Metso has announced that it will supply 400 Neles® emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman.
The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) Sohar Refinery and its Aromatics plant. It will also optimise NGLs extracted from currently available natural gas supplies.
Heikki Voutilainen, Global Project Sales Manager, Flow Control, Metso, said: "We are pleased that Orpic trusted Metso's knowledge in demanding valve solutions for their new petrochemical complex. Metso's ESD valves are widely used in refineries, petrochemical sites and LNG plants around the world. Top-level safety and field-proven reliability are the strengths of Metso's valve solutions."
The delivery includes Neles ESD valves ranging in size from 6 in. to 40 in. The valves are equipped with Neles ValvGuardTM intelligent safety solenoid valves, which can monitor valve condition, perform online testing and automatic reporting, and enable need-based maintenance.
The contract also includes optional customer site training and maintenance services for the new plant.
The valves will be delivered in the beginning of 2018. The value of the order has not been disclosed.
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