Honeywell announced that it will supply a 250 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) modular gas processing plant and advanced automation systems to PetroVietnam subsidiary, PV Gas.
PV Gas, Vietnam’s primary gas provider, will use Honeywell UOP’s modular gas processing plant to separate liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from natural gas at its Ca Mau facility near the southern tip of Vietnam. Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will serve as the integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) and supply the integrated controls and safety systems for the facility and terminal. PV Gas’s total capital investment for the project is approximately $498 million.
PV Gas supplies natural gas to generate nearly 40 percent of the nation's electricity, and local production accounts for more than 55 percent of Vietnam’s domestic demand for LPG. The Honeywell UOP modular plant will separate LPG, a compressed mix of propane and butane, from natural gas. LPG is used as a fuel for heating and transportation, and to manufacture plastics and synthetic rubber. Globally, LPG consumption is growing rapidly due to its versatility, low carbon emissions and energy efficiency. Within Asia, LPG demand is expected to grow at about 8.5 percent per year through 2020, according to IHS.
“As part of the largest oil and gas provider in Vietnam, PV Gas is making smart investments in infrastructure and innovative technology to meet the country’s goal of increasing the utilization and profitability of natural gas, and this solution from Honeywell will help us achieve that,” said Mr. Huynh Quang Hai, general manager of Ca Mau Gas Processing Plant’s management board. “Honeywell’s modular gas plant and advanced automation controls offer a high recovery liquid efficiency, increasing the production of valuable products from natural gas.”