Active in country for almost 20 years, BEL Valves has a thorough understanding of the Brazilian market and the technical demands needed to complete projects in the country’s famous pre-salt developments. Co-ordinating with Petrobras for a number of years, we have now become a fully approved CRCC supplier certified to deliver valves to Petrobras projects. Through our development with Petrobras and the other local operators and contractors we have established the need for local services to meet the demand of these critical projects. BEL Valves Brasil was officially opened in 2014, with the dedicated facility based in Terra Preta, Mairiporá near Sao Paulo. Best positioned within the manufacturing hub, the facility is placed to co-ordinate with local suppliers and customers. Our extensive experience of engineering solutions for oil and gas applications, combined with our commitment to understanding the specific requirements of the Brazil offshore market, has meant the local facility has quickly established itself as a critical centre for support in the region.
The local facility provides dedicated engineering and service support, with an additional point of contact for customers, project, and engineering teams in country. Working alongside our technical sales team in Rio de Janeiro, this set up has improved open communication and collaboration between the operator and the supply chain. Our specialist training programme ensures that the local engineers spend at least six months at our facility in the UK to gain real exposure to the full scope of valve design, manufacturing and testing. This means that our customers can be confident that all our engineers are best placed to advise on the most efficient and technically competent solutions.
The facility also operates as a service base, providing support for commissioning, training, preventative maintenance, overhaul, refurbishment, testing, spares provision and other pre-installation support. This responsive and close contact support reduces downtime for maintenance, inspection and repairs, reducing the cost implications of these critical safety measures.
We know our customers like to check the progress of their jobs and witness a number of the critical tests. That’s why our facility also houses assembly, test, paint and shot blast facilities. This means customers can be ‘closer to the action’ and can visit the local facility to follow the progress of their valves.
For more information about BEL Valves Brasil please visit www.belvalvesbrasil.com