Kuwait refinery signs up Honeywell
Kuwait, December 3, 2013
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has selected Honeywell to provide the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for its upcoming 615,000 barrel-a-day Al Zour refinery complex.
Honeywell will also provide Kuwait’s fourth refinery with the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the system. The new refinery is targeted for start-up in 2018, said a statement.
"With this new refinery, Kuwait will become one of the largest producers of clean fuels in the Middle East," said James King, Honeywell general manager, Kuwait.
"Honeywell's suite of proven technologies for the refining industry is well suited to support a quick and safe refinery start up, and efficient operations," he said.
As the main automation contractor for the new refinery, Honeywell will supply Experion PKS as the main control system for the complex, as well as integrate all process automation systems throughout the site, said the statement.
Additionally, having HPS perform front-end engineering and design of the system will help drive consistent designs from other contractors throughout the entire project and help speed its completion, it said.
The refinery complex will help to meet domestic demand and export of ultra-low sulfur products such as fuel oil, diesel and kerosene, as well as petrochemical feedstocks. - TradeArabia News Service