Telvent to Upgrade Shanshan-Lanzhou Pipeline

Telvent GIT S.A. said that it has signed a contract with the PetroChina Pipeline Co. to upgrade the Shanshan-Lanzhou oil pipeline. The contract is worth more than 3.7 million euros (US$4.7 million).

Following the signing, Telvent will supply its supervisory control and data acquisition system (OASyS DNA). The system will allow PetroChina to monitor oil status in each section of the 1,500-kilometer pipeline, which runs from the city of Shanshan in the western China to the city of Lanzhou in the country's northwest.

Control centers in the cities of Beijing and Langfang will use the Telvent system to monitor and control information coming from the pipeline. In addition, PetroChina will use Telvent´s Liquid Management System (LMS)--a liquid pipeline operational support software system--to measure the amount of oil in the pipeline and for batch control purposes.

“The project, operational by early 2007, again demonstrates the importance of building strong relationships with key major customers such as PetroChina,” said Manuel Sanchez Ortega, Telvent’s chairman and CEO. “We continue to strengthen these ties as we seek further opportunities to participate in the ongoing expansion of the Chinese energy sector.”

Telvent, established in China since 1997, has developed important projects in the energy sector in this region. These projects include: the data management and control system for the first international oil pipeline between Kazakhstan and China, the supply of an supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) for the Dagang-Jinan-Zaozhuang Oil Pipeline, the control center for the Zhongxian-Wuhan gas pipeline, and the SCADA system for the Chongqing city gas pipeline.