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Honeywell to serve as main automation contractor for new Nova Scotia plant


August 2, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Aug. 2, 2016 – Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced it will provide full automation and safety systems and serve as integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility being built in Eastern Canada to process North American natural gas for international export.

Located on the eastern shore of Canada in Nova Scotia, Pieridae Energy’s Goldboro LNG project will include a natural gas liquefaction terminal and facilities for LNG storage and marine export. The facility will be able to process 10 million metric tons of LNG a year and have a storage capacity of 690,000 cubic meters. Startup is expected in 2021.

“Honeywell’s Integrated-MAC role will help Pieridae eliminate significant project risk, compress its schedule, and ramp up to nameplate production capacity faster,” said Vimal Kapur, HPS president. “Honeywell’s latest technologies, project delivery capabilities and expert services will create a highly integrated infrastructure to boost this new venture’s profitability.”

According to Honeywell, it will design, deliver and install the distributed control systems (DCS), safety instrumented systems, fire and gas systems, and operator training simulator (OTS) for the project. Honeywell will also be responsible for helping Pieridae integrate all plant infrastructure to the business enterprise systems.

“I am excited to have developed this highly collaborative relationship with a globally recognized industry leader such as Honeywell,” said Alfred Sorensen, president and CEO of Pieridae Energy. “I am confident that Honeywell’s experienced infrastructure team will work very well with my engineering contractor, and their advanced software team will help Pieridae put the right plan in place to start the business up effectively and efficiently on day one of operations.”

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— With files from Honeywell Process Solutions