Honeywell has announced that Pak-Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) will use technologies from Honeywell UOP and Honeywell Process Solutions to upgrade its Mid-Country Refinery near Multan, Pakistan, enabling it to meet growing domestic demand for cleaner-burning fuels.
The project's Honeywell solutions will include licensing, basic engineering design and other associated services for a modular PenexTM isomerisation unit, which will help make cleaner-burning high-octane gasoline, and a modular PolybedTM PSA system, which will provide a reliable source of high-purity hydrogen. In addition, the project will include automation and controls from Honeywell Process Solutions.
"These Honeywell technologies will address the increasingly urgent need for low-emission transportation fuels under the Pakistani government's tightening environmental regulations," said Mike Millard, vice president and general manager of Honeywell UOP's Process Technology and Equipment business. "PARCO chose to have these technologies delivered as modular equipment rather than in-field construction for faster startup, higher quality and better unit performance."
PARCO chose Honeywell's technology due to its long record of experience with the company, its proven record of success in Pakistan and its modularisation capability for rapid project implementation.
Pak-Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) is a joint venture between the Government of Pakistan, which holds 60% of the venture, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, whose 40% share is held through the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Investment Company L.L.C. (ADPI), a subsidiary group of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).
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