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ABB Wins First System 800xA Extended Automation Project for RNS-NIS Refinery in Serbia

March 312005
Novi Sad, Serbia, March 30, 2005 - ABB has been awarded a project to provide the automation and instrumentation suite for RNS-NIS Refinery in Novi Sad, Serbia. This will be the first automation system in Serbia to use Profibus and the first ABB Industrial IT Extended Automation System 800xA implemented in the country.

RNS-NIS Oil Refinery in Novi Sad was heavily damaged during the war there in the late 1990's. As part of the on going revamp works at the Refinery in Novi Sad, ABB will deliver the automation and instrumentation system to control the Secondary Units and the LPG plant in the Refinery.

ABB worked closely with the client to understand all the project requirements and won the contract in a competitive bid. ABB's comprehensive scope of supply for this project and ability to deliver the solutions, support and services needed for this project were major factors in this contract award.

ABB's composite solution for the refinery includes System 800xA Extended Automation with AC 800M controllers; Profibus for process control communication and HART for other control and I/O communications; as well as field instrumentation including pressure and temperature transmitters, mass flow meters, level transmitters, control valves and process analyzers. ABB will also provide detailed engineering, installation works, training and commissioning services.

"We are very proud and excited to be the first ABB company to supply System 800xA Extended Automation for a true refinery application in Serbia. We look forward to a continued close working relationship with the customer," says Malek Chebaro, Export Department Manager, ABB Automation GmbH.

System 800xA extends the scope of traditional control systems to include all automation functions in a single operations and engineering environment so that plants/mills can run smarter and better at substantial cost savings. Its reach extends well beyond the realm of essential process control to production management, safety, smart instrumentation, smart drives and motor control, information management, asset optimization, simulation and documentation. System 800xA's unique engineering environment manages one set of consistent data, for single-point entry, single-point change, and re-use across the plant. System 800xA Extended Automation has been chosen by Control Engineering magazine to receive an Editors' Choice Award as one of the best products introduced in 2004.

Industrial IT System 800xA is part of ABB's award winning suite of integrated Industrial IT solutions; these solutions address the challenges that automation customers face in today's global marketplace. ABB's comprehensive Industrial IT portfolio of products is focused on delivering productivity and profits to automation customers. ABB's product strategy is for evolution through enhancement to protect customer investment.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies thatenable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100countries and employs about 103,000 people.

For more information please visit: www.abb.com/oilandgas

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