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TRAINING AVAILABLE IN ABERDEEN

For just one week only, the BVAA are hosting a variety of valve related training courses in Aberdeen. These courses will be taking place at Emerson Solutions Centre, Aberdeen on the following dates: - Introduction to Valves (CPD Certified): Monday 25th November - Control Valves (CPD Certified): Tuesday 26th November - Safety Valves (CPD Certified): Wednesday 27th N...

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IMPORT TARIFFS

We have been banging on about monitoring the GOV.UK bulletins on Brexit for a few weeks now. There is useful stuff in them. A very useful one caught my eye this week (link below). The document shows on page 1276 and 1277 0.00% import tariffs on our 8481~ Valve product codes. It pays to keep an eye on this as several versions of documents can be issued as developments occur. ‘It a...

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BVAA & POPPY APPEAL

BVAA is delighted to announce that our chosen recipient of this year’s AGM Fun Casino donations will be The Royal British Legion Poppy Fund. BVAA was formed in 1939 at a time of considerable strife for the country, and many employed in the industry chose to do their duty in our nation’s armed forces. Many did not return. Others did, but bore the physical and mental scars that af...

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SPRING CONFERENCE 2020

The BVAA Spring Conference delivers a vast array of incredibly informative guest speakers on a variety of useful and exceptionally diverse topics. The event also delivers lively and enjoyable entertainment, networking opportunities aplenty, and a delicious dinner all delivered in the stunning surroundings at Formby Hall. The following day will be a day of golf on Formby's fabulous 18 hole cham...

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OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

When?: 29 – 31 October, 2019 Where?: Rio de Janeiro – Brazil Organiser: IBP - Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute and OTC - Offshore Technology Conference The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental m...

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OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT WILL INCREASE BY 2021

Offshore development will increase by 2021. The year 2021 will register peak demand for offshore well services in the production development stage over the next five years, according to data from the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). It is estimated that 111 wells will be drilled and 135 will have to be completed, 49 ended and abandoned and another 29 will need to undergo artificial elevation. ...

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UPCOMING EVENT

Brazil Trade Mission - 11th International Seminar on Inland Waterways and Waterborne Transportation. When?: 22 – 24 October, 2019 Where?: Brasília – Brazil Organiser: SOBENA The Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering – SOBENA will hold the 11th International Seminar on Inland Waterways and Waterborne Transportation from October 22 to October 24, in ...

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ADRIAN 'AJ' JEFFERIES

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adrian ‘AJ’ Jefferies of James Walker. AJ was completely unique. He had a brain the size of a planet, there wasn’t any subject he couldn’t explain (or indeed make more complicated), he was completely and utterly irreverent, and was never more than a hair’s breadth from bursting into crinkle-eyed childlike laughter. He neve...

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.GOV.UK BREXIT EMAILS

If you sign up to these, you WILL get a LOT of emails. But as with any information-feed, you will need to sift wheat from chaff. In the last week we've seen Government bulletins on Trade Mark Law, Moving Goods through the Port of Dover (and other ports), EU Residency (viz staff posted overseas), VAT arrangements etc. All could have an impact on UK valve businesses – it may well be worth...

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ARE YOU RECEIVING US, OVER?

To avoid cluttering up your Inbox, BVAA avoids ‘scatter-gun’ and sends emails by ‘interest group’ only – if you’re not on a particular group, you won’t get emails concerning that activity. We ask members to nominate reps to these groups when they join, and then regularly ask you to review their status. In March we encouraged members to nominate a Technical Representative to rec...

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