Honeywell Process Solutions announced Thursday that it would
train technical personnel at the new 200,000-bpd complex
being built in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.
Honeywell will be responsible for helping to prepare the
workforce for the refinery's 2017 start-up as well as the
ongoing operational and business readiness of the facility.
Nghi Son Refinery will be the country's second, and largest,
refinery and will meet about 30% of Vietnam's growing demand
for refined petroleum products, such as motor fuel and petrochemicals
. Vietnam is a net
exporter of crude oil, producing more than 350,000 bpd of
crude oil. But with limited refining
capacity, the country
currently imports more than half of its refined products to
will be an important part
of Vietnam's energy picture, enabling us to turn our own vast
oil reserves into finished products," said Kazutoshi
Shimmura, general director of NSRP.
s such as the NSRP refinery
, Honeywell is able to
implement a standardized training strategy, which includes a
targeted, cost-effective program that addresses gaps in
experience and competency of the recruited workforce.
Honeywell's in-country experience also enables it to identify
and empower local educational institutions to provide a large
share of training deliverables.
"The training partnership between Honeywell and NSRP will
help to enable the refinery workforce to become more
productive faster, increasing value and safety to NSRP's
operations," said John Rudolph, vice president of Honeywell
Industrial organizations can leverage Honeywell's training
management services to integrate instruction provided by
industry experts for advanced-level training. This approach
blends classroom instruction, including eLearning, with
simulation, hands-on experience and on-the-job
The program also measures each employee's progress and
provides remedial intervention for those needing additional
In addition, Honeywell's comprehensive project
management solution allows
execution of training programs on time and on budget. It
further increases overall training retention, which will
translate to faster, incident-free startups, according to
The Nghi Son Refinery project
is a joint venture of
Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), Kuwait Petroleum Europe
BV (KPE), Idemitsu Kosan
Co. (IKC) and Mitsui Chemicals (MCI).