Honeywell inks Kuwait water project deal
Kuwait, April 10, 2013
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has awarded a $11.8 mllion project to US-based Honeywell for modernisation of its water distribution network that supplies over 280 million imperial gallons of fresh water daily to the country’s growing population.
A Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, Honeywell will deploy its experion process knowledge system throughout the Azzour Water Distribution Scheme to help operators at a central location control the network of six different treatment plants located in Ardiya, Hawally, Salmiya, Failaka Island, Adailiya and the water towers of Kuwait.
At the heart of this control system is Honeywell’s distributed server architecture (DSA), which integrates and manages multiple control systems and control rooms located throughout the water system, simplifying operations, reducing engineering costs and improving system integrity.
“We have set long-term goals for sustainability in Kuwait. Revamping our water distribution network to improve efficiency and reduce costs is a key part of meeting our development plans,” remarked Hamoud Bader Alrodan, assistant under secretary, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait.
“Honeywell’s experience in control systems and support capabilities in a number of industrial projects in Kuwait helped us pick them as one of our trusted vendors,” he stated.
“Fresh, clean water is a critical need every day for everyone living in the fast-growing regions of Kuwait that this water system serves,” he added.
Commenting on the win, Darius Adamczyk, the president of Honeywell Process Solutions said, “Our industry-leading automation technology is ideally suited to this challenge, and will exceed the high standards for reliability and safety set by the Ministry of Electricity and Water.”
"The PKS platform is used by a wide range of municipalities and industrial manufacturers around the world. With an installed base of more than 30,000 control systems, Honeywell technology runs mission-critical applications in refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, pipelines, power plants and other industrial facilities worldwide," he added.-TradeArabia News Service