Yokogawa Australia have been selected by Shell as a main automation contractor (MAC) for integrated production control and safety instrumented systems. The two companies have signed a Global Framework Agreement.
Since last year, Shell has been working to reduce the number of equipment and systems suppliers for its plants, and has assessed and narrowed down the list of contractors that it works with in the control systems field.
Thanks to its outstanding delivery record to Shell, highly reputed technologies, and strong health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) policy, Yokogawa has been chosen to be one of Shell’s main automation suppliers.
The move is part of Shell’s initiative to achieve top quartile performance across categories in support of its strategy, known as - “More Upstream, Profitable Downstream”.
The contract includes ongoing maintenance of automation systems and the supply of new systems for both brownfield and greenfield projects. The agreement brings advantages to both companies by improving the efficiency of the activities undertaken by buyer and supplier.
Nick Curley, Shell’s Upstream Automation Portfolio Manager, says, “This Global Framework Agreement marks a completely new approach within Shell: this is a long term, competitive, collaborative and performance based relationship that will facilitate the delivery of value to both parties.”