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GE Oil & Gas Expands with New Sub Saharan Africa Facility

GE Oil & Gas opened a new facility in Takoradi Port, Ghana, expanding its global footprint and supporting local investment. The facility, which will be the primary service center for deep-water offshore projects in Ghana, has a 1,600 square meter indoor test area with capability for testing three subsea trees (XTs) simultaneously, and 4,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor storage. This new infrastructure is already playing a critical role in supporting the installation for Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project. GE was awarded an $850 million order for the supply of equipment to the OCTP block in 2015. 


Metso Launches Digital Program to Accelerate Growth

Metso has set up a Digital Program to accelerate the company’s digital capabilities, which are required to succeed in the future of minerals processing and flow control. Metso's ambition is to become one of the digital leaders in the industries it serves. This means for example turning customer interaction more data-driven, and proactively addressing issues and opportunities based on insights drawn from data.

In flow control, for example, Metso will build new digital tools to better respond and deliver on changing customer requirements. In addition, selected other digital innovation areas such as 3D printing, combined with agile deployment, are in the digitalization focus. 

Emerson Forms Alliance with TopNIR Systems

Emerson Automation Solutions and TopNIR Systems have joined forces to create the industry's first complete solution for optimizing crude blending operations to exploit the profitability opportunity of a wide array of different crudes by providing hydrocarbon property data in real-time that helps identify the potential value content in each crude stream. Customers will now be able to streamline their operations on the fuel blending side of the refinery. 

REXA Receives AIM-IBC Global Trade Award

REXA received a Global Trade Award by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC). The award recognizes Massachusetts companies that demonstrate excellence in international trade and set the standard for global business.

As part of its continued commitment to lean manufacturing, REXA engaged the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) to assist them with re-introducing the concept to their workforce. In conjunction with REXA’s management team, MassMEP developed a curriculum of lean training that would cover all functions within the organization. Programs included: value stream mapping of order processing and accounting, systematic layout planning, focused Kaizens, project management and team involved problem solving. In addition to these programs, REXA took it a step further by assigning an internal sustainment team, as well as establishing a mentorship program with MassMEP to provide guidance to the sustainment team. 

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Expands Flowserve Distribution to Houston

Setpoint Integrated Solutions (Setpoint IS) is expanding its distribution contract for the Flowserve heritage product lines Durco, Atomac and Automax. The new agreement will authorize the Setpoint IS La Porte facility to become a “Black Tie Authorized Repair House” for the Durco/Atomac product lines and will expand the company’s distribution reach into the greater Houston area.

Setpoint IS has been a Flowserve distributor since 1957, and the areas covered under the new agreement will now encompass all Setpoint IS branch locations in Texas and Louisiana. 

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