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ValvTechnologies Signs Agreement with Gestra

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has signed a representative agreement with Gestra UK Limited, a provider of flow control valves and systems for heat and process fluid control. The addition of Gestra UK significantly strengthens ValvTechnologies’ power generation business in the UK, expanding its international reach to England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. Gestra UK will represent several ValvTechnologies’ products and services.


Flowserve Supporting Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

Flowserve has entered into a five-year contract with Shell Australia to provide general maintenance services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility, which is producing natural gas from an offshore field in Western Australia.

The Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility is an offshore development, producing natural gas from a remote field approximately 475 km north-northeast of the coastal town of Broome in Western Australia. The Prelude FLNG facility is scheduled to produce 3.6 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $80M in U.S. Navy Contracts

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $80 million to provide propulsion valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine and Columbia-class submarines programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. to support ship construction and spare parts procurement and General Dynamics Electric Boat to support ship construction for Block V, which includes the new Virginia Payload Module.

Curtiss-Wright is performing this work at its facility in East Farmingdale, NY, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division within the Commercial/Industrial segment. Engineering and manufacturing has commenced and will continue through 2024.

Flowserve Names Chowbey President, Aftermarket Services & Solutions

Sanjay ChowbeySanjay Chowbey has joined Flowserve as president, aftermarket services & solutions. He takes on the role previously held by Kirk Wilson, the new president of Flowserve’s flow control division, following the retirement of John Lenander.

Chowbey recently served as president of the Subcom business unit at TE Connectivity, a subsea communication infrastructure business. Prior to that, he served at Danaher for 11 years in several roles of increasing responsibility, including president of Thomson Industries, Inc., an industrial technology company, and general manager of services & solutions at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Inc., a fueling and environmental solutions company.

Mueller Water Products Building Foundry in Decatur, IL

Mueller Water Products and the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County plan to build a new foundry in Decatur, IL. The foundry will be one of the largest state-of-the-art, finished goods brass foundries in the world. The new facility will increase production capacity to meet current and future demands of Mueller customers and the industry.

Up to 250 employees will work at the facility. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2019.

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