Shell contracts Yokogawa for Appomattox safety equipment

Offshore staff

SUGAR LAND, Texas Shell Offshore Inc. has awarded Yokogawa Corp. of America a contract to deliver the process control/process safety equipment and associated software for its Appomattox development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Located in the Mississippi Canyon area, Appomattox will mark the construction and installation of Shell’s eighth and largest floating platform in the GoM.

Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP distributed control system will be used for managing the topsides process control and the subsea sequence of operations. Its ProSafe-RS Logic Solver will be used to ensure process safety.

This is the company’s second integrated topsides/subsea kit delivered to support Shell’s Gulf of Mexico portfolio. The kit will be developed and delivered from Yokogawa’s North American headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas.


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