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New technology centre for Metso

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

In response to the growing demand for reliable valve technology, Metso has decided to build a new greenfield global valve technology centre in Chungju, South Korea. The centre will strengthen Metso’s control valve and service capabilities for customers in the oil and gas and power industries, both locally and around the world. The new facility will be ready to begin global deliveries in September 2014.

In addition to manufacturing, the centre will feature a state of the art control valve testing facility and engineering services to ensure flexible and timely deliveries. The new centre will also be home to research and development, engineering and service support units for South Korean EPC companies, which play a major role in many projects worldwide.

Continuing investments

This new centre is a natural continuation of Metso’s previous investments in global valve manufacturing capability, which saw a valve technology centre open in Shanghai in 2010 and a similar centre in Finland in 2011. These were followed by the inauguration of a new valve supply and service centre in India in 2012 and the completion of expanded valve production premises in the US. The new centre builds on the foundation provided by the global valve technology and service company Metso acquired in South Korea in 2012. Additionally, Metso operates cutting edge industrial valve technology and supply centres in Brazil and Germany. 

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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