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Metso’s automation for renewable diesel plants

By Gerald Ondrey |

Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) will deliver comprehensive automation and safety solutions for two greenfield plants being built by Neste Oil Corp. in Singapore and in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As agreed with the customer, the values of the orders will not be disclosed. The orders are included in Metso Automation’s (www.metsoautomation.com) Q3 orders received. The metsoDNA automation systems for both locations include control room stations and equipment, redundant process control stations, integrated HIMA safety systems as well as field equipment maintenance stations. Metso Automation will be working closely with Neste Oil and Technip Italy, the main contractor for both sites. Construction has already started in Singapore and the plant is scheduled to start up by the end of 2010. The Rotterdam plant will be finalized during 2011. The production capacity of the both plants will be 800,000 ton/yr of NExTBL Renewable Diesel. The new automation systems will incorporate many features in operator interface, diagnostics and system interfaces jointly developed by Neste Oil and Metso during these two projects. Engineered to meet exacting requirements for safety and quality, metsoDNA provides an intuitive and user-friendly…
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