HELSINKI, Finland, Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso has received significant orders for its Neles® and Jamesbury® valves from Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. 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 2013.
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.
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 three million metric tons of high value specialty chemical products and performance plastics annually to be used in many industries, such as transportation (automotive parts, maintenance fluids), construction (pipes, adhesives & sealants), packaging and containers, consumer goods (foam for furniture and bedding; rigid for appliances), adhesives & sealants, coatings, oil & gas (pipeline coatings, sour gas treatment), and electrical & electronics.
Metso is a leading valve solutions and services provider. Its solutions include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shut-down valves, as well as intelligent valve controllers and condition monitoring. Metso's world-leading brands include Neles, Jamesbury and Mapag®.
Sadara is a joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. Located in Jubail Industrial City, the world's largest industrial complex of its kind about 100 km northwest of Dammam in the Kingdom of Saud Arabia's Eastern Province, the Sadara chemical complex is the world's largest to be built in a single phase. Comprised of 26 world scale manufacturing units, the Sadara complex will be the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock. By using best-in-class technologies to crack refinery liquid feedstock, Sadara will enable many industries that either currently do not exist in the Kingdom or only exist through imports of raw materials. Sadara is on track to deliver its first products in the second half of 2015, with the complex in full operation in 2016.
*Sadara is owned by Dow Saudi Arabia Holding BV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and Performance Chemicals Holding Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company.
Metso's Automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses. Automation helps process industry customers generate more output from less input, such as materials and energy, while improving environmental compliance, optimizing yields and maximizing uptime. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts.
Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Metso is also known for its advanced automation solutions for pulp, paper and power generation. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs 18,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.
For further information, please contact:
Wayne Gallupe, Key Account Manager, Automation, Metso,
email: wayne.gallupe(at)metso.com, tel. +1 508 269 5404
Lindsay Coutinho, Regional Sales Manager, Automation, Metso,
email: lindsay.coutinho(at)metso.com, tel. +973 39698619