Metso to supply automation and safety systems to Neste Oil

Metso to supply automation and safety systems to Neste Oil

October 3, 2011 - Metso signed an agreement with Neste Oil for automation and safety system replacement deliveries as well as related services over the years of 2012 – 2016.

Neste Oil also placed its first orders according to this agreement for new automation and safety systems for its Porvoo and Naantali refineries to replace existing systems. The deliveries will take place next year. Thereafter, Metso’s installed base at Neste Oil’s refineries in Porvoo, Naantali, Singapore and Rotterdam will include altogether 20 Metso automation systems and 30 safety systems. According to the new frame agreement, the number is expected to grow in the future.

Neste Oil’s refineries are among most advanced ones, and to meet their requirements, Neste Oil and Metso have together developed special automation applications during earlier deliveries. This cooperation will continue also with the new deliveries.

Three Metso DNA automation systems and three safety systems will replace the existing systems in three of Porvoo refinery’s over forty process units. The refinery, which is among Europe’s most advanced, produces some 12.5 million tons of petroleum products per year in its four production lines. The refinery is located in the Kilpilahti industrial area, some 30 km east of Helsinki.

At the Naantali refinery, located about 180 km west of Helsinki, three new safety systems will be installed, and existing Metso DNA systems will be modified in the oil distillation process units and in the refinery harbor. The refinery mainly produces traffic fuels and specialty products, such as bitumen, solvents and small engine gasoline.

Neste Oil is a refining and marketing company, with a production focus on premium-quality, lower-emission traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world’s leading supplier of renewable diesel. The company had net sales of EUR 11.9 billion in 2010 and employs around 5,000 people.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.