BP�s China LPG Plant Expansion Project chooses CENTUM

YOKOGAWA Engineering Asia has won a contract to supply an integrated control and safety system (ICSS) for the phase II expansion of the BP Zhuhai LPG plant on Gaolan Island, in Guangdong Province, China.

The single-architecture solution includes Yokogawa’s CENTUM CS 3000 R3 Integrated Control System and Yokogawa’s ProSafe-RS Integrated Safety Controller.

Construction of the BP Zhuhai LPG plant is being financed solely by BP, the largest LPG importer and operator in China.

Phase II of this plant expansion project will bring online two new 200,000CBM (cubic metre) underground storage facilities that will make Zhuhai the second largest LPG terminal in China.

These are in addition to the two 250,000 CBM underground storage facilities at the Ningbo LPG terminal, China’s largest LPG terminal – which also has a fully automated control system based on CENTUM CS 3000 R3, said BP China engineering manager Gong Ning.

“We have again selected a Yokogawa solution because it works very well and exceeds our expectations,” Gong said.

Yokogawa and BP expect that the unified system architecture of this ICSS will help improve production efficiency and reduce cost of ownership, according to Gong.

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