Rotork is single-source actuator supplier for Far East petrochemical expansion project

Rotork is single-source actuator supplier for Far East petrochemical expansion project

03/04/2009

Rotork has been awarded contracts with a value in excess of one million Euros for the supply of fluid power and electric valve actuators for a major petrochemical expansion project in the Far East.  The US$ three billion Shell Houdini scheme involves modifications to existing facilities and the construction of new petrochemical production plants at two refinery sites that comprise the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex in Singapore.

The majority of the Rotork orders are for heavy duty GP and LP range quarter-turn and linear pneumatic actuators manufactured at the Rotork Fluid Systems plant in Lucca, Italy.  In addition, Foundation Fieldbus-enabled Rotork IQ and IQT multi-turn and quarter-turn electric actuators have been ordered from Rotork Controls in the UK.  The actuators are being supplied to valvemakers Metso Automation – through Rotork’s agent in Finland, Fluid Control Oy - and Orton in Italy.

The Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex project includes modifications and additions to the Pulau Bukom refinery, a new monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant on Jurong Island and a new catalytic cracker on Bukom Island to supply the MEG plant.  Engineering is being performed by main contractors Lummus and Foster Wheeler UK.

In the photogragh, Rotork Fluid Systems' Business Development Manager Jon Fowkes is pictured with two of the LP range linear pneumatic actuators built for the Shell Houdini contract.