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Oil and gas industry announcements: 21 July 2015

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AEG Power Solutions has announced that China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has selected its power systems solutions to secure critical loads applications at its petrochemical production centre, which is located in Huanghua City in the province of Hebei, China. The centre will start operations in 2016 and include a crude oil distillation facility with a capacity of 2.5 million t, a catalytic cracking unit, a storage tank area for gas and petrochemical byproducts and a sewage treatment plant.

AEG Power Solutions is providing 15 Protect 8 UPS and two Protect 4 UPS, as well as batteries, to secure the power supply to the main critical equipment of this sensitive operation centre. The systems will be powering applications such as the control system of torch recovery and the transformer substation for recycled water, as well as the transformer substation and control system of air partial pressure.

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco Rental has acquired the operating assets of Mustang Services. Mustang Services rents out its equipment, mainly adsorption type air dryers, after coolers and filters to the rental industry which service industrial, pipeline and other end users that require dry compressed air in their processes. The products are often rented together with air compressors to provide customers with a total rental solution.

Dan Dorran is assuming the position of Vice President of Operations for Mustang Services and said, “I am looking forward to embracing this challenge and continuing the development of Mustang Service’s business further. Mustang services has created a successful business strategy to supply high quality air dryer and treatment equipment to the market and the ability to build on this proven platform is exciting. As part of the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental Group, Mustang Services will benefit tremendously from the already established structure and logistics across North America.”


CB&I has announced that it has been awarded a contract in excess of US$90 million by NefteGazIndustriya, LLC, through project developer MAVEG Industrieausruestungen GmBH, for the Afipsky refinery. The scope of work includes detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication and supply of a steam methane reformer for a large scale hydrogen plant, hydrocracking heaters and Breech-Lock exchangers. CB&I previously announced two awards on the project, the technology license and FEED contract and the detailed engineering and procurement services for multiple process units.

John Crane

Customer trials are in progress for John Crane’s new Predictive Diagnostics System, which is designed to reduce customers’ operational costs by predicting their maintenance needs and minimising disruption to their operations. The trials will be completed at customer sites in several locations around the world. John Crane is aiming to validate the system design and to collect additional customer input as it finishes developing the system.

Red Rock Biofuels

Red Rock Biofuels LLC, has announced that it will produce approximately 3 million gal./y of low carbon, renewable jet fuel for FedEx Express. The agreement runs through 2024, with first delivery expected in 2017. FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available volume of jet fuel. Red Rock’s first refinery, funded in part by a US$70 million Title III DPA grant from the US Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy, is scheduled to break ground this fall in Lakeview, Oregon and will convert approximately 140 000 tpy of woody biomass into 15 million gal./y of renewable jet fuel, diesel and naphtha fuels. In addition to reducing lifecycle carbon emissions, Red Rock’s production process will reduce the risk of devastating forest fires in the western US by decreasing the amount of waste woody biomass in surrounding forests.

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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