MOSCOW (MRC) -- Turkmenistan's national oil and gas company Turkmengas has awarded a contract to Metso to provide control valves for its petrochemical plant project in the country, as per Chemical Technology.
Under the terms of the contract, Metso will supply Neles and Jamesbury-branded standard service globe valves and butterfly valves of 1/2in to 20in sizes.
The company will also provide Neles ND9000 intelligent valve controllers.
"The petrochemical complex will use natural gas from the Caspian Sea shelf and produce ethylene, high density polyethylene and polypropylene."
Korean engineering, procurement and construction company Hyundai Engineering has placed the order for the petrochemical project.
Planned to be completed in 2018, the petrochemical complex will use natural gas from the Caspian Sea shelf and produce ethylene, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP).
The ethylene and PP production units will have capacities of 400,000t per annum (tpa) and 80,000 tpa, respectively. The complex will also include a gas separation unit with an annual capacity of five billion cubic metres.
Metso globe valves director Markus Hauhia said: "We are glad that Hyundai Engineering relies on our expertise. Metso's valves are widely used in petrochemical processes; today, about 40% of world's polyolefin is flowing through our valves."
As MRC wrote before, in June 2014, Hyundai Engineering selected INEOS Technologies' Innovene S process for the petrochemical complex.