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Flowserve gets certification to supply control valves to Saudi Aramco


Flowserve Corporations manufacturing plant in Dammam, operated by Flowserve Abahsain Flow Control Company Ltd., has been certified by Saudi Aramco for the supply of control valves.

FLS/ABA is a joint venture of Flowserve and S&A Abahsain Co. Ltd.

The certification by Saudi Aramco allows valves produced by FLS/ABA at the Dammam plant, including Flowserve Valtek globe, ball, plug, butterfly and control valves for severe service, to be sold to Saudi Aramco. Flowserve and S&A Abahsain opened the joint venture Dammam manufacturing facility in the summer of 2010.

"This certification by Saudi Aramco highlights our ability to manufacture high quality products and aftermarket solutions over the long-term life cycle of these plants," said Tom Pajonas, president, Flowserve Flow Control Division.

"This certification is a first step towards qualifying a number of Flowserve Flow Control valve and actuation products," said Shaukat Sheikh, director of Abahsain Group. "With this certification, we will not only serve regional markets, but create long-term local Saudi job opportunities and critical technology transfer."

The Dammam manufacturing plant opened in the summer of 2010 and is based in a  55,000 square foot facility with capabilities for component machining, valve assembly, and testing.

The Dammam plant includes a fully equipped Quick Response Center (QRC) to provide service and repair support to Saudi-based customers. The QRC employs qualified valve technicians who perform valve repair and troubleshooting either in the facility or at the customer's site. The QRC maintains an inventory of valves and spare parts, which minimizes delivery lead times for customers.