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Kuwait's Honeywell Automation College inaugurated

The institute will offer up to 300 courses designed to provide Honeywell's employees and clients the knowhow required to efficiently maintain large plants

Honeywell's clientele in Kuwait includes the country's Ministry of Electricity and Water. [Representational image]
Honeywell's clientele in Kuwait includes the country's Ministry of Electricity and Water. [Representational image]

The Honeywell Automation College has been inaugurated in Kuwait. 

The institute will offer up to 300 courses designed with a special focus on the country's power and water, oil and gas, and automation sectors. 

These courses are aimed at providing Honeywell's employees and customers – including chemical engineers, plant operators, maintenance technicians, process engineers, and plant managers – with the knowledge and skills required to safely and efficiently maintain large plants. 

Remarking on the development, Mohamed Afifi, automation college leader for EMEA at Honeywell Process Solutions, said: "Honeywell has been supporting industries in Kuwait for more than 50 years, and the opening of Honeywell Automation College underscores our strong commitment to becoming a key enabler of Kuwait’s advancement, safety, security and prosperity.

"Over the years, we have made significant investments in developing our education and training capabilities in Kuwait, in order to provide those in the country with the opportunity to enhance their professional and vocational competencies." 

Honeywell's clientele in Kuwait includes Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, and the country's Ministry of Electricity and Water. 

Commenting at the college's launch, George Bou Mitri, president of Honeywell Kuwait, said: "Kuwait Vision 2035 represents the ambitious determination of transforming the nation economically and socially, and professional development and effective knowledge transfer are at the heart of this progress. 

"As Kuwait’s industries continue to grow and diversify in line with its economic development vision, our customers depend on us for highly skilled technicians who are committed to helping insure the long-term reliability of their assets."

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