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Emerson boosts LNG portfolio with valve acquisition

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Emerson has announced the acquisition of Advanced Engineering Valves (A.E Valves), claiming it will create the ‘broadest portfolio of valves and critical isolation technologies serving the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry'.

A.E. Valves is a manufacturer of valve technology aimed at helping LNG customers operate more efficiently. Emerson is a key player in automation solutions and technology.

The acquisition is designed to support Emerson’s Main Valve Partner initiative to be 'the premier supplier of final control solutions for the LNG industry'. A.E. Valves will complement Emerson’s Vanessa triple offset valve range in process isolation in critical cryogenic and severe service applications.

“Adding A.E. Valves makes Emerson’s value to customers along the entire global LNG value chain even more compelling as a single, accountable partner for all of their valve needs,” said Lal Karsanbhai, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions.

“Our expanded portfolio of leading valve technology will help customers unlock greater capital efficiency and asset productivity as they embark on a wave of investment to meet rising global energy demand.”

A.E. Valves is headquartered in Verviers, Belgium. It manufactures ball valves for the LNG industry, as well as the oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical sectors.

“A.E. Valves is a natural addition for Emerson and shares the same commitment to developing value-creating solutions for our customers’ most challenging process applications,” said Ram Krishnan, group president of Emerson’s Final Control business.

“This acquisition represents another important investment that builds on our final control technology portfolio to help customers unlock greater profitability and productivity in their businesses.”