Valve operation specialist Sofis is to supply 4,500 Netherlocks interlocks to an EPC contractor delivering the first phase of a heavy oil development programme for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).
The interlocks will mainly be fitted to pressure safety valves and pig traps.
The KOC programme covers greenfield and brownfield facilities, including engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up, and operations and maintenance work for the main central processing facility (CPF) and associated infrastructure, as well as the production support complex. This includes a 162-km pipeline to transport the heavy crude from the CPF to the South Tank Farm located in Ahmadi.
In a statement, Sofis said it was chosen for this project because of its local engineering support and engineering capability. Delivering such a large-scale project requires close coordination between project teams and, with its regional office in Dubai,that was something Sofis could provide.