With increasing U.S. investment in oil and gas production in his country, His Excellency Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, visited the world headquarters of ValvTechnologies for a first-hand look at the production and testing of new molecular sieve switching valves and actuators destined for Kazakhstan. The ValvTechnologies visit was one of several meetings with Houston based-companies organized by the Business Council for International Understanding.
ValvTechnolgies’ chief financial officer, Kevin Crosby, and general manager of oil and gas, Aart Schenau, toured the facilities with Umarov and discussed the need for safe and environmentally responsible production of natural resources in Kazakhstan. The two ValvTechnologies leaders also proposed advanced training for Kazakhstan’s young engineers in piping and valve technology.
“As the world’s leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, severe-service isolation valve solutions, ValvTechnogies is committed to enabling our customers and the countries in which they invest to meet their goals regarding safety, the environment and cash flow,” said Schenau. “In fact, one of our customers, Tengizchevroil (TCO), was named ‘The Safest Large Company’ in the Republic of Kazakhstan. We’re very pleased that our valves will help our client to maintain this achievement.”