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Baker Hughes and NOVATEK Partner to Lower Carbon Hydrogen for LNG Trains

Baker Hughes and PAO NOVATEK have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions from natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production. The two companies will cooperate on the development and implementation of innovative compression and power generation technology solutions from Baker Hughes for NOVATEK’s LNG projects, supporting NOVATEK's emissions reduction, raising efficiency and supporting long-term sustainability.

The agreement will begin with a pilot program to introduce hydrogen blends into the main process for natural gas liquefaction to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from LNG facilities, including NOVATEK’s Yamal LNG complex. Baker Hughes will provide engineering and turbomachinery equipment to convert existing natural gas liquefaction trains at Yamal LNG to run on hydrogen blends rather than solely run with methane from feed gas. 

Emerson CEO David N. Farr to Retire; Lal Karsanbhai to Replace Him

Emerson CEO David N. Farr will retire on Feb. 5. Lal Karsanbhai, who has served as executive president of the company’s Automation Solutions business since 2018, will become the new CEO of Emerson and join the board of directors. Karsanbhai has led Automation Solutions to strong performance, elevating Emerson’s software profile and digital transformation business.

Farr, who was named CEO in 2000 and chairman of Emerson’s board of directors in 2004, will remain as chairman through May 4.

Trillium Flow Technologies Launches STAR Service Center Network

Trillium Flow Technologies launched its global STAR Service Center network serving Sarasin customers with 16 locations across the United States and Mexico – with additional locations joining the network soon. Sarasin Technical Assembler and Repair (STAR) Service Centers from Trillium Flow Technologies will provide pressure relief valve (PRV) OEM aftermarket support for industrial plants. Currently, Trillium has forged partnerships with TEAM, Caliber Valve & Controls, and East Coast Valve Services in the U.S. and Vasesa in Mexico.

Velan Announces Resignation of CFO, Designates Interim CFO

Rejean Ostiguy hasresigned as Velan’s chief financial officer, having accepted a leadership opportunity at a privately owned company. Velan has commenced a search to identify the company’s next CFO. John Ball, executive vice president, global finance, and former CFO from 2005 until May 2020, will assume the role of CFO on an interim basis.

Baker Hughes Secures Order with Petrobras

Baker Hughes announced an order with Petrobras to provide a suite of digital solutions across Petrobras sites in Brazil. The order, booked in the fourth quarter 2020, will further expand Petrobras’ digital capabilities following a third quarter 2020 order for a three-year frame agreement across multiple Baker Hughes Digital Solutions product lines.

Baker Hughes will support Petrobras’ thermal plants; refineries; gas treatment units; production plants; offshore platforms; and floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) with its technologies, ensuring the latest regulatory requirements are achieved. The order includes flare monitoring and calibration technologies, cybersecurity and remote monitoring services, and interconnected machinery protection systems and sensors.

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