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International engineering and project management company Amec announced the acquisition of the UK-based asset optimization services company Performance Improvements Group (PI) Ltd. PI is an engineering consultancy focusing on the North Sea. The company employs 120 people. Amec has a history of working with PI, and the two companies having collaborated on major gas compressor station contracts for National Grid in the UK. Rockwell Automation Inc. has agreed to purchase the majority of the assets of engineering company Rutter Hinz Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rutter Inc. Rutter Hinz, headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada, has engineering expertise in industrial automation, process control and power distribution, specifically for the oil and gas industry. The company’s management team and 220 employees will join Rockwell Automation’s Systems & Solutions business unit. FMC Technologies Inc. will engineer and manufacture four subsea manifolds and controls for Petrobras’ Roncador Module III project. The company will supply two 6-slot subsea manifolds to distribute gas-lift injection to 12 wells. The manifolds will also contain 12 subsea control modules that will provide electro-hydraulic functions to operate the manifolds and subsea trees. Two additional manifolds will be used for water injection and will utilize all-electric actuators for the operation of the chokes.

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