Honeywell for Woodside’s Pluto Western Australian LNG plant

Operator training system, data historian and process knowledge system for A$11.2 billion project.

Woodside Petroleum has chosen Honeywell for the integrated control system on its A$11.2 billion Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Pluto is Western Australia’s first new LNG plant in over twenty years and will produce 4.3 million tons of LNG per year. Pluto includes sub-sea wells, an unmanned wellhead, a 180 km trunk line and the onshore LNG plant. Honeywell’s UniSim operator training simulator will also be used for process design verification.


Honeywell’s Field Device Manager and Asset Manager applications will help operators monitor and diagnose field devices with real time data captured to the Uniformance PHD historian. Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System gives operators the ‘big picture’ of what is happening in the plant. Honeywell will also design and build emergency shutdown and fire and gas systems. The project is scheduled for completion in 2009 with production beginning in 2010.


Honeywell also announced a project with Shell Perdido in Louisiana for 59 Excel Optima Short range detectors and accessories for their Fire and Emergency Equipment Systems project. The project will help Shell standardize all offshore oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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