Kuwait awards water distribution upgrade deal
Honeywell set to work on network modernisation scheme
Honeywell has reported that it has been awarded a contract – valued at US $11.8 million – by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water that will see the firm work on a project to modernise the country’s water distribution network.
Honeywell Process Solutions’ Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) is set to be deployed throughout the Az Zour water distribution system, so that operators at a central location can control a network of six different treatment plants. The network supplies over 280 million imperial gallons of fresh water each day.
“We have set long-term goals for sustainability in Kuwait. Revamping our water distribution network to improve efficiency and reduce costs is a key part of meeting our development plans. Honeywell’s experience in control systems and support capabilities in a number of industrial projects in Kuwait helped us pick them as one of our trusted vendors,” said Ministry of Electricity and Water assistant under secretary, Hamoud Bader Alrodan.
Honeywell says that that the new control system is based around its Distributed Server Architecture (DSA), which helps to integrate and manage multiple control systems and control rooms throughout the water system. The benefits, the firm says, are simplified operations, lower engineering costs and improving system integrity.
“Fresh, clean water is a critical need every day for everyone living in the fast-growing regions of Kuwait that this water system serves. Honeywell’s industry-leading automation technology is ideally suited to this challenge, and will exceed the high standards for reliability and safety set by the Ministry of Electricity and Water,” said Honeywell Process Solutions’ president, Darius Adamczyk.