Van Leeuwen Buizen to Supply Valves to Salman Field

Van Leeuwen Buizen has been awarded a contract worth more than US$ 21 million by an Iranian contractor for the supply of valves on the Salman Offshore Oil and Gas Field in Iran.

The development project for Salman Oil and Gas Field (EPC-2), located in the Persian Gulf, aims at daily production of 50,000 barrels crude oil and 540 million cubic feet gas. The total project scope includes the reconstruction of five platform jackets and seven platform topsides as well as related bridges. Completion of the project is scheduled for mid 2005.

Over the past years Van Leeuwen Buizen has build a strong reputation as a reliable supplier for piping material in the Middle East. Based on this reputation and Van Leeuwen Buizen's proven expertise in managing complex, short track contracts, the company was selected as the partner of choice to source, expedite, inspect and deliver all valves for the Salman project. The scope of supply comprises a variety of Ball, Globe, Butterfly and Double Block & Bleed Valves, mostly produced from high alloy Inconel(r) (UNS N06625). The Salman contract is unique for the large number of Inconel(r) valves, which needs to be produced in a short production cycle in order to meet the challenging construction schedule for the project.

Award of this contract is a further acknowledgment of Van Leeuwen Buizen's successful strategy to handle Salman type contracts through integrated contract management teams, thus providing dedicated commercial, technical, financial and quality know-how to customers and selected manufacturing partners.