Honeywell Process Solutions has been selected by Suncor Energy to provide automation systems for the new multi-billion dollar Fort Hills Oil Sands project in Alberta, Canada.
Honeywell’s automation technology will integrate the site’s control and safety systems, manage alarms, and provide advanced simulation software that enables critical operations planning and operator training.
As the Main Automation Contractor (MAC), Honeywell will play a key role in helping the facility achieve its future productivity and operational efficiency goals. The facility is expected to be operational in late 2017.
According to Frank Whitsura, vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions, the company has a proven track record of reducing risk on projects of this magnitude, delivering on-time and on-budget, and contributing to the ongoing safety, reliability and efficiency of the operation and lowering overall lifecycle costs.
Whitsura explains Honeywell has the expertise to fully integrate this project’s assets from monitors and sensors in the field, to system controls, and planning and logistics. Suncor will also be able to use their innovative technology to run a wide range of simulations that will help maximise the efficiency of the operations.