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Honeywell to build gas processing plant for PV Gas in Vietnam

EBR Staff Writer Published 13 January 2016

Vietnam's primary gas provider PV Gas has selected Honeywell to supply gas processing plant and advanced automation systems to produce liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Under the contract, Honeywell will supply a 250 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) modular gas processing plant which will separate LPG from natural gas at Ca Mau facility near the southern tip of Vietnam.

As the integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC), Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will supply the integrated controls and safety systems for the facility and terminal.

The consortium of Posco Engineering and PetroVietnam Technical Services is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the $498m project.

Ca Mau Gas Processing Plant management board general manager Huynh Quang Hai said: "As part of the largest oil and gas provider in Vietnam, PV Gas is making smart investments in infrastructure and innovative technology to meet the country's goal of increasing the utilization and profitability of natural gas, and this solution from Honeywell will help us achieve that.

"Honeywell's modular gas plant and advanced automation controls offer a high recovery liquid efficiency, increasing the production of valuable products from natural gas."

Scope of work also includes automation technologies including Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), LEAP, Smartline field transmitters, Safety Manager and SmartRadar FlexLine.

The factory-built modular gas plant, which is planned to be commissioned at the site in 2017, is expected to reduce imports of LPG into the country.

Honeywell UOP Gas Processing and Hydrogen business vice-president John Gugel said: "Honeywell UOP has worked with PetroVietnam for more than 20 years in refining and petrochemicals, and this project will help Vietnam meet its growing energy demands.

"Our modular gas processing plants are a proven solution for high-quality, fast and efficient gas processing anywhere in the world, helping companies generate revenue sooner and more cost-effectively than with stick-built plants."