US-based engineering company Emerson has received a $14m contract to deliver automation technologies for a new offshore platform in the Caspian Sea.

The contract works are expected to enable the BP-operated Azeri Central East offshore platform to become onstream in 2023.

As agreed, Emerson will serve as the main automation contractor and deliver digital twin solutions and cloud engineering services, as part of its Project Certainty methodologies, to accelerate project execution.

The digital twin solution allows virtual testing and system integration during the construction of the platform to ensure a safe start-up. On the other hand, Cloud engineering enables global collaboration to reduce engineering costs and time.

Emerson will also deploy the DeltaV automation system that controls critical safety functions.

The automation technologies also help in remote monitoring and identifying safety risks. Overall, more than 1,000 Emerson measurement instruments will be connected through wired and wireless networks to monitor pressure, flow, temperature and pipework corrosion.

The scope of the contract also includes providing all critical control, emergency shutdown and isolation valves.

Emerson systems and software business group president Jim Nyquist said: “This latest project builds on the successful collaboration between BP and Emerson on the West Chirag and Shah Deniz Stage 2 developments.

“Our extensive experience helping organisations achieve capital project success has enabled us to become a trusted partner to digitally transform megaprojects such as Azeri Central East.”

Headquartered in Missouri, Emerson caters to industrial, commercial and residential markets.

Last year, the company secured the Tyra field monitoring contract from Total E&P Denmark.