Shell selects main automation contractor

SYROIL 2010 EXHIBITOR, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, has been selected by Shell as a main automation contractor (MAC) for integrated production control and safety instrumented systems.

The two companies have signed a Global Framework Agreement (GFA). Since last year, Shell has worked to reduce the number of equipment and systems suppliers for its plants, and has assessed and narrowed down the list of contractors that it works with in the control systems field.
Thanks to its delivery record to Shell, highly reputed technologies, and strong health, safety, security, and environment (HSSE) policy, Yokogawa was chosen to be one of Shell’s main suppliers.
The contract includes ongoing maintenance of systems and the supply of new systems for both brownfield and greenfield projects. The agreement brings advantages to both companies by improving the efficiency of the activities undertaken by buyer and supplier.
"This GFA marks a completely new approach within Shell: this is a long term, competitive, collaborative, and performance based relationship that will facilitate the delivery of value to both parties," said Nick Curley, Shell’s Upstream Automation portfolio manager.
Yokogawa has a global network of 19 manufacturing facilities and 85 companies and spans 40 countries. The company was responsible for developing the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement.

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