Bashneft and Siemens have signed on July 22, 2016, a Cooperation Agreement on implementation of integrated industrial process automation solutions and energy-saving technologies at the Company's refineries and petrochemical facilities.
The document has been signed by the President of PJSOC Bashneft Alexander Korsik and Dietrich Moeller, President of Siemens Russia and Central Asia and Vice President of Siemens AG.
The Agreement provides for cooperation between the companies in delivery, installation, pre-commissioning and maintenance of equipment manufactured by Siemens, including industrial control systems (ICS), automated process control systems (APCS), instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, IT solutions for petrochemical facilities, integrated energy metering equipment, modern engines and frequency control devices.
«Bashneft pursues a consistent policy of introducing innovative energy-saving technologies and equipping its production facilities with automated process control systems enabling the Company to improve its operational efficiency and safety,» emphasized Alexander Korsik, President of Bashneft. «We expect that cooperation with Siemens will help reduce equipment lead time and the cost of commissioning and operation of new and overhauled production facilities.»
«Oil production and refining is one of the key sectors of Russia's economy. And we are convinced that state-of-the-art solutions offered by Siemens will enable process modernization and introduction of energy-saving technologies at the facilities of our partner, Bashneft. We have everything that this task requires, including local sites and extensive expertise in projects of this kind,» commented Dietrich Moeller, President of Siemens Russia and Central Asia.