In September 2018, Control Valve Solutions (CVS) embarked on an ambitious property project. With Managing Director, Mick Beavers, as Project Manager, the company acquired Unit 7, Minto Place in Altens, Aberdeen. The aim of the project was to create state-of-the-art facilities that allows CVS to move into the next level of market leadership. The property would be the new home for CVS, a company which will be 10 years old this March.
With a bold budget and nearly £1M to be raised, the senior management team at CVS accessed retained profits, Scottish Enterprise funding and a business loan from Clydesdale Bank.
The property project involved 32 contractors, employed to complete various parts of the project. The project led to three new services at CVS:
The 1,700 sq./m workshop has a high specification floor system, five dedicated assembly bays serviced by a 16ton overhead crane, 3 disassembly areas, segregated from the clean areas of the Operations Team. A coatings facility contains two blast bays, a large PLC controlled drying room and a state-of-the-art paint booth.
Furthermore, the Stores/Logistics team have a new toy: A 32 shelf, 8.2M tall Kardex machine with an 8ton capacity for holding stock holding and a floor footprint of 2Mx4M. The test facilities have been upgraded to three high-pressure test modules with each able to test up to 22,500psi hydrostatic and 15,000psi pneumatic, submersible tanks to ensure we carry out safety and accurate tests.
For PSVs, there are two bays fitted with high accuracy test equipment and all the specialist tools required for PSV service, repair and testing. There is a large R&D laboratory that enables CVS staff and clients to develop innovative solutions in this enhanced collaborative setting.
The new office space has low energy LED lighting. All the floorings have been replaced and each wall received a new coat of paint. Our reception area welcomes all visitors with the CVS ‘F1 Dream’ feature wall, showcasing the company’s culture of teamwork and drive to be best-in-class.
Over six months later, CVS staff are moving into Unit 7 at Minto Place. It’s been a long but incredible journey to get to this point in the project. been an incredible project for CVS. MD, Mick Beavers notes, “Myself and the other directors made a huge investment at a time when the Oil & Gas industry just started to recover. “ Mick says that he never looked back once he decided to go ahead with this significant investment. He explains, “You have to invest and show your continued support to an industry that is looking for ways to reduce costs and become more efficient at bringing new technologies to the industry. At CVS, we believe that we have raised the bar as market leaders in our industry.”
Happy 10th Anniversary to the CVS family!