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22nd November: Downstream news

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco has acquired UK based Tentec Ltd., which develops and markets bolt tightening solutions. The acquisition broadens Atlas Copco’s range of products and services offered to the oil and gas, power generation and mining industries.

Tentec, based in West Bromich has 65 employees and was founded in 1988. It specialises in hydraulic bolt tensioners, which are used in the assembly of heavy equipment, the main customers of which are the oil, gas, mining and power generation industries.

Honeywell has been selected by Transport for London to provide its Fusion4 technology to allow biofuels used in London buses to be blended directly at London bus depots, rather than the previous method of mixing with standard diesel at refineries in Scotland and transported to the capital. The solution is currently being piloted at the Barking bus depot.

The new blending capability will reduce the number of fuel delivery vehicles needed to supply biodiesel to the London buses. Road vehicles account for approximately 80% of transport related CO2 emissions in London, and with more than 2 billion passenger journeys a year, London’s bus network is one of the busiest in the world.

Invensys has rendered a multi year, multi million dollar corporate license to SK Innovation. Under the terms of the agreement, SK Innovation and its subsidiaries will use Invensys SimSci® ROMeo® software to optimise and improve the performance of its refining and petrochemical operations in real time. SK Energy, one of the subsidiaries, is Korea’s largest oil refiner with a capacity of 1.1 million bpd of crude distillation and operating approximately 4200 service stations across the country. Additionally, SK Global Chemical, another subsidiary produces 5.5 million tpy of petrochemical and polyolefin and is also capable of producing 860 000 tpy of ethylene.

Saudi Arabia
Kentz has been awarded a five year contract for general engineering services at the SAMREF refinery. The contract will be executed by the Kentz unit, Saudi Arabian Kentz Co. Ltd, through the TSS business unit. The SAMREF facility is an equal joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Mobil Yanbu Refining Company Inc.

As part of the CITGO Fueling Education Program, CITGO Lemont refinery has presented Sylvia McLenighan, fifth grade art teacher at Hadley Middle School with US$ 1000 of art supplies. This is part of the ClassWish that allows teachers to create customised school supply lists that address the specific needs of their students. In total 108 schools and teachers were randomly selected to benefit.

Edited from various sources by Claira Lloyd

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