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Suriname to double refining capacity, reduce imports
Published on January 22, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV, Suriname's state-owned oil company, will deploy a Honeywell manufacturing execution system (MES) as part of a major expansion and efficiency project at the Tout Lui Faut crude oil refinery complex.

The project will more than double the refinery's capacity, greatly reducing the country's dependence on imported fuel products. The refinery will produce high-quality diesel, gasoline and fuel oil. Start-up is expected in October 2014 and will improve its reliability and mitigate safety risks, which can have a significant impact on its business results.

"With the Honeywell MES solution, our refinery expects to achieve significantly improved operational readiness," said Rudolf Elias, project director and acting director for refining and marketing at Staatsolie. "Honeywell's manufacturing and business applications provide the tools we need, allowing us to optimize workflows, capture knowledge, minimize risks, improve safety, and enhance the performance and agility of our entire operation."

"Staatsolie needed manufacturing technologies that could easily integrate with its existing distributed control system to better manage operations and production," said Vimal Kapur, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions' Advanced Solutions business. "The MES solution will allow refinery personnel focus on plant operations -- not on collecting data or creating reports."
 
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