Emerson Process Management and Lukoil Group have signed an agreement to modernize 13 refining and petrochemical facilities in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Under the agreement, which extends through 2014, Emerson will provide equipment, software, and services as part of Lukoil's enterprise-wide strategy to modernize process automation at its oil and gas refineries, petrochemical plants, and related facilities. Lukoil operations to be upgraded include Stavrolen and Saratovorgsintez in Russia, Neftochim Bourgas in Bulgaria, ZAO Lukor in Ukraine, and Vars in Latvia, as well as additional facilities in Romania; in Ukraine's Odessa; and in Russia's Perm, the Volgograd region, and the Komi Republic.
"Modernizing these facilities using Emerson's advanced technologies and services will enable us to improve product quality and reduce environmental impact right away – and gain a significant advantage over our competitors in the future," said a Lukoil representative. "The upgraded automation is also expected to help Lukoil improve process performance, increase production of high-quality diesel fuel, and balance refining output with oil production."
The Lukoil facilities being modernized will be upgraded to Emerson's PlantWeb digital automation architecture with Smart Wireless technology. The architecture includes DeltaV digital automation systems, DeltaV SIS process safety systems, and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, as well as Fisher control valves, Micro Motion Coriolis flow and density meters, and Rosemount measurement instruments.
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