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Friday, September 21, 2018

Industrial Gas News

Waller Marine Installs Floating Power Generation Barges, Venezuela

Waller Marine, Inc. announced the successful installation of its recently constructed floating power generation barges into a prepared basin at Tacoa, Venezuela. The two 171 MW barges, each supporting a GE 7FA dual fuel industrial gas turbine, will quickly be connected to the grid and soon supply much needed power to Caracas. The basin will be closed from the ocean this week for the installation of two large structural caissons, each having dimensions of 115 ft long by 16 ft wide by 26 ft high and 450 tons, which will be positioned at the entrance of the basin to house the power barges.

Lasco Logger Pool gets Bigger

The Lasco Logger Pool, already one of the world’s largest logger fleets, just got bigger, with the announcement that two of SINCERE STEAMSHIP CORP.’s newly built logger ships, the Alpha Venture and the East Tender, have been placed in the Lasco Logger Pool. SINCERE, a management company in Taipei, TAIWAN, operates thirteen ships in its fleet, including seven newbuildings, committed two new “Kanda 28’s” to the Pool, which is commercially managed by Lasco. SINCERE will perform its own technical management of its vessels. In commenting on the announcement, Mr. Kenneth M. Novack went on to call attention to Lasco’s constant efforts to improve its capabilities to make forward fixtures and reduce ballast legs, aggressively positioning cargo opportunities.

GE Gas Turbines Power Japanese Destroyer

Photo: GE Marine Solutions

GE's Marine Solutions reports that the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter-carrying destroyer. The new JS Kaga (DDH 184) is powered by four GE LM2500 marine gas turbines, and was commissioned at the Japan Marine United Corporation shipyard in Yokohama on March 22, 2017. First-in-class JS Izumo (DDH 183) and JS Kaga are the largest surface combatants in the JMSDF fleet. Both feature a powerful and reliable combined diesel and LM2500 gas turbine propulsion system, with the gas turbines using GE’s integrated electronic controls.

Caterpillar Offer 3500C Tier 3 Marine Power Solutions

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is pleased to announce starting in January 2012, the legendary Cat 3500C marine engines will enter full production meeting United States EPA Tier 3 regulations. Cat 3500C Tier 3 compliant offerings will include propulsion, auxiliary and diesel electric propulsion (DEP) engines. All Cat 3500C offerings will not require after treatment modules to meet Tier 3 regulations as a result of incorporating innovative fuel and air system modifications into the design of the engines. “We’re pleased to offer our customers impacted by the United States EPA regulations a timely, comprehensive power solution that doesn’t require after treatment or sacrifice performance,” said Bob Hallengren, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems Product and Application Manager.

Siemens Receives Major Order for Russian LNG Project

Siemens will deliver the key components for a power station that is going to supply the future Yamal LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) production plant in Northern Russia with electricity and heat. The Siemens scope of supply comprises the design, manufacture, factory testing, delivery, installation and commissioning of eight SGT-800 industrial gas turbines as well as nine step-up transformers. Four of these turbines will additionally be equipped with waste heat recovery units. The power plant will have an electrical output of 376 megawatts (MWe). The order has been placed by the Russian engineering company Technopromexport (TPE), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation.

Bestobell Valves Used on High-speed LNG Ferry

High-speed ferry Francisco

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has supplied valves to what has become the fastest LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuelled ferry ever built. The specialist cryogenic valve manufacturer produced 70 globe, check and thermal relief valves, which were supplied to Chart Ferox, a company based in the Czech Republic, which manufactured the fuel system for the ferry. Bestobell Valves has enjoyed a long working relationship of over 20 years with Chart Ferox, a company which specializes in the manufacture of cryogenic storage vessels.

GE Gas Turbines for Japan's New Warship

Photo courtesy of GE Marine

GE's Marine Solutions announced it will provide IHI, Tokyo, Japan, with two LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's (JMSDF) new 8,200-ton class Aegis destroyer. “GE's LM family of gas turbines are already part of numerous JMSDF ships, most recently the Izumo-class DDH helicopter carriers and 5,000-ton class destroyer programs,” said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine Operations, GE, Evendale, Ohio. “By using our marine gas turbines, the JMSDF benefits from long term support, operational efficiency and commonality within their fleet.

Technip Wins Contract for industrial Gas Complex in Kochi, India

Technip

Technip was awarded by Air Products a contract to provide project management, as well as engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for a new industrial gas complex for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited – Kochi Refinery (BPCL-KR) located in the state of Kerala, India. Being built on a “Build-Own-Operate” basis (BOO), the industrial gas complex of Air Products is designed to cater to the requirement of industrial gases (Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Oxygen) of BPCL-KR  for its Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP)…

Offshore, Equipment & Partnerships, too

Todd Nestel, Director of Engineered Solutions, W&O

W&O caps a busy year with two additional deals intended to penetrate the busy offshore markets with cutting edge products. For many, the recently announced W&O Supply partnership agreements might come as just another piece of news in the busy marine markets. For starters, however, W&O Supply is now the exclusive sales agent for PG Marine Group – Ing Per Gjerdrum AS – in North America. Separately, Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), also named W&O Supply as its exclusive distributor for Bestobell Valves in North America.

Bestobell Bags HHI's Valve Order

Bestobell’s Globe and Check valves will be used within vessels being manufactured for Greek shipowner, Gaslog.

Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has won a major new order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply valves for two new vessels. Bestobell’s Globe and Check valves will be used within vessels being manufactured for Greek shipowner, Gaslog. This latest order is the result of a number of years of product development by Bestobell Marine to provide flanged Globe and Check valves to meet HHI’s unique specification. This involved a great deal of innovation to create new patterns and tooling for casting and machining the valve bodies…

HHI, GE Win AIP for Gas Turbine-powered Carrier

Mr. Shin Hyun-soo, CTO of HHI (sixth from left) and Mr. Jeremy Barns, Commercial Marketing Director of GE Aviation Marine (seventh from left) are holding AIP certificate that HHI and GE received from Lloyd’s Register

Hyundai Heavy Industries announced today that the company has jointly developed world’s first gas turbine-powered 174,000 m3 LNG carrier with GE Aviation and Marine (GE), a leading industrial gas turbine maker, and has secured Approval in Principle (AIP) on the vessel from the UK-based Lloyd’s Register. The IMO Tier III-compliant 174,000 m3 LNG carrier is equipped with GE’s gas turbine-based Combined Gas turbine Electric and Steam system (COGES 2.0). The vessel is expected to…

nexAir Further Expands Its Southeast US Footprint

Distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, Memphis-based nexAir LLC, announced its merger with 23 Praxair Distribution Southeast, LLC (PDSE) branches located in Florida and southeast Georgia and the acquisition of two Praxair Distribution, Inc. (PDI) branches in eastern Georgia. The transaction closed on December 31, 2015, and nexAir assumed operations of the 25 branches as of January 4, 2016. PDSE was formed in 1997 as the result of a joint venture between PDI and the George W. Fowler Company, a long time industrial gas distributor in Florida owned by the William B. Porter family. The family will take an ownership interest in nexAir with the closing of this transaction. PDSE will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of nexAir.

Bestobell to Extend Valve Choice to Customers

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd, has innovated within its range, which means it can now offer both butt weld and flanged connections for all its Globe and Check valves. These valves range from small (DN15) to large (DN350), allowing Bestobell Marine to offer greater flexibility to its customers. Valves with flanged connections are particularly in demand with the Japanese and Korean shipbuilding companies, as they are easier to install and involve less welding.

Rolls-Royce Invests in Future of Engineering

Rolls-Royce has donated a 501-K5A industrial gas turbine to The George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). GW Engineering students will use the gas turbine to develop a finite element computer model and conduct analysis in jet engine failure preventions as well as a range of other topics. They will also use digitized data from the 501-K5 to help create a generic engine model. The engine will be housed at the University’s National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) in Ashburn, VA. It was formally unveiled at a ceremony yesterday. “ We view this donation as an investment in future engineers and in the future of engineering,” said Pat Marolda, President, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine and SEAS alumnus.

Two Offshore Industry Contracts for Rolls-Royce

Petrobas Offshore Plant: Photo credit Roll-Royce

Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with advanced maintenance and repair services to support fifteen Rolls-Royce RB211-G62 industrial gas turbine power generation units which are installed on four Petrobras oil platforms operating in the petroleum rich, pre-salt Campos Basin. The four Petrobras platforms, which together can produce over 500,000 barrels of oil per day, or 25 per cent of Brazil's entire output, are reliant on nearly 375MW of Rolls-Royce generated power to maintain a consistently high production output.

BG Group Selects Rolls-Royce Trent 60 DLE

Rolls-Royce Trent 60 DLE

Rolls-Royce is proud to announce that BG Group has selected the Trent 60 DLE industrial gas turbine as the driver for the main refrigeration compressors in the proposed Lake Charles LNG Export project in Louisiana, USA. BG Group and Rolls-Royce have also agreed the terms of a Long Term Service Agreement covering the support and maintenance of the equipment for up to 25 years that will help deliver high levels of availability for this important LNG plant. Both the equipment and service contracts are expected to be activated in the first half of 2015…

Tomlin Named Executive VP, CFO of Admiral Valve

Kelly Tomlin (Photo: CPV)

Admiral Valve, LLC, parent company of CPV and manufacturer of CPV high pressure valves and fittings for industrial gas, petrochemical and shipbuilding industry applications, named Kelly Tomlin as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Tomlin, who had held the position of chief financial officer at CPV for the past four years, will assume the expanded role of executive vice president as a key member of the CPV leadership team. This appointment comes just after CPV Manufacturing named David London as president, further positioning the valves and fittings leader for future growth.

Bestobell Extends Valve Range

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd. now offers both butt weld and flanged connections for all its Globe and Check valves. These valves range from small (DN15) to large (DN350). Valves with flanged connections are particularly in demand with the Japanese and Korean shipbuilding companies, as they are designed for ease of installation premised by less welding. To make the product development process quicker and more efficient, Bestobell Marine used a 3D modeling program…

Korea's HHI Shows Diverse LNG Carrier Models at Gastech

File photo CCL£

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI),  claimed to be the world’s biggest shipbuilder, and the only one in Korea capable of constructing both Membrane type and Moss type LNG carriers, informs it will exhibit at the upcoming Gastech 2014 show in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The shipbuilder says it has taken the lead in introducing cutting-edge LNG-related ships, and developing independent LNG storage system and technology. It will show models of an LNG carrier, an LNG FPSO and an LNG FSRU at the event.

Bestobell Exhibits LNG Technology

Photo courtesy of Bestobell Valves

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), attended the Gastech 2014 exhibition in South Korea recently and said it had a great response from visitors across the globe, including a significant number from South Korea and Japan. The company showcased its cryogenic valves, which are already widely used for industrial gas, LNG marine and land-based LNG (liquefied natural gas) applications across the world. This included demonstrating its DN100 Globe Valve with pneumatic actuator and its DN25 Miniature Needle Globe Valves…

No Hands ISR Project Involves US/Japan Firms

Stiletto ISR: Photo credit MSHIP

MSHIP Co., a San Diego naval design firm joins with Uemura Seisakusyo Co., Ltd. of Japan on the project. MSHIP has designed the next generation high-speed military platform — Stiletto ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) — which will focus on future warfare with extensive use of unmanned systems. The Stiletto ISR, a mothership for unmanned systems, will offer easy launch, support and retrieval of unmanned vehicles. MSHIP's products, including the Stiletto ISR, received great response at the 2012 Japan International Aerospace Exhibition.

GE Gas Turbines for Japan’s JS Asahi Destroyer

Two GE LM2500 marine gas turbines power the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) newest destroyer JS Asahi (DD119).  Photo: GE

Two GE LM2500 marine gas turbines power the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) newest destroyer JS Asahi (DD119). This first of two new destroyers in the JMSDF’s Asahi-class destroyer program was recently commissioned by the JMSDF. The ship was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Japan. “We work in concert with IHI, our longstanding partner in Japan, to supply LM2500 marine gas turbines to the JMSDF for this new destroyer and other surface combatant programs,” said GE’s Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine Operations.

Rolls-Royce Secures £100 Million Contract

Rolls-Royce, a global power systems company, has announced an order worth more than £100 million to supply integrated power and propulsion systems for seven offshore drilling vessels in Brazil. The ships will be built at the Atlântico Sul shipyard for Brazilian oil company Petrobras. Rolls-Royce will equip each of the seven vessels, which will satisfy local content requirements, with six large thrusters and six Bergen diesel generator sets. Together, the systems will be used to propel the vessels to and from drill sites and to accurately maintain their positioning during drilling operations. Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine said: “We are delighted to announce this significant order in Brazil for our new customer, Atlântico Sul.

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