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Honeywell Automation scores petrochemical smart factory project

Honeywell Automation scores petrochemical smart factory project
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24 Jun, 2021

Honeywell Automation India on Thursday said it has been chosen by Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation to convert a facility in Taloja, Maharashtra, into a smart factory.  

Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation (DFPCL), producer of industrial chemicals and fertilizers, has manufacturing facilities in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, Panipat in Haryana, and Dahej in Gujarat, besides Taloja. 

Honeywell will deliver industrial cybersecurity solutions, more secure remote operations, and a multi-year enabled service maintenance programme with its Honeywell Forge health dashboard, as per a statement. 

The solutions help the new client project improve efficiency and productivity of their operations and maintenance, while being protected by the highest level of cybersecurity, the statement said. 

As part of the engagement, Honeywell has also provided DFPCL with managed security services, which will reduce the risk and impact of cyber-related disruptions and enable safer management of key elements of their industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT).  

“It’s our priority to continue offering customized solutions to fulfil our customers’ needs. We are committed to understanding our customers’ pain points in relation to preventive maintenance and the health of the control system. Currently, our focus is on enabling remote operations at DFPCL’s Taloja facility and converting it into a Smart Factory,” Ashish Gaikwad, managing director, Honeywell Automation India, said. 

Honeywell Automation India, incorporated in 1984 is a provider of integrated automation and software solutions, including process solutions and building solutions. The Pune-registered NSE and BSE listed company has a wide product portfolio in environmental and combustion controls, and sensing and control, and also provides engineering services in the field of automation and control to global clients. 

It has over 3,000 employees in nine offices across Pune, Baroda, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Gurugram, Kolkata, and Jamshedpur, and Vadodara. 

Set up in 1979 as an ammonia manufacturer, publicly listed DFPCL is a producer of fertilisers and industrial chemicals. It’s product portfolio spans industrial chemicals, bulk and specialty fertilisers, farming diagnostics and solutions, technical ammonium nitrate and value-added real estate.