Honeywell International, a diversified technology and manufacturing leader in the field of aerospace, automotive and specialty materials, has reached a $9.1m agreement to provide control valves for the new Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar.

The project, a partnership between Shell and Qatar Petroleum, will be located around 53 miles north of Doha in the industrial city of Ras Laffan and will be something of an economic asset for Qatar.

The projects main engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co (HDEC), is believed to have selected Honeywell for its ability to serve as the single supplier of the plant’s general purpose, rotary and severe application valves.

Simon Park, regional general manager for Honeywell Process Solutions, Korea, said, “Pearl GTL will be a high profile operation for Shell and an economic asset to Qatar, so HDEC must adhere to a tight project schedule to ensure maximum production. Having a single source provide controls to control valves for the implementation can significantly streamline the process and help contractors like HDEC meet aggressive schedules.”

During the past 2 years, Honeywell has also been chosen for other services to the Pearl GTL facility and H S Joo, C&I manager for HDEC, explains this latest agreement as he says, “Honeywell was the logical choice because of its comprehensive offering. It can supply all 3 valves, which makes the project implementation much more efficient.”

The Pearl GTL facility will include 2 gas platforms and an onshore GTL plant, with the products of such projects considered environmentally friendly due to being almost entirely free of sulphur and nitrogen.