Metso Controllers Chosen for Norwegian FPSO Project

Press Release
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Metso has won an order from Eni Norge and Statoil to supply its latest-generation stainless steel valve controllers to the Norwegian Goliat Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) plant in the Barents Sea.

Metso's controllers will equip all pneumatic actuated control, on/off and ESD valves of the plant and will help Eni Norge to monitor and report valve performance for asset management purposes. With all valves-related information available, predictive maintenance is possible.

Goliat is one of the largest industrial projects ever in the High North and the first oil field to be developed in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Metso's delivery to Goliat project will comprise more than 800 controllers.

Metso's stainless steel valve controller offering for offshore customers includes Neles ValvGuard safety valve controller and Neles SwitchGuard intelligent on-off valve controller, intelligent valve controller Neles ND9300 for control valve applications, and Neles Axiom, controller for standard on-off applications.

These products have already been selected for major projects like Total CLOV, Angola, Chouest in the U.S., and Golden Eagle in the UK.

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