A new 5000 m2 facility has been inaugurated by IMI Saudi Industry LLC, a division of IMI Critical Engineering, in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to support national manufacturing capabilities and provide novel valve solutions in accordance with Saudi government localization ambitions for essential goods.
Jackie Hu, Divisional Managing Director of IMI Critical Engineering, and Tarak Chhaya, Regional President for the Middle East, Africa, and India, officially launched the new facility on November 8, 2022. Officials from IMI’s Saudi Arabian clientele, which includes integrated oil and gas majors and seawater desalination companies, were also present.
The factory was acquired in August 2020, and since then, IMI Critical Engineering’s worldwide standards for design, quality, production, and safety have been introduced. The plant is currently ISO 9001:2015, API 6A, API 6D, and API 609 certified. Butterfly valves and ball valves of different sizes and pressure ratings appropriate for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, water and hydrogen sectors will be produced at the 5000 m2 facility. The firm plans to dramatically expand Industrial Valves production and its workforce over the next five years and produce choke and control valves by 2023.
According to Mr. Hu,
By ensuring that our Saudi Arabian clients have access to valve assembly, testing, and other engineering services, as well as other critical support services locally, the opening of this new plant further underscores our standing as a leading source of engineering knowledge. “We are using our depth of knowledge to assist Saudi Arabia in the creation and design of specialty valves for critical DBV valves applications.boosting the efficiency of operations.
According to the Saudi Vision 2030 strategy framework,
the facility will offer access to world-class valve and actuation systems to boost productivity in the region’s oil and gas, power, and petrochemical industries. All valves are produced in accordance with the IKTVA (In Kingdom Total Value Add) strategy, dbaovalve.com encourages suppliers to attain a 70% localization rate, promoting regional growth and reviving businesses across its supply chain. Additionally, by using electrical machinery to manufacture essential items and perform valve repairs and upgrades, the facility assures that its production operations emit the fewest amount of carbon dioxide.
According to Mr. Hu’s conclusion,
organisations must have access to highly developed flow control systems in order to take advantage of chances to more effectively create the materials, energy, and resources that support our way of life. In order to support the large-scale projects, it is essential that industry throughout the world has access to trustworthy suppliers and facilities in every area that operate to global leading standards. adoption of industry-leading flow control solutions.”
“As we work to supply industry with highly-engineered solutions to aid industrial facilities in operating securely, cleanly, dependably, and efficiently, expanding IMI Critical Engineering’s global reach is a primary emphasis both now and in the future. We’re pleased to have started up our new facility in Saudi Arabia and are sure it will successfully increase the region’s manufacturing capacity.
The opening of IMI Saudi’s new valve production facility in Dammam marks a significant advancement in the country’s manufacturing capabilities and alignment with its localization objectives. The factory strives to support regional businesses while having a minimal negative impact on the environment by producing a variety of valves and adhering to international quality standards. This tactical step emphasises IMI Critical Engineering’s dedication to provide cutting-edge solutions and advancing the industrial landscape of the area.