The global award recognizes installations that best exemplify the modernized control room environment to actively promote operator effectiveness, safety, and production efficiency through the innovative use of 800xA control technologies.
The largest integrated petrochemical manufacturing complex in the Western Hemisphere
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it will present its 2015 “Control Room of the Year” Award to The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) for the new Oyster Creek Hydrocarbons Command Center.
“We are delighted with this recognition; the design of the Hydrocarbons Command Center was the result of our shared vision and close collaboration with ABB,” said Peter Holicki, senior vice president, Dow Operations. “Together we set out to create a work environment where our operators had access to the very best tools and technology, in a workspace designed around their needs, to help them do their jobs safely and efficiently.”
Dow’s Oyster Creek world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit will start up in late 2015 and is one of the units that will be controlled by the Hydrocarbons Command Center. The site is part of Dow’s larger Freeport, Texas operations, which is the largest integrated petrochemical manufacturing complex in the Western Hemisphere.