Metso Automation is currently producing a large shipment of Neles control and on-off valves for the new SABIC (formerly Huntsman) 400,000tpa polyethylene plant in Wilton, UK due to come on stream in late 2007. The plant is being built by Simon Carves (a Punj Lloyd Co.), which is based in Cheadle Hulme near Stockport, UK. The project is unique in that Metso formed a technical cooperation with Honeywell and Endress+Hauser to supply both the DCS and peripheral systems along with all the required valves and instrumentation. SABIC’s new plant will turn raw gaseous material into polyethylene chips required for the production of everyday plastic and packaging items. Because the process is highly reactive, the Experion R300 will monitor all control valves, motors and diagnostics to identify and rectify potential problems.