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Honeywell to supply MES for natural gas production in Qatar and UAE

Integrated MES Solution Will Achieve Enterprise-Wide Visibility at Gas Producer

ABU DHABI, Feb. 13, 2007 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it has been awarded a $13.5 million dollar contract to provide a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for Dolphin Energy’s Plant Automation Applications & Pipeline Automation System (PAA & PAS) Project. The project will use Honeywell’s Business FLEX applications, integrated with third-party technologies, across Dolphin Energy’s entire gas production, processing and pipeline distribution network in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The solution will help Dolphin Energy streamline data handling to reduce manual entry tasks, provide better validation and reconciliation of data, and ensure that information is received and transmitted efficiently.

The project will fully integrate Dolphin Energy’s business and process systems, providing improved visibility and control across its entire supply chain, from offshore wellheads to customer gas distribution. This increased visibility into all aspects of operation will enable Dolphin Energy to optimize their processes and increase production over the long term. With a vertically integrated supply chain and process solution, Dolphin will be able to adjust production and processing for maximum efficiency and to identify and eliminate potential problems at an early stage.

The venture with Honeywell will enable Dolphin to unify its business goals and optimize production. Honeywell’s strong reputation in the region and track record with large-scale implementations make them a strong partner. The MES project will result in quicker decision-making and more efficient management of Dolphin’s plant and pipeline facilities.

The project covers a wide geographic area extending from Dolphin’s two offshore oil platforms in Qatar’s North Gas field, to its onshore processing facilities at Ras Laffan, and also through an undersea pipeline to end-customers in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, UAE. The Dolphin Gas Project is a unique UAE strategic energy initiative whose mission is to produce, process and supply substantial quantities of natural gas from offshore Qatar to the United Arab Emirates.

“The ever-growing demand for energy is one of the hottest issues around the world and no one feels that pressure more than the companies that produce it,” said Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions. “Through its supply of natural gas from Qatar, Dolphin Energy will bring together three nations in a regional energy network for the very first time. By optimizing their operations, Honeywell seeks to assist Dolphin Energy’s ability to better meet demand and do so in a manner that will support the development of substantial, long-term new industries throughout the region while creating continuous economic growth.”

Honeywell International is a $31 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. 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.

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