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Honeywell wins $2.4 million project to automate Petrocity's Greenfield Konza Terminal

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Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab Pvt. Ltd  has won a $2.4M project in Kenya to deliver a full automation solution for Petrocity’s Greenfield Konza terminal storage facility.

Located 60km southeast of Nairobi, the project includes comprehensive solutions for the pipeline receipt system, tank farm, truck loading system and terminal automation through Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Terminal Manager in addition to industrial security, emergency shutdown (ESD) and fire & gas (F&G) systems.

The new terminal facility is situated on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway and has a capacity to handle 120 million litres of gasoline, diesel and kerosene to cater for Nairobi's growing demand for fuel. Equipped with high-accuracy measurement instruments and approved for custody transfer applications, the Petrocity project will also increase availability of petroleum products to new entrants and independent dealers in Kenya.

Aman Kurji, managing director of Petrocity Energy Ltd explains that Honeywell’s solution offers end-to-end integration to provide a global overview of the entire facility and ensure best practice in safety.

According to Chris Dartnell, vice president and general manager of strategic geographies at Honeywell Process Solutions, the new Konza storage facility will play a significant role in the development of Kenya’s petroleum industry with Honeywell technology ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations for many years to come.

Honeywell Process Solutions will deliver all services associated with the project from the initial Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study, front-end and detailed engineering to onsite commissioning and support services with a resident engineer.

Scope of the project: 

  • Automated procedures for product receipt, stock allocation, accounting and dispatch
  • Field solutions for accurate measurement to ensure safe and reliable stock tracking throughout the terminal
  • CCTV integrated into both the building management system and process control system for improved process visibility
  • Online access for more than 100 of the terminal’s customers at a time, enabling them to access details and track their product through web visualisation and thin clients

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