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.