Liquefied natural gas import terminal in Finland to be automated
Skangas Oy's LNG facility in Pori, Finland, will receive automation technology from Honeywell to help maximize productivity to help supply natural gas and marine vessels.
Skangas Oy’s LNG facility in Pori, Finland will use Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to help automate controls and tank gauging systems. This will help supply natural gas to marine vessels and industrial facilities in Finland, helping replace other fuels that have higher emissions. The cleaner-burning natural gas will help these vessels and facilities meet emissions regulations in the Baltic Sea and Nordics. Honeywell technology is currently being used in about 40 similar LNG import and export terminals around the world. Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) will connect and power comfort, safety and security systems within the terminal itself, creating a productive environment for workers. With tight integration between Experion PKS and EBI, operators will have one interface to access and manage all process and facility technology, which improves site-wide visibility and efficiency.
This is the third LNG terminal for Skangas, one of the largest suppliers of small-scale LNG in the Nordic countries. The company operates similar facilities in Sweden and Norway to provide customers with natural gas for shipping, industrial and heavy-duty land transport needs. The Pori LNG terminal will have a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters and will be completed in the second half of 2016. Honeywell’s tank gauging systems will be used on tanks provided through the Spanish engineering company FCC Industrial E. Infraestructuras Energeticas S.A.U.