Sadara selects Metso to supply valves for Al Jubail chemical complex

Metso has received significant orders for its Neles and Jamesbury valves from Sadara Chemical Co., a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical. 

The valves will be delivered for Sadara's fully integrated chemicals complex currently under construction in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. 

Metso received these orders during the 2013 year, the company said in a news release on Friday.

Metso's delivery includes automated control and on/off valves, emergency shut-down valves, as well as ball and butterfly valves equipped with intelligent valve controllers Neles ND9000.Many of the valves are of large diameter, sizing up to 80 inch (about 2 meters). 

Metso's valves will control process flow in several process areas in the complex, including the mixed feed cracker, downstream units and utilities. 

The Neles metal seat as well as Jamesbury soft seat technologies provide dependable valve performance enabling reliable, safe and efficient plant operations in petrochemical industry applications. Neles ND9000 is a field-proven valve controller that guarantees end product quality in all operating conditions with its unique 3rd generation diagnostics and incomparable performance features.

The Sadara complex will produce more than 3 million tpy of high value specialty chemical products and performance plastics to be used in many industries.

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