Honeywell to control Abu Dhabi fertilizer plant

April 12, 2011 – Honeywell has been selected by Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. to deliver an integrated process control system for FERTIL-2, a new fertilizer plant being built near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager will be used to fully automate the facility and increase output for ammonia and urea used in fertilizer production by up to 50%. Samsung Engineering is engaged by Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (FERTIL), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, to develop the new fertilizer plant.

Honeywell’s Experion PKS will help FERTIL-2 to produce ammonia and urea in capacities of up to 2,000 and 3,500 metric tons per day respectively, with production slated to begin in January 2013. In addition, with the implementation of Safety Manager, Experion will improve FERTIL-2’s process-safeguarding protocols such as emergency shutdowns, fire and gas monitoring, and critical application control. FERTIL’s existing plant also uses Honeywell technology.

“One of our primary aims is minimizing the loss of productivity associated with a plant shutdown,” said a spokesperson from Samsung Engineering. “We chose Honeywell because their offerings can minimize productivity losses resulting from shutdown periods. Their experience with the existing FERTIL-1 plant also proved to be an added advantage.”

“As the fertilizer industry slowly recovers from the recent economic slump, manufacturers like FERTIL are seeing the need for more efficient and cost-effective production,” said Lee Dong Yeol, Asia Pacific EPC Sales Leader, Honeywell Korea. “With the implementation of Experion PKS and Safety Manager, FERTIL should benefit from reduced maintenance costs, improved productivity and increased fertilizer production volumes, which can help boost the region’s food production capacity.”

Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.