Honeywell has won a $2.4mn project to deliver a full
automation solution for Petrocitys Greenfield Konza
terminal storage facility, located 60 km southeast of Nairobi,
The project includes comprehensive
solutions for the pipeline receipt system, tank farm, truck
loading system, and terminal automation, Honeywell officials
It also includes all industrial security, emergency shutdown
(ESD) and fire & gas (F&G) systems.
The new terminal facility is situated on the Nairobi-Mombasa
highway and will cater for Nairobi's growing demand for fuel,
which accounts for more than 50% of the country's oil
It will have a capacity to handle 120 million liters of
gasoline, diesel and kerosene - enough stock to fuel Nairobi
for up to two months - with infrastructure for product receipt,
storage and distribution.
Equipped with high-accuracy measurement instruments and
approved for custody transfer applications, the Petrocity project will also increase
availability of petroleum products to new entrants and
independent dealers in Kenya who have limited access to truck
loading facilities in the area.
This is a solution offers end-to-end integration to give us a global
overview of the entire facility and ensure we meet best
practice in safety, said Aman Kurji, managing director of
Petrocity. Once completed, it will be among the most
technologically advanced storage terminals in Africa.
Projections of long-term economic growth in Kenya
continue to fuel a steady increase in demand for petroleum
products throughout the country, but particularly in
Nairobi, said Chris Dartnell, vice president and general
manager of strategic geographies at Honeywell Process
The new Konza storage facility will play a significant
role in the development of Kenyas petroleum industry in
this area and the Honeywell technology the heart of it will
ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations for many years
to come, Mr. Dartnell added.
The scope of the project includes automated procedures for
product receipt, stock allocation, accounting and dispatch;
field solutions for accurate measurement to ensure safe and
reliable stock tracking throughout the terminal; and CCTV
integrated into both the building management system and process
control system for improved process visibility.
The platform will also provide online access for more than
100 of the terminals customers at a time, enabling them
to access details and track their product through web
visualization and thin clients.
As an independent terminal operator, Petrocity will service
fuel traders throughout Kenya and in neighbouring Uganda, the
Honeywell Process Solutions says it will deliver all
services associated with the project from the initial hazard and
operability (HAZOP) study, front-end and detailed engineering
to onsite commissioning and support services with a resident