Following the opening of an office in Baghdad last October, Honeywell has announced it has been selected by one of Iraq’s largest refineries as the main engineering, procurement, and construction contractor in charge of upgrading legacy control equipment.
As part of the $9.6 million contract, Honeywell will upgrade existing automation and operations management systems at the North Refineries Co. (NRC) refinery in Baiji, Iraq, to improve overall efficiency, reliability, and safety at the facility, the company said.
Honeywell will be fully automating the facility and replacing its 30-year-old single loop instrument control system. As part of the deal, Honeywell will be implementing its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), which is said to align people with process variables, business requirements, and asset management. The refinery will also use Honeywell’s Safety Manager system, a component of Experion PKS that features tight integration with alarm and events management for smooth plant operations and easy analysis of anomalies, the company said.
In addition to improving safety and security at the plant, the new automation investment will allow NRC to maximize productivity while offering full scalability to support future technology upgrades.