Petrobras Picks Emerson As Automation Contractor

Petrobras selected Emerson Process Management to provide process automation technologies and services for the Petrochemical Complex of Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) in Brazil. 

Emerson will deliver engineering services and technologies for process automation and systems integration of the refining unit, selected utilities, and offsite operations that are part of the Brazilian energy giant’s project.

The Comperj complex, which is built on 45 million square meters, will be able to process 165,000 barrels of heavy crude per day when its first refining unit begins operations in 2013, and the same amount in a second unit expected five years later.  The project is also expected to generate more than 200,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction.

In addition to systems for process control, safety, fire and gas detection, machinery monitoring, and management of process and maintenance information, Emerson will also supply measurement instruments, control valves, pressure regulators, and other related products and services. 

For more information, visit: http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/Pages/Home.aspx.

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