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Severn Glocon Group
Severn Glocon Group’s progressive control valve engineering has helped oil and gas operators maximise safety and profitability for more than 50 years. We solve complex technical challenges with intelligence-led innovation.
We have been trading with oil and gas operators in Iraq since the 1980s. Our principal business is the design and manufacture of control and choke valves for extreme conditions and severe service applications. Valves from 1 inch to 42 inches nominal bore are custom designed then manufactured at our own facilities in the UK and India. In 2015 we are introducing Instrument Management to complement our valve services.
Advanced support for established and mature plants is also a core area of expertise. We have established Severn Valve Solutions Iraq (SVSI), a joint venture with Unaoil Group, to provide focused aftermarket services. The Rumaila based facility incorporates a 1,000m2 repair shop, well-furnished containerised mobile workshops for in situ repair and maintenance as well as a staff of more than 50 multidiscipline personnel.
To date, SVSI has been appointed by Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO) and Basra Gas Company as part of the initiative to rehabilitate and expand the Rumaila field for the benefit of the Iraqi people. Our mission is to assist in the improvement of output and reliability with best-in-class valve technologies and engineering skill.
The contracts cover management of valve maintenance, safety compliance support and technical services. There is a strong focus on nationalisation and localisation. A key performance indicator is the enablement of local employees to supervise operations in collaboration with a small number of technical experts from overseas.
To this end, we create opportunities for both skilled and unskilled local nationals through a strategic framework of recruitment and training. The locals we employ progressively take on higher levels of responsibility, creating a sliding scale where their technical capability steadily increases and the need for expatriate support diminishes over time.
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