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MOGAS eyes high-pressure acid leach, POX market growth with Watson Valve buy

MOGAS Industries has completed the acquisition of assets of Watson Valve, a US-based turnkey manufacturer of severe service valves for industries including mining.

Watson has a global install base of over 3,400 valves, primarily in the mining industry, but also encompassing the oil & gas and chemical industries, MOGAS said.

“This strategic purchase expands MOGAS’ global mining reach on valve supply and valve repair services, as well as adjacent market opportunities especially pertaining to the autoclave market,” it said. “It also provides an opportunity for MOGAS to build and strengthen its technology-driven vision for the niche pressure leach industry – both high-pressure acid leach, as well as pressure oxidation – by including long-standing mining customers to its portfolio, especially in the North American region.

MOGAS says it is committed to supporting and servicing the additional customer base brought about by this purchase, using its extensive global network of in-house and authorised repair centres.

Matt Mogas, MOGAS President and CEO, said: “This acquisition allows MOGAS to expand its product portfolio and get a step closer to achieve our vision as the dominant severe service technology company. We would like to offer our customers more options, and will continue to leverage our years of field experience to further enhance the Watson product line.”

Metso’s valves business looks for Smart solutions with Hexagon PPM partnership

Metso’s valves business area has joined forces with Hexagon PPM as the Finland-based company looks to ramp up its quotation efficiency for engineering firms.

The agreement complements Metso’s digital quotation tools and will enhance the “efficient exchange of enquiry, quotation and project execution data between Metso and its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) customers who use Hexagon PPM’s SmartPlant and Smart software suites”, according to Metso.

Oscar Bronsveld, responsible for Global Project Sales at Metso’s Valves business area, said the majority of the company’s EPC customers in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries use the Smart Instrumentation software suite.

“Our target is to improve our responsiveness and bring value to them by saving them precious engineering hours in data processing,” he said.

Hexagon’s PPM division is a leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities. It transforms unstructured information into a smart digital asset, allowing clients to visualise, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire life cycle, according to Metso.

Back in July, Ausenco, a global consulting, engineering, project delivery, operations and asset management company, selected the suite of engineering design tools, information management solutions and cloud services from Hexagon’s PPM division to execute global projects,  including in the mining and oil and gas sectors.

Metso’s existing digital valve project quotation tool will be integrated with Hexagon’s Smart Instrumentation tool, which offers a “single engineering environment to create and manage instrumentation data, as well as create and manage change consistently across required deliverables”, according to Hexagon.

Metso said: “This integration will provide a bi-directional data exchange capability with the EPCs, allowing a reduction in the quotation processing time and an increase in accuracy when configuring and documenting projects in the quotation phases.”

Rashmi Kasat, VP, Head of Digital Business Development at Metso, said: “Our vision is to provide our clients with a seamless customer experience by combining the power of Metso’s digital tools, knowledge of the end customers’ technical needs and process requirements together with Hexagon’s solid experience in engineering and information software development.”