Honeywell to upgrade control, safety systems at Suriname refinery

Honeywell was selected by Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., the state-owned hydrocarbon and sustainable energy company, to upgrade the safety and control system at its Suriname refinery to Honeywell’s integrated control and safety system (ICSS) solution, officials said on Tuesday.

The upgrade is being designed and implemented within the context of the Suriname refinery expansion project, which will double the capacity and expand significantly the range of products and fuels, with a special focus on the domestic transportation market.

The project is being managed by Saipem as main contractor responsible for engineering, procurement, modules prefabrication and construction management.

Honeywell describes ICSS as an all-encompassing safety solution providing robust and secure control for critical applications.

Built to offer simplified operations, integrated process control and safety controllers, ICSS will equip Staatsolie with best-in-class compliance, reliability and safety for its refinery production units, the company said.

The upgrade includes the expansion of Honeywell’s alarm management system, operational insight software and OPC desktop historian solutions currently installed at site.

The suite of tools will provide Staatsolie with automatic monitoring of system changes, a platform for cross-departmental collaboration and enable the communication of information from data sources to any client application in a standardized format, Honeywell officials said.

“Within the next decade, Staatsolie aims to confirm the position of leading agent of sustainable development within the Surinamese energy industry,” said Rudolf Elias, project director for Staatsolie.

“We need to take advantage of the latest safety and control technologies in the market in order to improve process efficiencies and security for our operators and our plants.”

Financial details were not disclosed.

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