Score Group, a specialist in valve actuation and engineered solutions has won a service level agreement covering critical flow control assets for Valero. Valero is the world’s largest independent oil refiner; it owns and operates 15 refineries across the US, Canada and the UK. The logistics department is responsible for the critical running of the pipelines and terminals that transport, refine and distribute the essential fuels and other petrochemical products on which we currently rely. These essential operations are actuator intensive. Score Europe and Valero Logistics UK have announced the awarding of a contract on these sites for the maintenance of electric and electro-hydraulic actuators from industry leading flow control manufacturers Rotork.
The service level agreement has been awarded for five years. Score is responsible for the service, maintenance, repair and upgrade of isolation and critical SIL rated actuators (Rotork Skilmatic, Rotork A Range and Rotork IQ MK1/2/3) and valves. The expert servicing provided by Score ensures the smooth running of critical flow control operations, minimising plant downtime, improving plant reliability and availability. The combination of planned maintenance and servicing, including the analysis of actuator and valve performance data, will help Valero provide safe and reliable fuel supplies across the UK. Score is responsible for Valero flow control assets on sites in Avonmouth, Cardiff, Plymouth, Manchester and Kingsbury. To support the everyday running of flow control on Valero sites, Score provides a 24 hour/365 day call out service, with a complete stock of OEM spares, actuators, and fully stocked services vans.
Score engineers are highly skilled and experienced in all makes of electric and electro-hydraulic actuators. This includes installation, service, repair and upgrades of actuator and valve assets, allowing Score to deliver reliable, efficient, and safe flow control at all Valero sites under one contract. As the world’s largest stockist of Valves and Actuators with over £165M of valve and actuator stock, allows Score Europe to provide short lead time replacements of actuators and valves that are beyond economical repair, obsolete or problematic. Score Group prides itself on keeping customer sites continually operational, compliant and above all else, safe.
Ian Elliott, Business Development Manager, Actuation-Projects-Service, at Score Europe said: “We are pleased to confirm the arrangements of our service and maintenance contract with Valero. At Score, our primary aim is to keep the sites of our customers safe, reliable, operational, and efficient at all times. We are perfectly suited to provide this critical service to Valero.”