Rotork wins Far East petrochemical contracts

The US$3 billion Shell Houdini scheme involves modifications to existing facilities and the construction of new petrochemical production plants at two refinery sites that comprise the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex in Singapore.

The majority of the Rotork orders are for heavy duty GP and LP range quarter-turn and linear pneumatic actuators manufactured at the Rotork Fluid Systems plant in Lucca, Italy. In addition, Foundation Fieldbus-enabled Rotork IQ and IQT multi-turn and quarter-turn electric actuators have been ordered from Rotork Controls in the UK. The actuators are being supplied to valvemakers Metso Automation – through Rotork’s agent in Finland, Fluid Control Oy - and Orton in Italy.