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Rotork Gears awarded FMC qualification for subsea gearbox

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Rotork Gears SRL, the Italian arm of the valve gearbox and valve accessory division in the Rotork group of flow control businesses, has been awarded a three year Global Qualification Certificate by FMC Technologies for a specialised product from its range of subsea gearboxes.

Certificate awarded for reliability in harsh subsea environments

The Global Qualification Certificate is awarded to the Rotork BGS1 gearbox, a specialised product designed for torque inputs of up to 3500 Nm at operating depths of 3000 m.

On choke valve installations this 1:1 bevel gearbox is a vital component in the clamp used for diver-less retrievable systems.

The gearbox is designed for heavy-duty applications with carefully selected materials to offer the highest level of reliability in the harsh subsea environment.

 Rotork Gears specialised BGS1 subsea gearbox.


Rotork comments on the achievement

Rotork Gears SRL General Manager Roberto Boldorini speaks on behalf of Rotork when he says: “FMC Technologies is recognised as a market leader in the subsea oil and gas industry, where Rotork Gears has an extensive reference list of projects stretching back to the early 1990s. To have FMC Technologies as a customer and to receive a Global Qualification Certificate is a proud achievement for Rotork Gears SRL.”

FMC Technologies, worldwide provider of solutions for the energy industry, designs, manufactures and services advanced technological products and systems in areas including subsea oil and gas production and processing.

Adapted from press release by Elizabeth Corner

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