DALLAS – Flowserve and Saudi Arabian company S&A Abahsain have inaugurated their jointly owned valve manufacturing plant and training center in the Dammam Second Industrial City.
The 55,000-sq ft (5,110-sq m) facility is designed for component machining, valve assembly, and testing. It is operated by Flowserve Abahsain Flow Control Co.
The Flowserve Abahsain joint venture was formed early in 2009 to supply valves to the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, and water industries. It commissioned the new facility in late 2010, gaining ISO 9001 certification, Saudi Aramco certification, and other major customer approvals in 2011.
Late last year the plant completed manufacture, inspection, and shipment of the first large bore control valves to be entirely assembled and tested in Saudi Arabia.
The Dammam facility will manufacture a range of valves and actuators, including Flowserve Valtek globe, ball, plug, butterfly, and severe service control valves; Flowserve Valbart trunnion mounted ball valves; Flowserve Durco/Atomac Teflon-lined plug, ball, and butterfly valves; Flowserve Serck Audco plug valves; Flowserve Limitorque electric actuators and Flowserve Automax pneumatic actuators.
It will also provide service and repair support to Saudi-based customers.