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WSP’s automation engineers provide the architecture and programming resources for new facility installation or control system upgrades. We ensure that everything is tied together with a logical narrative and clear operator interfaces that increase ease of operations.


WSP offers clients the proven advantage of in-house automation capability with over 25 years of industry experience.  From greenfield facilities to existing systems or control system upgrades, our automation engineers provide high quality, strategic automation solutions that enable your facility to run safely, smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Automation services are not solely focused on individual tasks such as programming and graphics, but focus on all design aspects. This includes full site layered control networks, third party control panel, system integration, communication protocols, control building designs, IT room designs, electrical integration and shutdown keys. Combined with in-house testing procedures, site commissioning and start-up services, this all-inclusive approach ensures that at the end of a project, the plant control system performs as designed.

WSP provides vendor neutral solutions and has extensive knowledge and expertise across the leading brand name hardware and software products for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Distributed Control System (DCS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interface (HMI). Our vast experience includes working with the following products:

  • Emerson Delta V (Series M, Series S including Charms)
  • Allen Bradley and Rockwell family of PLCs
  • Allen Bradley and Rockwell Prosoft Communication and AGA Modules
  • Allen Bradley and Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE and ME HMI’s
  • WonderWare HMI
  • ClearSCADA HMI
  • Proface HMI
  • Beijer HMI
  • Siemens PLC
  • Modicon PLC
  • Emerson ROC Remote Transfer Unit (RTU)
  • Schneider ScadaPak RTU
  • Emerson Bristol RTU
  • ScadaVantage
  • Various Networking Switches
  • Various Communication protocols (Devicenet, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus and Modbus TCP)

Services and solutions provided include:

  • Equipment Sizing
  • Equipment Specifications and Quotations
  • Technical Bid Evaluation
  • Vendor Drawing Review
  • Fabrication and Construction Support
  • As-built Field Review
  • Code Interpretation and Specification Reviews
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Development and Reviews
  • Control Strategy Development
  • Control System Conceptual and Detailed Design
  • Control System Network Development (Fiber and Copper Design) and Narrative Development
  • Shutdown Key, Cause and Effect Matrices Development and Audits
  • Existing Control System Audits and Optimization Recommendations
  • Legacy Control System Upgrades
  • Custom PLC and DCS Logic for Facility Control 
  • Custom Control Logic for Compressor Control and Burner Management Systems
  • SCADA System Development
  • HMI Graphic Development
  • Commissioning and Start-Up Assistance
  • On-Call Maintenance and Troubleshooting Support


Dirk Brown
Dirk Brown Director, Business Development - Oil & Gas
+1 403 777-2476