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Oil and gas company announcements: 12 November 2014

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At its meeting on 11 November 2014, the Supervisory Board of Vilfinger SE elected Dr. Eckhard Cordes, Partner at Cevian Capital as Chairman. He succeeds Dr. Bernhard Walter who had stepped down from the Supervisory Board with effect from November 4 2014. Following the departure of Walter, Cordes was appointed Member of the Supervisory Board at Bilfinger SE by court order on November 5 of this year.


CB&I has announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$ 40 million by Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC. The project scope includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction of a 22 million ft3/d hydrogen plant at its refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Daniel McCarthy, President, CB&I’s Technology Operating Group said, ‘this plant will supply high purity hydrogen for the refinery’s hydroprocessing needs. The plant will utilise our proprietary HYFORMINGTM box furnace technology for steam methane reforming, which provides superior process performance and reliable operation. CB&I’s expertise in modular fabrication and supply will help us meet the deadline for this project.’

CH2M Hill

CH2M Hill has announced that Chairman and CEO Jaqueline Hinman has been honoured by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a ‘Champion of Change’ for CH2M Hill’s record of advancing the leadership roles of women in the firm and the careers of women in STEM. CH2M Hill is a global full service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, and is among the largest employers in Colorado. President and CEO of the Chamber, Donna Evans, hosted the annual event on November 6 at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion to honour legislative and corporate leaders for the work they have done on behalf of women and business.

‘Every day I strive to leverage our women employees by ensuring they are placed in important positions, are visible role models, and are responsible for high profile projects, linking their expertise to business success,’ said Hinman, one of only 24 female FORTUNE 500 CEOs, and the only female leading a large firm in the engineering and construction industry.


Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has announced tow grid scale energy storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed next year, will be the largest, fully commercial energy storage projects in North America. RES Americas will develop and construct the two 19.8 MW energy storage systems, each having the ability to store 7.8 MWh of energy. The first project, Elwood Energy Storage Center, will be located on Pilsen Road, West Chicago and the second project, Jake Energy Storage Center, will be located on Brandon Road in Joliet. Construction is expected to begin on both projects this winter with completion by August next year. The projects are expected to operate for at least 10 years. RES Americas acquired the projects during the development phase from Glidepath Power in September this year.

Victor Babbitt, RES America, Vice President of Energy Storage said, ‘the Jake and Elwood Energy Storage Centers represent commercial installations of cutting edge energy storage technology. These projects will increase the reliability and quality of ComEd’s grid in these communities which, in turn, may help attract new business that demands a high quality and reliable electricity supply. We are excited to work with our host communities in the cities Joliet and West Chicago to make these high tech projects a reality.’

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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