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Crown secures Kazakhstan contract extension

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Crown has secured significant contract extension to supply additional flame detector masts for the Kazakh Future Growth project gas field in Kazakhstan.

The order builds on our existing £1.7millon contract with Fluor, which manages a number of oil and gas rigs in the region.

The Kazakh Future Growth project aims to expand production at the site by approximately 12 million tonnes per year (260,000 barrels per day) and the masts will be used to mount flame detectors that detect fire as part of a wider fire alarm system.

Mark Stacey, managing director of Crown International, said: “The contract extension is great news for the team, with both the initial contract and this extension being fulfilled from our Portishead facility.

“Our smart mast design uses counterweight technology to allow operatives to lower the flame detectors to maintenance level for routine inspection and maintenance work, thereby eliminating the risk of working at height up a ladder.

“After maintenance procedures are complete, the equipment is automatically returned to its previous position, ensuring the sensitive detectors remain ideally positioned to trigger the alarm at an early stage.

“This additional order is welcome news for everyone at the site and reflects Fluor’s confidence in the technology we’ve developed and our ability to deliver on time and within budget.”

Crown’s Smart flame detector poles are bespoke, extending up to six metres in height and offer protection from the ingress of dust – a key issue in this particular operating environment. It has been designed to improve the safety of maintenance workers while reducing the time and costs involved in maintaining the system as the flame detector can be lowered to ground level for maintenance and can be operated by a single maintenance worker.