Yokogawa Korea to deliver control systems for S-Oil's Onsan refinery complex


Yokogawa Electric Korea has secured an order from S-Oil, a South Korean oil and gas subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to supply control systems for its new Onsan refinery complex that will be built in the city of Ulsan.

The control systems will be used in residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) and auxiliary facilities that produce polypropylene and propylene oxides.

Yokogawa Electric Korea is a subsidiary of Japanese electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric.

The present capacity of the Onsan refinery complex is 669,000 barrels of oil per day that includes a wide range of fuels, lubricants, and petrochemical products.

"The company has set a target of producing 405,000t of polypropylene and 300,000t of propylene oxides per annum."

S-Oils plans to use the residue oils from the existing refinery complex and process them in the RFCC unit to produce polypropylene and other petrochemicals.

By constructing the new unit, S-Oils plans to enhance its production of high-octane gasoline.

The company has set a target of producing 405,000t of polypropylene and 300,000t of propylene oxides per annum.

Yokogawa Electric Korea will be supplying a wide range of control systems for the new facility that includes CENTUM VP, an integrated production control systems, ProSafe-RS safety instrumented systems, plant resource manager (PRM) field device management software packages, and other products.

The Korean firm will be responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems, as well as training plant operators.