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Honeywell Wins Contract to Standardize Technology at 25 Shell Refineries and Chemical Plants Worldwide
Monday April 24, 3:30 pm ET

Software Will Help Maximize Performance and Reliability

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2006--Honeywell announced today it has received contracts to provide software and services to help maximize the performance, safety and reliability of Shell Downstream's refinery and chemicals sites around the world. This contract covers 15 refineries in Europe and Asia and 10 Chemical plants worldwide. The work supports a global Shell program aimed at improving their asset management and ensuring safe production.

"This solution has already been deployed at 7 locations in the United States with demonstrated benefits to our refineries," said Lynn Elsenhans, executive vice president Shell Global Manufacturing. "Honeywell can support all of our facilities, including those that currently use non-Honeywell systems, so it makes implementing this program worldwide much easier."

Shell will use Honeywell's Operations Management Pro (OM Pro) suite of software at its refineries and chemical plants. The software provides an operations environment that integrates multiple tools to improve refinery processes and optimize production to achieve economic targets. OM Pro offers operators greater visibility into plant operations, from console operations to reliability engineering to planning and scheduling functions. At the same time, it helps ensure that operations are within prescribed limits for safeguarding equipment and complying with safety, health, and environmental standards.

"To support the technical diversity of the control platforms in the European and Asian refineries and chemical sites around the world, Honeywell's OM Pro also operates with non-Honeywell control systems and process historians to improve plant safety," said Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions. "This improved functionality allows Shell to standardize its software on a global scale and still protect its previous investments, whether they are Honeywell products or from another supplier."

Honeywell International is a $30 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.

Source: Honeywell

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