Oman LNG has signed an agreement with Yokogawa, a leading Japanese process control and instrumentation solutions provider, to upgrade the distributed control system (DCS) at Oman LNG’s plant.
The agreement is in line with Oman LNG’s robust efforts towards maintaining continuous development and efficiency. Such steps will ultimately buoy the company’s unrelenting efforts to ensure safe and reliable production, Oman LNG said in a press statement.
The current DCS has been in operation since Oman LNG’s inception in 2000. This upgrade is essential to ensure uninterrupted production of liquefied natural gas.
The new DSC will be of high-industry standard as it provides advanced features involving cybersecurity, to protect the facilities from potential threats. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, Oman LNG said.
The agreement was signed by Eng Mohammed al Naseeb, Oman LNG’s chief operating officer, and Jean Raphael Brousseau, Yokogawa’s country manager for Oman, at Oman LNG’s head office in Muscat.
Naseeb said, “At Oman LNG, we strive to be the best at what we do. This agreement comes to replace the current hardware and adopt the latest technology, ensuring our efficiency in production. We are delighted to a partner with Yokogawa as they are a leading provider of Industrial Automation Test and Measurement Solutions.”
He added, “As part of the project’s deliverables, Oman LNG and Yokogawa have committed to involve Omani partners in the execution of such a project which would expose the local talents to such expertise in the field. This is aligned with our efforts towards enhancing in-country value, and our contribution towards the local economy.”
Brousseau said, “Oman LNG’s DCS system upgrade project will contribute towards increasing Yokogawa Oman Limited’s in-country value in the sultanate.”