Our heritage is based on the MRO (shutdown) environment in the North Sea, where fast-track deliveries to enable seasonal work over schedules are in high demand.
We are now successfully offering this service to offshore and FPSO clients in the Asia Pacific region.
During the summer of 2014, two prominent FPSO operators in Malaysia approached HSP for actuated valves to be delivered within extremely tight deadlines, including one project which was fulfilled in just six weeks. This involved a package comprising 13 line items of between 2” and 16” in size, including several 16” high-temperature triple offset butterfly valves.
By working closely with our Malaysian clients to get a detailed understanding of their needs, we were able to create a solution that involved sourcing valves from our supply chain in Europe, airfreighting to Singapore and using our integration facilities in Singapore to supply and fit actuators and test the valves – all within the six week delivery window. This allowed the vessel to achieve its launch date.
Another experience with a Singapore client was quite different. With a vessel already in operation, they needed a large actuated valve to be manufactured through the Italian Summer industry shutdown. As a result of our good connections in the valve industry, we were able to get the manufacturer to work through the recess and deliver the valve to us in a short timeframe. We then airfreighted the valve and completed the order with actuation and testing in Singapore.
HSP Sales Director Derrick Mackenzie said: “Our knowledge of and relationships with most of the international valve manufacturers together with our much valued attention to detail means that we can offer a quick response to customer requests. This sort of service and supply chain access is fairly unique in the Asia Pacific region.”