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Honeywell technology used in Suriname refinery

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Honeywell has announced that Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., Suriname’s state owned oil company will use the company’s manufacturing execution system (MES) as part of a major expansion and efficiency project at the Tout Lui Faut crude oil refinery.

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


The solution will help the refinery better manage its production, operations and process visualisation with a portfolio of applications, which include;

  • Uniformance® Process History Database (PHD) collects, stores and replays historical and continuous plant process data to improve data security, efficiency and business performance.
  • Operations Management Pro (OM Pro), planning, execution and performance monitoring of offsite blending and movement operations.
  • Asset Manager, real time monitoring of facility assets.
  • Field Advisor, operator observations are integrated into electronic maintenance and reliability systems for proactive maintenance.
  • Production Balance, material or energy balance of an entire facility as well as individual processing units.


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

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

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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