AMPO POYAM VALVES is currently designing and manufacturing more than 3,000 severe service gate, globe, and check valves for Duqm Refinery in Oman. This refinery is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI) and due to the strategic maritime location of the plant, being in the path of international shipping lines in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, it will ease the process of transport in and out of the region.
The consortium comprised of Tecnicas Reunidas and Daewoo was awarded the Engineering, Construction, and Procurement contract for the development of the Process Units of the refinery. AMPO POYAM VALVES has a long history of close collaboration with Tecnicas Reunidas and that is why the EPC has again relied on the Spanish valve manufacturer to design and develop more than 3,000 gate, globe, and check valves up to 20” for the several units within the refinery. Some of them will be moreover high-pressure Y pattern globe valves (2500 lbs pressure seal design valves). Whole those severe service valves are being carefully tailored considering the demanding quality requirements to obtain maximum reliability for long and trouble-free service life under heavy-duty operation.
Once Duqm refinery is completed, which is estimated to cost USD 15bn, it will have a capacity to process around 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day and it will focus on diesel, jet fuel, naphtha, and LPG as its primary products. The refinery comprises naphtha hydro-treating, catalytic reform, isomerization, vacuum distillation, FCCU, delayed coking, hydrocracking, LPG treating, and Sulphur recovery units.