Severn Glocon will supply severe service control valves to the Gorgon Project gas processing plant on Barrow Island, approximately 130 km off the north-west coast of Australia. According to reports, this is one of the largest service control valve orders ever issued in terms of value and the number of units required.
The order was initially made in May 2010 and, in line with the modular construction programme, the first of the bespoke valves began shipping in mid-2011. The majority of the valves have now been manufactured and are either shipped or awaiting shipping release.
The valves have been designed and manufactured for use in severe applications including compressor anti-surge, blowdown, gas to flare, low shear and flow control.
The manufacturing tolerances and attention to detail have been strictly controlled due to the severity of the applications and the performance requirements.
“We have utilised our extensive engineering skill and experience to produce highly complex designs for these valves, which will operate in the most demanding conditions,” commented Director of Sales, Ron Baker.
The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).
The Gorgon Project includes the construction of a 15 million tpa Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules per day to supply gas to Western Australia.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly