December 5, 2016
Vietnamese Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co. (BSR) plans to borrow $1.2 billion (€1.12bn) to upgrade and expand its Dung Quat oil refinery. BRS CEO Tran Ngoc Nguyen said the company would this month select the consulting unit, which would arrange loans with banks for the project. According to BRS, the expansion project’s investment capital is estimated... [Read More]

December 5, 2016
The Indonesian government is planning to force oil and gas contractors to install flowmeters at their wells after years of criticism over lack of production data in the field. Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s oil and gas director general IGN Wiratmaja Puja said the government would stipulate the installation of flowmeters through a ministerial regulation... [Read More]

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December 5, 2016
US President-elect Donald Trump has criticised bearing, coupling, and gear drive manufacturer Rexnord over its plans to move production from the US state of Indiana to Mexico. Trump took on Milwaukee-based Rexnord on Twitter over the weekend, as the company intends to move its industrial bearings production south of the border, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Rexnord... [Read More]

December 5, 2016
Asco has introduced the 045 Series line of pinch valves, offering low power consumption and less heat transfer for protection of liquid media for analytical and medical instruments The new pinch valves are designed with a small form factor that is half the height of competitive products, according to Asco. This makes them well-suited for compact instruments that are... [Read More]

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December 2, 2016
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has acquired Aflex Hose and its subsidiary Aflex Hose USA through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering for £61.4 million (€72.8m). Aflex, based in Halifax, England, and with a sales/assembly operation in Pennsylvania, US, specialises in the design and manufacture of PTFE lined flexible hose for the pharmaceutical,... [Read More]

December 2, 2016
Amarinth, a centrifugal pumps and associated equipment specialist, has delivered a complex skid package with an API 610 OH2 pump to the Mariner platform in the North Sea. The Mariner field is located 140km southeast of the UK Shetland Islands in a water depth of 110m and is ranked as one of UK’s largest undeveloped oil finds. The required skid package for the platform... [Read More]

December 2, 2016
Motion and control systems manufacturer Parker Hannifin has agreed to acquire liquid and air filtration systems maker Clarcor for $4.3 billion (€4bn) with company debt included. In its biggest acquisition deal ever, Parker’s offer of $83 per share represents a premium of approximately 18% over Carcor’s closing price last Wednesday. According to a statement... [Read More]

December 1, 2016
Rotork has improved its Pakscan two-wire digital control system with the introduction of a new P4 master station capable of running the new Pakscan Plus ultra-fast control loop. On the P4 master station, a large touch screen display provides an easy-to-use, multilingual user interface providing quick device setup, interrogation, and issue resolution. NAMUR standard diagnostic... [Read More]

December 1, 2016
German actuator manufacturer Auma is preparing to replace its KP and KES connections for explosion-proof actuators with the new electrical KT connection. The new connector, as well as the two previous ones, feature a modular design that simplifies their purchasing and installation, and they are implemented via Auma’s plug/socket connector. “The new KT plug/socket... [Read More]

December 1, 2016
Pump expert Sulzer has entered into exclusive discussions with Moret Industries to acquire the pump manufacturer Ensival Moret (EM) at a proposed price of €80 million. EM, whose main manufacturing facilities are based in Saint Quentin, France, and Thimister, Belgium, achieved sales of €115 million in 2015 and has currently about 730 employees. The company also... [Read More]

November 30, 2016
Velan France, a subsidiary of Canadian valve manufacturer Velan, has been awarded contracts to supply nuclear-class valves to China Nuclear Power Engineering Corp. (CNPEC), China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. (CNPE), China Nuclear Energy Industry Corp. (CNEIC), and State Nuclear Power Engineering Corp.(SNPEC). These nuclear valve orders represent a sales value of about... [Read More]

November 28, 2016
Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, has been chosen by contractor Tecnicas Reunidas to engineer and procure a wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant will be located at the Jazan Refinery and Terminal, a new refinery and terminal in the Kingdom’s southwest wholly-owned and operated by Saudi Aramco, with an expected capacity to... [Read More]

November 28, 2016
Global Pumps, a major Australian supplier of industrial pumps, has extended its peristaltic pump range with the addition of the new Verderflex Vantage 5000. Recommended for dosing chemicals in water treatment applications, the new Verderflex peristaltic pumps can provide flow rates up to 6,600ml/min and maximum pressure of 7 bar. With a flow rate exceeding... [Read More]

November 25, 2016
Valve maker Rotork has fitted and delivered its IQ3 intelligent electric actuators to fifteen gate valves at a Canadian oil sands mine project. In a recent contract, Rotork’s facility at Calgary fitted the actuators to gate valves sized 42", 48" and 60" and shipped them to the Suncor Fort Hills project in the Athabasca region of Alberta. The contract is one of... [Read More]

November 25, 2016
T-T’s range of heavy duty chopper pumps has been designed to tackle the tough industrial processes. The ETO, ETV, and PTS ranges of heavy duty chopper pumps have a double chopping system to ensure chopping of solids prior to pumping, which enables high efficiency due to the anti-clogging action. The first chopping system consists of two chrome steel blades secured... [Read More]

November 25, 2016
DAB Water Technology, an Italian expert in the global water management industry, eyes at least 50% growth in the Middle East market in the next few years. DAB officials said it will target the exponential infrastructure development activities underway in this market, where there is a huge requirement for sustainable water pumping, submersible motoring, and other water... [Read More]

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