• ABB wins automation contract for Cerilon’s first gas-to-liquids plant

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ABB wins automation contract for Cerilon’s first gas-to-liquids plant

Mar 17 2023

ABB has been chosen to provide front-end design services, including automation and digital solutions, for Cerilon's first gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota, USA. The greenfield site is set to produce up to 24,000 barrels per day of synthetic energy products, including ultra-low sulfur diesel, naphtha, and lubricant base oils from natural gas reserves, with the first phase of the plant due to commence operation in 2028. The site also intends to incorporate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to collect CO2 emissions and transport them to underground storage reservoirs, further enhancing the plant's sustainability. ABB's automation and digital twin technology will provide a virtual replica of the facility to ensure future-proof design and test scenarios. ABB's Automation Design Basis methodology will guide the project throughout the system lifecycle, ensuring safe, reliable, and intelligent operations at the GTL facility. The design will also utilize advanced digital solutions for performance optimization and operational integration, resulting in a future-proof plant design that can be replicated for additional new builds.


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