Yokogawa United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, has received a contract from the British Pipeline Agency (BPA) to provide a management and control system for a major multi-product fuel pipeline in England.
This project will replace BPA's existing pipeline management and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
The 650km pipeline system includes three integrated multi-product fuel pipelines that stretch from Ellesmere port in north-western England to its south-eastern coast.
The pipelines connect London's major airports, thereby forming an important part of the country’s infrastructure.
Under the contract order, Yokogawa will provide its Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) that will perform functions of delivery scheduling and oil storage.
The FAST / TOOLS SCADA software will be utilised to control the oil pipelines and related equipment such as compressors.
With the SCADA system covering monitoring and control, the EPMS will integrate the management of the SCADA data.
Yokogawa United Kingdom will hold the responsibility of engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems while the Yokogawa Europe Solutions will provide the necessary support.
Delivery of these systems is expected to be completed by March next year.
As per Yokogawa’s Transformation 2017 mid-term business plan, the company intends to focus on the entire energy supply chain.
The company is bolstering its efforts to drive up sales by offering solutions for oil and gas pipelines and other midstream applications.
Established in 1915, Yokogawa operates in 59 countries with a global network of 92 companies. This $3.7bn company is active in various industries such as oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals and food.
Image: Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution. Photo: courtesy of Yokogawa Electric Corporation.