Metso to supply valve solutions to Rabigh petchem complex

Metso to supply valve solutions to Rabigh petchem complex
Updated 28 February 2014

Metso to supply valve solutions to Rabigh petchem complex

Metso to supply valve solutions to Rabigh petchem complex

Metso has received a large order to be delivered to Saudi Aramco’s petroleum refining and petrochemical production complex, currently under construction, in Rabigh.
The order includes a considerable number and wide range of Metso’s Neles rotary and globe valves and Jamesbury valves, including control, on-off and 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.
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.
South Korean GS Engineering & Construction is the main contractor for the project.
Jang In-Cheol, instrument lead engineer, says this is one of the company’s biggest projects
“So we need trusted partners to work with us. We have completed several successful projects globally with Metso. They understood what we needed in this project and could provide, for example, with the engineering support and services we needed. We know from experience that Metso can provide reliable and high quality products that contribute to our goals in efficiency and environmental aspects.”
Sales Manager John Lee, automation, Metso, said: “The order is one of Metso’s biggest orders to the Saudi Aramco projects. We believe that this helps us in further building our relationship with Saudi Aramco.”
Metso received this order during 2013 and the deliveries will take place during 2014.
Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil and gas industry through its leading product brands.
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh), jointly founded by Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical Company (Sumitomo Chemical) and Saudi Aramco, is operating the Rabigh I Project, an integrated refinery & petrochemicals complex, in Rabigh.
The current expansion of the facilities, Rabigh-II, comprises the expansion of the existing ethane cracker and the construction of four new petrochemical plants, an aromatic complex and an ethylene cracker de-bottlenecking plant. Operations will start in the first half of 2016.
When completed, Rabigh-II will use an additional 30 million standard cubic feet of ethane per day and approximately 3 million tons of naphtha per year as feedstock to produce a variety of high value-added petrochemical products.
Metso offers a comprehensive range of local capabilities in application engineering, project management, smart technology, and after-market and plant performance services.
This has enabled Metso to steadily grow its presence in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait.
Metso will open a new service center in Qatar in 2014 to further support end-users locally and in neighboring countries.
Metso recently received another significant order in Saudi Arabia for its Neles and Jamesbury valves from Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company.
The valves will be supplied to a fully integrated chemicals complex currently under construction by Sadara in Al Jubail.
Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil and gas industries.
Metso is also known for its advanced automation solutions for pulp, paper and power generation.
Metso’s focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability.