Saudi Darvico displays valve expertise at GIF
Manama, February 5, 2014
Saudi-based Dresser Al Rushaid Valve and Instruments Company (Darvico) showcased its expertise in valves and process instruments at the Gulf Industry Fair in Bahrain.
A joint venture between GE Oil & Gas’s subsidiary Dresser and Saudi Arabia’s Al Rushaid Petroleum Investment Company, Darvico produces more than 12,000 safety relief valves and 3,000 control valves per year from its facilities in Jubail and Yanbu.
Its portfolio includes high-quality, reciprocating, rotary and severe service Masoneilan control valves; pneumatic regulators and field instrumentation, supported by expertise in valve design, material selection, and control system interface; and Consolidated pressure relief valves.
The Saudi firm is at the indutry fair to underline that it has the expertise in technology and manufacturing capability to rise to any challenge in its field, said a company official.
"Masoneilan and Consolidated products help customers in power generation, nuclear, oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, water treatment facilities, gas transmission and LNG industries to increase productivity and reduce operational costs," he noted.
With the support of GE Oil & Gas, Darvico recently assembled and performance-tested seven GE Masoneilan 41000 series control valves at its plant in Jubail for deployment at Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah gas plant.
The 30-inch Masoneilan 41000 series valves were manufactured in the GE-Masoneilan plant in France. The integration with the actuator, performance testing and painting of the valves were undertaken locally by the company, before being customer tested and transported to the Shaybah plant, said the official.
This is the first time that a 30-inch large-sized valve was executed by the Darvico plant, underlining its capability to execute these kind of projects, he added.
Rami Qasem, the president and CEO, GE Oil & Gas, Mena and Turkey, said: “The execution of the large-sized Masoneilan valves in the kingdom is a demonstration of our commitment to promote localisation and manufacturing of energy sector products and solutions in the kingdom."
As part of GE’s $1-billion investment commitment in Saudi Arabia, the company recently signed a land lease agreement with Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) to set up an advanced manufacturing facility in Dammam Second Industrial City, he added.-TradeArabia News Service