The Foreign Commercial Service at U.S. Embassy Algiers was proud to highlight the presence and capabilities of American company Flowserve in Algeria during an event that brought together the U.S. company’s managers and its partners in Algeria. Flowserve’s investment in Algeria is an example of how U.S. businesses contribute to the Algerian economy by transferring cutting-edge technology and know-how and creating highly skilled job opportunities.
In addition to an installed base in Algeria with thousands of pumps, mechanical seals, and valves, Flowserve operates a Quick Response Center (QRC), which provides repair services for oil and gas industry pumps, mechanical seals, dry gas seals, and valves. The only center of its kind in Africa/North Africa, Flowserve’s QRC allows customers to receive support locally, rather than sending repairs overseas, saving them both time and money. In Algeria, Flowserve`s QRC is fully operated by highly skilled Algerian engineers. In addition, Flowserve is soon deploying the Dry Gas Seal Tester (DGST), which will be the only center of its kind in Africa.
Speaking at the event, Monika Grüenewald, Flowserve Vice President for Global Sales, said, “Within this QRC, Flowserve is investing to build the first ever dry gas seal tester in Africa, which will be operational in 2024. This investment shows Flowserve’s full commitment to continue growing and building on its strong history in Algeria and strengthening its ties with key Algerian partners like Sonatrach.”
Flowserve is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, valves, and seals. The first Flowserve equipment was installed in 1958 at Sonatrach Centre Industriel Sud, in Hassi Messaoud, and it is still running today.