Wilmington, NC, U.S.

KoSa Plant-wide Distributed Control System Modernization Project

KoSa selected Fluor to provide engineering support for converting its Wilmington, North Carolina site from an existing system of seven independent control systems of various legacy types to a modern central Distributed Control System (DCS) located within a state-of-the-art control room facility.

Client's Challenge

Given the seven separate operating and legacy systems, the challenge was to integrate the systems into a cohesive single control mode.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided the engineering during the front-end engineering phase to create a definitive cost estimate. With the ensuing approval from the KoSa Board, Fluor was directed to create the detail design deliverables required to implement the project execution plan jointly developed by KoSa and Fluor.

The main project challenges were related to the installation of the DCS within the existing operating environment and the impact to the design related to the nature of the retrofit-type project.


The plant-wide DCS modernization project was successfully completed on time and budget.