September 12, 2016 - 1:33 AM EDT
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plans Expansion of North American Oil & Gas Business through Strengthened Customer Offerings

-- Streamlining LNG Plants with New Technologies;
Upgraded U.S. Compressor Plant Facilities --

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)(TOKYO:7011) is bringing its Groupwide resources together to offer strengthened solutions to attract more customers for advanced oil & gas related plants in the North American market.

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Pearland Works of MCO-I (Photo: Business Wire)

Pearland Works of MCO-I (Photo: Business Wire)

Combining its offerings of the latest gas turbines and state-of-the-art compressors, the Company will deliver a broad range of new technologies that simplify LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant facilities, reduce costs and increase environmental performance. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I), the Houston-based U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), will strengthen its compressor and steam turbine after-sale services – including retrofitting, repair and parts manufacture – by improving and expanding its repair and machining facilities at its Pearland Works plant in Texas.

Planned LNG plant enhancement offerings include medium-scale, high-efficiency H-100 gas turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), which will drive MCO-manufactured compressors. Adoption of this configuration enables space savings, a broader and variable operating range, and start-up at full pressure.

To deliver this offering, MCO-I has installed the latest parts machining equipment (large-scale lathes, machining centers, 5-face machining centers, etc.), diverse testing equipment (rotor balancing machines, etc.) and rotor repair equipment at Pearland Works. To ensure outstanding quality control and production consistency, the Company chose equipment compatible with the operation programs and training materials in use at MCO’s existing facilities.

Pearland Works began operations in April 2015. In the first phase, an approximately 183,000 square foot (ft2) factory and office building were constructed on a plot of land roughly 26 acres in area. Initial operations consisted of local production primarily of compressor packaging and after-sale servicing of equipment delivered by MCO. Then in June 2015 the plant shipped its first locally packaged compressor, initiating the steps needed for a local production system.

“With this new enhancement of the factory’s repair and machining functions, MCO-I aims to attract orders from new petrochemical plants for compressors and turbines,” said Masanori Kobayashi, President, MCO-I. “We will also seek to increase our parts manufacture and repair business to upgrade or replace MCO legacy equipment, and will develop a system to improve response time to requests for upgrades, parts replacement or repairs for equipment originally provided by other companies.”

As part of this comprehensive Texas initiative, both MCO and MCO-I will showcase their capabilities at the 45th Turbomachinery & Pumps Symposia, in Houston, September 12-15. Together with MHI and MHPS, the four group companies will jointly demonstrate their ability to leverage MHI’s full range of technologies and capabilities to better serve oil & gas customer needs.

By expanding business in North America finely attuned to local customers’ needs, MHI and its Group companies will seek to make deep inroads into that huge market and also strengthen their competitiveness within global markets, including those of Latin America, Europe and Africa.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading industrial firms with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.
For more information, please visit MHI’s website: www.mhi-global.com
For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI’s new online media SPECTRA:
https://spectra.mhi.com/

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MCO is one of the world's largest manufacturers of process compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines. MCO provides the design, manufacture, sales, and after-sales services of compression systems composed of compressor, drive machinery and peripheral equipment. For more information, please visit the MCO website:
http://www.mhicompressor.com/en/

About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is a joint venture formed in February 2014 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. integrating their operations in thermal power generation systems and other related businesses. MHPS today ranks among the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services to the power generation market, backed by 100 billion yen in capital and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide. The company’s products include GTCC (gas turbine combined-cycle) and IGCC (integrated coal gasification combined-cycle) power plants, conventional gas/coal/oil-fired (thermal) power plants, boilers, generators, gas and steam turbines, geothermal power plants, power plant peripheral equipment and solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC). For more information, please visit the company's website at https://www.mhps.com/en/index.html

PRESS CONTACT:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Daniel Lochmann, +81-(0)3-6716-2168
PR Director
[email protected]
Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860


Source: Business Wire (September 12, 2016 - 1:33 AM EDT)

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