Mergers and new contracts for the Oil & Gas industry

Jan. 11, 2016
New developments on the Oil & Gas frontier plus controls and safety systems get an update
  • ABB has won a large control infrastructure contract for the $11-billion, 1,850-km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) to bring Azerbaijan's natural gas directly to Europe. ABB will deliver the control system, telecommunications, pipeline monitoring, security systems including fiber-optic cables to transmit data along the pipelines, which will be controlled and automated by ABB's System 800xA process automation system.
  • Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) reported Dec. 3 that its natural gas technology and process automation have been selected by Houston-based Texas LNG to remove contaminants from natural gas before liquefaction and export. The two-phase project on the north shore of the Port of Brownsville's deep-water ship channel, will produce 4 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) beginning in 2020. Texas LNG will use Honeywell's UOP Amine Guard FS process to reduce acid gas to low levels, and its proprietary absorbents will remove water, mercury and sulfur.
  • HPS also announced Dec. 10 that it's upgraded the controls and safety system at TogliattiAzot's production site in Tolyatti, Russia, which is the world's largest ammonia producer. Honeywell replaced the existing pneumatic control system at Ammonia Plant No. 6 with its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) based on C300 and Safety Manager controls. Honeywell also implemented a new control and measurement system, supported by SmartLine pressure and temperature transmitters. The upgrade helped the plant increase reliability, improve safety and boost productivity.
  • Honeywell has also completed its acquisition of Elster, a  leader in gas heating, controls, metering and advanced technology. Elster's water and electricity metering business, along with part of its gas business, will become part of Honeywell Environmental & Energy Solutions (E&ES), which produces residential and commercial building controls. Elster's other technologies will complement Honeywell Process Solutions in the natural gas sector.