the water supply facilities in May 2015, and its coverage will then be expanded to include the wastewater treatment facilities.

Bangalore, which has a population of 8.5 million, is home to a strong IT industry and many foreign companies. However, due to rapid industrial development and population growth in recent years, the city suffers from frequent water outages. Based upon the data that it will collect, the monitoring center will optimize the supply of water to the city and improve the operating efficiency of its facilities. Ultimately, the center will be integrated with the billing system. This project is receiving a lot of attention in India because of its progressive approach.

For this project, Yokogawa will deliver the FAST/TOOLS™ SCADA software and the STARDOM™ network-based control system. Yokogawa India will have overall responsibility for implementing this project, including engineering, installation, and commissioning of software and instruments.

With Yokogawa India’s almost 30 years of experience in providing control systems and instruments to plants and Yokogawa’s solid track record and know-how in water and wastewater treatment applications in Japan, we are well positioned to contribute in the development of water infrastructure in India and other emerging countries.