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Oil and gas industry announcements: 23 July 2015

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Air Products

Air Products has been presented with the 2015 Best Brand Image Award for the second year running in recognition of its public image and brand influence in China. Air Products was among 40 leading companies from various industries, including Unilever, Shiseido and Haier, receiving the recognition at the 4th China Finance Summit held in Beijing on July 22.


CB&I has been awarded a contract for approximately US$60 million by a major energy company to provide maintenance services for three separate oilsands facilities in Alberta, Canda. Chip Ray, President, CB&I’s Capital Services Operating Group said, “for more than 40 years, CB&I has provided the highest levels of safety, planning and execution in Canada’s oilsands region. This new award underscores the confidence our customer places in CB&I’s ability to deliver real time reliability and performance.”

CB&I has also announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of US$100 million by a major energy company for a Tier 3 clean fuels project. The scope of work at the refinery in Louisiana includes detailed engineering, procurement, module fabrication and site construction of a naphtha hydrotreater and a revamp of an existing gasoline selective hydrotreater, which uses CB&I’s CDHydro/CDHDS technology. Philip K. Asherman, CB&I’s President and CEO said, “the award builds on the long term successful relationship between CB&I and our customer. We are pleased to be selected for the continuation of this project and are committed to working with the customer to ensure the highest levels of performance, quality and safety.”


First Pennsylvania Resource, LLC, the RES operating company in Pennsylvania, has supplied the wetland and stream offsets needed to gain approval of federal and state permits for Shell Chemical’s planned ethane cracker, a world scale petrochemical complex in the US Appalachian region that would upgrade locally produced ethane from shale gas production. The project site is located in Potter and Centre Townships in Beaver County near Monaca, Pennsylvania.

Wetland and stream mitigation for this project will replace the ecological functions and values potentially lost at the impact site including groundwater recharge/discharge, flood flow alteration, wildlife habitat, and or sediment retention. RES delivers these wetland and stream offsets by restoring of stream and riparian buffer areas along headwater tributaries to the South Fork of Cross Creek. These areas are designated as high quality habitat for warm water fish. The restoration project will result in improved channel stability, increased floodplain connectivity and interaction, re-established PFO floodplain wetland acreage, and increased aquatic and terrestrial habitat. From a watershed perspective, the restoration project will offset impacts to a non-attaining low quality resource by restoring degraded streams and re-establishing wetlands within the degraded areas of this high quality warm water fishery stream system where restoration is proposed.


ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, the plant engineering and construction specialist of the ThyssenKrupp Group, has celebrated its 25th Anniversary in Thailand and has announced further investments to strengthen its position as one of the leading plant engineering companies in the region. Representatives from the government, customers from major industries and employees attended the announcement in Bangkok.

As part of its growth strategy, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is expanding its Specialty Chemical and Oleochemical Technology Portfolio through acquiring technologies for the production of special industrial chemicals based on renewable raw materials from Inventa Technologies, Singapore. In order to further strengthen its regional footprint, the company will also invest in a new R&D centre in Rayong, Thailand, including pilot plants and laboratory infrastructure. The R&D centre will complement the existing engineering hub in Thailand, making it the technology and competence hub for Oleochemical Technologies within the company.

Edited from press releases by Claira Lloyd

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