Mogas wins contract to supply valves for refinery upgrade

Mogas Industries, severe-service, metal seated ball valve provider, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply high- and low-pressure ball valves to Fortum’s Porvoo (Finland) refinery upgrade project.


Mogas Industries , severe-service, metal seated ball valve provider, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply high- and low-pressure ball valves to Fortum’s Porvoo (Finland) refinery upgrade project. The valves are among enhancements to the Residue Hydrocracking Unit consisting of an integrated LC-Finer and mild hydrocracker.

The refinery is one of the most modern oil operations in Europe with almost 40 process units. The main objective of the diesel project, says Martti Ronkainen, Fortum’s project diesel steering manager, is to guarantee delivery of sulphur-free (less than 10 ppm) diesel fuel and intermediate feeds for other refinery units. With this investment, he went on, Fortum Oil will be better able to face future challenges and increase refining margins.

Planned startup is set for the end of 2006. Porvoo refinery is located in Kilpilahti, 35 km east of Helsinki. It produces light and heavy fuel oil, base oils for lubrication, diesel oils, aviation fuels, motor fuels, and liquefied petroleum gas markets to Finland, Scandinavia, Northwestern Europe, and the United States.

Mogas is the only ball valve manufacturer that has valves installed in or is currently in technical negotiations with all 14 proposed or present heavy oils projects worldwide, according to Louis Mogas, chairman of CEO of Mogas Industries Inc. A total of 706 valves, ranging in size from

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering,

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