Baker Hughes to deliver valves to new plant in Texas
Baker Hughes Masoneilan will supply 335 control valves—ranging from from ball valves to severe service valves—to Diamond Green Diesel’s new plant in Port Arthur, TX.
Baker Hughes has been awarded a control valves contract for the Diamond Green Diesel plant to be built in Port Arthur, TX. Baker Hughes Masoneilan will supply 335 control valves, including 36005 V-Max ball valves, 21000 and 41005 linear globe valves, 35002 Camflex valves, 28000 Varipak micro valves and the 78400/18400 Lincoln Log anti cavitation valve. Materials of construction will be carbon steel, stainless steel and hasteloy, based on application requirements. Setpoint Integrated Solutions will provide onsite support.
Diamond Green Diesel Holdings is a 50/50 joint venture of Valero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc., building a grassroots 470-million gal/year renewable diesel plant at Valero’s 395,000-b/d refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The new renewable diesel plant is scheduled to be completed and begin commercial operation in second-half 2023.
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