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Metso to supply valve tech to Dubai project

Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East has chosen Metso's valve technologies for an oil production upgrade project in the region.

Metso's delivery for this project will include over 100 Neles globe control valves, emergency shutdown valves, on-off ball valves, and Mapag butterfly valves. Most of the control valves will be equipped with intelligent valve controllers, which ensure long-term reliability, reduce process variability and improve process efficiency. The delivery also includes intelligent safety solenoids to be used on emergency shutdown valves for partial stroke testing and diagnostics targeting improved process safety and uptime.

Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East provides project management services for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning processes on a turnkey basis for the project in question.

According to Weatherford Oil Tools, the key reason for choosing Metso was its efficient internal procedures and local personnel who were able to respond to Weatherford requirements in an extremely short time period, ensuring the project's delivery in time. Metso's deliveries will be completed during the second quarter of 2014. Metso received these orders during 2013 and 2014. The values of these orders are not disclosed.

'Metso is working closely with major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors globally, and we are dedicated to support EPC contractors in their efforts to increase their own customers' productivity and safety. Weatherford Oil Tools is an important customer for us, and we guarantee them the best local service,' says Raman Handa, country manager, automation, Metso, Dubai.