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Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation Begins Operation of Newly Built Compressor Production and Service Facility in Texas
- Enhanced "One-stop Service" from Manufacturing to Maintenance -

TOKYO, Apr 27, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I), a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has begun operation at its manufacturing and service facility in Pearland, Texas, outside Houston. The newly constructed facility is MCO's first overseas-based compressor manufacturing and service location. The facility will provide one-stop manufacturing, repair and maintenance services for compressors and the steam turbines used to drive compressors, and will also respond to new installation and renewal demand at petrochemical plants.


MHI Newly Built Compressor Production


A ceremony held on April 25 (U.S. CDT) to celebrate the start of operations at the Pearland Works was attended by numerous local government representatives and community leaders, including Tom Reid, the Mayor of Pearland.

"With the new operation, we are closer to our customers and can respond to their manufacturing and service needs more quickly than ever before," said Gampa Baht, president of MCO-I, at the ceremony. He also said that the new facility will enable the customers in the Gulf Coast and across the country to benefit from shorter order lead times and reduced costs.

The 17,000 square meter (180,000 square feet) facility is located on a 105,000 square meter (26 acre) site. It houses a variety of capabilities including packaging and assembly, rotor(1) storage, repair and maintenance services, administrative offices, and a training center. To date, MCO-I has invested more than $75 million into the state-of-the-art Pearland Works facility. Additionally, MCO-I has purchased $26 million of new manufacturing equipment including state-of-art NC lathes and parts processing machinery along with a 300-ton overhead crane, allowing for accommodation of various-sized compressors and turbines.

On the heels of operation commencement, MCO-I plans a second round of expansion. Once the expansion is complete, MCO-I estimates that Pearland Works will employ more than 200 people, with a focus on engineering and machining positions.

Gas-rich shale is abundant in the U.S., and by applying advanced economical gas and oil extraction technologies oil companies are working to increase production capacity. In tandem with this, petrochemical companies in the U.S. and other countries are aggressively investing, and several mega-scale ethylene plants with a production capacity of over 1 million tons per year (mtpy) are being constructed.

With the commencement of operations at Pearland Works, MCO and MCO-I will further solidify their business foundation in North America and enhance their ability to provide comprehensive one-stop service, covering everything from manufacture and installation to long-term maintenance and emergency repair. At the same time, MCO will also strengthen its sales activities in global markets, including Europe and Africa.

(1) Rotors are core components of compressors and turbines.


About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial firms. For more than 130 years, we have channeled big thinking into solutions that move the world forward - advancing the lives of everyone who shares our planet. We deliver innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries, covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space." We have a consolidated revenue of around 40 billion U.S. Dollars. We aim to contribute to environmental sustainability while achieving global growth, using our leading-edge technologies. By bringing people and ideas together as one, we continue to pave the way to a future of shared success.

For more information, please visit MHI's website: https://www.mhi.com
For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI's new online media SPECTRA: https://spectra.mhi.com

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Apr 27, 2015 17:39 HKT/SGT
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Engineering
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