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Metso supplies major automation upgrade to Borealis in Finland

10 October 2014

Extensive automation upgrade and new safety systems improve processes and safety while maintaining high system usability.

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, is upgrading and extending its current automation systems with new ones from Metso at its production site in Porvoo, Finland. The automation renewals are based on long-term life-cycle plans that Borealis has made together with Metso.

Metso will carry out automation and emergency shutdown system extensions to the existing Metso DNA system when the polyethylene plant is upgraded with third-generation technology. An extension to the independent emergency shutdown system includes a gas detection system for hydrocarbon leak avoidance.

Metso will also supply emergency shutdown systems for the aromatics plant as well as automation renewals for the aromatics and polypropylene plants. In addition, the operator training simulator will be upgraded with Metso’s automation and emergency shutdown system.

The project is scheduled for completion by May 2015. The order has been included in Metso’s first and second quarters 2014 orders received.

For more information, please contact:

Hannu Heikkilä
Customer Service Manager
Tel:  +358 20 483 3315,
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