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Rautaruukki Orders Extensive Automation Solution From Honeywell

November 092005
VARKAUS, Finland, Nov. 09, 2005 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) will supply an extensive automation solution to Rautaruukki to improve operations at its Raahe Steel Works plant in Finland. The plant's systems will be installed and implemented over the next three years, without any breaks in production.

The first stage of the implementation is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2006.

The order consists of an Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control the Coking Plant's Coke Batteries and the By-Product Plant. The system includes 13 redundant PMD Controllers that connect to the process via a Profibus highway. In addition, the order includes Fail Safe Control (FSC®) safety systems for three waste heat boilers.

"Honeywell's lifecycle management services cover an automation systems' entire lifecycle, starting from the project preplanning phase," says Timo Saarelainen, managing director of Honeywell Finland. "This is to ensure customers receive an automation solution that matches their specific needs and can adapt to varying requirements throughout the system's lifespan."

Rautaruukki is a member of the Ruukki Group that supplies components, systems and total solutions for the building and engineering industries. The Ruukki Group offers a wide selection of metal products and related services.

Honeywell International is a $26 billion 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, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. 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. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/ps.
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