Metso will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's Sohar Refinery and its aromatics plant as well as optimize natural gas liquids extracted from currently available natural gas supplies.
The order is included in the first-quarter 2017 orders received by Metso. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Metso's valves will be delivered in the beginning of 2018. Earlier, Metso had been selected to supply ESD and control valves to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project in Oman in 2015.