Shell has selected Yokogawa Electric Corp. as a main automation contractor for integrated production control and safety instrumented systems.

Shell has selected Yokogawa Electric Corp. as a main automation contractor (MAC) for integrated production control and safety instrumented systems, and that the two companies have signed a global framework agreement (GFA).

Since last year, Shell has worked to reduce the number of equipment and systems suppliers for its plants. During these efforts, the company has assessed and narrowed its list of contractors in the control systems field.

Among the reasons cited for selecting Tokyo-based Yokogawa were its strong delivery record to Shell, its reliable technologies, and a strong health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) policy.

The contract from the multinational petroleum company based in The Hague, Netherlands, includes ongoing maintenance of systems and the supply of new systems for both brownfield and greenfield projects.

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