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Bel Valves opens facility in Brazil to service growing deepwater market

21st November 2014

Bel Valves, a UK-registered company, has opened an engineering and service facility in Brazil to tap into the country’s booming deepwater sector

Bel Valves opens facility in Brazil to service growing deepwater market
Bel Valves had been supply Brazil’s offshore market with valves indirectly for four years previous to the recent in-country move

“We’ve been active in the Brazil market for 15 years,” said Alison Ennis, marketing manager at Bel Valves. “But are now able to provide local support, and add local content to our product supply offering.”

The facility was opened on 4 November just north of Sao Paolo. From the site, Bel Valves will have the capacity to perform in-country engineering work, product assembly and testing, maintenance and refurbishment, and provide services for its main Brazil client Petrobras.

“We’re currently at the final stages of the qualification process with Petrobras, as well as being in good dialogue with the other regional players.”

“Our products will be used in Brazil’s offshore upstream subsea sector,” explained Ennis. “Particularly deepwater applications like subsea manifolds, PLEMs and PLETs.”

Bel Valves had been supply Brazil’s offshore market with valves indirectly for 15 years previous to the recent in-country move, but new local content requirements offered an opportunity to establish itself in Brazil to access the country’s burgeoning offshore sector.

“This has been a long process,” said Ennis. “But we are already getting good enquiries and may need to expand the facility in the future – being local really can make a big difference.”

Bel Valves, headquartered in the UK, provides customers with the skills, knowledge and products required for the successful completion of valve and actuator projects across the oil and gas industry.

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