Honeywell selected for water distribution project in Kuwait

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013

Honeywell today announced that it has been selected by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water to modernise the water distribution network that supplies more than 1.2 billion litres of fresh water daily to Kuwait’s growing population.

Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) Experion process knowledge system (PKS) will be deployed throughout the Azzour Water Distribution Scheme so that operators at a central location can control a network of six different treatment plants located in Ardiya, Hawally, Salmiya, Failaka Island, Adailiya and the water towers of Kuwait.

At the heart of this control system is Honeywell’s distributed server architecture (DSA), which integrates and manages multiple control systems and control rooms located throughout the water system, simplifying operations, reducing engineering costs and improving system integrity.

“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,” said Hamoud Bader Alrodan, assistant undersecretary, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait. “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.”

“Fresh, clean water is a critical need every day for everyone living in the fast-growing regions of Kuwait that this water system serves,” said Darius Adamczyk, president of HPS. “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.”

HPS’s Experion PKS platform is used by a wide range of municipalities and industrial manufacturers around the world. With an installed base of more than 30,000 control systems, Honeywell technology runs mission-critical applications in refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, pipelines, power plants and other industrial facilities worldwide. 

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