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Follow up valve technology order for Metso

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Metso has won a second major order for advanced valve technology from Sino-Venezuela Petrochemical Company for its 20 million tpy heavy crude oil processing project in China. The new delivery includes large Neles® valves for the delayed coking process, which is one of the demanding subprocesses in oil refining. This process sets especially high requirements for valve reliability and tightness.

The deliveries will take place during the second quarter of next year. Last October, Metso announced an order for over 4000 intelligent Neles valve controllers for the same refinery project.

Decreasing lifecycle costs

The delivery to the Guangdong facility will include four way valves and tower bottom feeding valves. The largest of them are 400 mm in size and can work under Pressure Class 900. Metso’s technology ensures long lasting tightness in the highly challenging process. Significantly longer lifetime of valves lowers their lifecycle costs and extends overhaul intervals at large refineries.

Refinery project

The Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company oil refinery project with a 5 km2 footprint is located in the Jieyand Nandahai Petrochemical Industrial Zone in Guangdong province. It is the largest oil refinery project in China in terms of processing capability. Once completed, the complex will process 20 million tpa of heavy crude oil with 29 processing units, have a 300 000 t crude oil terminal and a 30 000 – 50 0000 t product terminal. Total project investment amounts to US$ 9.54 billion with PetroChina as a 60% stakeholder and PDVSA holding a 40% stake. 

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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