KIPIC selects Honeywell to protect and optimise operations at Kuwait’s Al Zour Complex

industry 4562396 640Honeywell and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) have extended their strategic cooperation by signing a five-year multi-million-dollar service contract to protect, maintain and optimise operations at the Al Zour refinery and LNGI terminal in South Kuwait

The contract will see the deployment of Honeywell Forge, an advanced enterprise performance management software platform with robust cybersecurity capabilities that simplify, strengthen and scale industrial cybersecurity operations.

The implementation will bolster network and endpoint security at KIPIC’s new 615,000 bpd crude refining plant and three trillion British thermal unit per day LNG import facility. Honeywell Assurance 360, an outcome-based, performance-focused service management program, will also be implemented at the sites.

Hatem Al-Awadi, acting CEO, KIPIC, said, “Ensuring the highest levels of cybersecurity and operational excellence remains a top priority for KIPIC.

“We are building one of the largest integrated refining facilities in the world and selected Honeywell in view of their world-class cybersecurity credentials and expertise in implementing robust lifecycle management plans for critical infrastructure in the energy sector.”

KIPIC will use Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity Software to better secure critical operational technology (OT) assets and operations from evolving cybersecurity threats to safeguard cybersecurity performance and increase the visibility of vulnerabilities, mitigate risks and improve cybersecurity compliance and management efficiency.

This will include creating cybersecurity policies and procedures, audits and evaluations of business processes and assets, and training programs to help ensure cybersecurity protection at 360 degrees.

Que Dallara, president and CEO, Honeywell Connected Enterprise, said, “Honeywell has been supplying technologies to support the global oil and gas industry for over 100 years, and we are committed to helping our customers maintain leadership positions in the field through world-class digital technologies and software solutions.”

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