Control valve specialist Severn Glocon has been awarded a landmark contract to supply 536 engineered control valves for the processing plant on the Ichthys Project onshore LNG facilities. The contract includes cryogenic valves of up to 42“ bore, weighing around 20t, as well as valves with pressure ratings of up to 2,500 ANSI.
This is the largest and one of the most technically challenging contracts in the firm’s 50-year history. The valves will deal with volatile fluids at temperatures as low as –160°C, and they need to handle extreme requirements surrounding cryogenics, thermal dynamics and velocity control. Severn Glocon’s technical specialists have developed bespoke designs for the valves, and they are being manufactured across the Group’s Gloucester and Chennai facilities.
JKC Australia LNG (JKC), a joint venture between JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the project. The project is now in the construction phase and the first valves are being shipped. Manufacture and supply of valves will continue into 2014.
“The scope, scale and harsh demands of this project command highly-engineered, technically advanced hardware,” says Roger Spiers, Commercial Manager at Severn Glocon. “Our brightest engineers have been focusing their efforts on developing breakthrough valve solutions. We have also invested in extended in-house cryogenic testing facilities to optimise delivery times.”