Tomoe Japan secures Saudi Electric-Shuaibah contract in partnership with Rotork

Tomoe, a maker of valves and process control systems, won a significant contract with the Saudi Electric Company in partnership with Rotork Fluid Systems. The Japanese office secured the deal to supply Tomoe butterfly valves to Phase Three of the Shuaibah project that includes construction of a 194-mgd desalination plant and three 917MW thermal power plants on a site 110 km south of Jeddah. Tomoe Japan selected Rotork Fluid Systems (RFS) Japan as their valve actuator partner for this project...

LONDON, Feb. 23, 2007 -- Tomoe Valve Limited, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of valves and process control systems, has won a significant contract with the Saudi Electric Company in partnership with Rotork Fluid Systems. The Japanese office secured the deal to supply Tomoe butterfly valves to phase three of the Shuaibah project that includes construction of a 194-mgd desalination plant, together with three 917MW thermal power plants on a site 110 kilometers south of Jeddah. Tomoe Japan selected Rotork Fluid Systems, Japan (RFS) as its valve actuator partner for this project.

The desalination plant constructed by contractor Doosan, will handle a daily capacity of 990,000 metric tonnes of water and will supply drinking water and electricity power to the holy Islam cities of Mecca and Medina.

As part of the agreement, Tomoe is supplying 139 of its high performance, advanced butterfly valves, ranging from 12 inches up to 150 inches in size. The valves will be fitted with Rotork CP and GP pneumatic actuators. This landmark contract was won following a demanding bidding process with constantly evolving specifications and requirements, Tomoe's fast response and highly experienced designers and valve engineers provided a competitive edge.

Toru Aoki, general manager of Tomoe Valve Japan, commented on winning the contract, "The desalination market is a highly competitive one and we are delighted to have won this contract. We are confident that with our range of high performance butterfly valves and Rotork Fluid System's CP and GP pneumatic actuators, the project will be a complete success and the contractors and management team will be satisfied with both our products and our service."

Tomoe's high performance range of butterfly valves and actuators combine the latest in both valve design and materials technology, They incorporate unique features to meet the varied applications within the processing industry.

Four series of valves, the 300, 500, 700 and 800, are available from Tomoe, plus a full range of Triple Offset designs. All provide low torque, unparalleled levels of leak tightness, wear resistance and long life. These products are also supported by a comprehensive range of actuators and ancillary items, to match specific needs. All valves are also supported with Tomoe's comprehensive sales and distribution channels throughout the world, with the highest levels of customer support.

Rotork Fluid Systems (www.rotork.com/company/fluid_system.cfm), a unit of the Rotork Group (www.rotork.com), has manufacturing facilities in Rochester, NY, and Lucca, Italy, and 60 Rotork offices and over 80 accredited agents around the world. It also has Centres of Excellence in Leeds, UK; Houston and San Francisco, USA; Toronto and Calgary, Canada; and Singapore. The group has over 150 offices and representatives worldwide. It has become the name for excellence in the field of valve, sluice gate and damper actuation products for the oil, gas, power, water and waste treatment industries.

Tomoe Valve (www.tomoeeurope.co.uk) designs and develops the widest range of butterfly valves and actuators for all major industries including chemical processing, oil and gas, power generation, water treatment, marine, automotive, sugar refining, brewing, and food processing. Tomoe valves offer unparalleled levels of leak tightness, valve longevity and wear resistance and come with an extensive range of body designs, material options and sizes. Tomoe's high performance range of triple offset rotary process valves and rubber-seated butterfly valves are specifically targeted at the demanding, high pressure, high temperature applications in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power process markets.

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Also see: "Rotork wins Wessex Water's first framework agreement for valve actuators"

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