Honeywell Enables Suriname to Double its Refining Capacity, Reduce Imports
Integrated solution will improve operational readiness for Staatsolie’s Tout Lui Faut refinery expansion.
Posted on 19 February 2014 by Syed Shah
Honeywell has announced that Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., Suriname's state-owned oil company, will deploy Honeywell's manufacturing execution system (MES) as part of a major expansion and efficiency project at the Tout Lui Faut crude oil refinery complex.
The project will reportedly more than double the refinery's capacity, greatly reducing the country's dependence on imported fuel products. The refinery will produce high-quality diesel, gasoline and fuel oil. Start-up is expected in October 2014 and will improve its reliability and mitigate safety risks, which can have a significant impact on its business results.
“With the Honeywell MES solution, our refinery expects to achieve significantly improved operational readiness,” said Rudolf Elias, project director and acting director for Refining and Marketing at Staatsolie. “Honeywell's manufacturing and business applications provide the tools we need, allowing us to optimize workflows, capture knowledge, minimize risks, improve safety, and enhance the performance and agility of our entire operation.” The MES will help the refinery better manage its production, operations and process visualization with a portfolio of applications.