Honeywell was selected Tuesday by Kuwait National Petroleum
Company (KNPC) to provide its integrated control and safety
system (ICSS) for its new 615,000 bpd Al Zour refinery
complex to be built in southern Kuwait.
Honeywell will also provide the front-end engineering design
(FEED) for the system.
This will be Kuwaits fourth refinery and the largest
refinery in the entire Middle East. By comparison, the total
capacity of Kuwaits three current refineries is 930,000
The new Al Zour refinery is targeted for start-up in 2018.
With this new refinery, Kuwait will become one of the
largest producers of clean
s in the Middle East, said James King,
Honeywell general manager for Kuwait. Honeywells
suite of proven technologies for the refining
industry is well suited
to support a quick and safe refinery
start up, and efficient
operations. We are pleased to have been selected for this
Honeywell has provided technologies to KNPCs 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
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, according to the company.
We are very excited to begin work on this new refinery,
which will further position Kuwait as an industry leader not
only in the Middle East, but on a global level, said
Mr. Khaled Al-Awadhi, new refinery project
and experience in
process controls will enable the Al Zour refinery
to effectively meet the
energy demands of Kuwait and reduce overall emissions
," he added.