Under the contract, Honeywell will provide the technology for integration on the control and safety systems, manage alarms at the facility, which is slated to be operational in late 2017.

The company will also provide advanced simulation software to allow critical operations planning and operator training.

Honeywell, as the main automation contractor (MAC), will also help the facility achieve its future productivity and operational efficiency goals.

Honeywell Process Solutions vice president Frank Whitsura said the Canadian oil sands have become an important resource as energy demand continues to grow.

"Honeywell has the expertise to fully integrate this project’s assets, from monitors and sensors in the field, to system controls, to planning and logistics," Whitsura added.

The Canadian oil sands production is expected to exceed five million barrels a day by 2030, up from 1.8 million barrels a day in 2012, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers forecasts.

"Suncor will also be able to use our innovative technology to run a wide range of simulations that will help maximize the efficiency of the operations."