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US chemical companies produce own electricity

The Dow Chemical Company, BP and Occidental Chemical Company all have something new in common. These companies, along with a growing list of their peers, are increasingly turning to combined heat and power (CHP) generation.

Nitrogen generators facilitate laser cutting

Italfilo Eng., a member of Messer's Advanced Gas Systems division, has introduced its N-series of PSA nitrogen generators, which can be used to supply gas for laser cutting applications.

Stolt Offshore wins repair contracts in Norway

Stolt Offshore SA has announced the award of two contracts to the Stolt Halliburton Joint Venture for pipeline repairs in Norway.

Technip creates engineering company in Kazakhstan

Technip and Transport of Oil and Gas (TOG), the National Oil and Gas Transportation Company of Kazakhstan, have created a joint engineering and construction company headquartered in Almaty. Both shareholders will hold a 50% stake in this company, named Technip Kazakhstan.

Sandvik duplex and super duplex used for drilling

Pioneering development by Sandvik Steel and by key customers in the offshore oil and gas industries has seen Sandvik's duplex and super duplex stainless steels become the industry standard for hydraulic tubes in drilling risers, which provide the link between drilling platforms and equipment on the seabed.

Qatar cracker

TotalFinaElf SA has said that its Atofina division had agreed with Chevron Phillips Chemical and two Qatari firms to build what could become the world's largest ethane cracker in Qatar.

Stainless steel encapsulation upgrade

The standard Forac Actuated Valve Assembly consists of a pneumatic actuator enclosed in a stainless steel dome with a base of polypropelene mounted to any of the 90-degree operating valves such as ball, butterfly or plug.

Mikkel contract awarded

Statoil has awarded European Marine Contractors the assignment of laying a pipeline between the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea and a subsea template on the Šsgard field's Midgard deposit.

Air Liquide America sells store to Industrial Sour

Air Liquide America has sold its Medford, Oregon, retail store to Industrial Source, an independent distributor and customer of Air Liquide America for many years.

Foster Wheeler in Qatar GTL project

Foster Wheeler Ltd's UK subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd (FWEL), has won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for an estimated USD 800 million gas-to-liquids (GTL) project, based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.