Honeywell to supply process automation system for Vietnam's first oil refinery

Honeywell was awarded a $17.5 million contract to supply process controls for Vietnam’s first oil refinery. The Technip Consortium — which will build the refinery in Dung Quat for state-owned company PetroVietnam — selected Honeywell to supply its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS). The refinery will begin production in central Vietnam in early 2009.

“Automating and integrating process controls is a very effective strategy for refining large amounts of oil in a timely manner," said P.K. Singh, Technip Consortium director. Experion will help us achieve that goal and shape the future of the Vietnamese process industries.”

Located in Quang Ngai Province near the South China Sea, the Dung Quat will produce 148,000 barrels of oil per day and other products such as propylene, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), motor gasoline, jet A1 kerosene, auto diesel and fuel oil. Experion will integrate the refinery’s subsystems to give operators a clear view of how the refinery’s processes are functioning. Honeywell will design, test, install and commission Dung Quat’s system. In addition to Experion, Honeywell will supply Safety Manager for Emergency Shutdown along with fire and gas protection systems.

“This refinery will help Vietnam become a player in Asia’s oil market,” said Jack Bolick, president, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Experion will ensure a smooth operation from offloading the crude oil to shipping the finished product.”

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