Yokogawa awarded by Air Liquide to replace legacy DCS systems at 2 major ASU production sites in Belgium

Amersfoort, The Netherlands - 20 February, 2017 

Yokogawa Belgium, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, announces that it has received an important order from Air Liquide to completely replace the existing legacy control systems for their Air Separator Units (ASU) in Antwerpen and Seraing, Belgium. To strengthen its competitiveness in an ever changing industrial gas market, Air Liquide will, with this project, modernize these facilities by introducing technologies that will improve the flexibility, reliability and safety of its production operations. 

At both sites O2, N2 and Argon are produced. Via a direct connection to a gas pipeline network, these plants deliver industrial gasses to customers throughout the Benelux region. For both production sites, Yokogawa Belgium will deliver the CENTUM® VP R6 integrated production control systems and ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented systems, and will be responsible for the engineering, installation, and commissioning of these systems and the training of plant operators. 

“Yokogawa believes that it was able to win this order thanks to its successful track record in delivering control systems to Air Liquide, the high reliability and long-term stability that its products have demonstrated at ASU plants all over the world, and the excellent engineering capabilities of Yokogawa Belgium,” says Will de Groot, Managing Director, Yokogawa Belgium. 

Yokogawa will continue to offer high value-added solutions to help its customers improve their competitiveness. 

About Air Liquide 
Air Liquide is a French multinational company that supplies oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and other industrial gasses as well as services to a wide range of industries, including healthcare, chemicals, and electronics. Founded in 1902, the company is a global leader in its field, with a presence in 80 countries and approximately 68,000 employees worldwide. For more information about Air Liquide, please visit Airliquide-Benelux