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EUR 500M bond issue for Vallourec

21 October 2014

Vallourec successfully launched a EUR 500M bond issue, maturing in September 2024, with an annual coupon of 2.25%.

The bond proceeds will be used for the general financing purposes of the group, enabling Vallourec to increase its financial flexibility and lengthen the maturity of its debt profile.

This 10-year bond issue is rated BBB by Standard & Poor's and would be listed on Euronext Paris.... Read more...

Xodus, Saipem, Chiyoda form new subsea company

21 October 2014

International energy consultancy Xodus Group launched a global subsea engineering company in partnership with oil and gas contractor Saipem and mid and downstream oil and gas giant Chiyoda Corporation.

The new organisation plans to challenge the largest tier-one subsea engineering companies for a share of the global market.... Read more...

NEC supplier for Hong Kong extension of AAE-1

21 October 2014

The consortium behind the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) submarine cable system project connecting Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Europe have signed a supply contract with NEC Corporation for the S1H segment, representing the Thailand-to-Vietnam-and-Hong Kong section of the network.... Read more...

Jacobs recognized for Mt Isa Mines project

20 October 2014

Jacobs Engineering Group, together with MCA Group, received significant industry recognition of its achievements on a project to extend the life of a large crude ore bin for Mt Isa Mines (a Glencore Company) in Queensland, Australia.... Read more...

KKI supports Females in Factories campaign

20 October 2014

Lynn Mowbray and Angela Bailey, directors of engineering firm Koso Kent Introl (KKI) have been appointed ambassadors for the ‘Females in Factories’ campaign. Run by Women in Manufacturing in partnership with Works Management Magazine, this new initiative aims to inspire the next generation of females in UK manufacturing.

Photo courtesy of Koso Kent Introl
Mowbray and Bailey, alongside other UK industry representatives from various manufacturing organisations, will visit their local secondary schools in 2014–15.... Read more...

Polypropylene technology contract for CB&I in China

20 October 2014

CB&I has been awarded a contract by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group for the license and engineering design of a polypropylene unit to be built in Lingwu, Yinchuan City, Ningxia, People's Republic of China.

The unit will use CB&I's Novolen technology to produce 600,000TPA of polypropylene.... Read more...

worldsteel announces 5th Steelie Awards

19 October 2014

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) hosted its fifth Steelie Awards ceremony and announced the winners at the annual dinner of the 48th worldsteel conference in Moscow on 6 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, were awarded in seven categories this year.

Edwin Basson, director general of worldsteel said: “The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the steel industry.... Read more...

O&G operators hold off investments in North Sea

19 October 2014

Oil and gas operators may be sitting on new investment decisions until the future of the North Sea becomes clearer, according to the latest report from business advisory firm Deloitte. The report, which details drilling, licensing and deal activity across North West Europe over the third quarter of 2014, was compiled by Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group (PSG) and found that four deals were announced offshore UK.... Read more...

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