ValvTechnolgies leaders focus on need for safe and environmentally responsible production of natural resources and promise to provide advanced training in piping and valve technology for Kazakhstan’s young engineers.
HOUSTON – With increasing U.S. investment in oil and gas production in his country, His Excellency Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, recently came to ValvTechnologies world headquarters for a first-hand look at the production and testing of new molecular sieve switching valves and actuators destined for Kazakhstan. The ValvTechnologies visit was one of several meetings with Houston based-companies organized by the Business Council for International Understanding.
ValvTechnolgies’ Kevin Crosby, chief financial officer, and Aart Schenau, general manager of oil and gas, toured the facilities with Umarov and discussed the need for safe and environmentally responsible production of natural resources in Kazakhstan. The two ValvTechnologies leaders also proposed advanced training for Kazakhstan’s young engineers in piping and valve technology.
“As the world’s leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, severe-service isolation valve solutions, ValvTechnogies is committed to enabling our customers and the countries in which they invest to meet their goals regarding safety, the environment and cash flow,” said Schenau. “In fact, one of our customers, Tengizchevroil (TCO), was named ‘The Safest Large Company’ in the Republic of Kazakhstan. We’re very pleased that our valves will help our client to maintain this achievement.”
Located in Central Asia, Kazakhstan was a part of the former Soviet Union and is currently the ninth largest country in the world.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of Zero-leakage, severe service isolation valve solutions. Employing more than 500 people worldwide, our offices are located in the United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, China, Middle East, India, Australia and South America. In addition, ValvTechnologies partners with stocking distributors and independent representatives to service customers around the world. To find out more about the products and services offered or to locate a representative, visit our website at www.valv.com
ValvTechnolgies’ Kevin Crosby, Chief Financial Officer, Aart Schenau, General Manager of Oil and Gas, Steven Smith, Director of Engineering and Julie Bodine, Director of Global Marketing, recently met with Dr. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, at the company’s world headquarters in Houston to get a first-hand look at production and testing of new ValvTechnolgies valves and actuators destined for Kazakhstan.