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Aug 5, 2019
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Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Aug 5, 2019
Pipelines
Energy major Total has announced the sale of its 30% interest in Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipelines (Trapil) to crude oil storage operator Pisto for €260 million. Trapil was created by the French Government in 1950 to build and operate a pipeline to transport refined petroleum products between the Basse-Seine region and Paris. The pipeline network... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 2, 2019
Pipelines
A natural gas pipeline in Enbridge’s Texas Eastern pipeline network near Danville, Kentucky, exploded on 1 August, killing one person and injuring a further five. In a statement released by Enbridge, which is responding to the incident, president and CEO Al Monaco said: “We are deeply saddened that this incident has resulted in a fatality. I want to express our... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Aug 1, 2019
Pipelines
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has inked a pipeline infrastructure investment agreement with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC. As part of the deal, GIC will invest $600 million (€543 million) in select ADNOC crude pipeline infrastructure. The investment follows agreements signed earlier this year by BlackRock, KKR and the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Jul 31, 2019
Pipelines
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group, for $323 million (€289.5 million). Seal For Life has a large portfolio of corrosion protection and sealing solutions, with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, India, Mexico and the US. The company’s brands focus on preventing and... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Jul 31, 2019
Pipelines
Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a contract for seabed intervention and shore crossing activities for Woodside’s proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in Australia. The contract, which was awarded by Woodside Energy, is potentially worth €145 million if all options are included. It is subject to a final investment decision, which is expected in 2020. The... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Jul 30, 2019
Valves
The Weir Group has released its interim results for the first half of 2019, reporting operating profits of £172 million (€187.6 million), an increase of 5%. The Glasgow-headquartered engineering company highlighted a 17% order growth for H1, benefitting from its recent portfolio transformation. The sale of its Flow Control business was completed for an enterprise... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Jul 30, 2019
Valves
Flow equipment provider Metso has signed new distributor agreements with eight European partners for its valve business, during the first six months of 2019. The agreements include: Eck Boro in Switzerland; Gemza in Azerbajan; Geryon in Bulgaria; Mach in Germany; PCE in Portugal; PMS in Austria; Reflow in Slovakia; and Rombet in Romania. The new European distributors... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Jul 29, 2019
Pipelines
Vodafone is working with UK water supplier South East Water on a pilot project that could change the way the industry detects and prevents leaks. The trial, which will use narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) as part of a smart water network, is currently underway in Kent. The two companies have worked with partners to develop and connect specialist digital water... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Jul 29, 2019
Pumps
Upstream pumping equipment provider Weir Oil & Gas has introduced a new frac pump, the SPM® Quintuplex Extended Max (QEM) 5000 E-Frac Pump. The frac pump is the industry’s first continuous duty 5,000-horsepower pump designed for electric or gas turbine-driven applications. Demands at frac sites have increased over the past few years; lateral lengths are now... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Jul 26, 2019
Pipelines
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is developing a new method to test the seismic vulnerability of water pipeline systems – using the principles of risk aversion. The goal of assistant professor of civil engineering Mohsen Shahandashti’s research is to determine which section of urban water pipeline networks should be replaced to withstand... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Jul 26, 2019
Pumps
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has opened a new office in South Africa, which includes a servicing facility and peristaltic test laboratory demonstration area. The new, larger facility, which measures over 2,300 square metres, will help to provide additional levels of technical support for the company’s Bredel range of high-pressure hose pumps, as well... [Read More]

Product News
Jul 26, 2019
Pulsation dampening and fluid control equipment provider Blacoh Fluid Control has received US Patent 10,353,409 for its Hybrid Valve™. According to the company, the hybrid valve is the world’s first combination pulsation dampener and back pressure valve. It combines the steady flow control of a pulsation dampener with the regulation offered by a back pressure valve... [Read More]

Oil and Gas News
Jul 25, 2019
Pipelines
Natural gas infrastructure provider Williams has acquired and placed into service the Norphlet deepwater gathering pipeline system, constructed by Shell Offshore and CNOOC Petroleum Offshore. The 16-inch pipeline extends 54 miles from the Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system at a depth of 7,400 feet to the Transco Main Pass 261A junction platform, located... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Jul 24, 2019
Pumps
Under a new contract for the Ritom pumped storage power plant in Switzerland, technology group Voith will install a 60MW capacity storage water pump. With a delivery head of more than 700m, the unit will be used to pump water for reservoir management and to provide balancing power from the Airolo basin to Lake Ritom. In combination with a turbine, the pump can provide... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 24, 2019
IDEX Corporation has acquired Velcora Holding and its Roplan and Steridose businesses from FSN Capital Partners for SEK 1.28 billion (over €121 million). Roplan manufactures custom mechanical and shaft seals for the food and beverage, marine, chemical, wastewater and water treatment end markets. Steridose develops hygienic mixers and valves for the biopharmaceutical... [Read More]


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