Honeywell Wins Contract for Pioneering Kuwait Project
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC) has named Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) the main automation contractor for its new Petrochemicals and Refinery Integration Al Zour Project (PRIZe), HPS reported Tuesday.
Under the contract, HPS will provide front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the complex. HPS noted the landmark PRIZe project will be Kuwait’s first integrated refining and petrochemicals complex, adding the new facility will dramatically enhance Kuwait’s domestic capabilities in manufacturing petrochemicals, aromatics and gasoline.
“The PRIZe project will revolutionize Kuwait’s domestic production capabilities, helping KIPIC meet the increasing demand for fuels and petrochemical products within the country,” Hatem Al-Awadi, acting CEO of the Kuwait Petroleum Corp. subsidiary KIPIC, said in written statement emailed to Rigzone. “With Honeywell’s support, we are building a strategic project that will transform Kuwait’s domestic oil and gas market and provide a significant accelerator for the country’s long-term economic development by improving gasoline and benzene supply to the local and international markets.”
HPS noted the newly awarded PRIZe contract follows another KIPIC contract that Honeywell UOP won earlier this year for modernization of the Al Zour Complex.
“Honeywell has a long history of successfully delivering world-class automation solutions to the oil downstream industries in Kuwait, and this new agreement highlights the trust our customers have in our technologies,” Rachad Abdallah, president for Honeywell in Kuwait, stated. “At the integrated refining and petrochemicals complex at Al-Zour, we are leveraging our experience and technologies to help develop one of the most ambitious initiatives in the region. This project will help transform Kuwait into a pioneering manufacturer in the downstream oil and gas industry.”
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