Honeywell To Automate World’s Largest LNG Project With Instrumentation And Control Solutions

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Honeywell To Automate World’s Largest LNG Project With Instrumentation And Control Solutions

From Lean Project Execution to cybersecurity, Honeywell technologies drive safety, reliability, efficiency, profitability and operational excellence for Qatargas’ North Field East project

​HOUSTON, October 22, 2020 -- Honeywell today announced that Qatar Petroleum has selected Honeywell as the main instrument and control contractor to support the North Field East (NFE) project, being developed by Qatargas on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. Honeywell’s technology will provide the NFE project with streamlined automation and safety systems while reducing schedule risks and delivering CAPEX efficiencies.

The NFE project will support the Qatari’s goal of increasing their total annual production of LNG by 43% – from 77 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 110 Mtpa. The project includes the development of four new LNG mega-trains as well as associated facilities, and the production starting in 2025 will support the continued economic growth in Qatar.

“We’re delighted to play a central role in the largest and most ambitious LNG project in the world,” said Tarek Nahl, vice president, Global Strategic Projects, Honeywell. “Our technologies will aid Qatargas in reaching its production targets more efficiently while helping it achieve its safety, reliability, security and profitability metrics.”

The project will deploy Honeywell’s Industrial Internet of Things-enabled LEAP (Lean Execution for Automation Projects) methodology, incorporating virtualization, Universal Input/Output (UIO), channel technology and cloud engineering. LEAP approach also provides more predictable construction costs and enables remote project engineering from anywhere in the world which delivers improvements in collaboration and reduction in travel.

Honeywell will implement smart junction boxes (SJB) technology for control and safety systems to reduce the number of instrumentation cabinets as compared to previous technologies. The implementation of smart junction boxes will enable faster project execution and reduced installation costs.

Honeywell’s instrumentation and control systems will be integrated into the NFE main control building in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) and instrument technical rooms (ITRs) will be located throughout the process area. The system will include Honeywell’s latest Experion® PKS control and safety solutions, operator training simulation, multivariable process control, pipelines management, instrument asset management, alarm management and plant operation information systems. In addition, Honeywell cybersecurity technology and services will help safeguard the project infrastructure.

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About Qatar Petroleum

Qatar Petroleum is an integrated national oil corporation responsible for the sustainable development of the oil and gas industry in the State of Qatar and beyond.
Qatar Petroleum’s activities encompass the entire spectrum of the oil and gas value chain locally, regionally, and internationally, and include the exploration, production, processing, marketing and sales of oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGL), gas to liquids (GTL) products, refined products, petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel and aluminum.

Qatar Petroleum is committed to contribute to a better future by meeting today’s economic needs, while safeguarding our environment and resources for generations to come. Thriving on innovation and excellence, Qatar Petroleum is bound to the highest levels of sustainable human, socio-economic, and environmental development.

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About Honeywell

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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