The industry hit rock bottom in 2017 and we all felt it, still it was good to know we are over worst part of this recession as we close the year.
It has been tough, no doubt, but also a time to not be fearful, which is how we took on the year: “have no fear, it is what it is“ was our mantra.
We broke ground opening up new markets, new customers, additional approvals, major audits passed, applications, many unforeseen challenges to overcome and release of new product lines.
I always look to close the year with achieving many new firsts.
Happy holidays to all, safe travels and see you all in the new year.
Stasi Prandalos, CEO
We are pleased to inform on the delivery of 7 pieces of
MV11 API 6A SIDE-ENTRY SHUTDOWN (SDV) BALL VALVES
7” 1/16 x 5” 1/2 API 10,000 RTJ
Body and Trim: Full Duplex, PEEK Insert
c/w Biffi Pneumatic Actuator
End-user: SONATRACH Algeria
Project: Hass R’Mel Gas Field
Along with the API 6A SDV Ball Valves we have also delivered
34 pcs of API 6D Ball Valves
MV3 Side-Entry Ball Valves 1”, 2”, 8”, 10”, 16”, 18” CL. 300/1500
RB, RTJ/RF, Body: CS, Trim: SS/Duplex
c/w Pneumatic Actuator
for the same project in Algeria.
We are proud to have recieved a certificate of recognition from Petronas Carigali for the delivery of 5 pcs ESDV Side-Entry Ball Valves, 32” and 20” CL. 900, Metal-seated+TCC, Dual Seat Design (SR+DPE), CS Body and Duplex Trim, Pneumatic Actuated for the Angsi Platform, Offshore Malaysia delivered earlier this year. The actuated ball valves were on a fast track delivery, 24 weeks.
The ball valves were FAT tested in vertical position. Ball valves installed in vertical position have a reinforced bonnet design to support the weight of the actuator and limit deflection. Customers have previously ordered ball valves for installation on site in vertical position, but this is the first time that they request the testing at the plant to be done also in vertical position. A short video on the vertical testing can be seen on our MIR VALVE youtube channel on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4neXM2_QSJ4&t=7s
We are very proud to have been able to support our customer in this project and meeting their target.
On 13-16 November, Abu Dhabi hosted ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition), one of the world’s meeting point for oil and gas professionals in the world and definitely the most important industry event in the Middle East. Over 100,000 trade professionals attended ADIPEC, with over 2,200 companies exhibiting and 25-country pavilions.
MIR VALVE was pleased to exhibit at the event together with our exclusive rep in Abu Dhabi, Falcor Engineering and Contracting Services.
We displayed a 12” CL. 1500 Emergency Shut-Down Ball valve completed with Pro-Control hydraulic shutdown system, which made quite an impression with all the visitors to our booth.
Our presence in the Middle East is very important and growing every year, therefore the participation at the event was crucial to promoting and giving visibility of our brand, product range and capability. All key end-users from the UAE and the region visited us, as well as EPC’s companies, and our regional agents and other potential ones for new territories.
Pictured left: MIR VALVE and FALCOR team, our exclusive sales rep for Abu Dhabi.
On November 3rd, the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) & The Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) Industry Gala Dinner was held at the Grand Mahkota Ballroom of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It was an event where over 650 Malaysian oil and gas industry professionals gathered to network and enjoy a night of entertainment as well as an evening of fine dining. In spite of the industry challenges, it was a time for all players to come together in a spirit of togetherness and unity, to support and encourage one another and to overcome the challenges and to look forward towards the future with hope and optimism.
MIR VALVE, as the major ball valve local manufacturer, was proud to be the main sponsor of the event, in conjunction with our 10-year anniversary, profiling our Malaysian brand within the oil and gas community of Malaysia.
On 7-8 November, Petronas SKG11, consisting of floater, structural and pipeline engineers has organized an internal forum held at Genting Highlands, outside of Kuala Lumpur. The 2-day forum has gathered approx.. 100 SKG11 engineers and managers throughout Malaysia.
MIR VALVE along with other companies was invited to showcase their products and technology and interact with the Petronas senior management, company experts, asset owners and other users.
From MIR VALVE attended Mr. Andrew Phang, VP Engineering (Pictured) and Mr. Fahizal Ghazali, Sales Manager Malaysia.
We are very pleased with the event and being able to profile and give more visibility to our brand among Petronas engineers.
We are getting to the end of our 10th anniversary year. Despite the industry’s difficulties, for MIR VALVE it has been a year full of celebrations and events to mark our 10th anniversary. We have participated in various events (OGA Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, the Oil & Gas Gala in Malaysia) and have promoted our brand anniversary globally.
From our humble beginnings as a start-up from ground zero back in 2007, we were and remain the 1st Ball & Gate valve manufacturer in Malaysia and the SE Asia-Pacific region to offer the complete range of standard and highly engineered API 6D/6DSS/6A/17D ball & gate valves (and soon swing check valves).
We employ 150 people in our company, with global sales offices located in Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Kemaman, Seoul, Jakarta, Dubai and Milan and 25 sales reps worldwide, having exported to 22 countries worldwide over 13,000 manual and actuated ball and gate valves.
Our success over the last 10 years has established us as a top tier brand, recognized today as a major player in the valve world due to our quality products and proven performance in service in subsea, offshore and onshore installations.
We wish to thank all our customers, suppliers, employees and friends who have supported us over the last 10 Years. Looking forward to the next 10.