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Honeywell to supply UniSim simulator to StatoilHydro Kalundborg

KALUNDBORG, Denmark, May 28, 2008 – Honeywell will supply StatoilHydro, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, with a plant process simulator and operator training system that will be used at the company’s Kalundborg Refinery in Denmark.

The new simulator will be developed using Honeywell’s UniSim simulation technology and is being installed in three phases, with final delivery planned for the end of 2009. StatoilHydro will use the simulator to train new plant operators and provide refresher courses and self-training modules. The simulator will also be used as a design, development and implementation platform for advanced process control in order to improve operational efficiency at Kaludborg.

Honeywell will also supply tools that allow process and system data to be imported into the simulator, thereby supporting alignment with any future configuration changes at the refinery.

“We selected Honeywell because their process simulator provided us with the features we were looking for, and because it was easy to integrate and maintain with our existing control system,” said Torben Ravn Andersen, project manager, StatoilHydro. “Operator training is very important to us as there is a direct correlation between skill set and operational safety. Better training provides better operators that give safer, more secure and stable plant operation. At the end of the day, improving our operators’ skills sets benefits the overall efficiency and output of the plant.”

“The simulator and operator training system are prime examples of how we are improving business performance for customers through technology that promotes safety, reliability and efficiency,” said Seth Bergström, sales leader for Honeywell Process Solutions Scandinavia. “The StatoilHydro contract underscores a trend we are seeing toward investment in operator training and operations support tools. The primary reason is that many plant operators are retiring and being replaced by a new generation of workers who must learn the requisite skills.”

Honeywell International is a $37 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 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.

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