Metso will supply intelligent valve controllers from Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company for its 20M tons per year, heavy crude processing project. The preliminary estimated quantity is over 4,000 units, including the ND7000 series standard, intrinsically safe, and explosion-proof models.
Metso will also provide technical services including on-site technical training. Service engineers will be available to oversee the controller installation, and Metso will work with the DCS supplier to handle installation and to debug the valve management software. Metso Automation will be at the refinery at the early stages to ensure a smooth deployment of the controllers. Metso will also provide routine maintenance services once operations commence.
The Sino-Venezuela Guangdong Petrochemical Company oil refinery project is located in the Jieyang Nandahai Petrochemical Industrial Zone in Guangdong province. It is slated to process 20M tons of heavy crude annually with 29 processing units, a 300,000-ton crude oil terminal and a 30,000-ton to 50,000-ton product terminal in what is expected to be the largest oil refinery project in China in terms of processing capability. Total project investment has reached USD 9.54B. The raw material to be used by the refinery is Merey-16 crude from Venezuela, which will be turned chiefly into petroleum, aviation fuel and diesel.