A contract for a control and safety system for an ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel plant being built in Mexico for PEMEX Refinacion, a subsidiary of Mexico’s national oil company, PEMEX, has been awarded to Yokogawa de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

To reduce air pollution caused by emissions of sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, PEMEX is promoting the use of low sulfur diesel fuel and gasoline. The project involves the construction of an ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel plant at the PEMEX Cadereyta refinery complex, which is located in Nuevo Leon state in northeastern Mexico. The new plant will produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel from naphtha purified at the Cadereyta refinery. This facility will have the capacity to produce 35,000 barrels per day of desulfurized fuel and is scheduled to come online in the first half of 2017.

Yokogawa will deliver several systems: Centum VP integrated production control system, Stardom network-based control system, ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system for shutting down the plant under abnormal conditions, Exaquantum plant information management system and other solution-based software packages, GC8000 process gas chromatograph for analyzing gas composition, and field instruments for flow measurement. Yokogawa de Mexico will be responsible for installation and engineering. It also will provide support with commissioning and the training of plant operators. Installation is scheduled for completion by the first half of 2015.

The Yokogawa Electric Corp. subsidiary received the order from Cobra Instalaciones Mexico S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of the Spanish EPC firm ACS.