ITT signs corporate procurement agreement with Saudi Aramco

Press release
Published June 29th, 2011 - 07:34 GMT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and ITT Corporation announced today that they have signed a comprehensive seven-year strategic partnership agreement for ITT to provide products and services to the world’s largest oil producer for oil, gas and petrochemical projects in Saudi Arabia and internationally. The agreement was signed by Munir Rafie, vice president Materials Supply of Saudi Aramco and Robert Pagano Jr., president of ITT’s Industrial Process business.

Under this agreement, which comes into effect immediately, ITT and its partner Aswad Group will provide products — including Goulds pumps, BIW well-head connectors, ProSmart predictive condition monitoring systems and PumpSmart advanced pump controls — and services through ITT Saudi Co. Ltd, ITT’s local manufacturing and service operation, located in Dammam Second Industrial City.

ITT Saudi will provide professional expertise to support start up and commissioning of all types of pumping systems. ITT Saudi will also provide expert aftermarket services to support Saudi Aramco’s operations through ITT PRO Services and Plant Performance Services programs, which are designed to help customers lower total cost of ownership, minimize downtime and increase equipment reliability.

The agreement also covers several strategic initiatives, including a program whereby ITT will support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Saudization efforts to enhance local industrial manufacturing capability, develop local supply chains and improve overall plant performance for Saudi customers.

“This agreement and our partnership with Saudi Aramco is a significant milestone in our oil and gas sector growth plans,” said Pagano. “The oil and gas industry is now the largest segment of our Industrial Process business, and we are proud to bring our highly customized solutions and applied engineering expertise to customers in this growing global market.”

ITT Saudi has a world class manufacturing and Pro Service center in Dammam. The facility is equipped with the latest technology, including a fully automated test stand for horizontal and vertical pumps widely used in the oil and gas industry. The factory is approved as both a pump manufacturer and service operation by all major Industrial Process customers in Saudi Arabia, and specifically by Saudi Aramco’s inspection and Materials Supply and Services Division (MSSD).

“ITT’s continued investment in this factory represents a firm and long-term commitment to support customers in Saudi Arabia and the Saudization program, with the goal of employing the highest percentage possible of Saudi national employees,” said Pagano. ITT Saudi will also feature a complete and modern training center on its premises, including hands-on labs and classrooms, with the objective to raise the technical and mechanical expertise, both internally and externally.

ITT Industrial Process has an extensive portfolio of leading-edge technology in pumping systems, valves, monitoring and control systems, as well as aftermarket services that have served customers in the oil and gas, mining, chemical, power generation, biopharmaceutical, general industries markets and more for over 160 years. The division provides solutions tailored to customers’ needs specifically to lower total cost of ownership and improve plant uptime. These solutions are provided under global brands including Goulds Pumps, Fabri-Valve, Pure-Flo, Skotch, C'Treat, PumpSmart, ProSmart, Plant Performance Services and PRO Services. 

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