ABB to begin extended automation project for refinery in Serbia

April 5, 2005


BB has been awarded a project to provide the automation and instrumentation suite for RNS-NIS refinery in Novi Sad, Serbia. This will be the first automation system in Serbia to use Profibus and the first ABB industrial IT extended automation system 800xA implemented in the country.

RNS-NIS Oil Refinery in Novi Sad was heavily damaged during the war there in the late 1990s. As part of the on going revamp works at the refinery in Novi Sad, ABB will deliver the automation and instrumentation system to control the secondary units and the LPG plant in the refinery.

ABB's composite solution for the refinery includes System 800xA extended automation with AC 800M controllers; Profibus for process control communication and HART for other control and I/O communications; as well as field instrumentation including pressure and temperature transmitters, mass flow meters, level transmitters, control valves and process analyzers. ABB will also provide detailed engineering, installation works, training and commissioning services.

"We are very proud and excited to be the first ABB company to supply System 800xA extended automation for a true refinery application in Serbia," said Malek Chebaro, Export Department Manager of ABB Automation GmbH. "We look forward to a continued close working relationship with the customer."