Petrotec and Flowserve open a dry gas seal repair facility in Qatar
Flowserve and Petrotec celebrated the grand opening of a dry gas seal repair and testing facility in Doha, Qatar.
Petrotec has been an authorized distributor of Flowserve pumps and mechanical seals in Qatar since 2003, providing customers with a full range of products and aftermarket services.
This new facility, built in partnership with Flowserve, expands on Petrotec’s existing wet seal repair and testing facility and brings local compressor seal commissioning, inspection, and repair capabilities to Qatar.
The facility will give Qatar’s oil and gas companies access to faster seal delivery, local inventory, on-site inspection and testing services, and immediate repair capabilities. Previously, companies had to send compressor seals outside Qatar for testing and servicing, which led to increased downtime and shipping expenses. Flowserve and Petrotec will now be able to bring these services directly to customers’ locations, which will reduce turnaround time.
The event was held in the presence of Mister Al-Bidaiwi, Vice President of Pearl GTL at Qatar Shell, Jacques Azibert, CEO of North Oil Company, Abdulaziz Al Ansari, Head of Tawteen at Qatar Petroleum, in addition to other management staff from Flowserve, Petrotec and other major oil and gas companies in Qatar.
P.K. Viswanath, General Manager – Sales at Petrotec said: “I would specifically like to thank Qatar Shell. It was their initiative much before the localisation program (Tawteen) started. Qatar Shell had the vision to look at localising activities in Qatar. I would like to thank Qatar Shell for allowing Petrotec to localise this activity.”
Tom Diez, Vice President of Global Distribution at Flowserve said: “Petrotec is a pioneer in the relationship between Flowserve and its distributors because Petrotec had the first wet seals repair and testing facility for a third party company outside of Flowserve’s extensive existing network of facilities. Once again, this new facility is the first time Flowserve has ever partnered with a distribution channel for a dry gas seal repair facility in the world.” Fred Meeke, Vice President of Sales EMEA at Flowserve added: “I would like to thank Petrotec for supporting Flowserve in additional things such as training in addition to their commitment to the Internet of Things and our wireless data capture system. These are signs of a fantastic and progressive relationship that we have with Petrotec”.
Salah Al-Jaidah, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Petrotec Group said: “This newly established dry gas seal facility demonstrates Petrotec’s willingness to localise key services in Qatar, which previously were sourced from other countries in the GCC or other parts of the world.”
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