OTC honors industry achievers at annual conference

Industry experts from more than 100 countries gathered in Houston, Texas in May for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Seventeen technologies from exhibiting companies received OTC spotlight on New Technology Awards, including two companies that also won the Small Business Award. John Bomba received the OTC 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals for more than 60 years of far-reaching contributions to the offshore sector. The Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations and Institutions was presented to LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC in recognition of its outstanding work on the Delta House project. OTC’s Heritage Award was presented to George Conner for championing the safe development of new technologies in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, Art Schroeder received a Special Citation for his contributions to the industry and OTC.

Water supply project earns global desalination plant honor

The Escondida Water Supply project in Chile was selected Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year at the 2017 Global Water Summit. The plant increases water supply by creating purified water from seawater and delivering it to the largest copper mine in the world. The project delivers 2,500 liters of water per second (57 million gallons a day) to support operations at the Escondida mine, making it the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Black & Veatch served as engineer of record and led the engineering design, procurement, resident engineering, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the marine and desalination components. The Escondida copper mine is majority-owned and operated by BHP Billiton.

Mazzei Injector Company and MISCOwater join forces

MISCOwater was granted exclusive rights to sell Mazzei Injector Company systems to the municipal water and wastewater markets in California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. Mazzei designs and manufactures fluid mixing and contacting technologies, provides systems and components for ozone, aeration and chemical treatment for the industrial and municipal water and wastewater sectors.

Caro Partners to present OriginClear to investors and markets

OriginClear Inc., (OCLN) entered into an engagement with boutique corporate consulting firm Caro Partners LLC, a Florida-based firm that specializes in assisting companies as they navigate public markets. The engagement is focused on increasing OCLN’s visibility in the public markets and presenting the company to investors through conferences.

Nestlé Waters North America announces investment in Closed Loop Fund

Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million into the Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund committed to finding a national solution to the critical recycling gap in the U.S. The program is part of a shared effort among business, government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs in cities across the U.S. Nestlé Waters joins some of the world’s largest companies in the Closed Loop Fund, such as 3M, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Keurig Green Mountain, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.

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Evoqua selected by Boeing for water treatment services

Evoqua Water Technologies was selected to partner with Boeing for process water and wastewater treatment services at 19 Boeing facilities. Evoqua will provide service deionization, wastewater ion exchange and reverse osmosis preventative maintenance from their extensive field service network that can reach almost any U.S. manufacturing location within two hours.

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Dow receives EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

The Dow Chemical Company was named a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year winner by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a ceremony on May 15, in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Dow was recognized in the Safer Choice Innovator category for two sustainable product innovations, ECOSURF EH Surfactants and BLUEDGE Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology.

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Ritter Technology expands with Fluid Systems Engineering acquisition

Ritter Technology LLC acquired Clinton Township, Michigan-based Fluid Systems Engineering, strengthening the company’s engineered hydraulic and pneumatic products offerings to customers in the greater Detroit area. Fluid Systems Engineering has been serving automotive, industrial and government markets for nearly 56 years. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

BNSF Railway Company to begin work at abandoned uranium mines

The Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with BNSF Railway Company to begin cleanup at the Haystack Mines Site, a group of three abandoned uranium mines near Prewitt, New Mexico and the Baca/Prewitt chapter, on Navajo Nation. The mines site operated from 1952 to 1981 and produced 400,000 tons of uranium ore. Currently, the 174-acre area is being used for livestock grazing and includes one residence with some additional homes. The work is expected to begin in July and last for four months.

PcVue and Sentryo partner for advanced cybersecurity

PcVue Inc. and Sentryo S.A. announced the availability of ICS CyberVision for advanced cybersecurity protection of PcVue supervisory control and data acquisition, human machine Interface and building management system applications. This global partnership brings operational technology (OT) focused monitoring and cyber threat detection for industrial control systems. The innovative technology fosters OT & IT collaboration for enterprise-wide protection of critical infrastructures such as power generation and distribution, water and wastewater, transportation systems and infrastructure like trains, bridges and tunnels, intelligent building management, manufacturing, oil and gas and other applications that rely on high availability industrial automation.

Chevron Phillips Chemical expands Belgium plant

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC expanded its Tessenderlo, Belgium plant by debottlenecking its production unit for Ethyl Mercaptan and Tetrahydrothiophene. Construction began in November 2016 and the expansion commenced operations in May 2017. This expansion increased production capacity for these products by 65 percent.

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