Supplies at Work: Integrated system for offshore oil platforms and more

Supplies at Work: Nyrstar Hobart awards process order to Rockwell Automation

Nyrstar Hobart ( has awarded a $2.5 million order to Rockwell Automation ( and its Global Solutions team to replace a distributed control system (DCS) at the company's zinc smelting operation in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia with the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx process automation system.

Rockwell Automation won the order by developing a three-year phased integration with a back-up option that uses custom input/output cabling to ensure process continuity, coupled with technical support for the existing installation.

Nyrstar Hobart’s Australian facility is one of the world’s largest zinc smelters with a capacity of 280,000 tonnes. It produces zinc and zinc alloys that are exported primarily to Asia. The existing DCS operates process control for roast-leach purification electrolysis, acid plant and water treatment.

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Supplies at Work: Honeywell awarded USD contract to supply integrated system for Vietnam offshore oil platforms

Honeywell ( has been named main electrical and instrumentation building contractor by the Hoang Long Joint Operating Company (HLJOC) for its H-04 wellhead platform in the Te Giac Trang (TGT) Field.

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) was selected as main contractor for this project because of its integrated Honeywell solution, managed by Honeywell’s integrated control and safety system, which consists of the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager.

This new project will require Honeywell to execute the design, procurement, construction, integration, testing and commissioning for the electrical and instrumentation building of the oil platform. HPS will also supply the main and backup power generators, wellhead control panel and chemical injection skid.

One of the largest joint operating companies in Vietnam, HLJOC is a state-owned partnership comprising PetroVietnam, PTTEP, SOCO International and OPECO. When completed and at full production the facility, located in the Cuu Long Basin off the Southern Vietnam coast, will be capable of producing more than 55,000 barrels of oil per day.

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Supplies at Work: ABB signs maintenance and service frame agreement with BP Norway

ABB ( signed a three-year frame agreement worth $33 million with BP Norway for maintenance, modification and service of the safety and automation systems of all of its oil field operations on the Norwegian continental shelf.

ABB will provide system expertise for the safety and automation systems installed at BP’s main field operations in Norway, Valhall and Ula, as well as remotely operated Hod and Tambar. Telecommunications systems at Skarv will also be covered by the agreement.

Optimized performance of safety and automation systems will extend the productive life of oil and gas fields, by increasing their production volumes, lowering operating costs, as well as ensuring process, personnel and environmental safety. ABB will also provide simulation technology to increase overall safety and that will be used for staff training and testing of new functionality.

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