Honeywell To Automate Systems At New Steam Production Plant In Finland

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Honeywell To Automate Systems At New Steam Production Plant In Finland

Major Contract for Complete Systems Solution Helps Ekokem Produce Heat from Biomass and Waste Material

KUOPIO, Finland, May 2, 2013 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today that it will provide a comprehensive automation solution for a new steam production plant in Finland. The contract, awarded by environmental management specialists Ekokem, covers all building automation, process control, and safety systems for a new bubble fluidized-bed (BFB) boiler site.

Under its integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC) approach, Honeywell will design, deliver and install the automation, instrumentation, controls, and wider systems for the plant, including fire detection, video surveillance and access control. The package will be based on Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator™ building systems solution, with process control through Experion® Process Knowledge Solution (PKS). Other Honeywell solutions being supplied include Safety Manager, its Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-certified integrated safety platform; Digital Video Manager, for video monitoring; and Uniformance® Process History Database (PHD).

The scope also covers the design and installation of electrification for the process and building, as well as field instruments for the plant.

“As the integrated main automation contractor we’re able to offer a single point of contact which lowers the project risk, but also a tightly integrated solution on delivery,” said Pascal Stijns, Honeywell’s business leader for Power Solutions. “This solution will give operators comprehensive visibility and control of the entire facility through a single, intuitive system.”

Once completed later this year, the greenfield site is expected to produce 43GWh of heat annually for Ekokem client KWH Mirka, running on biomass and waste material at its plant for manufacturing of coated abrasives in Jepua, Western Finland. This integrated automation solution is the first of its kind on this type of process, and is well positioned to enable Ekokem to take advantage of increasing demand for such solutions.

“Working with Honeywell we will be able to offer clients a cost-effective solution for small and medium scale energy production harnessing waste for a more efficient solution,” said Petri Onikki, technical director, Ekokem. “An integrated package means reducing project costs and providing efficient and safe control with minimal personnel.”

For more information about Honeywell’s process automation solutions please visit: www.honeywellprocess.com

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywellprocess.com 

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