Severn Glocon supplies control valves to Gorgon Project plant

Severn Glocon Group has been contracted to supply severe service control valves to the Gorgon Project gas processing plant on Barrow Island, which is situated approximately 130km off the north-west coast of Australia.

The initial order was awarded to the group in May 2010, and the first of the bespoke valves was shipped in mid-2011, in line with the modular construction programme. Most of the valves have been manufactured and have either been shipped or are awaiting shipping release.

The valves — some of which are manufactured in solid Inconel alloy — are destined for use in severe applications such as compressor anti-surge, blowdown, gas to flare, low shear and flow control.

The Gorgon Project, operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron, includes the construction of a 15-million-tonne-per-annum liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules per day to supply gas to Western Australia.