The end user Al-Khafji, a joint venture between Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) and Aramco Gulf Operations Company (AGOC) of Saudi Arabia, and the EPC JGC Gulf, have trusted in AMPO POYAM VALVES for the design and manufacture of 50 manual and electrically and pneumatically actuated Split body ball valves. The valves’ sizes will vary from 2” to 36” and the pressure range will vary from 150 lbs to 600 lbs. Some of them will be casted floating and trunnion ball valves, and the other ones 3 forged pieces trunnion design valves.
AMPO POYAM VALVES is a world leader in ball valves, but also in highly engineered valves for high temperature services. For this project the company will deliver many high temperature ball valves with special seats and gaskets, which will be designed while considering the following issues: valve robustness, materials, operability, temperature transmission, etc.
Khafji, which is in the Neutral Zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, is located in the far north-eastern tip of the Saudi Kingdom facing the Arabian Gulf, and it has an oil capacity of around 610,000 bpd, with a Plan to increase this figure to 700,000-900,000 bpd by 2030. The objective of Al Khafji Joint Operations is to conduct the onshore and offshore activities related to Exploration, Drilling and Production of Oil & gas in the Divided Zone, and it is currently developing the “Global Gas & NGL Recovery & Handling Project” in this area, where the mentioned AMPO POYAM VALVES will be installed.
The first deliveries of these valves are planned for May and AMPO POYAM VALVES will provide very challenging short deliveries and fast track services for KJO.