AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 4, 2008) — Emerson Process Management has been selected as a preferred supplier of automation and control instrumentation and services to Fluor Corporation. The two global industry leaders have entered into a Supplier Services Agreement to collaborate on development and implementation of processes intended to improve the management and execution of worldwide capital projects.
Fluor used a rigorous analysis and evaluation process to select Emerson as a supply partner. As a Fluor preferred automation and control supplier, Emerson will support risk mitigation efforts on large projects involving automation and control instrumentation and services.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is one of the world's leading publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance, and project management firms. It has procured more than $60 billion of equipment, materials, and services over the last decade and manages more than 1,000 projects annually. Fluor's customers span key industries, including energy, chemicals, life sciences, water, transportation, manufacturing, government, and power production, including alternative power.
"Due to the depth and breadth of Emerson's technology, products and services, as well as our global supply chain, we can greatly contribute to risk mitigation in important areas of project delivery and execution such as schedule, cost, quality, and safety," said Lance Boudreaux, Fluor account director, Emerson Process Management. "We bring the industry leading technology, expertise, and resources from more than 15 different Emerson divisions that are involved in this strategic supply agreement with Fluor."
Through the strategic supply agreement (known as a SRA Agreement within Fluor), Emerson will supply its complete product range and services that comprise PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, including its Fisher® FIELDVUE® digital valve controllers and valves, Rosemount® transmitters, Rosemount Analytical analyzers, Daniel flow meters, and Micro Motion® Coriolis flow meters. Also supplied will be PlantWeb process control and asset optimization technologies including DeltaV™ and Ovation® digital automation systems and AMS® Suite predictive maintenance software; Emerson industrial drives from Control Techniques; motors from US Motors (NEC) and Leroy-Somer (IEC); Bettis, Hytork, and El-O-Matic actuators, as well as Emerson Industrial Automation Appleton (NEC) and ATX (IEC) electrical construction material products.
The SRA relationship between the two companies allows their mutual end-clients to benefit from efficient project development, execution, and design, including through early supplier integration. This process, coined by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) as PEpC (Procure strategic suppliers, Engineering, procurement transactions, Construct), was demonstrated in a CII study to significantly reduce project time and improve overall project efficiencies.