PetroVietnam lets contract for gas processing plant

PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corp. (PV Gas), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam), has let a contract to UOP LLC and Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), both divisions of Honeywell International Inc., Des Plaines, Ill., to provide gas processing and automation technology for its Ca Mau gas plant in the U Minh district of southern Vietnam’s Ca Mau province.

As part of the contract, UOP will supply a factory-built 250 MMscfd modular gas processing plant designed to separate LPG from natural gas arriving via pipeline from offshore fields, Honeywell said.

To be installed on site at Ca Mau by a consortium of Posco Engineering Co. Ltd. and PetroVietnam Technical Services Co., which serves as the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction contractor, the modular gas plant is scheduled for startup in 2017.

As integrated main automation contractor, HPS will supply integrated controls and safety systems at Ca Mau, including front-end engineering and design on delivery and installation of automation, instrumentation, controls, safety, and security for the project’s gas processing units and terminal operations as part of Honeywell’s unified approach to expedite Ca Mau’s commissioning in line with PV Gas’ operational and business-readiness goals, the service company said.

Honeywell will deliver a suite of proprietary automation technologies at Ca Mau, including its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), LEAP, Smarline field transmitters, Safety Manager, and SmartRadar FlexLine.

While Honeywell did not disclose the specific value of the contact, the service provider confirmed PV Gas's has invested a total of about $498 million into Ca Mau’s gas processing project.

PetroVietnam, which initially approved the project in 2011 to address gas supply shortages in southern Vietnam, broke ground on the Ca Mau gas processing plant on Feb. 7, 2015, at a ceremony to celebrate the safe transport of 10 billion cu m of offshore gas along the 325-km PM3-Ca Mau pipeline into the Ca Mau gas-power-fertilizer complex (OGJ Online, July 5, 2007), PetroVietnam said in a Feb. 9, 2015, release.

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