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Honeywell to install Experion at world’s largest paraxylene plant
Honeywell has announced a $7.7 million project to supply its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) R300 and Safety Manager technology at the world’s largest paraxylene plant. Experion will aid production at the $1.2-billion Sohar Aromatics plant at Oman’s Port of Sohar. The contract was awarded by GS Engineering and Construction, based in Seoul.
In addition to Experion and Safety Manager, Honeywell will provide the Sohar facility with Uniformance PHD, its data historian, as well as project management and engineering services. The project is expected to be completed by December 2008, and production at the Aromatics Oman LLC-owned facility is slated to begin in 2009. The plant will produce 814,000 tons of paraxylene per year and 210,000 tons of benzene. Paraxylene is used in producing polyester fibers and plastic bottles.
"Experion gets the right information to the right people on the plant floor," says J.T. Chung, VP of GS. "This was a critical factor in deciding which technology to implement in this facility. When the plant becomes operational, it will feed a fast-growing demand, and need to function as efficiently as possible."
By contracting with Honeywell for engineering and project management services, GS expects to shave about four months off the project schedule, and will be able to focus on other critical areas of the plant.
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