Honeywell to instrument Qatar complex
Honeywell's industrial control business has been awarded contracts totalling more than $10 million to provide automation and control solutions for the Q-Chem project in Qatar. The contracts were let by the joint venture Kellogg Brown & Root of Houston, Texas and Technip of Paris (KBRT)
Q-Chem is a joint venture petrochemical complex owned by Qatar General Petroleum Company (QGPC) and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. As a result of these awards, Honeywell will provide field instrumentation, process control and advanced process control solutions for the $1.2-billion complex.
KBRT was awarded the construction contract for Q- Chem project last June. The joint venture is providing engineering, procurement, construction, and startup services to Q-Chem.
The project consists of a 500,000 tonne/year ethane cracker, based on KBR technology and using Technip's furnaces; a 450,000 tonne/year high- and linear low-density polyethylene swing plant, based on Phillips' process; and a 47,000 tonne/year hexene-1 unit, also using Phillips technology.
The total project has been valued at some $800million and completion is due mid-2002.