Automation & IT

Honeywell To Provide Automation Systems To Qatar Fertilizer Co.

By Chemical Processing Staff

Oct 02, 2012

The Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO) has renewed a contract with Honeywell to provide safety and automation systems for QAFCO’s existing plants, expansion projects and future projects, according to Honeywell.

The 10-year contract includes an option to extend for an additional four years. The agreement covers six ammonia plants, six urea plants and a melamine plant.

The partnership expands the scope of Honeywell’s previous agreement and incorporates QAFCO’s future business needs, allowing QAFCO to utilize Honeywell’s local support capabilities with minimal technical and commercial execution risk, Honeywell said.

QAFCO was founded in 1969 as Qatar’s first large-scale venture to support diversification of the country’s economy while using their extensive natural gas reserves.