Rotork awarded an actuator supply contract with Suncor in Canada

resizeimage_noncached-phpRotork’s facility at Calgary has fitted IQ3 intelligent electric actuators to fifteen gate valves, sized 42″, 48″ and 60″, and shipped them to the Suncor Fort Hills oil sands mine project in the Athabasca region of Alberta in Canada, pushing forward a collaborations that lasts for more than thirty years.
This contract is one of many for Suncor Fort Hills which involve Rotork on a global scale. In addition to electric actuators supplied locally from Calgary, over 1,000 CP and GP Range pneumatic actuators have been supplied by Rotork offices in Italy and South Korea. Operating gate, ball and triple offset butterfly valves, the actuators will control the flow in applications including extraction, froth treatment, hydro-transport and primary refining, handling bitumen, slurry, water and steam.
The project is scheduled to produce first oil as early as the fourth quarter of 2017 and achieve 90% of its planned production capacity of 180,000 barrels per day within 12 months. The mine life is expected to be approximately 50 years at the current planned production rate.