Plock, Poland, June 10, 2003 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology
group, has successfully upgraded the gasoline blending control system for the
PKN ORLEN plant located in Plock, Poland.
PKN ORLEN has one of the most modern gasoline blending plants in the world
with one of the largest number of blending components and possible blending
The changeover from PKN ORLEN’s existing system to ABB’s Industrial
IT solution was awarded in October 2002 and has been successfully delivered
ahead of the original schedule.in a short time from signing the contract. The
order included an Optimize IT ABC (Advanced Blend Control) and Optimization
system, an RBC (Regulatory Blend Control) system, as well as complete engineering
and start-up services. "This modernization project has been the smoothest
start-up I’ve experienced," said Waldemar Nagorko, senior automation
engineer and manager at PKN ORLEN. "The project was completed on time and
on budget with minimal shutdown time."
ABB was chosen for this modernization project because of its extensive experience
in the field and a successful track record with PKN ORLEN. The benefits to PKN
Cost savings by minimizing quality giveaways in RON, MON and RVP
Minimizing, if not eliminating, the need for reblends
Reduced components inventory
PKN ORLEN (www.orlen.pl) is the largest manufacturer and distributor of fuels
in Poland. The corporation was established in 1999 following the merger of Petrochemia
Plock S.A. with Centrala Produktów Naftowych S.A. The integrated refinery
and petrochemical complex in Plock is regarded as one of the ten most modern
and efficient facilities of its kind in Europe. PKN ORLEN's activities include
crude oil processing into a wide range of such products as unleaded gasoline’s,
diesel oil, furnace oil, aviation fuel, plastics and petrochemicals.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable
utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental
impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs
about 135,000 people.