Over the next four years, Emerson will draw on its local and global expertise
to provide systems at the Comperj complex for process control, safety, fire and gas detection, machinery monitoring, and management of process and maintenance information. Emerson will also supply measurement instruments, control valves, pressure regulators, and other related products.
The Comperj project will be among the first installations of Emerson’s new digital automation system that utilizes human-centered design, which enables users to do their jobs more easily and efficiently. Emerson’s state-of-the-art process control and automation technologies will also help support environmental and worker safety goals at the facility, which are priorities for Petrobras.
Emerson teams based in Rio de Janeiro and Sorocaba, São Paulo, where Emerson’s Brazil headquarters is located, will lead the project work. In 2009, Emerson announced a US$35 million expansion of its Sorocaba manufacturing and operations facility, part of the company’s commitment to helping build a more prosperous Brazil, strengthening the work force in knowledge and skills. Emerson has more than 1,200 employees in Brazil.
Brazil’s economic ramp-up will only accelerate as it prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. With its strong economic growth, the country faces greater domestic demand for gasoline and diesel fuels for transportation. Thanks to Petrobras’ vision and investment in Comperj, coupled with Emerson technology, Brazil will continue to make great strides in increasing its energy production to meet growing demand.