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Double-walled tubes

Siderca has set up field test strings for the development of double-walled tubes to enhance operation of wells in which steam injection is needed.

McDermott signs Caspian contract

McDermott Caspian Contractors Inc., the Caspian arm of J. Ray McDermott SA, a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc., has signed contracts with AIOC for the fabrication of platform topsides and the installation of offshore pipelines in Phase 1 of the development of the Azeri, Chirag and deepwater portion of the Gunashli (ACG) fields in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

Polish power contract

Poland is to gain substantial economic and environmental benefits as a result of an innovative USD 40 million power project involving Rolls-Royce, a global company providing power for land, sea and air.

Moroccan refinery expansion

A contract covering studies and engineering work on the expansion of the Mohammedia refinery in Morocco has been awarded to Foster Wheeler by the owners of the refinery Societé Anonyme de l'industrie du Raffinage (SAMIR).

Bolivian LNG deal

Sempra Energy and Pacific LNG, a consortium formed by Repsol YPF, British Gas and British Petroleum, have agreed to negotiate the supply of liquefied natural gas from Bolivia to NW Mexico and Southern California.

Integrated NGL and GTL project in Peru

Syntroleum Corporation has announced plans to develop an integrated NGL/GTL (natural gas liquids/gas-to-liquids) project in the Talara Basin of NW Peru.

Integrated welding

Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp. and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd have agreed to integrate their welding-materials operations by forming a new company next year.

Powergen in Italy and UAE

International Power plc (London) has announced a joint venture partnership agreement with Ansaldo Energia (Italy) to develop up to 4000mw of new generation in five different greenfield sites in southern Italy with each of the five sites consisting of 800mw power units utilising Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) technology.

Abu Dhabi power and water project

Germany's Siemens AG has signed a EUR one billion contract to build a power plant in the United Arab Emirates, its largest in the oil-rich Gulf region.

New yardsticks for welding technology

A remarkable wave of innovation currently characterises the development and the future of welding - as seen at the industry's fair in Essen, with laser-hybrid welding and the digitalisation that is made possible by new technology.