Emerson and Fluor in supplier services agreement

Nov. 6, 2008

Austin, Texas -- Emerson Process Management has been selected as a preferred supplier of automation and control instrumentation and services to Fluor Corporation. The two global industry leaders have entered into a supplier services agreement to collaborate on development and implementation of processes intended to improve the management and execution of worldwide capital projects

As a Fluor preferred automation and control supplier, Emerson will support risk mitigation efforts on large projects involving automation and control instrumentation and services.

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management firm. It has procured more than $60 billion of equipment, materials and services over the last decade and manages more than 1,000 projects annually. Fluor’s customers span key industries, including energy, chemicals, life sciences, water, transportation, manufacturing, government and power production, including alternative power.

“Due to the depth and breadth of Emerson’s technology, products and services, as well as our global supply chain, we can greatly contribute to risk mitigation in important areas of project delivery and execution such as schedule, cost, quality and safety,” said Lance Boudreaux, Fluor account director, Emerson Process Management. “We bring the industry leading technology, expertise and resources from more than 15 different Emerson divisions that are involved in this strategic supply agreement with Fluor.”

Through the strategic supply agreement, Emerson will supply its complete product range and services that comprise PlantWeb digital plant architecture, including its Fisher® FIELDVUE digital valve controllers and valves, Rosemount transmitters, Rosemount Analytical analyzers, Daniel flow meters, and Micro Motion Coriolis flow meters. Also supplied will be PlantWeb process control and asset optimization technologies including DeltaV and Ovation digital automation systems and AMS Suite predictive maintenance software; Emerson industrial drives from Control Techniques; motors from US Motors (NEC) and Leroy-Somer (IEC); Bettis, Hytork and El-O-Matic actuators, as well as Emerson Industrial Automation Appleton (NEC) and ATX (IEC) electrical construction material products.

The SRA relationship between the two companies allows their mutual clients to benefit from efficient project development, execution and design, through early supplier integration. This process, coined by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) as PEpC (Procure strategic suppliers, Engineering, procurement transactions, Construct), was demonstrated in a CII study to significantly reduce project time and improve overall project efficiencies.