Honeywell and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC) have signed a five-year, multi-million dollar contract.
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC) has signed a multi-million dollar contract for services to protect, maintain and optimise operations at the Al Zour refinery and LNG import terminal in southern Kuwait.
Honeywell will provide its Honeywell Forge software platform with robust cybersecurity capabilities, to simplify, strengthen and scale industrial cybersecurity operations at the facilities for five years.
The contract will boost security at KIPIC's new crude refining plant and 3 trill Btu/d LNG import facility. Honeywell Assurance 360 will also be included on the sites.
“Ensuring the highest levels of cybersecurity and operational excellence remains a top priority for KIPIC,” said Hatem Al-Awadi, KIPIC’s Acting CEO. “We are building one of the largest integrated refining facilities in the world and selected Honeywell in view of their world-class cybersecurity credentials and expertise in implementing robust lifecycle management plans for critical infrastructure in the energy sector.”
Under the terms of the Assurance 360 service agreement, Honeywell will work with KIPIC to maintain, support and optimise the performance of its facilities while maximising uptime and reducing operating costs.
The multi-year agreement will help ensure automation assets are kept secure and reliable, while providing KIPIC with predictive maintenance and performance insights designed to help meet and exceed production goals and manage total cost of ownership.
“Honeywell has been supplying technologies to support the global oil and gas industry for over 100 years, and we are committed to helping our customers maintain leadership positions in the field through world-class digital technologies and software solutions,” said Que Dallara, President and CEO, Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “We are immensely proud of our long-standing relationship with KIPIC and will work closely with them to reduce unplanned maintenance while increasing the reliability, uptime and safety of their operations.”