Honeywell deploys key solutions at Saudi university
Dammam, January 28, 2013
Honeywell International, a global leader in diversified technology and manufacturing, has announced plans to install its complete suite of control and automation solutions at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia.
The technology will be installed in the Control and Automation Technology Laboratory at KFUPM as part of its global academic collaboration program to help the engineering students develop practical experience and conduct research, said the US company in a statement.
The suite of solutions includes Honeywell’s award-winning Experion Process Knowledge System, Operator Stations, Engineering Servers, Distributed Control System Controllers and accessories.
“As an academic institution we are constantly exploring collaborative ways to give our students the opportunity to train with the latest tools and technologies,” remarked Dr Omar Al-Turki, the dean of College of Computer Science and Engineering at KFUPM.
“These new Honeywell technologies will be able to provide our students with the hands-on experience they need to learn the most modern tools available, while continuing to ensure that their knowledge and skills are compatible to industry needs,” he added.
The project is part of Honeywell’s global academic collaboration program to promote studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.
The initiative is the latest in a series of partnerships between Honeywell and KFUPM, and follows the October 10th opening of Honeywell’s training and research center, in Dhahran Techno-Valley (DTV).
The Dahran center offers another platform for engineering research and training excellence for Honeywell employees, industrial partners and customers, including KFUPM.
Mohamed Al Mousa, the GM of Honeywell Saudi Arabia said, "By supplementing academic theory with access to the most sophisticated technologies that are currently deployed in the field, we are able to help contribute towards the formation of a work-ready talent pool for the industry."
“KFUPM is a world-class institution that has contributed tremendously to Saudi’s hydrocarbon industry with its high standard of training and we hope to continue to support its efforts by building on our existing partnership,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service