Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Yokogawa Marex Provides Plant Upgrades

Yokogawa Marex has won three major international projects in the first quarter of 2009; two in Saudi Arabia and one Russia. The three orders were won for systems at Ibn Zahr in Saudi Arabia, Ma'aden, also in Saudi Arabia, and the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in Russia. Ibn Zahr in Saudi Arabia is a large chemical complex located in Al-Jubail in Saudi Arabia producing PP (polypropylene) and MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether).

PP is used in a wide range of applications such as packaging, textiles, stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers. Yokogawa Middle East will upgrade its plant-wide control and information systems with Yokogawa Marex providing specialist integration and upgrading of its Plant Information Management System. Yokogawa's Enterprise Historian, Exaquantum, has been selected to replace the existing Promace systems, bringing together existing information systems under a single solution platform. Ma'aden (Saudi Arabia Mining Company) is to mine a major phosphate deposit at the Al Jalamid site with processing facilities in Ras Az Zawr more than 1,000km away. In total, Yokogawa will provide six Exaquantum Plant Historians and an Exaquantum plant-wide information management system.

Systems at the two sites will be linked with Exaquantum/RDS (Exaquantum Data Synchronisation) software. Yokogawa was selected for this project based upon its ability to deliver a highly integrated solution combined with a suite of production management applications coupled with local support. Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) in Russia has four power plants each producing 1,000MWe of electric power. Its existing system for the monitoring of the power plant was developed and commissioned by Yokogawa Marex in 1995. Yokogawa Marex will provide an upgrade of the existing system.

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