Eschborn, Germany, ABB, the global power and automation
technology group, and BASF AG, the world's leading chemical company,
signed an agreement for the supply of DCS-Systems to BASF facilities
The agreement comprises Operate IT distributed control systems (DCS),
Control IT controllers and other controllers of the Melody and
Freelance-series. The agreement also includes engineering services,
documentation, FAT (factory acceptance test) training and maintenance.
The agreement grants BASF global contract terms, which will lead to
uniform purchasing procedures worldwide and standardized technology.
"BASF is aiming to obtain standardized delivery conditions globally in
consideration of special local requirements such as service agreements
and service prices which differ from country to country," explains
Hubertus Dietz, ABB Global Account Manager for BASF. "This agreement
significantly simplifies the purchasing and delivery process, and also
reduces engineering costs through the efficiency and re-use capabilities
of Engineer IT tools."
The agreement will pave the way for future agreements between BASF and
ABB, like the price agreement for Field IT instrumentation that is
already signed, and another agreement for Analyze IT, which is under
negotiations right now. "With similar strategic agreements already in
place with other international corporations in the chemical industry
such as The Dow Chemical Company and Noveon, ABB is focussed on
supplying our customers with products, solutions and services that
increase their productivity," said Dietz.
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. ABB has 146,000 employees in more than
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