The Bahrain based Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Marketing Services Company (ASRY) and the British power generation packager specialist Centrax Ltd., have formed the joint venture company, ASRY-CENTRAX Ltd.
The joint venture is set to equip a multi-application power barge using twin Rolls-Royce Trent 60 aeroderivative gas turbine powered generator sets with the aim of becoming a leading player in the production of barge mounted power stations. This will extend the range of power products offered by Centrax.
Industrial Clutch, Waukesha, WI, has introduced the Model HC/CH clutch designed for use in marine applications including drawworks, winches and propulsion. The HC/CH clutch features a patent-pending key seal that allows for the use of standard O-rings and improves the ease of installation in current configurations using a double keyway and single drilled actuation hole. This innovative key seal simplifies the sealing process and minimizes the possibility of damage to expensive seal arrangements.
Several user discussion groups took place during the 40th Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas. For example, one was held on the subject of centrifugal pump operation, maintenance and reliability. Few users, it turned out, were conducting risk-based analysis.
The 40th Turbomachinery Symposium is taking place this week in Houston, Texas. They keynote was delivered by Joe Gregory, General Manager of Major Capital Projects within Chevon’s Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit. He discussed the technology needs of for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. His company is working on the development of fields in the Miocene and Lower Tertiary strata at depths of 7000 feet and beyond – in some cases as much as 16,000 feet.
Dresser-Rand may be selected as the supplier for all the compression needs of the eight "replicant" floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSOs) vessels that will be used in the Pre-Salt project. The actual award remains subject to the approval of Petrobras' Board of Directors and its Partners.
These eight "replicant" FPSOs, to be located in the Tupi and Guara pre-salt fields in the Santos basin off the coast of Brazil, will take place this year.
South African energy and chemicals group Sasol today announced that it has chosen the southwestern region of the State of Louisiana as the site for a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility. The project is slated to be the first plant in the U.S. to produce GTL transportation fuels and other products.
Shell U.K. Limited has extended the gas turbine maintenance contract held by Aberdeen-based Rolls Wood Group (RWG) for a further five years to 2015. The multi-million pound extended contract includes maintenance, repair and overhaul of 27 Rolls-Royce Avon and RB211 gas turbines operating on seven offshore platforms in the UK North Sea.
The extended contract retains the same work scope as the original agreement, awarded in 1999, for maintaining gas turbine drivers for electrical power generation and gas compressor sets.