Emerson to automate 13 LUKOIL plants

March 26, 2010 – Emerson Process Management and LUKOIL Group, one of the world’s largest private oil companies, have signed an agreement to modernize 13 refining and petrochemical facilities in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Under the agreement, which extends through 2014, Emerson will provide equipment, software, and services as part of LUKOIL’s enterprise-wide strategy to modernize process automation at their oil and gas refineries, petrochemical plants, and related facilities. LUKOIL operations to be upgraded include Stavrolen and Saratovorgsintez in Russia, Neftochim Bourgas in Bulgaria, ZAO Lukor in Ukraine, and Vars in Latvia, as well as additional facilities in Romania; in Ukraine’s Odessa; and in Russia’s Perm, the Volgograd region, and the Komi Republic.

“Modernizing these facilities using Emerson’s advanced technologies and services will enable us to improve product quality and reduce environmental impact right away – and gain a significant advantage over our competitors in the future,” said a LUKOIL representative. “The upgraded automation is also expected to help LUKOIL improve process performance, increase production of high-quality diesel fuel, and balance refining output with oil production.”

LUKOIL chose Emerson because of the two companies’ successful experience in cooperating on previous projects, as well as Emerson’s technologies and full scope of design, training, installation supervision, start-up, and commissioning services. The LUKOIL facilities being modernized will be upgraded to Emerson's PlantWeb digital automation architecture with Smart Wireless technology. The architecture includes DeltaV digital automation systems, DeltaV SIS process safety systems, and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, as well as Fisher control valves, Micro Motion Coriolis flow and density meters, and Rosemount measurement instruments.

“Our proven ability to implement comprehensive-but-easy-to-use automation solutions will enable us to help LUKOIL realize its strategic objectives,” said Steven A Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management. “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with LUKOIL for several years and look forward to helping them further improve the performance of these facilities.”

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing, and distribution in the oil and gas, refining, chemical, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.

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