Manama, Bahrain: Kanoo Oil & Gas, a division of YBA Kanoo Group has signed an Assembler Agreement with BRDR Christensen of Denmark for the local assembly of Lubricated Plug Valves in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a recent visit by a high-level management delegation from BRDR Christensen, which included Mr. Kurt Erling Bang Christensen-Chairman, Mr. Thomas V. Christensen-Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Dennis W. Larsen-Chief Commercial Officer.
Group CEO of YBA Kanoo, Dr Patrick Chenel commented on the agreement stating that “This Assembly facility for Plug Valves is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and an important milestone for Kanoo Oil & Gas as it enhances our capabilities and helps us to be a more effective contributor to the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program of Saudi Arabia.”
BRDR Christensen is a privately-owned company located in Denmark founded in 1942 and has been setting manufacturing standards for plug valves for more than 50 years and have obtained a unique “first choice” status amongst the leading companies in the Oil and Gas industry across the globe.
During this visit, BRDR Servicing team also conducted the Plug Valve Repair & Assembly, hands-on training for Kanoo Oil & Gas technical staff, as a part of the Authorized Service Agreement & Assembler agreement. BRDR Christensen imparted the training at the Kanoo Oil & Gas Dammam Workshop facility.
Executive General Manager of Kanoo Oil & Gas, Mr. Manoj Tripathy also stated that “Kanoo Oil & Gas provides exceptional solutions to the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries offering unique value-added solutions through a well-developed network of international companies and associates. We provide engineered solutions to refineries, petrochemical and gas plants through ultimate adherence to local legislation as well as compliance with global standards and practices. Having local assembly lines adds to our capabilities in serving our client base in the region”
About Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group:
YBA Kanoo is one of the largest, independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East with an extensive portfolio of complementary business units and strategic partnerships across a range of industry sectors. Established in 1890 as a family trading and shipping business in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Company has evolved into a diversified conglomerate with a physical presence across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia.
YBA Kanoo is a key contributor to the region’s economic growth and development supported by over 120 years of experience, ethical conduct, best-in-class partnerships, advanced business systems and cutting-edge technologies. It has established itself as a first-choice partner for regional & international businesses and continues to pursue commercial growth and expansion through the constant delivery of business excellence.
YBA Kanoo’s business activities include shipping, travel, machinery, chemicals, logistics, property, energy, technology and retail, to name a few.