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Sandvik to invest in hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory

Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, will invest in a new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory at its Mehsana Mill in Gujarat, western India, to meet increasing customer demand. “The Mehsana Mill is an important facility in our journey towards increasing our footprint in Asia. As part of our strategy to invest capacity and capability in growth markets, the brand new hydraulic and instrumentation tubing factory, as well as the extensively revamped finishing facilities for the heat exchanger flow, will enable us to capture growth opportunities created by the change towards increased natural gas in the energy mix,” said Michael Andersson, President of Tube Division, Sandvik. The Mehsana manufacturing facility ...

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TWMA announces new global headquarters in Aberdeen

Specialist drilling waste management company TWMA has secured new headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company is relocating its global headquarters to the Aberdeen International Business Park in Dyce. The office space has been designed to bring greater flexibility with teams together in one open-plan space. TWMA has taken an 8,050 sq ft–floor area, with approximately 60 people moving to the new office. “This move underpins our growth plans and reflects our commitment to delivering quality solutions to our customers. The relocation creates a first-class collaborative working environment, which will help us to continue building our in-house capability to deliver new technology and improve our services,” said Gareth Innes, Chief Engineering and Commercial Officer at TWMA. The company is leaving behind ...

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Kongsberg, NOV, COSL partner to reduce emissions on offshore rigs

COSL said its Energy Control project was designed to simultaneously slash greenhouse gas emissions and lower fuel and maintenance overheads on the company’s rigs situated on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea. The companies estimate that fuel consumption from COSL's semisubmersibles COSLPromoter and COSLInnovator will be reduced by around 2,300 tonnes/year and CO2 emissions by 7,300 tonnes/year, equating to an overall saving in fuel and emissions of more than 25%.

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C-Innovation signs contract extension with BP for riserless light well intervention in Gulf of Mexico

C-Innovation, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore and its family of companies, has announced a one-year contract extension with BP for riserless light well intervention (RLWI) in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The company’s Island Venture vessel is currently mobilized and working on one of BP’s assets. The initial RLWI contract with BP called for both mechanical and hydraulic acid stimulations. These were executed from C-Innovation’s flagship GOM assets, the Island Venture and the Island Performer, which the company said were the only RLWI vessels operating in the GOM. The work was performed in water depths of up to 6,500 ft on different assets within the GOM. C-Innovation will supply and complete all project management and engineering to provide ...

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