Client: A large chemical company based in Asia
Area of operation: Global
Products: Chemicals, Polyethylene, Polyurethanes
Employees: Over 4000
The petrochemical leader faced major challenges in building a large integrated petrochemical plant in a single phase. The greenfield plant was to go live in five years. The client was looking for a partner who could design the IT infrastructure and provide end-to-end IT lifecycle services.
The new petrochemical plant had a large production floor with 26 different subunits distributed across the plant premises. Being a large plant area with multiple shop floors with hazardous material usages, it was a challenge to design passive and active components for automation as well as monitoring from remote locations. Planning an integrated state-of-the-art system with common IT & OT network for the complete plant was a challenge.
Wipro stepped in as the preferred IT partner to design the IT & OT infrastructure that would integrate all units of the petrochemical plant and provide a unified monitoring center and health safety
Design and program governance – Wipro worked with the client and 30+ Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC)units for integrated design and approvals of various systems and subsystems including network, security, public safety and security, public announcement and general alarm, wired and wireless multi-channel communication for IT and OT systems like SCADA, BMS etc. The solutions were designed considering the hazardous nature of the goods. All critical components utilized were explosion-proof with intrinsically safe equipment during power-surge scenario.
Integration and commissioning – Wipro installed and integrated various systems across IT and OT for the plant. Wipro delivered end-to-end integration of common systems and core architecture, and carried out integration of subsystems in EPC’s subunits.
By implementing a fully functional IT & OT infrastructure with timely execution, Wipro helped the client accomplish its mission of launching a large integrated petrochemical plant. The client now has a unified monitoring center for its plant’s IT & OT equipment, all solutions ensure quality and safety, and it has the capability to add up to 25% of the current capacity.