Shell awards MRC Enterprise Framework Agreement
12 June 2012
Largest global distributor of pipe, valves and fittings to the energy industry MRC Global Inc. has signed a five year global Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) for the distribution of valves and automation services with Shell.
Shell’s upstream, midstream and downstream project and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and Middle East requirements will be covered by the global EFA. Also covered by the agreement is carbon steel, stainless and alloy pipe, fittings and flanges in the United States and stainless steel and alloy pipe, fittings and flanges in Canada. MRC will be the single-source provider for valves and the central distributor for the other products to Shell’s business units in the areas specified, under the agreement. MRC has served as Shell’s primary distributor for valves for 15 years and this new agreement builds upon this long-standing relationship.
MRC Chairman, President and CEO Andrew Lane said, “Based on activity projections, this 5-year agreement represents the largest distribution contract that we have entered into with a global customer. By providing a ‘one-stop’ distribution platform for these products, we will assist Shell in driving standardization of their PVF materials requirements throughout their global organization.”
The EFA has a five year term with the option to extend for an additional five years.
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