Report Volume XXVIII, Number 17 May 1, 2017

April 26, 2017

INDUSTRY NEWS (Tulsa, OK) – Vacuworx was honored to receive the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting for the second time in four years. Steve Smith, Director of International Sales, accepted the award on behalf of Vacuworx President Bill Solomon, presented April 13 at the 34th Annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference at the Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business.

The export award was created to recognize the achievements of Oklahoma-based organizations that have successfully entered the worldwide marketplace. Tulsa-based Vacuworx was nominated based on its commitment to investing in logistical, environmental and cultural resources and meeting fast-growing worldwide demand for reliable and economical material- handling solutions.

Since 1999, Vacuworx has been engineering and manufacturing the highest quality heavy-duty lifting equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries. By using Vacuworx Vacuum and Hydraulic Lifting Systems, companies can work “Faster” with shorter loading and unloading cycles; “Safer” with fewer ground personnel, reducing the risk of accidents; and “Smarter” with the reduction of project completion times as well as payroll and insurance costs.

“We are in the business of protecting people,” said Solomon. “Ultimately, we want to keep people safe in material handling situations around the world. To do that, we get to know both our customers and their specific needs based on where they are operating. More and more of our customers have an international component to their business, and we strive to be in a position to support them wherever the next job may be.”

With offices located in Australia and the Netherlands, as well as a growing global dealer network, Vacuworx had a 26% increase in export sales in 2016. Poised for another year of double digit export growth, Vacuworx continues to expand their efforts to move parts and equipment closer to customers and dealers in Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.

“Vacuworx is honored to be included among Charles Machine Works, TD Williamson, Mathey Dearman and the other past recipients,” Solomon said. “Starting at the local level, these world-class organizations work tirelessly to elevate the state of Oklahoma’s status in a global economy.”


INDUSTRY NEWS (Houston, TX) – To deliver natural gas to the project site, Venture Global is proposing to construct two 42-inch-diameter pipelines that connect to existing interstate natural gas pipelines.

The proposed Gator Express facilities will be constructed in two phases (“Phase 1” and “Phase 2”) and will include: (1) for Phase 1, an approximately 16- mile long, 42-inch diameter pipeline and appurtenant facilities, to deliver gas to the Plaquemines LNG project from new interconnections with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC and Texas Eastern Transmission, LP located offshore, southwest of the terminal site (the “Southwest Lateral TGP”) and (2) for Phase 2, a looped section of approximately 11-mile long, 42-inch diameter pipeline and appurtenant facilities, to deliver additional supplies to the terminal from the interconnection with Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (the “Southwest Lateral TETLP”).


INDUSTRY NEWS (Blue Bell, PA) – Henkels & McCoy, Inc., (H&M) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Moriarty to Senior Director of Underground Utilities for H&M’s West Region. In this role, Mr. Moriarty is responsible for the gas transmission and distribution, electrical, and communications civil construction (conduit and manhole systems) businesses.

Mr. Moriarty has over 15 years of experience managing projects and programs in the utility construction industry. His knowledge includes inside/outside plant communications design and construction, underground civil construction, inspection services, renewable energy construction, as well as overhead/underground power transmission and distribution construction and maintenance.

Mr. Moriarty holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Notre Dame and an associate’s certificate in project management from George Washington University.


INDUSTRY NEWS (San Antonio, TX) – Howard Midstream Energy announced that its subsidiary, GT Pipeline, LLC, has launched a binding open season to secure new shipper commitments for its Sabine Bayou Line, a new pipeline system near Port Arthur, Texas. The Open Season commenced April 6, 2017, at 8 a.m. CDT and will end at 5 p.m. CDT on May 9, 2017.

Sabine Bayou Line Project Details

The approximately six-mile Sabine Bayou Line is a common carrier, bidirectional pipeline system that will transport regular gasoline, premium gasoline, and gasoline blend stocks to and from origin and destination points at terminal facilities in the West Port Arthur area. The system will provide transportation services between the following origin and destination points:

– between the West Port Arthur Tank Farm (WPATF) and the GT Logistics Main Tank Farm (GT Main);

– between the GT Main and the GT Logistics Shoreside Tank Farm (GT Shore).

The Pipeline System will be designed for a peak flow rate of 7,500 barrels per hour. The section flowing between WPATF and GT Main will be approximately 2.45 miles of 16-inch pipe, with a maximum daily capacity of 128,000 barrels. The section flowing between GT Main and GT Shore will be approximately 4.2 miles of 20-inch pipe with a maximum daily capacity of 180,000 barrels.

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