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JOB POSTS - REMEMBER TO TAKE DOWN

The Situations Vacant web page is a free service by BVAA. This is a reminder to members to TAKE DOWN jobs as well as post them up! We’ve had a cull this week of all the old ones that have been there sometime. We’re delighted this service appears to have worked so well, for so long, but please do tell us to take the positions down when you fill them! ...

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Shell hands out Penguins award to Subsea 7

Subsea engineering and construction services firm Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Shell for the Penguins redevelopment project, located approximately 150 miles north-east of the Shetland Islands. The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract incorporates the fabrication of two pipeline bundles containing pipe-in-pipe production flowlines, gas lift fl...

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Israel - Oil valves and fittings

This is a business opportunity from an overseas buyer. Pitch for the business and explain how your company meets their requirements. An energy company is looking for an equipment supplier or manufacturer. Description You should be able to supply one or more of the following: - valves according to American Petroleum Institute (API) -600 or API-6D - ball valves according to API-598...

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Share Fair 2018 - 31st October, Aberdeen

Oil & Gas UK have announced this year’s Share Fair. Organised by Oil & Gas UK, and supported by the Oil and Gas Authority, Share Fair is the premier “meet the buyer” event for the Oil and Gas Industry. 2018's event will include some new elements designed to bring better value to attendees. What you can expect from Share Fair: - First hand insights into field developm...

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RECOVERY IN MANUFACTURING ORDER BOOKS PROMISING - CBI

Manufacturing order books recovered and the volume of output increased strongly in the three months to June, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. According to the survey of 388 manufacturers, output grew at the fastest pace since December 2017 in the three months to June, broadly in line with expectations. Growth was broad-based, with output growing in 14 out of ...

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TRUMPS TARRIFFS AFFECT VALVES

USA President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China might seem a world away, but they certainly impact on countries elsewhere, and they do include certain types of valves. At least six codes are included in the list, including 8481.10.00 pressure reducing valves, 8481.20.00 valves for hydraulics, 8481.30.20 and 8481.30.90 check valves, 8481.40.00 safety relief valves and 8481.90.90 valve par...

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GDPR

We’ve been asked a few questions about BVAA guidance on GDPR. Like most topics, this is comprehensively covered by the BVAA Business Shield service, accessible via the Members Only section of the BVAA website. Go to www.bvaa.org.uk and log in in the top right corner. If you’ve paid your subs, you’ll have been sent this login. Click Business Shield option, register or log-in ...

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VALVES & ACTUATORS IN OIL & GAS - MARKET TRACKER

Coming soon! BVAA is in the final throes of negotiating for a new Market Tracker service from Westwood Global Energy Group. As proposed, the Tracker features an introduction to the various valve and actuator types, where they are used, market drivers and upcoming projects. There’s also a list of upcoming / potential offshore projects over a 5 year forecast period. Included wil...

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BIGGER BANG FOR BUCK

Our Director has been carrying for years in his briefcase examples of members’ articles as they appear in valveuser magazine, compared to how they appear in other trade mags. The difference is stark. Full page articles in VU often appear as ‘postage stamps’ in others. We’ve seen some more examples of this, this week, and it is simply because our raison d'être is to serve mem...

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Achema Week

The quality of contacts made at Achema Frankfurt this week was key, and we rate them as very high indeed. Ironically our Director also came back with a hatful of Membership enquiries from UK companies, plus we were able to direct callers to the stand in the right direction for products, services and advice they needed. And where else can you see so many members in the space of a few...

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