Emerson wins Angolan offshore award

Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, has been awarded a USD 9
million contract by BP to automate a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel that will develop the Greater Plutonio Deepwater offshore oil fields of Angola. Emerson will provide engineering, design and commissioning, plus long-term support for integrated control systems on BP’s Greater Plutonio FPSO vessel. The automation solution will fully integrate subsea, hull and topside control with emergency shutdown and fire and gas systems. Operator consoles in the vessel’s topside control room will provide windows to the entire operation, from the subsea wellheads to the treatment processes to the loading/offloading, and even the navigation lights. Through Emerson’s PlantWeb(R) digital plant architecture, BP personnel will have information to prevent abnormal situations that can cost millions of dollars in lost production. Real-time information on the health of critical devices and equipment from the PlantWeb network notifies operators when degradation is
sensed, enabling preventive action before incidents occur. Engineering by Emerson and the project’s main contractor is under way. PlantWeb will use field devices with FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus and HART communication protocol capability, networked with the Emerson DeltaV(TM) digital automation system, which includes the AMS(TM) Suite predictive maintenance software. The vessel being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries will be 310 meters long and weigh 80,000 tons.

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