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Honeywell selected by Texas LNG for natural gas technology

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Honeywell has released a statement claiming that it has been selected by Texas LNG to provide natural gas technology and process automation, which will prepare gas for liquefaction and export by removing contaminants. Beginning in 2020, the project will produce 4 million t of LNG.

Specifically, Texas LNG will use Honeywell’s UOP Amine GuardTM process, which reduces the level of acid gas and its proprietary adsorbents to remove mercury, water and sulfur from the gas. The Amine Guard FS process, which can be customised to suit the given application and quality of feed gas, reduces the level of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, as well as other sulfur components from the natural gas.

John Gugel, the Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell UOP’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business, said: “Honeywell is poised to support the growing global demand for LNG.

“Honeywell's integrated solution of advanced gas processing technology, combined with state-of-the-art automation and control systems, offers a streamlined approach to project execution that helps minimise project time, cost and risk. This approach will be critical in helping the project meet operational and business readiness goals at startup.”

The Chief Operating Officer of Texas LNG, Langtry Meyer, added: “As an independent liquefaction operator in a very competitive environment, bringing on board a company like Honeywell with such broad and integrated capabilities – proven in LNG – adds significant credibility and value to our venture. We are confident this relationship will deliver over the long-term for Texas LNG.”

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will act as the integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC), and will be responsible for the design, delivery and installation of the automation, controls, instrumentation, security and safety, operations management, and advanced planning and scheduling. In addition to this, Honeywell is assisting Texas LNG through the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) front-end engineering and design (FEED) process.

Pieter Krynauw, the Vice President for HPS’ Projects and Automation Solutions business, said: “With today's large capital projects, leading technology companies must deliver value that goes beyond just providing technology on time and within budget. Honeywell is going even further and transforming the way major projects are designed and delivered.

“For this project, Honeywell's integrated approach included consulting on FERC FEED, providing integrated technologies, solutions and services that will help the plant start up and reach optimum production faster, and implementing operations and supply chain optimisation to exceed production plans. All of this will drive a step-change return on shareholder investment for our clients, such as Texas LNG."

Honeywell will also make use of its integrated solutions, such as LEAP, as well as its lean project execution services, including: Experion® PKS with Distributed Systems Architecture (DSA); Experion Security Integrator; Fault Tolerant Ethernet (FTE); Universal Process and Safety I/O; virtualisation; advanced control; Safety Manager; fire and gas systems; OneWirelessTM Network; Digital Video ManagerTM (DVM); UniSimTM operator training simulator; DynAMoTM advanced alarm management software, and PHD data historian. This will allow Texas LNG to reduce potential risks, as well to minimise any possible delays to the schedule.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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