Neste Oil picks Metso automation, valves in Finland refinery unit upgrade
Metso's technology is expected to aid Neste Oil with its targets to increase the output of high-octane gasoline and to improve flexibility in production. The new unit will start up in 2015.
Neste Oil and Metso have agreed on the delivery of automation
and valve technology
for the refinery
unit under construction
at Neste Oil's Porvoo
in Finland, officials
said on Wednesday.
is expected to aid
Neste Oil with its targets to increase the output of
high-octane gasoline and to improve flexibility in
started in 2013, and
the unit is due to come on stream in spring 2015.
"Reliable implementation of the demanding controls and
ensuring process safety are the most important requirements
for automation. In this project
, we will realize these
with the help of Metso's automation system and valves
, as well as with the
safety system," said Jani Halijoki, project
engineer for Neste Oil.
Metso's delivery includes a Metso DNA automation system, a
safety system, and links to Neste Oil's existing systems, as
well as automated on-off and emergency shutdown (ESD) valves
commissioning and training will be provided by Metso.
Neste Oil and Metso have a long track record of developing
demanding special applications in cooperation to match the
needs of refineries. Metso's technologies are currently used
at Neste Oil's plants in Finland, Rotterdam and Singapore.