Honeywell (HON) Process Solutions (HPS) will provide full automation and safety systems and serve as integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility being built in Eastern Canada to process North American natural gas for international export. Honeywell technology is currently being used in more than 40 similar LNG import and export terminals around the world.
Located on the eastern shore of Canada in Nova Scotia, Pieridae Energy’s Goldboro LNG project will include a natural gas liquefaction terminal and facilities for LNG storage and marine export. The facility will be able to process 10 million metric tons of LNG a year and have a storage capacity of 690,000 cubic meters. Startup is expected in 2021.
"Honeywell’s Integrated-MAC role will help Pieridae eliminate significant project risk, compress its schedule, and ramp up to nameplate production capacity faster," said Vimal Kapur, president, HPS. "Honeywell's latest technologies, project delivery capabilities and expert services will create a highly integrated infrastructure to boost this new venture’s profitability."
The announcement was made at the 2016 Honeywell Executive Forum on Mega-Projects in Morristown, NJ.
"I am excited to have developed this highly collaborative relationship with a globally recognized industry leader such as Honeywell," said Alfred Sorensen, president and chief executive officer, Pieridae Energy. “I am confident that Honeywell’s experienced infrastructure team will work very well with my engineering contractor, and their advanced software team will help Pieridae put the right plan in place to start the business up effectively and efficiently on day one of operations.”
Honeywell is responsible for designing, delivering and installing the distributed control systems (DCS), safety instrumented systems, fire and gas systems, and operator training simulator (OTS) for the project. Honeywell will also be responsible for helping Pieridae integrate all plant infrastructure to the business enterprise systems.
Specific key deliverables include a number of Honeywell's innovative and patented technologies including LEAP, Honeywell's lean project execution services; Experion® PKS (process knowledge system) Orion with distributed systems architecture (DSA); Experion Security Integrator; Fault Tolerant Ethernet (FTE); universal process I/O and safety I/O; Safety Manager fire and gas systems; UniSim operator training simulator; DynAMo® advanced alarm management software; Uniformance® Suite PHD data historian; and the Intuition Executive operational insight platform.
By leveraging these integrated solutions, Honeywell will reduce risks and minimize potential schedule delays for both Goldboro LNG and its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor during the facility startup.