Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) won a $17.5 million contract to supply process controls for Vietnam’s first oil refinery. The Technip Consortium (www.technip.com), which will build the refinery in Dung Quat for state-owned company PetroVietnam, selected Honeywell to supply its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS).
Located in Quang Ngai Province near the South China Sea, the Dung Quat refinery will produce 148,000 barrels of oil per day and other products such as propylene, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), motor gasoline, jet A1 kerosene, auto diesel and fuel oil. Experion will integrate the refinery’s subsystems to give operators a clear view of how the refinery’s processes are functioning. Honeywell will design, test, install, and commission Dung Quat’s system. In addition to Experion, Honeywell will supply Safety Manager for Emergency Shutdown along with fire and gas protection systems.
The Technip Consortium includes engineering and construction service providers Technip GeoProduction and Spain-based Tecnica Reunidas, as well as Japan Gas Company. PetroVietnam, also known as the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corp, was established in 1975. Its activities, through various companies and wholly owned subsidiaries, now cover all the operations from oil and gas exploration and production to storage, processing, transportation, distribution, and services not only within the boundaries of Vietnam, but also in the global arena.