A new Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Workshop for Industrial Valves was officially opened in Jubail on Thursday (Nov 30th). The event was honoured by the presence of Saudi Kayan Contractor and Services Manager Mulfi Salem Al Qahtani, and was attended by YBA Kanoo Group CEO Dr Patrick Chenel and Industrial & Energy Executive General Manager Fergus Burke amongst other high ranking guests.
The new workshop will assemble, maintain and repair valves, and will include services such as retrofit and upgrade of various industrial valves; replacing and reconditioning mechanical seals and rupture discs; and steam trap inspection/survey and replacement. The workshop is strategically located in Jubail, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, close to many of its clients’ facilities.
“The opening of this facility is a major milestone in our transformation plan,” Mr Chenel said.
“It also reaffirms our commitment to the country through the Saudi Aramco value added programme, IKTVA, and helps develop a world of opportunity for young Saudis.
“Its strategic location and proximity to our customers allows us to reduce lead time, giving us a higher advantage over our competitors.
“Within our immediate surroundings we have also begun to work with potential customers who would benefit both from the products produced and service capacity of the workshop.”
The YBA Kanoo Workshop is also an authorised service centre for Colfax pumps, BRDR Christensen plug valves, Faris safety relief valves and Groth pressure and vacuum relief valves.
“This is part of Kanoo Industrial & Energy strategy to expand its range of solutions to clients within the Operations & Maintenance phase of projects,” Mr Burke said.
“The new workshop will deliver a quality service to its clients with a commitment to the safety and well-being of its personnel.
“Kanoo Industrial & Energy will be manufacturing valves in the near future, and the next step will be to expand our workshop to repair and overhaul pumps and motors to support with the maintenance of our clients’ facilities in Jubail.”