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Two downstream contracts for Metso

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Neste Oil contract

The process unit currently under construction at Neste Oil’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, transforms gasoline fractions into more valuable and higher quality gasoline components. Automation’s role is to ensure accurate control and safety in the demanding process. Neste Oil and Metso have agreed on the delivery of automation and valve technology for the refinery unit under construction. Metso’s technology will help the company with its targets to increase the output of high octane gasoline and to improve flexibility in production. Construction started in 2013, and the unit is due to come on stream in spring next year.

The delivery from Metso includes a Metso DNG automation system, a safety system, and links to Neste Oil’s existing systems, as well as automated on/off and emergency shutdown valves. Also, project engineering, installation, commissioning and training will be provided by Metso.

Neste Oil and Metso have a long track record of developing demanding special applications in cooperation to match the needs of refineries. Metso’s technologies are used at Neste’s plants in Finland, Rotterdam and Singapore.

Saudi Aramco contract

Metso has received a large order to be delivered to Saudi Aramco’s petroleum refining and petrochemical production complex currently under construction. The order includes a considerable number and wide range of Metso’s Neles® rotary and globe valves and Jamesbury® valves, including control, on/off safety valves. It also includes Metso’s intelligent safety solenoid technology and valve controllers, which guarantee maximum process availability and safety while reducing overall operating costs.

The valve solutions will be delivered to the petroleum refining and petrochemical production complex of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, that will be substantially expanded. The expansion of the current facilities is part of Saudi Aramco’s plan to diversify its business from crude oil into chemicals, unconventional gas and renewables. GS Engineering & Construction of South Korea is the main contractor for the project.

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd

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