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Metso's Jamesbury® on/off Valves Selected by Heurtey Petrochem for Russian Refinery Expansion

Heurtey Petrochem has selected Metso to supply its high-performance Jamesbury® on/off valves for an upgrade and expansion project at the Tuapse refinery situated in the Krasnodar region on the Black Sea coast in Russia. Metso will be the main on-off valves supplier to Heurtey Petrochem, which has been contracted to manufacture and supply refining heaters.

Metso’s Jamesbury on/off valves were selected in order to take advantage of their proven high quality, reliability and long life expectancy, even under demanding conditions. The choice will help to optimize the plant's safety and productivity while reducing lifecycle ownership costs. The valves meet all international standards and those pertaining to this specific type of project.

Thanks to their innovative sealing technologies, Metso’s Jamesbury on/off valves provide long-lasting, tight shutoff that serves to extend intervals between maintenance for more production up time, while minimizing the potential for fugitive emission releases that could pose risks to health and the environment. Metso will deliver more than 350 valves during Spring 2013. The delivery will include Jamesbury soft seated ball valves series 7000 and 9000.

Commissioned in 1929, the Tuapse Refinery, specializes in the production of motor fuel. It is the oldest refinery in the JSC Rosneft Group, the leading refinery in Russia’s petroleum industry. The expansion project, scheduled for completion in 2014, is a broader Refinery Modernization Program initiated by Rosneft in 2008. Heurtey Petrochem acts as EPC Contractor for the Tuapse Refinery Expansion and Upgrade project.

Heurtey Petrochem and Metso have been collaborating on a number of significant projects around the world for several years. The most recent of these are in Serbia and Abu Dhabi. Heurtey Petrochem acts as EPC Contractor for the Tuapse Refinery Expansion and Upgrade project. Metso is Heurtey Petrochem’s supplier of on/off and safety valves for cracking furnaces.

Experienced in valves

Metso is the leading valve solutions and services provider and, in particular, its Jamesbury valves are a world leader for on/off valves to cracking furnaces. Metso’s Flow Control solutions include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shut-down valves, as well as smart positioners and condition monitoring. Metso’s world-leading brands include Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®.

Due to Metso’s strong position in advanced valves technology, services are a major part of the offering. Several of our service centers are located close to major production facilities in order to support our customers. For valve customers, Metso already has 32 service centers around the globe.

Heurtey Petrochem is an international oil and gas engineering group which generated turnover of 344 million Euros in 2011. The company has 845 employees and is a world leader in process furnaces for refining, petrochemicals and hydrogen production, and is also a technology provider and EPC player in natural-gas treatment through its subsidiary Prosernat.

The Automation segment’s process automation and flow control solutions meet the growing needs of Metso’s customer industries to improve production process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their costs increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and optimize costs.,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.,

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc Drezet

Country Manager

Metso Automation SAS

Tel. +33 1 41 30 57 60

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