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MOL and Linde Engineering digitalise steam cracker plant operations

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MOL and Linde Engineering digitalise steam cracker plant operations

Contract signing: Linde Engineering will digitalise MOL’s steam cracker plant operations in Hungary Picture: Linde

Linde Engineering and MOL Group have signed a contract for the digitalisation of MOL’s steam cracker plant operations at MOL Petrochemicals in Tiszaújváros, Hungary. Linde will deploy its technology and expertise to help MOL optimise the plant operations and improve its energy efficiency.

Linde Engineering will install the software solution Linde Virtual Furnace on MOL’s steam crackers. The solution allows operators to benchmark actual operations against the optimum in real-time. MOL steam cracker plant’s virtual twin will monitor the plant’s operation performance and provide guidance to optimise production efficiency in real-time. As a result, Linde’s virtual steam cracker plant will help MOL to increase capacity and product quality while reducing energy consumption and emissions

„Digitalisation is an incredible tool for improving operational efficiency. As such, alongside petrochemicals, it is an integral part of MOL Group’s 2030+ Strategy, and it will support us in reaching our vision – to be a highly efficient company and a key player in the low-carbon circular economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Given our 50-year-long successful collaboration, in Linde we have a reliable partner on our transformation journey,“ stated Gabriel Szabó, Executive Vice President of MOL Group Downstream. „We have shown time and time again how we can reduce costs and improve a plant’s environmental footprint with digital tools,“ said Thomas Heinzerling, Senior VP Advanced Operations Services, Linde Engineering. The two companies are evaluating further opportunities to leverage digital solutions for MOL’s process operations in Tiszaújváros.

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