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Neste Jacobs to implement production optimization to Forchem Tall Oil Distillation Plant with NAPCON Controller

ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forchem, an independent innovative company supplying industry-leading Tall Oil products, has selected technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs, to optimize the production of its Tall Oil Distillation Plant in Rauma, Finland.

The project is based on NAPCON Performance Analysis carried out during spring 2015. The analysis showed high potential for production optimization.  Production will be optimized with Neste Jacobs' proprietary state of the art NAPCON Controller.

When the installation is finished by summer 2016, the goal is to increase the throughput of tall oil rosin and fatty acids by 5-10%. Simultaneously the energy efficiency of the production will improve. All this will be achieved by applying NAPCON Controller resulting in more optimal and automated operation of the process.

"Tall Oil processing industry is very interesting for us and the project now awarded further strengthens our position as a provider of high-level automation solutions to chemical and biochemical process industries", says Jarmo Suominen, CEO of Neste Jacobs. "Our proprietary NAPCON solutions are the most advanced in the world and designed to boost the performance. This delivery is a great example of how we add true value to our customer's businesses", Mr. Suominen adds.

"During NAPCON Performance Analysis we became convinced of Neste Jacobs' expertise to carry out the production optimization with NAPCON Controller", says Risto Näsi, CEO of Forchem. "Neste Jacobs has proven their expertise to us in Tall Oil processing technology and engineering and are now combining that expertise with high-level automation technology. This makes us very excited to wait for great results and attractive payback."

For more information, please contact:

Jarmo Suominen, CEO, Neste Jacobs Oy, tel. +358 50 458 3399
Risto Näsi, CEO, Forchem Oy, tel. +358 2 478 4400

Neste Jacobs is a preferred solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services for a wide range of industries in the fields of oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, biorefining, biochemicals, biopharma and industrial infrastructure. We have 60 years of experience in technology development and industrial investment projects as well as maintenance and performance improvement in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to our home market Nordic countries we are looking to grow in the global expanding markets. We employ 1300 professionals globally.

Forchem is an independent innovative company that supplies industry-leading products to global players across a wide range of markets including coatings, lubricants, soaps, paper size, ink resins, adhesives.


Source: GlobeNewswire (September 21, 2015 - 2:09 AM EDT)

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