DARVICO’s boiler plant in its Jubail facility

The new expansion will create an additional space of about 20,000 sq ft at its Jubail facility, where it will install a boiler plant for testing valves on steam application, D R Pai, the General Manager, tells OGN

Work is in progress on Jubail-based Dresser Al-Rushaid Valve and Instrument Company’s (DARVICO) expansion plan at its Jubail facility to achieve a capacity expansion in the wake of the growth in demand for its products and services.

"Expansion activity is in progress at the Jubail facility and it will be completed by December 2021," says D R Pai, DARVICO’s General Manager.

The new expansion will create an additional space of about 20,000 sq ft at the Jubail facility, where it will install a boiler plant for testing valves on steam application. The testing facility will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, Pai says.

He further explains: "DARVICO is taking the lead to install, for the first time in the Middle East, a boiler facility for testing valves on steam application. The 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 in DARVICO."

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

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

"The expertise from Masoneilan and Consolidated worldwide valves plants along with the local presence of DARVICO is providing 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 doorsteps. DARVICO has already won appreciation from major petrochemical plants for the outstanding execution and support rendered during their successful turnarounds," Pai adds.

The new initiative will add additional capabilities to test all types of valves to meet the upcoming turnarounds and plant shutdowns, he says.

The expansion will have a local machining centre to manufacture the trim components to support local customers and will enhance the inventory level of the spare parts, which will now be manufactured locally.

"All these initiatives will be aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 for localisation," Pai says, adding, "DARVICO localisation plan will continue and be executed over more plants in Saudi Arabia."

Meanwhile, DARVICO has also opened a new facility at Yanbu city to cater to the entire Western Region of Saudi Arabia.

"To meet the needs of customers in the Western Region, DARVICO opened new state-of-the-art facility at Yanbu city," says Meshary Al Oqaily, Executive Director, DARVICO.

"The facility has been built in the Royal Commission Area and developed as a manufacturing and services centre to meet the future demands and meet current customer’s needs," he adds.

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