Graham Corporation Awarded Five Orders Totaling $7.5 Million
- Graham to supply equipment for oil refining, oil sands, recycled oil re-refining and renewable energy applications
- Projects are geographically dispersed from North America and Latin America to Southeast Asia
BATAVIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Graham Corporation (GHM), a global business that engineers, manufactures, and sells critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical and power industries, including the supply of components and raw materials to nuclear energy facilities, announced that it has been awarded five orders totaling $7.5 million. The orders are expected to ship over the next nine to 15 months.
James R. Lines, Grahams President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, Our bid work in oil refining, petrochemical and renewable energy markets remains very active. We believe this recent release of orders is an indicator of an improving environment in our key markets. Despite a continued air of caution among customers, we expect a more predictable pattern of order activity in coming quarters.
The diverse group of orders includes Grahams traditional oil refining market, as well as its growing presence in renewable energy applications. In the U.S., Graham will be providing an ejector system for the revamp of an oil refinery to improve conversion of crude oil to transportation fuels. In addition, Graham is designing and manufacturing ejector and liquid ring pump systems for a U.S. refinery that recycles used oil in a re-refining process to produce lubricating oils.
A steam surface condenser will be supplied by Graham for a previously idled oil sands refinery upgrader project in Alberta, Canada that has been reinitiated. An oil refinery project in Southeast Asia will also receive a Graham steam surface condenser. In Latin America, two steam surface condensers will be provided to two biomass-to-energy projects for sugar mills.
ABOUT GRAHAM CORPORATION
With world-renowned engineering expertise in vacuum and heat transfer technology, Graham Corporation is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom-engineered ejectors, pumps, condensers, vacuum systems and heat exchangers. For more than 75 years, Graham has built a reputation for top quality, reliable products and high-standards of customer service. Sold either as components or complete system solutions, the principal markets for Grahams equipment are energy, including oil and gas refining and nuclear and other power generation, chemical/petrochemical and other process industries. In addition, Graham's equipment can be found in diverse applications, such as metal refining, pulp and paper processing, shipbuilding, water heating, refrigeration, desalination, food processing, pharmaceutical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, and in nuclear power installations, both inside the reactor vessel and outside the containment vessel.
Graham Corporations subsidiary Energy Steel & Supply Co. is a leading code fabrication and specialty machining company dedicated exclusively to the nuclear power industry.
Graham Corporations reach spans the globe. 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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Jeffrey F. Glajch, 585-343-2216
Vice President Finance and CFO
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Deborah K. Pawlowski, 716-843-3908
Source: Graham CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012