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Oliver Valves welcome Tom Nesbitt

Oliver Valves is pleased to welcome Tom Nesbitt as Regional Sales Manager with primary responsibility for the Southern area of the UK, France, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula. Tom has worked in the Energy Industry for over ten years, gaining broad experience in Technical Sales, Project Management and Supply Chain roles, focusing on high-criticality valves within FPSO and EPC/Operator environments.
It’s an exciting time for Tom to join Oliver Valves as the company embarks on its next phase of advanced piping valve solutions, including enhanced zero-leakage performance in severe service and applications for transition energy markets such as Hydrogen and Carbon Capture.
Tom brings to the role significant experience and insight from both the valve-user and manufacturer market, saying “I’m excited to have joined Oliver Valves at a time of significant growth and market development and look forward to working with an outstanding engineering team to support our clients and their projects with the very best valve solutions.”
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Oliver Valvetek Double Gate Valves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Oliver Valvetek has manufactured a number of 1” Double Block Subsea Gate Valves with manual and hydraulic actuation destined for the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

This dual functioning valve consists of a 1” hydraulic gate valve and a 1” multi-turn manual Gate valve both positioned on a single unitary forged valve block for dual redundancy and functionality.  This unique and customised design brings additional benefits to subsea tree engineers in that it now provides flexibility to be used as stand-alone and fully functioning valves on other applications of the tree due to its standardised valve footprint.

To date, Oliver Valvetek has manufactured more than 150 double gate valves with the hydraulic gate valve being a coil spring design as specified by the end-user.

Interestingly, a continental shelf is a shallow and relatively flat stretch of seabed that extends from the shoreline to water depths of around 200 metres, before dropping off to deeper waters in what’s called the continental slope.

The importance of the continental shelf to Norway is that it holds huge natural resources such as oil and gas, but also fishing. The best-known fishing areas are found on the Shelf and at the edges where it meets the deep sea. Under international law, coastal states are entitled to their continental shelf up to 200 nautical miles from their shores with some exceptions made to lengthen this, with NCS being one.

For information on how Oliver Valvetek can provide subsea valve solutions for your project, telephone +44(0)1565 632 636 or visit our website at

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Oliver Twinsafe to Supply 12″ Bore Valves to the World’s Largest Natural Gas Field

Manufactured to customer’s specifications, 14″ reduced bore Double Block and Bleed Pipeline Valves are currently on final test – Class 900 valves in LF2 Carbon Steel with Inconel 625 trim.

The order is for part of Qatar’s North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) project, with the valves heading for the North Field, the world’s largest natural gas field.

For information on how Oliver Twinsafe can provide pipeline valve solutions for your project, telephone +44 (0) 1565 632636 or visit our website at

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Oliver Valves are Reassuringly Reliable

Our onsite UK manufacturing and testing facilities enable us to provide complete and customised valve solutions up to 20” bore and with reassuring reliability and quality. From engineering design, pressure testing, and painting, to global shipping – we handle the whole process.

A recent example of this and now nearing the final stages of a year-long production run are 20mm Bore, Trunnion Double Block & Bleed Valves, tested to 5,000 API.

For information on how Oliver Valves can provide instrumentation and DBB valve solutions for your project, telephone +44(0)1565 632 636 or visit our website at