Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Manufacturing Facility News

Construction Starts for Asia's Largest Offshore Wind Blade Manufacturing Facility

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Taiwanese company Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology has started construction on 210,000 square meter facility in Taichung Harbour to supply offshore wind blades to Taiwan's growing offshore wind industry.Tien Li is one of key local supply chain partners of wind turbine builder MHI Vestas, which this week shared the news on the start of construction…

Philippines: Shell's Hydrogen Project Resumes as Covid-19 Restrictions Eased

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Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed construction of an integrated hydrogen manufacturing facility at its Tabangao refinery in the Philippines, after being hampered by the coronavirus lockdown.Restrictions on movement have been eased in Philippine provinces and cities with low coronavirus cases to help restore business…

Largest Wind Turbines for U.S. Largest Offshore Wind Project

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's new wind turbines with up to 15MW capacity have been earmarked for an offshore wind project in the U.S.First, the company on Tuesday morning said it was planning to the giant SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbines at the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan.Later on the same day, SGRE said the same type…

Linde, Hyosung to Build World’s Largest Liquid Hydrogen Plant in S. Korea

South Korea's Hyosung and the global industrial gases provider Linde Group will invest in the construction of a liquid hydrogen plant on an area of about 30,000 square meters within the site of Hyosung Yongyeon plant in Ulsan.Its annual capacity of production will be 13,000 tons of liquid hydrogen, which is enough to fuel 100,000 sedans. According to Hyosung…

MHI Vestas Eyes Further Asia Pacific Growth. Appoints Regional Manager

Masato Yamada - Image Credit: MHI Vestas

Offshore wind turbine specialist MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as Regional Manager Asia Pacific to facilitate broader growth across the region.The company, a joint venture between Denmark's Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said Wednesday Yamada would oversee the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region. He was formerly the company’s Chief Strategy Officer based in Aarhus…

Tekmar Bags Windpark Fryslân Gig

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Tekmar Energy, the developer and manufacturer of sub-sea cable protection systems for the renewable energy industry, announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for Windpark Fryslân.According to a press note from the Tekmar Group Company, said Windpark Fryslân is a 382MW near-shore windfarm comprising 89 wind turbines.

Sandvik to Supply OCTG for ADNOC

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Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, said it has entered into a long-term agreement with Tenaris to supply Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) following its award from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in August 2019.ADNOC has awarded Tenaris a long…

Mayflower Wind Bids for Massachusetts Offshore

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Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDPR Offshore North America, has submitted proposal to the state and utility company to deliver energy from offshore wind installations.The provider of cleaner energy solutions using the power of wind announced that it is participating in the latest round of Request for Proposals (RFP) for long-term…

Sparrows Secures Vendor Approval from Aramco

Sparrows local Kingdom of Saudi Arabia operations assistant Sultan Ghamdi, and regional accountant Mariam Aleid (Photo: Sparrows Group)

Aberdeen-based equipment and integrated engineering services company Sparrows Group said it has bolstered its position in Saudi Arabia after securing vendor approval status from national oil company Saudi Aramco.The approval allows recently formed local entity, Sparrows Saudi Arabia LLC, to deliver its full portfolio of services to Saudi Aramco including drilling and lifting equipment examination and overhaul…

Airborne Oil & Gas Hires New Director

Mark Stokes (Photo: Airborne Oil & Gas)

Manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipelines (TCP), Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG) announced new operations director Mark Stokes has joined its management team.The appointment is part of the company’s continued investment strategy to increase productivity and capability at its Netherlands based plant in order to deliver larger quantities of TCP to its customers in both onshore and offshore applications…

KCA Deutag Wins Multiple Drilling Contracts

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Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag (KCAD)  has been awarded new contracts and contract extensions worth $110m to perform onshore drilling in the Middle East, Russia and Africa.In the Middle East, KCAD has been successful in winning a total of seven years of contract extensions for five heavy rigs operating in Oman. The extension for each rig ranges from one to two years.

Van Oord Contracts Tekmar Borssele 2 Offshore Wind Project

Image: Van Oord cable-laying vessel Nexus installing cables with Tekmar cable protection systems.

The subsea cables and engineering services provider Tekmar Energy announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm.According to a press release from the offshore wind cable protection systems company…

MHI Vestas Signs Tower Contract, Expands in Taiwan

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a  joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Vestas Wind Systems, signed a conditional contract  with CS Wind/Chin Fong the local manufacture of towers, as wind industry veteran takes the reins at newly formed entity in Taipei.MHI Vestas is firming up its localisation plans in Taiwan as the company held a signing…

Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

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Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region. Ingeteam’s new facility is the first-ever wind converter factory to receive such a certificate in India.

Aker Solutions to Supply Subsea Production System for Mero 1

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Aker Solutions said it has secured an order from Petrobras to provide a subsea production system and related services for the Mero 1 project, the first full production project within the major Mero field development, one of the largest oil discoveries in Brazil's pre-salt area.The ultra-deepwater Mero field is located in the northwestern area of the original Libra block, which is about 180 kilometers south of Rio de Janeiro.

Exxon Mobil Eyes Major Investment at Singapore Refinery

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Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multi-billion dollar investment at its Singapore refinery, the company's largest, ahead of new global shipping fuel regulations starting in 2020, a senior executive said on Wednesday."We are currently assessing a multi-billion project in our integrated manufacturing facility here in Singapore," Matt Bergeron, vice president of Asia Pacific Fuels Business at Exxon…

Sparrows Group to Operate in Saudi Arabia

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Global specialist equipment and integrated engineering services company, Sparrows Group, has made a significant development in Saudi Arabia after being granted commercial registration to operate in the Kingdom.The commercial registration allows Sparrows Saudi Arabia LLC, a newly established entity in Dammam, to deliver services related to the…

PA Town Approves Shell Petrochem Facility

The town council of Potter, Pennsylvania unanimously approved a conditional use permit late Wednesday allowing a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC to move forward with construction of a multibillion-dollar petrochemical complex near Pittsburgh. Last June, Shell's Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC unit made a final investment decision to build the complex, which includes an ethylene cracker.

CORTEC Expands Manufacturing Capacity

CORTEC's new Port Allen, Louisiana facility (Photo: CORTEC)

CORTEC, a manufacturer of API compact ball valves and manifolds, has expanded its CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS) Lafayette, La. manufacturing facility and relocated to new premises in Port Allen, La. According to Stephen Corte, vice president of CORTEC, the move was necessary to support the company’s growth initiatives and increase in customer demand.

Subsea Services Alliance to Develop Riserless Abandonment System

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The Subsea Services Alliance, a contractual collaboration between Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) and Schlumberger, today announced the launch of the development of the first Riserless Open-water Abandonment Module (ROAM). The 18¾-in. large bore system will enhance well abandonment capacity from a well intervention vessel by allowing…