Energy giant, PJV Secures FPSO Contracts For Nigeria, Others

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PJ Valves (PJV), the specialist manufacturer and supplier of valves for the global energy industry, has confirmed that it has won a contract to supply Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units to Nigeria. The company will supply a package of ball, double block and bleed valves and check valves to support topsides in Nigeria.

A Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit is a floating vessel used by the offshore oil and gas industry for the production and processing of hydrocarbons, and for the storage of oil.

World Oil reported yesterday that the Nigeria contract is one of three contracts won by PJV. Others are in Brazil and Mexico. In Brazil, PJV will manufacture and supply valves to a project located in the Santos Basin. The company will deliver a range of globe and check valves supplied in carbon stainless-steel, duplex and Inconel clad material.

According to the report, the valves will vary in sizes with the maximum being 18 inches in diameter to API 15000 in pressure class to support the topside processing requirements of the vessel. PJV will also provide onsite support from its Singapore office for the installation of the valves in China. In Mexico, PJV scooped a win where it will deliver high pressure check valves to support the high-pressure requirements of the project.

PJV group sales director, James Moir, who confirmed the wins, said the company is thrilled about the contracts. He however did not give details how the contract award was conducted. “We’re thrilled to have won all three tenders and to be working closely with our customers to simplify technical design, procurement process or both.

“These wins prove our partnership model works – we support our clients to provide reliable, and competitive products that meet their long-term needs. This partnership involves challenging the status quo of “standard” customer-supplier relationships and offers significant benefits to both buyer and supplier on a win-win basis,” World Oil quoted him.

He said it is a strategic score for the company to stamp its relationships and partnerships and status in the FPSO industry. “Our focus is to continue to build these relationships through exceptional service.”

The company was awarded the projects for the standard of its design and manufacturing capabilities and its ability to deliver valves within short lead times. PJV’s strong relationships within the supply chain and experience in providing valves to more than 30 FPSO projects to date were also contributing factors.

The PJV chief said the valves for all projects will be manufactured in PJV’s factory in Italy and partner factories around the UK, while all deliveries are expected to be completed in 2019.


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