Honeywell To Train Next Generation Of Refinery Technicians In Vietnam
Nghi Son Refinery Will be Country's Largest Refinery
HANOI, Vietnam, June 19, 2014
HANOI, Vietnam, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process
Solutions announced today that it would train technical personnel at Nghi Son
Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company's (NSRP) new 200,000
barrel-per-day complex being built in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.
Honeywell will be responsible for helping to prepare the workforce for the
refinery's 2017 start-up as well as the ongoing operational and business
readiness of the facility.
Nghi Son Refinery will be the country's second, and largest, refinery and will
meet about 30 percent of Vietnam's growing demand for refined petroleum
products, such as motor fuel and petrochemicals. Vietnam is a net exporter of
crude oil, producing more than 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil. But with
limited refining capacity, the country currently imports more than half of its
refined products to meet demand.
"This refinery will be an important part of Vietnam's energy picture, enabling
us to turn our own vast oil reserves into finished products," said Kazutoshi
Shimmura, general director of NSRP.
On projects such as the NSRP refinery, Honeywell is able to implement a
standardized training strategy, which includes a targeted, cost-effective
program that addresses gaps in experience and competency of the recruited
workforce. Honeywell's in-country experience also enables it to identify and
empower local educational institutions to provide a large share of training
"The training partnership between Honeywell and NSRP will help to enable the
refinery workforce to become more productive faster, increasing value and
safety to NSRP's operations," said John Rudolph, vice president of Honeywell
Industrial organizations can also leverage Honeywell's training management
services to integrate best-in-class instruction provided by industry experts
for advanced-level training. This approach blends classroom instruction,
including eLearning, with simulation, hands-on experience and on-the-job
components. The program also measures each employee's progress and provides
remedial intervention for those needing additional help.
In addition, Honeywell's comprehensive project management solution allows
execution of training programs on time and on budget. It further increases
overall training retention, which will translate to faster, incident-free
The Nghi Son Refinery project is a joint venture of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group
(PVN), Kuwait Petroleum Europe BV (KPE), Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd (IKC) and
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc (MCI). In its role as training management consultant for
the new facility, Honeywell will work with the NSRP human resources department
to help train all operations, maintenance and quality assurance personnel
before and after the facility's start-up. This ranges from helping with
recruitment and screening, to supporting the functions necessary to achieve a
competent workforce. Honeywell will also leverage local resources, educational
institutions and in-country refining capabilities, thus reducing cost to NSRP
as well as increasing the local facilities' capabilities to support future
Honeywell has had a presence in Vietnam for the past 10 years, and in 2012, it
partnered with PetroVietnam University to establish a regional Automation
College in Hanoi. The goal of this partnership is to enhance the technical
skills of the local engineering community in the application of plant
automation and process control technologies, as well as build and sustain a
strong future talent pool to support the projected process industry growth in
Vietnam and South East Asia.
For more information, please visit www.honeywellprocess.com.
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automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas;
refining; pulp and paper; industrial power generation; chemicals and
petrochemicals; biofuels; life sciences; and metals, minerals and mining
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Technologies strategic business group, which also includes UOP, a leading
international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts,
adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining,
petrochemical, and gas processing industries.
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