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China investments

The Zhonghai Petrochemical Oil Corp. will invest about CNY 10 billion in chemical fertiliser, natural gas development, a natural-gas pipeline and power plant upgrading projects in the island province of Hainan in the south.

Valve company changes name

A+R Armaturen Benelux has changed its name to VACTRA A+R (Valves Actuators Controls TRAding A+R), effective January 2001.

Rotork actuators for Asian refineries

Two of the world’s largest refineries have again turned to Rotork for the operation of valves in new tank farm extensions.

Valves for Powergen

Powergen has chosen Keystone Figure 56 butterfly valves from Tyco Valves & Controls for critical water services at its Connah’s Quay power station.

CDC incorporating Groth products

Continental Disc Corporation of Liberty, Missouri, is now marketing the full range of Groth vapour control products throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

Marwin introduces characterised plates

Marwin Valve now offers a variety of characterised plates available on the CV-3000 Series characterized control valve.

Off-the-shelf butterfly valves

Ball Valve UK Ltd, part of Econosto, Flow and Sealing Technology Division, has invested GBP 350,000 in what it believes to be the largest stock of butterfly valves in the UK.

Geothermal power for Mexico

ALSTOM has won a turnkey order worth around EUR 120 million to supply four 25mw geothermal power plants to the Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad.

Rolls-Royce power contracts

Rolls-Royce has won contracts worth USD 10.6 million to supply engines for power generation projects in Spain and Bangladesh.

Three-piece ball valves

Invensys Flow Control UK has introduced the NR44, which combines the Gestra RK86 (A) and the Worcester A44 three-piece ball valves in a single unit.