Invensys scoops lucrative control contract

27 March 2008

Invensys Process Systems will provide an InFusion Enterprise Control System for a grass roots LDPE plant under the terms of a multi-million dollar contract awarded by Simon Carves. The control system is headed for PTT Polyethylene Company’s (PTT PE) plant to be built at the Padaeng industrial estate, Thailand.

Invensys signs contract
Invensys signs contract

John Priest, of Simon Carves, said he was pleased to be working with Invensys and added: ‘This is an indication of the growing interest in integrated enterprise control throughout the Asia Pacific region. The control system will consist of an integrated distributed control, emergency shutdown, operations data management and enterprise asset management solution.’

Through the contract, Invensys will provide an InFusion Operations Data Management System (ODS), Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system, Triconex emergency shutdown and an Avantis integrated asset management system. The contract also includes provision of the open source PACTware user interface, which will enable PTT engineers to configure, commission, and manage all major intelligent field device communications protocols, including HART, Profibus, and FOUNDATION fieldbus.

Among the factors contributing to PTT's decision to implement the InFusion system were Invensys' ability to integrate its products tightly and cost-effectively, the promise of a single point of responsibility for integrated project management and overall reduced risk in project delivery.

The new plant will be located at PTT PE's existing complex in Map-Ta-Phut as part of its cracker complex. It will incorporate Basell Lupotech technology. Invensys Process Systems Singapore will conduct site commissioning, installation and testing of all Invensys products. Invensys will also provide site support under a service agreement, along with site training as required. The project will be executed and staged out of the IPS Singapore office with some local project management in the UK.

The new plant is due on-stream in the first quarter of 2010, using ethylene supplied from the adjacent PTT PE ethane cracker plant as its raw material.

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