Fresh on the heels of debuting its new LNG In A Box product, GE Oil & Gas has announced that it will be acquiring Texas-based cryogenics and refrigeration specialist Salof Companies, which counts small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies among its portfolio.
Salof has been in business for more than 35 years and has approximately 200 employees in Schertz, outside of San Antonio. Much of the company's work has been tied to cryogenic facility design and fabrication, including for integrated, modularized plants.
‘Salof has deep small LNG expertise, a strong track record of high-caliber projects and a highly talented workforce,’ says Daniel C. Heintzelman, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas. ‘This move is not only good for GE and Salof – it also will provide more options for customers around the world as they look for new ways to cut both emissions and costs by using cleaner-burning natural gas.’
GE Oil & Gas will be targeting these smaller, modular LNG solutions for use in transportation applications, from long-haul trucking fleets to locomotives.