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July 17, 2013

Metso wins service contract for Pearl GTL plant in Qatar

Mary Page Bailey

Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; was awarded a service contract by Qatar Shell 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 2,500 valves and 1,200 positioners. As the plant is designed to run continuously, Shell is 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.

Pearl GTL is a project located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha, Qatar. Pearl GTL is the world’s largest source of GTL products, with a design capacity of 140,000 bbl/d of GTL products and 120,000 bbl/d of natural gas liquids and ethane. 

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