Alderley to provide metering system at Algerian LNG plant

ALDERLY SYSTEMS HAS secured a contract worth more than US$9,300,000 to provide a metering system at the new build LNG plant at Arzew in Algeria.

Awarded by Italian company Saipem, the firm will design, manufacture and fabricate six metering skids at its UK systems workshop before shipping the equipment over to North Africa to be installed on site.

Construction of a new 4.7 mn-tonne-a-year liquefaction train and associated infrastructure started on a brownfield site in the industrial zone of Arzew adjacent to the existing refinery in 2008. The plant at Arzew receives gas from the Gassi Touil fields in the Algerian desert.

Alderley's delivery is scheduled for mid 2011 and the team will be on site to commission the project at the beginning of 2012.

Chris McGeehan, managing director of Alderley Systems Group said, "This is a particularly exciting project for the team as we are using cryogenic metering of LNG at -160° C. Although this cutting edge technology is a fairly new concept, Alderley is leading the industry in this area and has already delivered several successful cryogenic LNG and the accompanying 'Boil Off Gas' metering packages in Qatar."

As part of the project at Arzew, Alderley Systems will deliver six ultrasonic metering packages consisting of a feed gas metering system, a butane metering system, a propane metering system, a gasoline metering system and two low temperature LNG metering systems. A further two metering control systems - one for the feed gas system and one for the five other systems, will also be supplied by the firm.

Chris continued, "Part of our success can be attributed to the fact that Alderley is a pioneering company. We are aware of the constant advances in metering technology and are using new innovations to our advantage.

Improving performance and increasing value for our clients has always been a priority. I'm pleased to say that this year so far has been very buoyant with several significant new pieces of business in the pipeline."

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