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Maersk Oil’s Culzean Project Awards £1 Million Valve Contract

PJ Valves (PJV), the specialist manufacturer and supplier of valves to the global energy industry, has been awarded more than £1 million worth of contracts to supply over 1,000 valves to Maersk Oil’s Culzean field in the UK North Sea.

PJV will manufacture forged cast gate globe and check valves in super duplex and super alloys for the well head, living and central processing platforms. The company will also supply wafer check valves to prevent fluid backflow on these facilities. PJV was awarded the contract because of its extensive North Sea experience and specialist Italian manufacturing capabilities, which meet the project’s high standards for quality.

Spencer Linsell, Sales Director at PJV, says: “We’re delighted to be working on such a historic project. This contract is validation of our global territory model whereby we build relationships with project teams in each region. Furthermore, our European manufacturing expertise in forged steel produces the highest quality of valves for frequent use in the most demanding industry applications.”

The valve package is scheduled to be delivered in 2017. Because of the success of the front-end scope, PJV has subsequently been awarded contracts for the compressor, metering and water treatment packages.

The Culzean gas field is expected to reach a peak production rate of 400 to 500 million standard cubic feet per day, providing for around 5 per cent of the UK”s total gas consumption by 2020.

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