Qatar Energy Plant Gets Upgrade

Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 02:07 PM gHale


Honeywell inked a deal with Dolphin Energy in Qatar to upgrade its existing Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) servers, stations and software online at its gas processing plant at Ras Laffan.
The upgrade will enhance production processes at the plant located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, which is the largest single build plant in the world and central to Dolphin’s operations in the region. Dolphin Energy, one of the largest energy ventures in the Middle East, was set up to produce and process natural gas from Qatar’s offshore North Field. The processed gas then transports to the UAE via an undersea pipeline.
As part of the project, Honeywell will upgrade nine Experion servers and 45 Experion stations.
The offline development system will be a small-scale replica of the gas processing plant’s existing integrated control system and will allow Dolphin Energy to test various migration scenarios without affecting the plant’s productivity. In addition to supporting a safe and incident-free migration of the facility’s systems, the development system will also facilitate the training of engineers on the Experion platform.
“In addition to addressing operating system obsolescence and its associated hardware compatibility issues, the software upgrades will deliver operational and maintenance enhancements such as advanced diagnostics,” said Adel Ahmed Albuainain, General Manager, Dolphin Energy, Qatar. “It will also facilitate future systems expansions on the latest platforms.”



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