LSB Industries awards $5.3M industrial networks contract to Rockwell Automation

Systems will be installed at both of LSB’s new plants for processing nitric acid and ammonia, currently being constructed at its El Dorado, Ark. facility.

Aug 4th, 2014

LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE: LXU), a diversified industrial manufacturer of chemical and HVAC products, has awarded a $5.3 million contract for industrial network deployment to Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK).

According to a press release, under the terms of the contract, Rockwell Automation will serve as LSB's main automation contractor, providing a $3.5 million PlantPAx process automation system with electrical, controls, and instrumentation services, and a $1.8 million Ethernet motor control system. The systems will be installed at both of LSB’s new plants for processing nitric acid and ammonia, currently being constructed at its El Dorado, Ark. facility.

“Rockwell Automation won the order based on its strong installed base, plant preference at our El Dorado ammonia plant, and its strategic partnership with the Casale Group,” comments Dallas Robinson, vice president of operations at LSB.

Working with Casale Group, a Swiss systems integrator specializing in ammonia and methanol, and Rexel, a global electrical distributor, helped Rockwell Automation to win the order for ammonia plant, while strengthening its position in the chemical sector, noted the company.

“We’re pleased to deliver this important project for LSB Industries,” concludes Terry Gebert, vice president and general manager, Rockwell Automation global solutions. “Our domain expertise, process knowledge, and project management will help LSB Industries implement and operate profitable, sustainable facilities.”

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