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Cameron Selects AUMA as Strategic Partner for Valve Actuation

Cameron has selected AUMA as a technology partner in developing the LEDEEN® line of electric actuation offerings for the worldwide oil and gas industry. This partnership helps complete Cameron’s valve automation actuation product portfolio.

Matt DeWitt, General Manager of Cameron’s valve automation-actuation team, said, “This strengthens the offerings of both Cameron and AUMA through strategic cooperation to bring an exceptional product into new markets for the oil and gas industry. We are poised for long-term success.” 

GE Oil & Gas to Open New Jacksonville, FL Facility

GE Oil & Gas announced plans to invest more than $50 million in a new advanced manufacturing facility located in Jacksonville, FL. The new facility will manufacture GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves for the energy industry, among other oil and gas industry products. The facility is expected to open in November of this year.

Local, city, state and federal officials joined Governor Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and GE for the announcement on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Emerson Process Management Automating Canadian Refinery

Canada’s North West Redwater Partnership has selected Emerson Process Management to provide automation services and technology for the first phase of the Sturgeon refinery northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Expected value of the contract to Emerson is approximately $86 million.

The Sturgeon facility will capture carbon dioxide emissions and sell them to traditional oil extraction operations, which will inject the carbon dioxide into wells under pressure to enhance extraction before permanently storing the gas in the wells. This approach is expected to reduce emissions by 1.2 million tons per year from the first phase of the refinery while also generating income for North West Redwater. 

Western Valve Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturer’s Association (VMA) welcomed its 20th new member of 2014, Western Valve Inc. of Bakersfield, CA.

Pat and Deanna Murray started Western Valve in 1991 as a regional repair and remanufacturing facility specializing in industrial valves. Today, their company sells and manufactures their own line of double block and bleed plug valves.  

Metso Updating Ship Automation for Royal Caribbean

Metso has been awarded an order by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to modernize the complete vessel-wide automation system of its cruise ship Voyager of the Seas. The upgrade will take place in September 2014, and startup is scheduled for October 2014 after total vessel revitalization in dry dock in Singapore. The order has been included in Metso's second quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso will also supply automation to the new Quantum-class ship Quantum of the Seas, due for delivery at the end of October 2014. 

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