Swiss-Swedish corporation to modernize Kazakhstan's oil refinery
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 30
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation ABB will leverage ABB Ability™, the company’s unified, cross digital offering, in delivering solutions to modernize the Shymkent oil refinery in Kazakhstan, Trend reports with reference to the press office of the corporation.
Thus, sensors, data and advanced analytics will monitor and assess the real-time health of the plant’s assets, with operator PetroKazakhstan Oil Products (PKOP) to gain critical, real-time insights into their assets and production processes.
The order win is against a wider backdrop, as the government-led ‘Digital Kazakhstan’ program focuses on accelerating growth and elevating economic sectors including the oil, gas and chemicals industry throughout the Republic through digitalization, with a goal of creating a future digital economy by 2022.
At Shymkent oil refinery, digital transformation enabled by ABB is expected to increase productivity and lower operational costs, with operators empowered to make better informed decisions based on accurate and live data and reporting.
Using ABB Ability™ Asset Performance Management solutions, the company’s maintenance strategy will progress from an hourly-based maintenance system to prescriptive-based maintenance. ABB will extend the current maintenance annual turnaround intervals at the refinery to a three-year plan. This will be achieved through early identification of when assets might need repair or replacement well ahead of potential failure – supporting operators to prioritize maintenance based on actionable insights.
ABB will also provide a business consultancy service to PKOP to support the lifecycle of the project and promote culture change in adopting digital practices at the plant. This will include assessing current work processes, leveraging opportunities to increase efficiency and resilience, recommending improvements and providing expert training.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform.
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