Sub-zero safety valve innovation drives Weir’s new order for Yamal LNG project

Source: Weir

Yamgaz, a joint-venture led by TechnipFMC with JGC and Chiyoda, has awarded Weir Flow Control France a contract to engineer and supply critical service safety valves for Yamal LNG, a major LNG project in northern Russia.

Yamgaz, a joint-venture led by TechnipFMC with JGC and Chiyoda, has awarded Weir Flow Control France a contract to engineer and supply critical service safety valves for Yamal LNG, a major LNG project in northern Russia.
 
The Yamal LNG project will develop one of the largest natural gas reserves in the world which, following the construction of an LNG plant will supply energy to Europe and Asia. The project is located on the estuary of the River Ob within the Yamal Peninsula, an area which experiences sub-zero temperatures for the majority of the year, so valves supplied for the project were subjected to rigorous manufacturing processes and tested under cryogenic conditions.

“This contract award is indicative of the outstanding valve performance which our engineers can deliver in partnership with major customers such as Yamgaz," said Ali Atmani, sales & marketing director, Weir FLow Control France. "We have a strong track record for delivering highly engineered solutions for worldwide projects."
 
The valves developed by Weir Flow Control France for this project are amongst some of the most advanced designs ever produced by the business. A total of 638 highly specialised fast-track safety valves were supplied for the project, 185 of which were “super-fast-track” deliveries, to meet critical installation and start-up schedules.

“These “super-fast-track” valves were supplied within a 22 weeks’ turnaround period which is a record for this type of product within the LNG industry," said Ludovic Goncalves, Site Director, Weir Control France.



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