Honeywell has announced that it will provide industry-leading process technology and advanced automation controls to Iraq’s Karbala refinery, now under construction in Karbala Province, about 120 kilometers south of Baghdad.
According to a statement from the company, the grassroots refinery will use industry-leading refining processes from Honeywell UOP and automation controls from Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) to allow Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects’ (SCOP) Karbala refinery to maximize production of fuel and other products that will help offset the more than 350,000 barrels per day of refined products the country currently imports.
These technologies will also help meet growing domestic demand with products meeting international standards equivalent to Euro V fuel standards.
Startup of the 140,000 barrel-per-day refinery is expected in 2020.
Mike Millard, vice president and general manager of Honeywell UOP’s Process Technology and Equipment business, said:
“The Honeywell solution combines UOP’s deep process knowledge with HPS’s expertise in plant automation to make the refinery run at the top of its capability …
“The integration of process technology with a controls solution enables the Karbala refinery to make more gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas and asphalt, and make it more efficiently.”