The FPC Announces Investment by Overseas

Friday, September 08, 2006
The Floating Pipeline Company Incorporated (FPC Inc.) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada announced an investment by Overseas Shipholding Group, a leader in providing marine energy transportation services. The investment will allow FPC Inc. to complete the development of its Saint John, New Brunswick manufacturing plant, which will manufacture Gas Transport Modules (GTMs) using a patented technology for the transportation of compressed natural gas (CNG) by rail, truck and ship. The plant is expected to be in full production within twelve months.

CNG can be used in the niche market for stranded gas. Stranded gas is defined as any gas that cannot today be economically brought to market using conventional pipeline or liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology. A recent announcement by OSG to form a strategic partnership with TransCanada CNG Technologies Ltd. will facilitate the recovery of natural gas from stranded fields for specific projects.


Offshore

GoM Operators Evacuating Ahead of Storm

Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Depression No. 9.   The Bureau of Safety and Environmental

New Offshore Gangway Launched at ONS

The new Barge Master Gangway will be presented at the joint booth of Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth during the international offshore trade exhibition ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) in Stavanger.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

Finance

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

Fifth in the nation for direct employment, California shipbuilding and repair industry supports nearly 35,000 jobs; Maritime Administrator highlights economic importance

Advent Hires Banks to Sell Control of Brazil Port

Buyout firm Advent International Corp has hired Morgan Stanley & Co and Grupo BTG Pactual SA to advise on the sale of a controlling stake in TCP Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá SA,

SUNY Maritime Among 'Best Bang for the Buck' Colleges

SUNY Maritime College has been named one of the best colleges for its price by Washington Monthly.   SUNY Maritime placed in the top 30 schools in the Northeast.

 
 
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