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Dresser-Rand, a supplier of rotating equipment and aftermarket parts and services, has commenced construction of a new $25 million assembly facility which is expected to start operations in late 2012. At this new facility, Dresser-Rand will assemble mission-critical compressor modules for use in the production of oil and gas in the extensive pre-salt fields off the coast of Brazil. Additionally, the company will repair industrial gas turbines and will also package engines/generators and cogeneration systems for the oil & gas, industrial and marine sectors.
Located in Santa Barbara d'Oeste in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, the facility will be approximately 10,000 m² and will include packaging, repair and test capabilities for compressors, generator sets and gas turbine repair. It is being built on a property comprising an area of 42,000 m², in the Cillo Industrial Park near highway SP-304 (Highway Luiz de Queiroz) and Bandeirantes Highway (SP-348).
Members of Dresser-Rand's leadership team joined local officials and Petrobras executives at a ceremony recently to celebrate the construction of this new facility. The company expects to employ and train local labor generating approximately 150 jobs.