Honeywell To Automate Oil Sands Project In Canada
June 11, 2014
Honeywell Process Solutions was selected by Suncor Energy to provide automation systems for a new multi-billion dollar Fort Hills Oil Sands project in Alberta, Canada. Honeywell will supply technology to integrate the site’s control and safety systems, manage alarms, and provide advanced simulation software that enables critical operations planning and operator training. The facility is expected to be operational in late 2017.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers forecasts production from the Canadian oil sands to exceed five million barrels a day by 2030, up from 1.8 million barrels a day in 2012.
“As energy demand continues to grow, the Canadian oil sands have become an important resource,” said Frank Whitsura, vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Honeywell has the expertise to fully integrate this project’s assets, from monitors and sensors in the field, to system controls, to planning and logistics. Suncor will also be able to use our innovative technology to run a wide range of simulations that will help maximize the efficiency of the operations.”
For more information, read the press release.