Doha, August 13 (QNA) – Delta Doha Corporation and Qatar Shell signed a new long-term service contract for “Local SGP Burner Repair” on the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
The signing was the outcome of a long journey of qualification and preparation for this type of service that used to be contracted to overseas contractors, said a press release issued here on Monday .
The contract was signed by Stephen Johnson , the Vice President for Production at Pearl GTL and Wesam Swelem, the Managing Director of Delta Doha Corporation in the presence of senior representatives from both parties.
The “SGP Burner” is a critical piece of equipment for the GTL process and hence maintaining the burners in excellent condition is a must at all time. The size and scale of these reactors meant that local provision of maintenance service was the most convenient option as long as it meet s the plant s stringent quality and safety measures.
The prequalification process started about two years ago when seven local service contractors had been examined in round one, then shortlisted to three contractors in round two. Delta Doha Corporation had met the scope s technical requirements and Qatar Shell s quality and HSE standards. The award came after a one year trial contract which helped both parties to develop a close working relationship.
Stephen Johnson said: “Qatar Shell is committed to working with local business partners and develop their competencies. This is part of our commitment to supporting the country s vision 2030. Today s signing is the outcome of several months of hard work from Delta Doha Corporation and I am looking forward to a successful business cooperation with them”.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Chairman of Delta Doha Corporation, said: “We are trying always at Delta Doha Corporation to align our business with Qatar Vision 2030 s which has four guiding principles for a sustainable economy and growth path for Qatar focus on human, social, economic and environment development. Creating a knowledge-based economy requires dynamic businesses that can cope efficiently with the technology around us through investing in human resources and cutting-edge technologies.”
While Wesam Swelem, the Managing Director of Delta Doha Corporation, said: “The commitment of Qatar Shell to develop the capabilities of local partners is appreciated and serving an esteemed firm as SHELL is an honor for our firm and a motivation for more improvements.
Elaborating he said,”Our team in Delta Services “DSERV” is always eager to take more technical challenges and provide cost effective solutions for our partners”.
It is worthy to mention that Delta Doha Corporation (DDC) is an oilfield equipment engineering design and manufacturing company based at Doha, State of Qatar. Delta is the only company in the Middle East to have full in?house capability for all aspects of engineering design and development related to Wellhead equipment and valves. The in-house engineering and manufacturing enabled the company to response efficiently to its partners needs in a cost effective manner.
While DDC was established in early 1995 as a separate entity to the original US based operation after acquisition by a Qatari investor, Sheikh Sultan bin Jassem bin Mohammed Al?Thani. In 2010 the company shifted the operations from Um-Salal Factory to Al- Sailiya factory, a state-of-the-art plant that includes modern testing, machining, R&D, laboratory, and engineering facilities.
It is noted that DDC carries out three main types of activity for the oil and gas industry:
1. Manufacturing of wellhead equipment & valves: this comprises valves; in particular API 6A slab gate valves in various sizes from 2 inch to 7 inches with pressure ratings from 2000 to 15000 psi. Delta also manufactures valves under API 6D specification: ball, gate, globe, check, butterfly and plug in a wide range of types and sizes. Another key valve product is the Delta Line Pressure Operated Surface Safety Valve (DLPO), which is a self contained, surface mounted, flow line control valve operating device. Delta also offers a range of Christmas trees, both dual and single bore, which can be designed quickly and efficiently to suit customer requirements for desired integral tree block configurations. Further manufactured products offered are positive and adjustable chokes for pressure and flow rate control.
2. Servicing, repair and refurbishing of wellhead equipment and valves: Through its service subsidiary “DSERV”, the company has the full capability in Doha
to refurbish all types of valves, wellhead and related oilfield products, including wireline and drilling BOPs, and SSV s such as DLPO gate valves and large pipeline ball valves and actuators.
3. Consultancy and design services: a team of highly experienced design engineers is on hand to work with clients on creating customized systems to suit individual requirements. DDC facility is approved by the American Petroleum Institute to apply the API monogram on products manufactured under Specification 6A, 6D and 16A, and 5CT. Application has been also made for certification to 7A. DDC is also accredited by API QMS Register to ISO 9001:2000.
Delta Services “DSERV” is committed to best serve our business partners toward their highest level of satisfaction by providing reliable and cost effective solutions. And also to pursue the advantages provided by a talented and multidiscipline team who is always eager to offer full understanding and prompt response to client needs.
DSERV is currently constructing a state-of-the-art service facility in the new industrial area with a total area of 14,000 sqm. The company is currently working with many prestigious plant operators in Qatar and Kuwait. Said by Mohammed AbuOun General Manager of DSERV.