Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded its second large contract to RMA for the supply of large diameter ball valves and actuators. These elements are a critical part of the pipeline and will be installed by the onshore Engineering Pipeline Construction contractor(s) that TAP selects in Greece, Italy and Albania.
The scope of work for the contract covers 55 valves at 48” and 36”, class 600 and 900. The requirements and quality of the large diameter ball valves and actuators included significant safety features of a high engineering standard.
The ball valves contract award concludes TAP’s pre-qualification process (launched in July 2014), followed by bid assessments from the companies that met TAP’s rigorous pre-qualification criteria.
Knut Steinar Kvindesland, Senior Contract and Procurement Manager at TAP said: “I want to congratulate the RMA on their successful bid and thank all companies who participated in the selection process. The ball valves will play a critical function throughout the life of the pipeline, so the durability, reliability and especially safety features were key elements evaluated.”
With a history of over 45 years, RMA is a leader in the production of special parts in the oil and gas sector such as ball valves and scraper traps. The company holds several international certifications including ISO 9001: 2008. RMA is a second-generation family-run company.