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Brazil Trade Mission - 11th International Seminar on Inland Waterways and Waterborne Transportation. When?: 22 – 24 October, 2019 Where?: Brasília – Brazil Organiser: SOBENA The Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering – SOBENA will hold the 11th International Seminar on Inland Waterways and Waterborne Transportation from October 22 to October 24, in ...

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ADRIAN 'AJ' JEFFERIES

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adrian ‘AJ’ Jefferies of James Walker. AJ was completely unique. He had a brain the size of a planet, there wasn’t any subject he couldn’t explain (or indeed make more complicated), he was completely and utterly irreverent, and was never more than a hair’s breadth from bursting into crinkle-eyed childlike laughter. He neve...

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.GOV.UK BREXIT EMAILS

If you sign up to these, you WILL get a LOT of emails. But as with any information-feed, you will need to sift wheat from chaff. In the last week we've seen Government bulletins on Trade Mark Law, Moving Goods through the Port of Dover (and other ports), EU Residency (viz staff posted overseas), VAT arrangements etc. All could have an impact on UK valve businesses – it may well be worth...

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ARE YOU RECEIVING US, OVER?

To avoid cluttering up your Inbox, BVAA avoids ‘scatter-gun’ and sends emails by ‘interest group’ only – if you’re not on a particular group, you won’t get emails concerning that activity. We ask members to nominate reps to these groups when they join, and then regularly ask you to review their status. In March we encouraged members to nominate a Technical Representative to rec...

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BREXIT

DTI South East (and one assumes other regions – check with your local DIT) are running a series of practical sessions on how to help exporting businesses prepare for Brexit. You can sign up for free Brexit updates via https://www.gov.uk/email-signup/?topic=/brexit...

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SIGN UP FOR GOVT. BREXIT EMAILS

UK Government is now issuing a flurry of advisory emails concerning Brexit from gov.uk.email@notifications.service.gov.uk A great many are not applicable – you’ll have to sift wheat from chaff - but some very important ones are, and they are giving the latest up-to-date information on what to do on various topics. We strongly recommend signing up and passing onto your various departments...

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KIND DONATION

A big thank you to IMI CCI for their kind donation of this fantastic valve which is a very welcome addition in our training activities and will be displayed in our inhouse training facility. Resources are always greatly received here at the BVAA and we are very thankful for this addition. Unsure what to send? It's considered far better for the contributor to send their latest...

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OFFSHORE EUROPE

It was fantastic to meet so many members at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. The event was held in the brand new P&J Live events facility which offered 48.000 Sqm of exhibition space. It offered visitors and exhibitors alike opportunities to connect with a global network of 36,000+ attendees. We hope to see all of our members again when it comes around again in 2021! ...

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VALVE USER EDITORIAL DEADLINE APPROACHING

As a member of the BVAA you can feature editorial for FREE! Next Issue: Issue 51 of Valve User magazine (Editorial Deadline: 27th September) To submit: Please send me a typed 400 – 600 word document with 2 x high resolution (300 dpi minimum) JPEG photos. *Your editorial can cover a new product, company news, change of address or new member of staff. Really anything that promotes your c...

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QATAR PETROLEUM LEADS A NEW WAVE OF NOC INVESTMENT IN INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION

Since 2014 NOCs have retrenched exploration investment alongside the IOCs, however, Qatar Petroleum has bucked this trend and is set to become the most active international high impact (HI) explorer through to the end of 2021. Westwood's Vikesh Mistry, looks at NOC participation in HI wells and who is currently leading the way in volume, success rates and finding costs. ...

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