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Oil giant Saudi Aramco is set to spend $18 billion over the next five years to expand its operations in the Americas, focusing on its wholly-owned oil refining unit in the US - Motiva Enterprises. The Aramco move comes following announcements at the Saudi-US CEO Forum earlier this week, confirming…

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Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has signed three contracts worth $35 million with Omani firms for the supply and servicing of compressors. PDO has agreed two contracts with Bin Salim Enterprises for the supply of instrument air compressor packages and the maintenance and repair of installed units, said a statement from…

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Honeywell UOP today signed a partnership agreement with China's Wison Engineering Ltd. to jointly provide methanol-to-olefin (MTO) technologies and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to customers outside of China. Honeywell UOP's Advanced MTO technology converts methanol from coal or natural gas into the olefins that form the basis for…

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Iranian and European companies signed a contract valued at €3 billion ($3.35 billion) to build a petrochemical plant in the Assalouyeh region of southern Iran, said a report. The funds are expected to be spent towards building a plant that will make two types of polymers for the first time…

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ABB will supply an integrated substation to Hypertec to support the expansion of an existing data center, to meet growing demand. As part of the upgrade, the existing 25 kilovolts (kV) power supply will be enhanced to 120 kV, to improve security and reliability of power supplies for the critical…

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GE Renewable Energy announced at the AWEA Windpower Conference that it has repowered 300 wind turbines, the equivalent of adding 75 wind turbines worth of output. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that the U.S. repowering market could grow to $25 billion by 2030. With the largest installed base…

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Marafiq, a joint venture firm set up by Takamul Investment Company (wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company) and Singapore-based Sembcorp Utilities, is set to develop a 300 MW power project in the special economic zone (SEZ) at Duqm in the sultanate. Duqm is presently served by a 66MW diesel-fired…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has extended its lineup of DPharp EJA® series differential pressure/pressure transmitters with the development and release for sale on this date of the EJAC60E hygienic adapter system. The EJAC60E hygienic adapter system consists of the EJA560E hygienic gauge pressure transmitter and adapters of different…

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Noranda Bauxite & Alumina will invest $35 million to expand and upgrade its alumina refinery in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The company also plans to establish its company headquarters at the Gramercy complex. The plant, built by Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., has operated in St. James Parish since 1958.…

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Siemens has launched its new gas engine E-series with a power output of two megawatts (MW). It includes both the SGE-86EM for the 50-Hz market and the SGE-100EM for the 60-Hz market. The new E-series engine has 12 cylinders and offers a large volume per cylinder, high displacement and best-in-class…

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