Metso to supply emergency shutdown valves at Orpic petchem complex in Oman

Metso 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.

Photo Courtesy of Orpic.
Photo Courtesy of Orpic.

The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) Sohar Refinery and its Aromatics plant as well as optimize Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) extracted from currently available natural gas supplies.

"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," said Heikki Voutilainen, Global Project Sales Manager, Flow Control, Metso.

The delivery includes Neles ESD valves ranging in size from 6 in.–40 in. The valves are equipped with Neles ValvGuardTM intelligent safety solenoid valves, which can monitor valve condition, perform on-line testing and automatic reporting and enable need-based maintenance. Furthermore, the contract also includes optional customer site training and maintenance services for the new plant.

The order is included in the first-quarter 2017 orders received by Metso. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Metso's valves will be delivered in the beginning of 2018.

Earlier, Metso had been selected to supply ESD and control valves to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in Oman in 2015.

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