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Gassco: Norwegian gas processing plant
due capacity expansion

April 5, 2016  + + +  Gassco AS, operator for Gassled — a joint venture of oil and gas companies on the Norwegian continental shelf and the owner of Norwegian gas transportation systems — is planning to boost capacity for handling rich gas by yearend at its 90 million-cu m/day Karsto gas processing plant near Haugesund, on Norway's west coast ... read more

Covestro receives world’s first DNV GL certification
for a polyurethane infusion resin

March 30, 2016 + + + Covestro, a globally leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials, has developed an innovative technology for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades. The rotor blades are fabricated in a special process from a polyurethane resin and a glass fiber fabric. The company has now received the important DNV GL certification for the resin ... read more

Tyco Launches New Gas and Flame Detection Brand
Five Global Companies under One Brand
Provide Complete Gas and Flame Detection Solutions

March 16, 2016 + + + Tyco International  today announces the formation of Tyco Gas & Flame Detection, a new operating brand of Tyco’s Life Safety Products division. Under this new brand, Tyco intends to be the global solutions provider of choice for all entities with gas and flame detection needs ... read more

Saudi Arabia’s downstream industry can spur a new era

March 09, 2016   + + +  Saudi Aramco’s president and CEO, Amin H. Nasser called for a new era of industrial diversification, anchored by specialty chemicals, and underpinned by a widespread and rapid in-Kingdom expansion of small to medium enterprises that produce high-value finished and semi-finished products in the petrochemicals conversion sector. This approach will unlock opportunities for the Kingdom’s economic diversification, job creation and innovation potential, and create a world-leading downstream industry, said Nasser ... read more

Covestro: Lasting asset protection for industrial facilities, bridges and ships  + + +  Pasquick: Economical and flexible corrosion protection

2016, March 01  + + +  Pasquick® technology from Covestro makes corrosion protection cheaper and less time-consuming than conventional processes, while delivering results that are just as long-lasting and high in quality. One reason is because it reduces the number of coats required. One recent example of use is the coating of a new swing bridge over Lotse Canal in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany ... read more

Qatargas and the Maersk Group sign technical collaboration agreement for LNG marine propulsion technology

Feb 23, 2016 + + + The world’s largest LNG exporter Qatargas has signed a technical collaboration agreement with the Maersk Group to explore opportunities related to the use of LNG marine propulsion. It is estimated that the use of LNG propulsion can lead to a potential reduction in CO2 emissions of 25% compared to the use of conventional shipping fuels ... read more

Iran advances refinery and pipeline projects

2016, Jan 26 + + +  Parsian Oil & Gas Development Co. (POGDC),  Iran’s largest nongovernmental petrochemical holding, has entered an agreement with Italy’s Saipem SPA, Milan, to collaborate on future projects involving major overhauls designed to modernize two Iranian refineries under POGDC’s management + + +  Separately Saipem also has signed an MOU with National Iranian Gas Co. (NIGC) for possible cooperation on NIGC’s proposed Iran Gas Trunkline IX (IGAT 9) and Iran Gas Trunkline XI (IGAT 11) pipeline projects  ... read more

Gasunie: Within two years 1,000th truck being loaded at Gate terminal

2016, Jan. 15 + + + The 1,000th truck was being loaded with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Gate terminal, a subsidiary of Gasunie and Vopak. The truck was originating from Prima LNG. Within two years after the opening of the truckloading facility this major milestone has been reached. Since start-up 15 different customers have used the truck loading service ... read more


Linde selected by Gazprom
for major gas processing project in Russia


Jan 21, 2016 + + + The technology company The Linde Group has been selected by Gazprom, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and its general contractor NIPIgas as the licenser for cryogenic gas separation technology at the Amur Gas Processing Plant (Amur GPP), located in the far east of Russia. Linde will engineer and supply units for ethane and natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction and nitrogen rejection, as well as for helium purification, liquefaction and storage ... read more


Preem lets contract for Lysekil refinery


Jan 07, 2016   + + +   Swedish refiner Preem AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corral Petroleum Holdings AB, Stockholm, has let a contract to Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) for the planned expansion of vacuum distillation capacity its 11 million-tonne/year refinery in Lysekil, Sweden. AFW will deliver engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) for a new vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at the refinery, the service provider said ... read more


HIMA delivers safety systems and fire&gas system for Ichthys gas field project (INPEX)


Dec. 10, 2015   + + +  Operated by INPEX, the Ichthys LNG project includes some of the world’s biggest and most advanced offshore facilities, massive onshore processing facilities near Darwin in the Northern Territory and an 890-kilometer pipeline to unite them. HIMA was selected by the Ichthys joint venture to be the supplier for the safety instrumented systems (SIS) and the fire and gas system (F&G). The Ichthys LNG project consists of an LNG plant (onshore), a central processing facility (CPF) and a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The total order value is the largest HIMA has ever received for a single project ... read more


Greek oil company chooses HIMA safety systems local partner upgrade emergency shutdown capabilities


Nov. 23, 2015  + + +  Hellenic Petroleum (HELPE), one of the largest oil companies in the Balkans, recently upgraded the emergency shutdown capabilities of its Aspropyrgos Industrial Complex with the installation of six HIMA safety systems by Solidus Assyst, a Greek automation specialist. The replacement of safety-related programmable electronic systems at the Aspropyrgos refinery in an Athens suburb included the installation of four HIMax® and 2 HIQuad systems from HIMA ... more


Rosneft implements process automation at Angarsk refinery


Nov. 20, 2015  + + +  OJSC Angarsk Petrochemical Co. (APC), a subsidiary of Russia’s OJSC Rosneft, has let a contract to Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a division of Honeywell International Inc., to provide advanced automated control and safety systems at its 10-million tonne/year integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in eastern Siberia’s Irkutsk region ... read more 

GasSecure and Yokogawa ... Provide SIL2-certified Wireless Gas Detection System for LNG Facility

GasSecure AS, a Dräger owned company, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announce the delivery of the world’s first SIL2*1 certified wireless gas detection system for use at an LNG facility in Northern Europe. The two companies will begin promoting the unique capabilities of this system solution to companies that have a strong interest in maintaining safe and secure operations ... read more

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