Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tyne Subsea: Northern England’s hub for hyperbaric research, test and certification

Two distinct, but mutually supporting hyperbaric services

Tyne Subsea: Northern England’s hub for hyperbaric research, test and certification, will support both research and commercial developments to aid in the growth of subsea developments and underwater technology for businesses across the North of England.

Tyne Subsea hyperbaric chamber

Hyperbaric services are being provided by; BEL Valves with over 20 years’ experience of testing their own subsea equipment; and Newcastle University who are recognised as one of the UK’s leading research Universities. Drawing on these two distinct areas of expertise has allowed Tyne Subsea to offer research facilities in support of developing world-first technology and to also deliver commercial provision for hyperbaric testing.

The Tyne Subsea partnership, ‘formerly Neptune Test Centre’, has been aligned to incorporate the commercial and research collaboration under one single ‘brand’ for these mutually supporting services.

Richard Dodd, British Engines Chief Operating Officer and Tyne Subsea board member had to say:

“Tyne Subsea is a real asset to the UK’s subsea, marine and offshore industries. Providing the much-needed support and collaboration for research and skills development, it will help in strengthening the UK’s leading position at the forefront of underwater technology. “  

Tyne Subsea will now occupy two sites in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – the first at Wallsend, which is operational today offering research opportunities, academic study and skills development support. And the second is the commercial facility which will be operational at Killingworth in the second half of this year.  The hyperbaric centre which is currently operational from BEL Valves’ St Peters site, is preparing for another milestone towards the end of 2017 as it takes delivery of a new 2.5m diameter hyperbaric chamber, capable of simulating water depths equivalent to 4,500m water depth. From this date, all five commercial chambers will be available at the dedicated facility in Killingworth.

For more information about Tyne Subsea, visit the new website

Tyne Subsea (Colour)

Valve Fundamentals Training Course 20th – 21st September 2017

Dates confirmed for the next Valve Fundamentals training course – 20th and 21st September 2017. We’ve had some excellent feedback over the years:

Expert training from experts in their field”

“All of the presenters were very engaging and gave good explanations to questions”

“Great tour with a lot of information and explanation”

For more information about the course content, or to register your interest please contact

You can also download the detail from our Download section


Women in Engineering – Northumbria University Student Visit

This week we were visited by A level students from across the region, in partnership with the Northumbria University Summer School initiative. The day focused on encouraging women to choose engineering as their career path. The students were introduced to BEL Valves and the opportunities we can offer, including our apprentice and graduate schemes. They also had a chance to speak to females from across the business about their experience in the industry. Through our links with Northumbria University, we hope the students now have an insight into what the North East has to offer in terms of university courses and career opportunities.


Delivering excellent customer support through local service provision.

BEL Valves is pleased to announce a non-exclusive agreement with Score International Limited to provide authorised service and maintenance work.

Expanding our service to cover our growing installed base, the collaboration between to the two companies will add to our existing service centres in Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Africa, with additional support in 19 countries dotted across the globe.

Growing our international service network means we can deliver prompt service support for our installed base, improving the service we provide to our customers by being more flexible and responsive to customers’ specific needs and requirements. Continuing our long-standing relationship with Score, this arrangement is a perfect fit for both companies given Score’s familiarity and extensive knowledge of BEL Valves’ product range.

Under this agreement BEL Valves will remain the direct point of contact for service and spares, however enquiries will be allocated to the nearest service centre which may be BEL Valves or Score operated. All warranty and spares enquiries will continue to be handled by BEL Valves directly.

For more information about this new agreement please contact

BEL Valves Service Team

BEL Valves Service Team