North Refineries recently selected American engineering company Honeywell for upgrade works on it's refinery in Baiji, Iraq.
As Honeywell officials stated the company was signed for an US $9.6 million EPC contract to upgrade existing control and automation systems at the Baiji refinery. The 30 year old control units will be replaced with Honeywell's Experion process knowledge system and safety manager, enabling a fully automatized work at the facility. Apart from additional safety and security gains these steps help North Refineries to maximize productivity, while offering full scaleability to support future technology upgrades, company officials said. North Refineries officials expect maintenance costs to drop by 30% after the installation of modern automation units....