Honeywell to automate largest refinery in the Middle East
Honeywell will also provide the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the system. This will be Kuwait's fourth refinery and the largest refinery in the entire Middle East. The total capacity of Kuwait's three current refineries is 930,000 barrels a day. The new refinery is targeted for start-up in 2018.
Honeywell has provided technologies to KNPC's refineries for about 30 years through its Process Solutions (HPS) business and has long-sustained a presence in Kuwait. As the main automation contractor for the new Al Zour refinery, Honeywell will supply Experion® PKS as the main control system for the refinery complex, as well as integrate all process automation systems throughout the site.
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.
The new 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. ■