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Honeywell wins upgrade Contract for Izmir and Batman Refineries

A division of Honeywell has won the 5-year service, maintenance, and support contract to to upgrade Control Systems at two of Turkish Petroleum Corp. (Tupras) Refineries in Turkey.  At Tupras’ 11-million tonne/year Aliaga refinery at Izmir and its 1.1-million tpy refinery at Batman, Honeywell Process Solutions will upgrade existing systems and provide maintenance, support, and parts management for the Honeywell equipment at the plants, Honeywell said.

Honeywell’s scope of work will include providing around-the-clock support as well as a resident engineer to provide quicker response times, which will add to overall savings on maintenance and improve overall performance at the refineries, the service provider said.  Honeywell did not disclose a value of the contract, which runs through 2018.

“Honeywell was the only automation vendor to provide a lifecycle management contract that goes beyond simple maintenance activities,” said Osman Demir, coordinator for contracts and procurement at Tupras.

“The contract lets us meet one of our major challenges in constructing an efficient long-term plan for migrations while also giving us certainty for our financial plan,” Demir added.

In 2013, Honeywell updated one of the largest control systems at the Izmir refinery by migrating it to the company’s proprietary Experion control system, Honeywell said.

This most recent contract comes as part of a host of modernization and upgrading projects Tupras recently has taken to improve operations at its Turkish refining operations, which include the Izmit and Izmir refineries, each with a crude processing capacity of 11 million tpy, as well as the 5-million tpy Kirikkale refinery and the Batman refinery.


Technip and Fluor awarded RAPID UIO project in Malaysia

Technip, in a joint venture with Fluor, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. for the PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project located in the state of Johor, Malaysia. Under this contract, the Fluor and Technip joint venture will be responsible for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites (UIO) scope of work.

PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. is a subsidiary of PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (PRPC), a company under the umbrella of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) group, Malaysia’s national oil and gas company.

RAPID is part of PETRONAS Pengerang Integrated Complex development. It comprises RAPID and its associated facilities including the Pengerang co-generation plant, liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification terminal, air separation unit, the raw water supply project as well as other ancillary facilities. RAPID will consist of a 300,000-barrels-per-day refinery and petrochemical complex with a combined capacity of producing 7.7 million metric tons per year of various grades of products, including differentiated and specialty chemicals products.

RAPID’s refinery start-up is expected by early 2019.  Technip’s operating centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will execute the contract.

Mitsubishi Electric and Intel collaborate to create Next Generation Factory Automation Systems

Intel® Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation today announced a new collaboration to develop next generation Factory Automation (FA) systems with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and a pilot program at Intel’s backend manufacturing facility in Malaysia. The pilot demonstrates the benefits of the IoT in a factory setting. The pilot system will focus on delivering productivity enhancement through innovative functions, such as predictive failure, by combining Intel’s expertise developing solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Mitsubishi’s “e-Factory” automation capabilities. Intel realized a savings of nine million dollars over the course of the pilot.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and Mitsubishi Electric are working together to advance Factory Automation (FA) Systems utilizing end-to-end IoT connectivity and big data analytics.
  • The companies collaborated on a pilot at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Malaysia, demonstrating the benefits of IoT. The pilot resulted in improved equipment uptime, increased yield and productivity, the ability to conduct predictive maintenance and reduced component failures.
  • As a result of the pilot, Intel realized nine million dollars in savings through cost avoidance and improved decision making.
  • The companies are targeting product availability in 2015.

As an initial collaboration, Intel and Mitsubishi implemented the IoT and big data solution at Intel’s backend manufacturing facility in Malaysia. Using an Intel® Atom™ processor-based IoT gateway called the C Controller from Mitsubishi Electric, part of their iQ Platform, Intel was able to securely gather and aggregate data for the analytics server. Data was then processed using Revolution R Enterprise software from Revolution Analytics, an analytics software solution that uses the open source R statistics language, which was hosted on Cloudera Enterprise, the foundation of an enterprise data hub.

The solution has improved equipment component uptime, increased yield and productivity by minimizing misclassification of good units as bad, enabled predictive maintenance, and reduced component failures. Initial results include a savings of nine million dollars through cost avoidance and improved decision making.

“The data mining and analytics pilots done in Malaysia have demonstrated great value and benefits for Intel manufacturing using Intel based IoT products and technology,” said Robin Martin, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Assembly and Test Group. “Through this collaboration and pilot with Mitsubishi Electric*, we will bring the know-how, assets and technology of both companies to develop next generation factory automation systems with predictive analytic capabilities. This will allow other companies to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things for factory operations.”

“The collaboration between Mitsubishi Electric and Intel on this IoT project has enabled field data from semiconductor manufacturing lines to be collected and analyzed to improve operational performance, yet also contribute energy savings for a more sustainable society. We believe that other manufacturers can benefit from this joint Intel-Mitsubishi Electric solution which combines Big data analysis, optimized data capture and processing to deliver improved performance and optimized maintenance,” said Masayuki Yamamoto, Group Senior Vice President, Factory Automation Systems, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

The commercialization date for the product is 2015 and to the companies will show a live demonstration of the solution in Intel’s booth at the IoT Japan 2014 tradeshow, which will be held on October 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.

 

“The data mining and analytics pilots don
e in Malaysia have demonstrated great
value and benefits for Intel manufacturing using Intel based IoT products and technology,”
said Robin Martin, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Assembly and Test
Group. “Through this collaboration and pilot with
Mitsubishi Electric*, we will bring the
know-how, assets and technology of both companies to develop next generation factory
automation systems with predic
tive analytic capabilities. This
will allow other companies
to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things for factory operations.”
“The collaboration between Mitsubishi Elec
tric and Intel on this IoT project has
enabled field data from semiconductor manufacturing lines to be collected and analyzed
to improve operational performance, yet also contribute energy savings for a more
sustainable society. We believe that other manufacturers can benefit from this joint Intel-
Mitsubishi Electric solution
which combines Big data anal
ysis, optimized data capture
and processing to deliver improved performance and optimized maintenance,” said
Masayuki Yamamoto, Group Senior Vice
President, Factory Automation Systems,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
The commercialization date for the product is 2015 and to the companies will
show a live demonstration of the solution in Intel’s booth at the IoT Japan 2014
tradeshow, which will be held on October 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.

CB&I wins Ethylene Heater contract for PETRONAS' RAPID Project in Malaysia

CB&I has announced it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $200 million by Toyo Engineering Corp. for the engineering and supply of ethylene heaters for PETRONAS' Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.

The plant will utilize SRT® VII cracking heaters, which are the latest generation of SRT high selectivity heaters designed for cracking gas and liquid feedstock, to produce 1.1 million metric tons per annum of ethylene. The complete steam cracker technology package was previously awarded to CB&I under a separate contract.

"Our clients appreciate the high selectivity and reliability of our new generation SRT cracking heater technology," said Daniel McCarthy, President of CB&I's Technology operating group. "The SRT heaters are used to produce more than 40 percent of the world's annual ethylene capacity."

RAPID is part of PETRONAS' Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) development and its associated facilities, which include the Pengerang co-generation plant, re-gasification terminal 2, air separation unit, raw water supply project, crude and product tanks, as well as central and shared utilities and facilities.

Clough AMEC JV awarded AU$70 million Arrow Bowen Gas Project contract, Australia

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, today announces that the Clough AMEC joint venture has been awarded a AU$70 million front end engineering design (FEED) contract for Arrow Energy’s proposed Bowen Gas Project in central Queensland. The contract involves front end engineering to support the next phase of Arrow’s work to develop and commercialise its significant Bowen Basin gas reserves. The FEED scope includes engineering, procurement and contracts award for the early works.

The FEED contract will commence on 6 October 2014 and is expected to continue for up to 12 months. The work will provide employment opportunities for local engineering, technical and professional personnel.

“Australia is an important region for AMEC and we are delighted to be working closely with Arrow Energy and Clough on this significant coal seam gas project for Queensland’s economy,” said Malcolm Brown, AMEC Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific. “We will draw on our considerable engineering expertise in the Australian CSG industry to help Arrow achieve their long-term objectives, safely and sustainably.”

Arrow’s Bowen Gas Project involves a major, staged expansion of Arrow's existing domestic CSG production in the Bowen Basin, to supply gas to the domestic market and for the production and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).