Sabic contracts Triconex for JUPC control systems development
Triconex, a supplier of products, systems and services for safety, has received contracts from Jubail United Petrochemical (JUPC) of Saudi Arabia, to provide critical safety and turbomachinery control systems at the company's new Al-Jubail plant. JUPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic).
The contract, valued at approximately six million dollars, calls for Triconex to supply hardware, software, programming, integration and validation services for all emergency shutdown systems at the facility. Triconex will also supply TS3000 Triple Modular Redundant (TMR) systems for all critical turbomachinery controls for the ethylene refrigerant, propylene refrigerant and crack gas compressors.
The new plant, with a total project value of nearly $3.5 billion, is scheduled to complete the first phase by the end of 2004. JUPC is planning for an annual production capacity of one million metric tons of ethylene, 460,000 metric tons of glycol ethylene, 150,000 metric tons of linear alpha olefins and 400,000 metric tons of polyethylene by the end of 2004. A second phase is scheduled to ramp up by the end of 2004 to double production.
Triconex, an operating unit of Invensys, has installed thousands of control systems solutions in a wide variety of industries and applications worldwide. Triconex products are based on patented Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) industrial safety-shutdown technology. Today, Triconex TMR products operate globally in more than 5,000 installations. — (menareport.com)
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