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Metso secures automation and valve-tech deal with Neste Oil

Neste Oil and Metso have agreed on the delivery of automation and valve technology for the refinery unit under construction at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery.

Metso's technology helps the company with its targets to increase the output of high-octane gasoline and to improve flexibility in production. Construction started in 2013, and the unit is due to come onstream in spring 2015.

The delivery includes a DNA automation system, a safety system, and links to Neste Oil's existing systems, as well as automated on-off and emergency shutdown (ESD) valves. Also, project engineering, installation, commissioning and training will be provided by Metso.

The scalable DNA automation and information system covers monitoring, process controls of the continuous and batch processes and links to external systems. Additionally, the system features a seamlessly integrated, SIL3 approved safety system.

Automated on-off and ESD valves included in Metso's delivery are for the batch process. Most of them are Neles X series valves equipped with Neles SwitchGuard valve controllers.

Metso's technologies are used at Neste Oil's plants in Finland, Rotterdam and Singapore.