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Honeywell technologies to be used for expansion of Freeport LNG terminal

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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has recently announced that its automation and security systems will help Freeport LNG Development L.P. (Freeport LNG) expand its southeast Texas LNG terminal into a world-class liquefaction and export operation.

The expansion will give Freeport LNG 13.9 million tpy of export capacity and startup is expected in 2018. Freeport LNG’s is one of ten new or expanded import or export LNG terminals that have been approved by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

HPS will be the integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for the expansion project. Under this role, HPS will be responsible for designing, delivering and installing the automation, instrumentation, controls and safety and security systems. The unified approach will be critical in helping the project meet operational and business readiness goals on the start-up day.

The LNG terminal, located on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas, will build three new processing units, or trains, as part of a more than US$13 billion expansion, adding gas pretreatment and liquefaction capabilities. Honeywell will supply its automation and control expertise and a unique approach to project consulting and execution to support Freeport LNG’s move to exporting LNG in the wake of newly-exploited domestic natural gas resources.

“The expanded I-MAC capabilities that Honeywell brings to this project – and specifically our new LEAP™ project services – will help Freeport LNG start up this terminal expansion faster and within budget,” said Pieter Krynauw, Vice President for HPS’s Projects and Automation Solutions. “Honeywell’s latest technologies, project delivery capabilities and expert services will create a highly integrated infrastructure to boost the plant’s profitability.”

Honeywell will include a broad scope of products, services and consulting capabilities that add value over the entire project and operating a lifecycle of the venture.

By leveraging these integrated solutions, Honeywell will reduce risks and minimise potential schedule delays for both Freeport LNG and its engineering, procurement and construction contractor during the facility expansion’s startup.

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