The new 2000 sq m service and manufacturing facility has been built adjacent to John Crane Middle East FZE’s original building in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).
The new John Crane premises house one of the world’s largest state-of-the-art gas seal test rigs. The rig features a customer viewing suite, an on-line witness testing and reporting facility, as well as full inspection services. Full diagnostic, inspection and refurbishment facilities for both wet seals and metal bellows are available at the plant, which also has a new central parts warehouse.
Ruben Alvarez, managing director, John Crane Middle East and Africa, said: “We are justifiably proud of the outstanding new facilities that the expansion project has delivered. Our aim is to be recognized by process and energy industry customers in this area as the automatic provider of choice for engineered solutions. We firmly believe that this gives us an extremely competitive advantage and allows us to offer our customers more rapid turnaround times, greater technical assistance and even better levels of value-added support than ever before.”