ABB to supply Terminal Automation System in Romania

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ABB announced that it will provide Petrom SA with fully integrated Terminal Automation Systems and related design, engineering and installation services at four of its pilot terminal sites in Romania.

Petrom SA is Romania’s largest oil and gas group; it has an annual refining capacity of 8 million metric tons and owns 593 gasoline filling stations in Romania. Petrom is 51% owned by OMV Group in Austria. OMV is the leading oil and gas group in Central Europe.

The project includes analysis, design, development, engineering, configuration, testing, supply and installation of four Terminal Automation Systems based on ABB’s T-MAC software integrated with System 800xA Extended Automation. ABB’s Terminal Automation Systems provide vertical integration of the myriad of networks, systems, devices and other heterogeneous data sources throughout terminal so that petroleum and petrochemical customers can access needed information quickly, in the right context, managing all aspects of their operation more effectively.

These systems use System 800xA’s unique operations and engineering environment and integration capability as their foundation. Several of the pilot site deliveries will also include System 800xA High Integrity for integrated control and safety. The Terminal Automation Systems will connect to Petrom’s corporate ERP system, as well as integrate various third party systems and devices throughout the network of sites included in the pilot project for true enterprise-wide access to and control of these operations.

At each site, the automation system will control the movement and track quantities of gasoline and other petroleum products from the pipeline, and to and from trucks, rail cars and ships. This project is part of Petrom/OMV’s ongoing effort to have a unified terminal automation solution across their installations across Central and Eastern Europe.

Petrom chose ABB for these sites because of their experienced project resources and ability to deliver, as well as state of the art product technology and architecture in an established and proven system solution. Other important factors included ease of system configuration and the ability to integrate with Petrom’s other systems. The first site is scheduled to start the commissioning phase in September 2007. (petrolplaza.hu)

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