RusTurboMash LLC, a joint venture of
Siemens Energy and
Iskra-Avigaz, has inaugurated a new
compressor-manufacturing plant in Perm, Russia. Siemens holds a
51% stake in the joint venture and Iskra-Avigaz holds the rest.
The combined investment is 60 million. The initial plan
is to gradually start producing stator components for small
compressors. By late 2012, the plant is expected to produce
The new plant will deliver compressors with drives in the
rating range between 6.3 MW and 32 MW.
Statoil has exercised an option of a
three-year extension of the minor modifications frame agreement
contract with Aker Solutions at the Mongstad
refinery, located on Norways
west coast. Aker Solutions estimates the contract value to be
approximately NOK360 million.
The original frame agreement at the Mongstad refinery commenced in January 2006
and lasts until the end of 2011. The scope of work includes
studies and execution of modifications to increase operational
stability, capacity and longevity. A total of 100 people at
Aker Solutions office in Bergen will work on the Mongstad
A time capsule has been laid down in Budyonnovsk, Stavropol
Territory, Russia, to symbolize the launch of Phase One construction of a gas processing
plant (GPP), part of a gas chemical facility to be built on the
industrial site of OOO Stavrolen, an
OAO LUKOIL subsidiary.
The facility, which is expected to be built in several
phases, will have a primary feedstock of associated petroleum
gas from the fields developed by LUKOIL in the Russian sector
of the Caspian Sea.
In 2015, it is planned to commission Phase One of the GPP
with a 2 billion-m2/yr capacity, in addition to a
135-MW unit on the base of a combined-cycle gas turbine and to
upgrade the existing ethylene production unit to convert it to
process liquefied gases.
In 2017, it is planned to commission Phase Two of the GPP
with a 4 billion m2/yr capacity, along with an
ethylene production unit with a 225,000-tpy capacity and a
polyethylene production unit with a 255,000-tpy capacity.