The pipeline runs from waste processing facility and steam producer AVR to chemical facility and steam consumer Emerald Kalama Chemical (EKC), covering a distance of 1.5 kilometres.
The entire network consists of two pipelines. The primary steam pipeline has a diameter of DN500 and operates at a pressure of 40 bar and temperatures of up to 420 degrees Celsius. The condensate return pipeline has a diameter of DN200 and operates at a pressure of 25 bar and temperatures of up to 183 degrees Celsius.
During the first phase, the Steam Pipe has a capacity of 88 tonnes of steam per hour. The network design allows for an increase of capacity, should more customers purchase steam.
Visser & Smit Hanab is not only responsible for the construction of the pipeline but also for the design and engineering, as well as the project management during the execution phase. In addition, the contract includes maintenance for the next 15 years. Visser & Smit Hanab subsidiary Pipeline Control will take care of the maintenance.
The development of the Botlek West Steam Pipe is another step towards our goal to achieve a more sustainable society together with our clients.