Seal solution for Western Australia’s Gorgon Project
Published: 21 August 2012 - Rachael Morling
Roxtec is undertaking a contract to supply materials to one of the world’s biggest gas developments – the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project, on Barrow Island, Western Australia.
Graham O’Hare, Roxtec UK managing director, said: “This is a prestigious project for Roxtec to work on and it demonstrates our expertise in the oil and gas sector. Specifically we supplied cable seals with an in-built electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) system to protect the plant’s electrical systems. The seals are installed in the modular instrumentation buildings and they will help ensure the safe operations of control systems.”
The company also supplied Ex rated seals (ATEX Directive compliant) for use in Hazardous Areas as well as cable and pipe penetrations for the blast walls and floors in the substations.
According to the company, its products are rated to oil and gas industry blast load standards and DNV certified.
The Gorgon Project is one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single-resource project in Australia’s history. It is operated by Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).