Honeywell to automate Finland’s first LNG import terminal


Honeywell has announced that it will provide its Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) automation controls and tank gauging systems for the Pori LNG terminal in Finland, the country’s first LNG import terminal.

The new terminal will efficiently supply natural gas to marine vessels and industrial facilities in Finland, helping to 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. As gasworld explores in its upcoming hot topic, the latest phase of Sulfur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) in the maritime sector – effective since 1st January 2015 – are tightening the grip on emission limits in four established ECAs established under MARPOL protocol Annex VI – the Baltic Sea area, North Sea area, North American area and the US Caribbean Sea area.

Ships trading in these zones are required to use fuel on-board with a sulfur content of no more than 0.10%. As a result, and despite the knock-on effects of the currently low price of oil, LNG is widely regarded as the marine fuel of the future.

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