Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company have extended their parentship by five years to protect, maintain and optimize operations at the Al Zour refinery and liquefied natural gas import terminal in southern Kuwait.
Honeywell Forge will be deployed as a cybersecurity software platform that simplifies, strengthens and scale industrial cybersecurity operations. The integrated cybersecurity network will bolster network and endpoint security at KIPIC’s new 615,000 barrel per day crude refining plant and three trillion British thermal unit per day LNG import facility.
“Ensuring the highest levels of cybersecurity and operational excellence remains a top priority for KIPIC,” said Hatem Al-Awadi, acting chief executive officer, 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.”
“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,” said Que Dallara, president and CEO, Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “We are immensely proud of our long-standing relationship with KIPIC and will work closely with them to reduce unplanned maintenance while increasing the reliability, uptime and safety of their operations.”’