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Metso Automation to supply automation to Petrobras refinery

Metso Automation and Petrobras of Brazil concluded a long-term supply agreement for the automation modernization project of the REVAP refinery. The scope of the delivery will comprise of process automation systems and solutions as well as related services. The deliveries will spread over the next five years, with the total order value exceeding EUR 12 million.

The modernization project is a major expansion of the existing distributed control systems (DCS ) installed in Petobras REVAP refinery. It will add more than 20,000 wired process input/output (I/O) interfaces to the existing system. The aim of the project is to meet new environmental specifications for the gasoline, as demanded by the Brazilian government.

REVAP refinery's main products are gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, LPG, asphalt and sulfur. The refinery is located at São José dos Campos, São Paulo.

Metso Automation specializes in automation and information management application networks and systems, field control technology and life cycle performance services. Its main customers are the pulp and paper industry as well as the power, energy, and oil and gas industries.

With 3,500 employees, Metso Automation operates worldwide through sales and customer support units in 35 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In 2006, Metso Automation’s net sales were EUR 613 million.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26, 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
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