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Emerson completes automation contract for BP’s Shah Deniz project

Technology and engineering company Emerson has completed its $48 million (€42.9 million) contract for automation systems and cloud engineering SaaS for BP’s Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan.

It will continue to carry out a five-year services contract to ensure reliable, safe operations at the project, which includes the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea.

Emerson will help to optimise operations and improve performance through its offering of support services, predictive reliability software and digital twin solutions.

Operated by UK energy major BP, the Shah Deniz 2 project is expected to produce 16 billion cubic metres of gas per year incrementally to Shah Deniz 1 production.

As the main automation contractor (MAC) for the project, Emerson used its Project Certainty approach to support a reduction of automation engineering complexity, which contributed to production beginning over four months ahead of schedule.

“Emerson’s Project Certainty model is designed to help companies ensure that complex projects do not overrun timelines and budgets, and Emerson’s MAC services are a core element of that strategy,” said Jim Nyquist, group president of systems and solutions for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “We are proud to have helped complete this project ahead of schedule and excited to provide continued support to promote long-term successful operations.”