Jubail & Yanbu Review 2019

BHGE, Darvico supply valves

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has announced the delivery of the highly engineered, severe service control valve packages to Saudi Aramco’s Jazan Integrated Gas Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant.

At greater than 2,500 MW, the Jazan IGCC power plant is the world’s largest gasifier-based power plant, using vacuum residue and high-sulphur fuel oil from the Jazan Refinery to fuel power generation to feed the local Jazan complex, and to help meet the increase in energy demands across Saud Arabia.

Through a joint venture partnership established 1985, Dresser Al-Rushaid Valve and Instrument Co Ltd, (Darvico) and BHGE have been providing highly engineered, Masoneilan control valve solutions to Saudi Aramco through localised production within Saudi Arabia.

This includes localised assembly, test, and calibration capability completed in December 2018 at Darvico in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia for many highly engineered, and large size control valves, including multi-stage 30-inch low noise 49000 series, V-Log globe valves for vent applications.

Together with BHGE’s Conde, France factory, the combined teams have also successfully supplied many large size globe valves for oxygen service, and severe service sweep angle 73000 series valves for the highly erosive Blackwater letdown applications that are critical for the performance of this plant technology.

D R Pai, General Manager of Darvico, says: "The support of BHGE and Saudi Aramco were key drivers in the successful execution of the 10-tonne, 5-metre tall Masoneilan 49000 series assembly."

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