Honeywell, Wood boost connected plant technology for advanced refining
Collaboration will lead to improvements in Delayed Coking bottoms upgrading processes to improve reliability, efficiency and profitability
Honeywell and Wood will work together through the Honeywell Connected Plant platform to commercialize digital services that help refiners and petrochemical manufacturers make their operations safer, more efficient and more reliable.
Honeywell UOP, a leading provider of technologies for the oil and gas industry, has partnered with Wood to develop Connected Plant capabilities for Wood's Foster Wheeler SYDEC Delayed Coking technology that converts heavy oil fractions into fuel-range distillates and other products. Honeywell UOP recommends Wood's Delayed Coking process to refining customers that require a coking technology. Wood has designed and engineered more Delayed Cokers globally than any other technology provider or engineering contractor.
"Honeywell is a strategic partner in the connected plant space and together, we are ideally positioned to deliver the digital services our customers need," said Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood's Specialist Technical Solutions business. "With this partnership, our customers will experience improved profitability through software-enabled services that guide the efficient operation of Delayed Coking and other related processes."
Honeywell Connected Plant delivers oil and gas customers higher levels of safety, reliability, efficiency and profitability. This solution is unique in the industry because it applies proprietary process knowledge and deep troubleshooting experience to recommend operational adjustments sooner and more accurately than ever before. It helps plants run more consistently and at the top of their performance capability.
"This alliance greatly expands the reach of the Honeywell Connected Plant by adding Wood's technology to our ecosystem," said Zak Alzein, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Connected Performance Services business. "With this agreement, Wood can offer connected services to its Delayed Coking customers, and Honeywell will embed Wood's Delayed Coking digital twin into the Honeywell Connected Plant platform."
The agreement with Wood extends the Honeywell Connected Plant to a new technology partner, providing greater value to customers and making Honeywell Connected Plant the platform of choice for the downstream oil and gas industry.
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. It provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, power and process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.
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