StatoilHydro contracts for refinery simulator

StatoilHydro has let a contract to Honeywell International for a plant process simulator and operator training system that will be used at the company's Kalundborg refinery in Denmark.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 2 -- StatoilHydro has let a contract to Honeywell International Inc. for a plant process simulator and operator training system that will be used at the company's Kalundborg refinery in Denmark.

The refinery is Denmark's largest, with an annual throughput capacity of 5.5 million tonnes of oil, and its oldest dating back to the early 1960s.

The new simulator, using Honeywell's trademarked simulation technology, will be installed in three phases, with final delivery planned for yearend 2009. StatoilHydro will use the simulator to train new plant operators and provide refresher courses and self-training modules. The simulator also will be used as a design, development, and implementation platform for advanced process control in order to improve operational efficiency at Kalundborg.

In addition, Honeywell will supply tools that allow process and system data to be imported into the simulator, thereby supporting alignment with any future configuration changes at the refinery. The value of the deal was not reported.

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