July 9, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT
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Graham Corporation Awarded $6.6 Million in U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemical Industry Orders

BATAVIA, N.Y.

  • Replacing and upgrading equipment in Graham’s installed base
  • Adding new petrochemical capacity driven by plentiful natural gas feedstock

Graham Corporation (NYSE:GHM), a global business that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical, power and defense industries, today announced that it received two orders totaling approximately $6.6 million, both for the petrochemical industry in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Equipment delivery for both orders is planned for the first half of fiscal 2020 and both will add to fiscal 2019 revenue.

The first order is for a Texas-based ethylene cracking plant within the Company’s installed base, replacing and upgrading steam surface condensers that Graham installed 25 years ago. The new condensers will provide more corrosion resistant material. Graham was well positioned to win this order as the supplier of the original equipment.

The second order is for new petrochemical capacity at a Texas-based plant producing fuel additives that reduce automobile emissions. Graham will provide a process vacuum condenser.

James R. Lines, Graham’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Low-cost natural gas, serving as the primary feedstock to the petrochemical industry, is supporting massive investments in North America that began in full force with the first wave about five years ago. We are identifying projects for both new capacity and revamping of existing facilities to improve output and operational performance. We believe both of these projects are part of a second wave of petrochemical investment in the region.”

He concluded, “While we don’t anticipate that the second wave will be as strong as the first, we believe we are well positioned to benefit from these petrochemical investments which we believe are part of a multi-year campaign. As previously disclosed, we project that Graham will realize strong revenue growth in fiscal 2019 and we are now further encouraged that we are also filling backlog for fiscal 2020.”

ABOUT GRAHAM CORPORATION

Graham is a global business that designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the energy, defense and chemical/petrochemical industries. Energy markets include oil refining, cogeneration, nuclear and alternative power. For the defense industry, the Company’s equipment is used in nuclear propulsion power systems for the U.S. Navy. Graham’s global brand is built upon world-renowned engineering expertise in vacuum and heat transfer technology, responsive and flexible service and unsurpassed quality. Graham designs and manufactures custom-engineered ejectors, vacuum pumping systems, surface condensers and vacuum systems. Graham is also a leading nuclear code accredited fabrication and specialty machining company. Graham supplies components used inside reactor vessels and outside containment vessels of nuclear power facilities. Graham’s equipment can also be found in other diverse applications such as metal refining, pulp and paper processing, water heating, refrigeration, desalination, food processing, pharmaceutical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Graham’s reach spans the globe and its equipment is installed in facilities from North and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Graham routinely posts news and other important information on its website, www.graham-mfg.com, where additional comprehensive information on Graham Corporation and its subsidiaries can be found.

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Source: Business Wire (July 9, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT)

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