Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced that it has been selected as the main automation contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP’s (Chevron Phillips Chemical) USGC petrochemicals project. The project was first announced in March 2011 and will include a 1.5 million metric tons/year (3.3 billion pounds/year) ethane cracker and two new polyethylene facilities, each with an annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons (1.1 billion pounds).
The ethane cracker will be built at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas, and two polyethylene units will be built at a site in Old Ocean, Texas, near Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Sweeny plant. The USGC project is expected to begin construction in early 2014 and create approximately 400 long-term direct jobs and 10,000 engineering and construction jobs.
As the main automation contractor for the project, Yokogawa will supply the control systems, safety systems, remote instrument enclosures, and the analyzer shelters and analytical systems. The control system platform will be based on Yokogawa’s highly Centum VP integrated production control system.
For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com/us.