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AVEVA World Magazine 2014 #2

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Project Valerox Asset Expansion with AVEVA Software How a combination of AVEVA PDMS™, AVEVA P&ID™ and laser scanning is efficiently extending Perstorp Oxo's valeraldehyde plant. Valeraldehyde and its derivatives are versatile chemicals with uses ranging from detergents to plasticisers. Growing demand for these chemicals prompted the Perstorp Group's largest single undertaking in recent years, the Valerox project. The goal of the project is to progressively increase the capacity of the group's Stenungsund complex by an additional 100,000 tonnes per annum. This major investment in new capacity reflects Perstorp's commitment to meeting new market demands while continuing to increase cost-efficiency and reduce its environmental impact. To find out more about the Valerox project, AVEVA visited Perstorp Oxo at its headquarters in Stenungsund on the west coast of Sweden. We met Tommy Arvidsson, Corporate Project Manager at Perstorp and project leader for the Valerox project, and Peter Salomonsson, Senior Project Manager at the project's engineering partner, COWI AB, which is responsible for the basic and detail engineering. The project started in 2012 and the new plant will be on stream early in 2015, so when we visited the site it was extremely busy with construction work. continued... AVEVA World Magazine 2014 | Issue 2 p8

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