ABB technology to boost production and energy efficiency of Olefin III, Europe’s largest petrochemical investment in 20 years
ABB, together with Hyundai Engineering and Técnicas Reunidas, has been employed to install its market-leading ABB Ability™ System 800xA Distributed Control System (DCS) at the new Olefin III complex in Plock, Poland. By integrating the ABB Ability™ System 800xA control architecture throughout the mega development, PKN Orlen will be able to continuously monitor and analyze plant productivity, maximize asset performance, manage energy consumption, ensure product quality and optimize process efficiency in real time.
By leveraging this continuous stream of data, the company, in line with its goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 30% per tonne of product, will be able to make more accurate and informed decisions to drive efficient use of the energy. This includes maintaining strict controls on raw material consumption, plant energy levels and waste by-products.
“As part of our sustainability strategy, ABB is committed to helping customers reduce their annual CO2 emissions.2 emissions of over 100 megatons by 2030. Combining our market expertise with our industry-leading DCS technology for complex plant operations, we can help PKN Orlen maximize its return on investment,” said Brandon Spencer, President of ABB Energy Industries.
Alongside the DCS, ABB will also supply several systems to ensure that the complex operates at optimum levels of safety, including a burner management system (BMS), an emergency shutdown system (ESD) and a protection system. against high integrity pressure (HIPPS). These will be complemented by an industrial cybersecurity solution focused on mitigating cyber threats to the complex.
The base compound olefins of hydrogen and carbon produce a mixture of everyday products including cleaning, hygiene and medical products, including synthetic fibers used in protective clothing and masks (PPE ). The global market was valued at USD 232.45 billion in 2020, and it is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.5% to reach a value of USD 329.30 billion by 2028. This exponential growth is driven by consumer demand and increased use in the global plastics industry.
The project is expected to be completed in 2024 and operations are expected to begin in 2025. To support this timeline, ABB will apply its unique Adaptive Execution™ project methodology. Adaptive Execution™ leverages virtual engineering and digitization to deliver a streamlined, standardized, and agile experience for all stakeholders. Using this methodology, ABB can reduce delivery times by up to 30%, start-up times by up to 40% and overall automation investment costs by up to 40%.
ABB is a leading global technology company driving the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive and sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB is pushing the boundaries of technology to take performance to new levels. With a history of excellence dating back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by approximately 105,000 talented employees in more than 100 countries. www.abb.com
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