Yokogawa to provide control system for Jubail SWRO plant

Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has received an order from Petroleum, Chemicals & Mining Company Limited (PCMC) to supply the control system for the SWRO-4 desalination plant, which is being built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, by the Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq).

The plant under construction, SWRO-4, will utilize reverse-osmosis membranes to desalinate seawater and will be able to produce 100,000 m³/d of potable water, said a Yokogawa statement received here.

Yokogawa will deliver the Centum VP integrated production control system and the Plant Resource Manager integrated device management package, the latter of which will be used for the monitoring and online diagnosis of the instrumentation devices in this plant. In addition, Yokogawa will deliver an operator training system to improve operator performance.

Yokogawa Middle East & Africa is responsible for the entire project, including the engineering and commissioning of these products. 
Delivery is scheduled for 2014, and the plant will start operation at the end of September 2014.