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Honeywell to engineer Kuwait refining, petrochem project

Dec. 17, 2019
HPS will provide KIPIC with front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the complex.

Honeywell Process Solutions reported Nov. 12 that Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC) has picked it to be the main automation contractor for its Petrochemicals and Refinery Integration Al Zour Project (PRIZe). HPS will provide KIPIC with front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the complex, which will help KIPIC expedite production start-up and assist with reaching production targets faster and more efficiently. The project will be the first integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in Kuwait. Developed as part of the Al-Zour complex, it enhance Kuwait's domestic petrochemicals, aromatics and gasoline manufacturing capabilities.

"The PRIZe project will revolutionize Kuwait's domestic production capabilities, helping KIPIC meet the increasing demand for fuels and petrochemical products within the country," says Hatem Al-Awadi, acting chief executive officer, KIPIC. "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."

Honeywell UOP also was awarded a contract with KIPIC earlier this year to modernize the Al Zour complex. Honeywell UOP is revising the configuration and capacity of the refinery's gasoline production facilities and supply technology licenses, design services, key equipment, and catalysts and adsorbents to produce clean-burning fuels, paraxylene, propylene and other petrochemicals.