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Metso to supply valves to Saudi Aramco

March 19, 2014 - Metso has received a large order to be delivered to Saudi Aramco's petroleum refining and petrochemical production complex currently under construction. The order includes a considerable number and wide range of Metso's Neles rotary and globe valves and Jamesbury valves, including control, on-off and safety valves. It also includes Metso's intelligent safety solenoid technology and valve controllers, which guarantee maximum process availability and safety while reducing overall operating costs.

The valve solutions will be delivered to the petroleum refining and petrochemical production complex of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, that will be substantially expanded. The expansion of the current facilities is part of Saudi Aramco's plan to diversify its business from crude oil into chemicals, unconventional gas and renewables.

South Korean GS Engineering & Construction is the main contractor for the project. Instrument lead Engineer Jang In-Cheol says this is one of the company's biggest projects and goes on:''So we need trusted partners to work with us. We have completed several successful projects globally with Metso. They understood what we needed in this project and could provide, for example, with the engineering support and services we needed. We know from experience that Metso can provide reliable and high quality products that contribute to our goals in efficiency and environmental aspects."

"The order is one of Metso's biggest orders to the Saudi Aramco projects. We believe that this helps us in further building our relationship with Saudi Aramco," remarks Sales Manager John Lee, Automation, Metso.

Metso received this order during 2013 and the deliveries will take place during 2014.

About Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh), jointly founded by Japan's Sumitomo Chemical Company (Sumitomo Chemical) and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), is operating the Rabigh I Project, an integrated refinery & petrochemicals complex, in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.

The current expansion of the facilities, Rabigh-II, comprises the expansion of the existing ethane cracker and the construction of four new petrochemical plants, an aromatic complex and an ethylene cracker debottlenecking plant. Operations will start in the first half of 2016. When completed, Rabigh-II will use an additional 30 million standard cubic feet of ethane per day and approximately 3 million tons of naphtha per year as feedstock to produce a variety of high value-added petrochemical products.


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