Flowserve Corporation , a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, and Al-Rushaid Group (Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) announced the grand opening of the largest pump manufacturing, repair and testing facility in the Middle East.
The facility is designed to support customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, water, desalination, chemical and other industries.
“This state-of-the-art, robust facility helps us deliver outstanding service to our Middle East customers – its scope, size and capabilities are unmatched in the region,” said Lewis Kling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Flowserve Corporation. “Flowserve is proud to partner with Al-Rushaid Group to bring technology and innovation to our customers in the critically important Arabian Gulf Region.”
A key component of the facility is the region’s largest, most capable hydraulics test facility, which is capable of certified testing to both API and international standards, for both horizontal and vertical pumps. The facility will allow customers to verify equipment performance, or diagnose and correct problems.
Future expansion plans include the Middle East’s first hydraulics training center, which will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, along with static and dynamic laboratories. Planned classes include basic hydraulics theory, advanced maintenance, repair and technical services, and hands-on training opportunities