Kuwait: Automation Contract Honeywell Awarded Contract for Largest Integrated Refinery Complex in the Middle East
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) to be the main automation contractor for its new Petrochemicals and Refinery Integration Al Zour Project (Prize).
Kuwait City/Kuwait — HPS will provide KIPIC with front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the Al Zour complex. The technology is to help the company expedite production start-up and assist with reaching production targets faster and more efficiently. The Prize project will become the first integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in Kuwait. The new facility is to significantly enhance Kuwait’s domestic petrochemicals, aromatics and gasoline manufacturing capabilities. KIPIC is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) set up by the State of Kuwait to manage refinery, petrochemicals and LNG import operations at the Al-Zour complex.
Honeywell UOP also was awarded a contract with KIPIC earlier this year for modernization of the Al Zour complex. The engineering company will revise the configuration and capacity of the refinery’s gasoline production facilities and supply technology licenses, design services, key equipment, and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents to produce clean-burning fuels, paraxylene, propylene, and other petrochemicals.
Honeywell supports Kuwait’s energy industries through cutting-edge technologies, efficient business solutions, local training, research and development initiatives. The company is the first one to build “Made in Kuwait” solutions to power digital transformation across the country’s growing oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. The group also operates the Honeywell Automation College in Mina Abdullah, which delivers global training capabilities locally through more than 300 courses specifically designed to address the requirements of Kuwait’s power and water, oil and gas and automation industries.