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DARVICO to certify new Jubail facility by June

After successfully installing and commissioning the first of its kind steam valve testing facility in the Middle East at its Jubail plant, DARVICO is contemplating to get it certified by June this year.

Jubail-based Dresser Al-Rushaid Valve and Instrument Co. Ltd (DARVICO), has already completed the expansion at its Jubail facility and achieved a capacity enhancement in the wake of the growth in demand for its products and services.

It has also added exclusive Aftermarket Unit with well trained and experienced team for catering exclusively to the increasing demand for repair, testing and servicing of all types of control valves, safety valves, pressure regulators, pilot operated valves etc., by supporting with genuine spare parts replacement at reasonable cost in the DARVICO supplied Safety and Control valves.

This team, according to DARVICO, has been instrumental in assisting its customers achieve their planned shut-down and addressing emergencies by rendering 24/7 inhouse and in plant service jobs.

“We are ready to meet the customers’ new requirements for safety, control valves MRO and Project orders, timely supply of spare parts by implementing stocking program rigorously and rendering after-market support to all our customers,” DARVICO general manager D R Pai said.

 “DARVICO has taken lead and installed at their Jubail facility, for the first time in the Middle East, the boiler for testing valves on steam application. This facility will address all ASME SEC VIII and ASME SEC I Consolidated safety and safety relief valves (SRVs) for steam application to be tested in live steam,” he added.

Being one of the leading local manufacturing companies, DARVICO supplies pressure safety valves, control valves, pressure regulators, pilot operated valves, level transmitters and instruments catering to the needs of oil and gas, petrochemical, power and water companies since 1983 in Saudi Arabia.

Through a joint venture partnership established in 1985, DARVICO and Baker Hughes, have been providing highly engineered, Masoneilan and Consolidated control valve solutions through localised production within Saudi Arabia.

“The expertise from Masoneilan and Consolidated worldwide valves plants and local presence of DARVICO is providing their customers a full range of products and services. The entire team including the aftermarket is geared to provide 24/7 service to its customers at their door steps. DARVICO has already won appreciation from major petrochemical plants for the outstanding execution and support rendered during the successful turnaround,” Pai added.

The new initiative will add additional capabilities to test all types of valves to meet the upcoming turnarounds and plant shutdowns, he added. The expansion by installing two more CNC machines has enhanced its local machining center to manufacture the trim components to support local customers and has enhanced the inventory level of the spare parts which are now manufactured locally.

“All these initiatives are being aligned with the Saudi Arabia Government’s Vision 2030 for localisation,” Pai said and added that, “DARVICO localisation plan will continue and be executed over more plants in Saudi Arabia.”

Meanwhile, DARVICO has made its new facility operational in Yanbu city, which takes care of the entire Western Region of Saudi Arabia. “To meet the Western Regions customers’ needs, DARVICO opened new state-of-the-art facility in Yanbu city,” said DARVICO executive director Meshary Al Oqaily. The facility has been built in the Royal Commission Area, and developed as manufacturing and services centre to meet the future demands and meet current customer’s needs, he added.

Caption: DARVICO’s boiler plant facility in its Jubail facility.