Honeywell And Borkit Safety Open New Gas Detector Facility To Advance Localization Of Safety Equipment In Kazakhstan
June 26, 2023
Honeywell has partnered with Borkit Safety to open a new gas detector manufacturing facility in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. The new line, which is located in Borkit’s Atyrau factory, is the first Honeywell gas detector production line in Kazakhstan and supports the country’s objectives for the localization of advanced industrial technologies.
The new facility will produce Honeywell’s BW Clip Series single gas detector – one of the industry’s most flexible and configurable maintenance-free* detectors capable of advancing the safety of Kazakhstan’s complex industrial enterprises, refineries, petrochemical plants, mines and other processing facilities.
Attending the opening ceremony of the new line, Uygar Doyuran, President of Honeywell in Central Asia, Turkey and Israel, commented, "Our new production in Atyrau, opened in collaboration with our close partner, Borkit Safety, underlines our commitment to advancing Kazakhstan’s domestic manufacturing capabilities for advanced industrial safety equipment. Through this initiative we will deliver fast, easy access for customers to our world-class, locally manufactured safety equipment for the first time in Kazakhstan."
Also attending the opening was Sergey Derevyanko, general director of Borkit Safety, who added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Honeywell on the local production of its BW Clip series gas detectors. This new line at our Atyrau facility will enable us to manufacture parts for, and provide final assembly of, the gas detectors to the same rigorous standards that Honeywell does at other locations around the world – giving customers in Kazakhstan access to locally produced and internationally recognized high-quality technologies designed to drive operational safety at industrial sites.”
The history of cooperation between the Borkit group of companies and Honeywell dates back more than 20 years, with Borkit being a long-standing supplier, aftersales provider and training partner on the BW line of products.
Honeywell has been physically present in Kazakhstan for more than two decades and has supported the country’s oil and gas industry for more than 40 years through the supply of advanced technologies across gas production and processing, oil transportation and deep processing.
Today, Honeywell counts many of Kazakhstan’s largest enterprises within its customer portfolio, providing them with solutions for industrial automation and security, advanced process control and optimization technologies and enterprise automation systems. Among its local industrial customer base are Tengizchevroil, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO), Kazmunaigas, North Caspian Operating Company, ERG and KAZ Minerals.
* The BW Clip Series of single-gas detectors provides up to three years maintenance-free operation, offering continuous running without the need for sensor and battery replacement or battery charging.