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Monday, 22 July 2013 13:00

Metso wins spare part service contract for Pearl GTL plant in Qatar

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metso logo newQatar Shell awarded a service contract to Metso supporting an earlier delivery of valves and intelligent positioners to the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Jointly developed by Qatar Petroleum and Shell, Pearl GTL is the largest GTL plant in the world and the largest energy project in the state of Qatar.

As part of the capital project, Metso delivered more than two and a half thousand valves and twelve hundred ND9000 positioners. As the plant is designed to run 24/7, Shell is taking the advantage of streamlining the spare part procurement process to ensure competitive pricing and speedy order delivery. The five-year Spare Parts Agreement with Metso covers more than a thousand items.

According to Sami Alatalo, Metso Service Manager in Doha, "The agreement provides Shell and their service contractor with a firm basis to plan valve service actions with delivery times and agreed prices. A complete list of tag numbers maintained in the Metso Doha office further ensures that the correct parts will be available when and where needed on a day to day basis as well as during the infrequent major shuts."

Pearl GTL is a world-scale project located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha, Qatar. Pearl GTL is the world's largest source of gas-to-liquids (GTL) products, with a design capacity of 140,000 barrels of GTL products and 120,000 barrels natural gas liquids and ethane per day.

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