In Saudi Arabia, Abahsain Group and Flowserve Corp. inaugurated a state-of-the-art valve manufacturing plant and training center at Dammam”s Second Industrial City in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, according to a new report by Arab News.

The joint venture was formed in 2009 to supply valves to the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, and water industries. Arab News says the 55,000 square-foot manufacturing facility was commissioned in 2010, and it completed the ISO 9001 certification, Saudi Aramco certification, and other major customer approvals in 2011.

Arab News says the Dammam facility reached an important milestone in late 2011 with the successful manufacture, inspection and shipment of the facility”s first large bore control valves to be completely assembled and tested in Saudi Arabia.

To read the full Arab News report on this story, click here.