QATAR: Honeywell System is selected by Qafac for methanol & MTBE plant upgrade

The upgrade project for the 982,000-t/y methanol and 610,000-t/y MTBE plant will help Qafac reduce operating costs, improve efficiencies and increase production.

Honeywell's control and safety solution, including a new fire and gas system, will improve automation in the plant, increase cyber security and enhance operator effectiveness, Honeywell explained. In addition, Qafac will benefit from Honeywell's lifecycle support.

Work under the multi-million dollar contract is due to be completed during 2014.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 7 July 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)