Honeywell Signs LifeCycle Management Contract with Delesto
BRUSSELS, July 2005 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar, 18-year LifeCycle Management contract with Delesto b.v., a Dutch Combined Heat & Power Producer and Supplier. Under the terms of the deal, Honeywell will provide its market leading Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) as well as service support and maintenance to Delesto until 2022. The Honeywell solution will deliver predictable, flat maintenance costs on the power supplier's process automation system and guaranteed lifetime support, enabling Delesto to cut its maintenance costs by 20 percent over 18 years. Delesto, jointly owned by the Dutch based multinationals Akzo Nobel and Essent, supplies steam and electrical power to 10 chemical manufacturing plants based on its Delfzijl site and to the Dutch national grid. Its operation depends on its mission critical technology functioning smoothly to ensure that its plant runs efficiently and supplies power 24/7, without experiencing downtime. Delesto's process control system has a fundamental role in this by ensuring the temperature, pressure and flow of the steam remains at the right levels to create the required power and steam for the nearby chemical plants and national grid. The company's major process challenge was to implement a long-term evolutionary lifecycle management program that will enable it to replace its parts of the process control system before they become obsolete. Delesto needed a solution that could enhance its business continuity, minimise downtime and reduce long-term life cycle costs. "We selected Honeywell over competitive offerings because of its strong track record with us over a number of years and because the new contract will enable us to generate significant cost savings," said Marcel Bartelink, Managing Director of Delesto b.v.. "A major benefit of Honeywell's technology is that it's completely interoperable with previous versions of its platforms as well as other vendor's systems. It means interconnectivity isn't an issue and it prevents existing systems from becoming obsolete." The agreement means Honeywell will charge Delesto a fixed fee per year to maintain and replace obsolete parts and deliver services to maintain and guarantee the availability of the plant's processing systems. As a result, Delesto will be able to control and reduce costs and accurately plan its financial outlay for LifeCycle Management over the period of the contract. "We are delighted to continue our long term partnership with Delesto, a valued customer since the 1980s," said Paul Orzeske, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Process Solutions EMEA. "We have an unparalleled track record as a global leader of process automation solutions for the power industry, having worked with clients in this area for more 30 years. Our pioneering technology and service expertise provides key process automation benefits to the power industry, guaranteeing high levels of business continuity and efficiency as well as empowering suppliers with theability to control and reduce operational costs in the long term." 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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