United Kingdom, 23rd June 2021: Severn Glocon and ValvTechnologies have reached an agreement to form a strategic partnership that will see collaboration between two of the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies specializing in innovative, high-end, severe-service valves.

Subject to regulatory approval in the U.S., Severn and ValvTechnologies strategic partnership will combine the brands’ distinctive and complementary capabilities to extend the global reach, product offerings and customer service of both companies. Backed by Bluewater, the international energy private equity firm, the collaboration will see many customer and sales synergies that will offer significant added value to the marketplace.

Headquartered in the UK and with premises worldwide, notably manufacturing facilities in India, Severn specializes in control, choke and small-bore subsea valves for the energy industry. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies also has premises worldwide, and is the global leader in the design and manufacture of metal-seated, zero-leakage, severe-service valve solutions for the harshest applications.

Kevin Hunt, President at ValvTechnologies, comments: “Both Severn and ValvTechnologies have a long history of mutual respect. Now, working more closely together, we can provide a broader range of engineered solutions to the severe-service marketplace. That’s great news for our customers.”

Steve Waugh, Chairman of Severn, adds: “Each company has been founded on technical prowess and commitment to innovation. Through this new combined force for the global valve market, we believe we will provide an enviable range of solutions and services in our industries.”

About Severn

Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Gloucester, United Kingdom, Severn Glocon is a leading manufacturer of control valves and related products worldwide. The company offers a wide range of severe service control, choke and general service valves, associated actuators and peripheral equipment, bespoke built special application control & choke valves, providing valve management as well as general engineering support services to oil and gas, LNG, power and other process plant users.

About ValvTechnologies

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, high-performance isolation valve solutions providing an unsurpassed level of severe service isolation services and reliability to customers in the fossil power, nuclear generation, upstream oil and gas, downstream and chemical processing, mining and minerals, pulp and paper and other specialized industries.

About Bluewater Bluewater is a specialist international private equity firm focused on the middle-market energy sector. Its experienced investment and operating professionals drive value creation as they manage $2.5billion of investment across a portfolio of 22 companies. Today it has a prime focus on projects or technologies that contribute to the energy transition agenda, and works to a diversified investment strategy based on the principles of sustainability and close working partnerships with best-in-class management teams. It has a strong focus on ESG, and is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

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Severn makes Ice-road deadline.

Severn makes ice-road deadline.

An ice-road waits for no one, so Brighouse engineers had their work cut out ensuring six butterfly valves were ready to reach a north Russian LNG plant before the spring melt.

The order comprised four 20” ASME 300 and two 16” ASME 900 double flanged short pattern triple offset butterfly valves.  

To ensure Severn makes the ice-road deadline, the Brighouse team designed, manufactured, assembled and tested the valves in-house, comfortably shipping them by the mid-March deadline.

Manufactured in CF8M with electric actuators, these control valves surpassed the customer’s Class IV leakage requirement, achieving the more challenging ‘Class VI or better’ standard.

Severn manufactures and supports high quality valves for the energy industries. Its control, choke and small bore subsea valves are pre-eminent in the global market, underpinning the reliability and high performance of business-critical client infrastructure.

Severn’s global reach, technical prowess, and collaborative approach – all founded upon a heritage of British engineering excellence – help to assure production continuity for clients and reduce the prospect of costly downtime. 

Its understanding of the life-cycle of assets positions Severn to offer end-to-end engineering solutions, enabling clients to meet their core imperatives: safe operations and minimum downtime.

Severn Celebrates 20 years with Shell.

Severn celebrating 20 years with Shell.

Back in 2000 Severn Unival secured a valve management contract for Shell’s North Sea platforms. Each time the contract has come up for renewal we have retained the business. The contract was recently renewed again, marking 20 years of working together. The strength and duration of this customer relationship are testament to the high level of service and technical expertise we bring and is a major factor in Severn celebrating 20 years with Shell.

Severn manufactures and supports high quality valves for the energy industries. Its control, choke and small bore subsea valves are pre-eminent in the global market, underpinning the reliability and high performance of business-critical client infrastructure.

Severn’s global reach, technical prowess, and collaborative approach – all founded upon a heritage of British engineering excellence – help to assure production continuity for clients and reduce the prospect of costly downtime. 

Its understanding of the life-cycle of assets positions Severn to offer end-to-end engineering solutions, enabling clients to meet their core imperatives: safe operations and minimum downtime.

Bentley’s new valve deployed on subsea XMT.

Bentley’s new Medium Duty Rotary (MDR) valve has been deployed and is now operational in the field, with two valves in use on a subsea XMT in the Gulf of Mexico.

The MDR represents the continuous improvement of Bentley’s product range. An evolution of the field-proven Rotary Gate Valve design, it addresses a specific subsea oil and gas market niche related to panel-mounted applications for XMT hydraulic control and test lines, manifold panels and subsea distribution units.

Traditionally operators used needle and ball mounted valve products for these applications which require a low-cost but reliably engineered solution. However, there has been growing desire for a metal sealing gate valve to increase reliability without incurring additional expense.    

The MDR meets this customer’s need with a simple and cost-effective design that fully satisfies the subsea specifications of API 6A and 17D. It also enables pressure testing and isolation of the annulus as well as providing a full second metal-to-metal sealing barrier against the environment.

Severn manufactures and supports high quality valves for the energy industries. Its control, choke and small bore subsea valves are pre-eminent in the global market, underpinning the reliability and high performance of business-critical client infrastructure.

Severn’s global reach, technical prowess, and collaborative approach – all founded upon a heritage of British engineering excellence – help to assure production continuity for clients and reduce the prospect of costly downtime. 

Its understanding of the life-cycle of assets positions Severn to offer end-to-end engineering solutions, enabling clients to meet their core imperatives: safe operations and minimum downtime.

Remote inspection technology gains momentum.

Adoption of Severn Oculi, our connected system for the remote inspection of valves, is going from strength to strength. As well as assessing valve condition in the field, the digital system can be used to facilitate remote witness testing. 

Severn Glocon Abu Dhabi recently conducted a full pressure, seat leakage and functional test on a 2- 9/16 API 10,000 globe control valve for ADNOC, with the process witnessed virtually by the client team. Various work scopes have been witness-tested in this way in recent weeks to demonstrate the technology to our clients.    

The SVS team has also been holding internal video conferences to introduce the technology and its benefits to the wider Group. If you would like to participate in a future demonstration, please contact support@svsi.ae.  

With the global pandemic response still restricting movements and international travel, remote inspection technology gains momentum as Severn Oculi is proving to be a valuable tool. It’s set to deliver a good return on investment, improving cost efficiency for Severn and our customers alike.

Severn manufactures and supports high quality valves for the energy industries. Its control, choke and small bore subsea valves are pre-eminent in the global market, underpinning the reliability and high performance of business-critical client infrastructure.

Severn’s global reach, technical prowess, and collaborative approach – all founded upon a heritage of British engineering excellence – help to assure production continuity for clients and reduce the prospect of costly downtime. 

Its understanding of the life-cycle of assets positions Severn to offer end-to-end engineering solutions, enabling clients to meet their core imperatives: safe operations and minimum downtime.

BOC praises 24-hour critical valve repair turnaround.

In the middle of February, BOC called us to investigate a recycle valve that was not stroking properly at its Worsley plant. This was a repeat problem which we’d previously resolved by adjusting the positioner. On this occasion when Field Service Technician, Jake Wood inspected the valve it was clear that the positioner needed to be replaced. Contracts Manager, Dave Morrison promptly contacted Project Engineer, Tracy Chapman in Gloucester who quickly advised us on several replacement options. One of these was already in stock in the Brighouse stores. So, Jake was despatched to BOC Worsley again the following day where he successfully installed the replacement part. This is a great example of multiple facilities collaborating to deliver a high level of customer service.

BOC praises 24-hour critical valve repair, as both the maintenance supervisor and the branch manager of BOC stated:  

 I would just like to thank you for your quick response in getting our N2O filling system back up and running. This is a critical gas which we supply to the NHS and with your help and quick response we have managed to keep the supply chain going.Mark Derbyshire, Maintenance Supervisor 

 “[You’ve] been a big help this week. Given the criticality of N2O, it’s prevented us having any immediate shortages to the NHS.” Dan Smith, Branch Manager

In the long-term the entire valve needs to be replaced, and Gloucester’s Tim Webb is on the case.

Severn manufactures and supports high quality valves for the energy industries. Its control, choke and small bore subsea valves are pre-eminent in the global market, underpinning the reliability and high performance of business-critical client infrastructure.

Severn’s global reach, technical prowess, and collaborative approach – all founded upon a heritage of British engineering excellence – help to assure production continuity for clients and reduce the prospect of costly downtime. 

Its understanding of the life-cycle of assets positions Severn to offer end-to-end engineering solutions, enabling clients to meet their core imperatives: safe operations and minimum downtime.

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