Grundfos chairman celebrates 50 years in pumps Grundfos Group chairman Niels Due Jensen is celebrating his 50th anniversary with the Danish pump company. Due Jensen, who was two years old when his father Poul Due Jensen established Grundfos in the basement of their home in Bjerringbro,
Denmark, started an apprenticeship as an engine fitter in 1960, and later qualified as a mechanical engineer at Arhus Teknikum. He got his first management role at Grundfos in 1974 and took charge of the company in 1977. www.grundfos.com
Hamworthy wins breakthrough order in China Hamworthy has won a contract worth more than £20 million from the Chinese shipyard Nantong Sinopaciﬁc Oﬀshore & Engineering Co Ltd, for cargo handling systems, including deepwell cargo pumps, on six Liquid Ethylene Gas (LEG) carriers. Hamworthy will supply engineering, reliquefaction plant and deep well cargo pumps.
Joe Oatley, chief executive of Hamworthy, said: “This is a breakthrough contract for Hamworthy in the small gas carrier market in China and gives the group a strategically important reference in this growing market.” www.hamworthy.com
Patterson-UTI Energy buys pressure pumping assets Patterson-UTI Energy Inc subsidiaries Universal Pressure Pumping Inc and Universal Wireline Inc have completed the acquisition of pressure pumping and wireline assets from Key Energy Services Inc for approximately US$238 million in cash.
Patterson-UTI’s pressure pumping subsidiaries now have equipment with approximately 431 000 horsepower, including 340 000 fracturing horsepower and 91 000 horsepower used in cementing, acidizing and nitrogen stimulation. http://patenergy.com
GE Hitachi in talks with US suppliers GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Michigan companies Energy Steel & Supply Co, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and ClydeUnion Pumps to begin discussions about supplying components for new nuclear power plant projects in the United States and around the world. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced the MOUs at the
2010 Nuclear Power Business Opportunity Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. Established in 2007, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is a nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry, providing advanced reactors and nuclear services. www.gepower.com
MWI attains ISO 9001:2008 Moving Water Industries (MWI) has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certiﬁcation for its Deerﬁeld Beach, Florida manufacturing plant. ISO 9001:2008 applies to MWI’s production operations, including the design, manufacture and
servicing of axial, mixed flow, centrifugal and mobile pumps as well as drill rigs and village water supply units, rebuilds and remanufacturing at the Deerfield Beach facility. www.mwicorp.com
Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa 2011 Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 will take place 7–9 June 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pumps Valves & Pipes Africa 2011 is the seventh international trade fair for suppliers to the mining, water utility, government, engineering, manufacturing, food and beverage, agriculture, petrochemicals and pulp and paper sectors. Gavin Doran, chairperson of the South African Pump Manufacturers Association says that the South African pump
sector has some way to go to reach its pre-recession volumes, but is expected to do so by the end of 2011. Doran believes that the South African government’s Competitive Supplier Development Programme, which is focused on developing local industry to reduce South Africa’s reliance on imported equipment, will also help to grow the local pump industry. www.exhibitionsafrica.com
Colfax Corp to relocate corporate HQ Pump and valve manufacturer Colfax Corp is planning to move its corporate headquarters from Richmond, Virginia to the Columbia, Maryland area.
“We believe our new location, which is conveniently located between the greater Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland markets, will provide us with an opportunity to
continue recruiting the associates we need to build the best team, as evidenced by some of our recent successes. We will have improved access to international travel and to
our key advisors in the immediate area and the northeast,” said Clay Kiefaber, Colfax president and CEO. www.colfaxcorp.com