Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Reliquefaction market entry for Bestobell

The Marine sector of Bestobell has secured two new high profile contracts for its cryogenic globe and check valves. The products are to be fitted in the LNG reliquefaction systems that will be installed on two LNG carriers being constructed in South Korea and two in Japan.

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Second LNG station opens in Netherlands

With Chart’s engineers completing the final test process in just 12 days, the second of Shell’s retail LNG fuelling stations, at Waalwijk in The Netherlands, was opened for business in April.

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JBOG in Qatar a “major environmental investment”

His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, officially inaugurated the Jetty Boil-Off Gas Recovery (JBOG) Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) – which reduces LNG industry carbon emissions.

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LNG station opened to more people

UK supermarket giant Asda has opened its LNG refuelling station at Avonmouth, in Bristol, to third parties. The station is supplied by BOC and increases the network of stations available for use.

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SOXAL and Singapore LNG sign deal

Air Liquide, through its wholly owned Singapore subsidiary, Singapore Oxygen Air Liquide Private Ltd (SOXAL), signed a long-term agreement to supply large quantities of nitrogen to Singapore LNG Corp Pte Ltd (SLNG).

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Solid performance from Air Liquide

The company has announced its results for 2014 in which it has achieved a “solid performance” in a “mixed environment” by recording another year in growth in revenues, operating margin and net profit.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Major German company acquired by Air Liquide

Air Liquide is pursuing the development of its Home Healthcare activity in Europe with the acquisition of Optimal Medical Therapies (OMT), a major player in providing home healthcare services for patients in Germany suffering from chronic illnesses requiring infusion therapy.

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Duo agree to buy China gas assets

Shanghai Baosteel Gases and an affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus have announced the partnership is to buy China gas assets for $489m.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Air Liquide acquires SEPRODOM

Increasing life expectancy and the rise in chronic diseases are major public health issues. Air Liquide is continuing to develop its home healthcare activity in France with the acquisition of SEPRODOM, a key player in home healthcare and monitoring of patients with chronic diseases in the French overseas departments and territories.

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Industrial gases supporting entire natural gas production chain Subscription

By Stuart Radnedge

This fortnight’s gasInsight feature looks at the vital role our industry plays across the entire petrochemical processing spectrum. Part One is below with Part Two published in two weeks time.

Technology

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Air Liquide chosen by Sasol for Africa ASU

25 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company has been chosen to build, own and operate the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol in South Africa. The ASU will have a total capacity of 5,000 tonnes of oxygen per day – a milestone in the history of industrial gas production.

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Strong start for Linde in 2015

30 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

With profits up 9% to €1.010bn, it’s forecast that operating profits for the Fiscal year will be between €4.1bn and €4.3bn. A weaker Euro results in significant growth in Linde’s revenue of 8.7% €4.398bn.

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Hydrogen production unit start-up ceremony held

17 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

Today, Air Liquide held the official start-up ceremony for its new, state-of-the-art Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) unit located in the Chempark Dormagen site near Cologne, Germany.

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Reliquefaction market entry for Bestobell

8 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The Marine sector of Bestobell has secured two new high profile contracts for its cryogenic globe and check valves. The products are to be fitted in the LNG reliquefaction systems that will be installed on two LNG carriers being constructed in South Korea and two in Japan.

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Major step taken by UK hydrogen economy

12 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

Kick-starting a public hydrogen refuelling network in London, the flagship SmartFuel® dispenser is hosted by Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s largest grocers, at its Hendon store.

Other LNG news

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US Senators introduce LNG export bill

US Senator Tim Kaine has joined Senator John Barrasso and six other colleagues to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. Barrasso was also an instrumental influence in the proposal of new legislation to resolve the helium crisis in 2012.

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Debut for Europe’s first LNG railcar

VTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of Europe’s leading wagon hire and rail logistics companies, celebrated a European premiere with the launch of the first-ever tank wagon for transporting LNG.

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First German vessel filled with LNG

The test run in Bremerhaven for the bunkering of the Borkum ferry MS Ostfriesland, owned by AG EMS, with environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) was completed successfully by Bomin Linde.

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First for LNG filling in northern Netherlands

GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions has opened the first LNG filling station for trucks in the north of the Netherlands. Located at Leeuwarden, the project is being operated in partnership with the Salland Olie Firezone filling station in Leeuwarden and FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy products cooperative.

The Linde Group is one of the leading players in the industrial gases business.

LNG, hydrogen and energy focus for Linde

The Linde Group will be showcasing the latest developments in environmentally sound energy carriers at HANNOVER MESSE 2015. This year, the spotlight will be on hydrogen (H2) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) alongside storage solutions for renewable sources of energy.

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