Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Honeywell to provide automation solution in Kenya

by Neil Mead
[Connecting Industry] American Conglomerate Honeywell International has won a $2.4 million project to deliver a full automation solution for Petrocity’s Greenfield Konza terminal storage facility 60km away from the capital Nairobi.  
The Petrocity project includes solutions for the pipeline receipt system, tank farm, truck loading system, and terminal automation, through Experion Process Knowledge Systems (PKS) and Terminal Manager. In addition, it will come with all industrial security, emergency shutdown (ESD) and fire & gas (F&G) systems.
The new terminal facility is located on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway and will cater for Nairobi’s growing demand for fuel, which is over 50 percent of Kenya’s consumption.  It will handle 120 million litres of petrol, diesel, and kerosene that is enough to fuel Nairobi a duration of 2 months, with infrastructure for product receipt, storage, and distribution.   
“Honeywell’s solution offers end-to-end integration to give us a global overview of the entire facility and ensure we meet best practice in safety,” said Managing Director of Petrocity Energy, Aman Kurji. “Once completed, it will be among the most technologically advanced storage terminals in Africa.”

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