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THERMO DESIGN ENGINEERING
BY JIM HARRIS
THERMO DESIGN ENGINEERING FINDS A GROWING MARKET FOR ITS PROCESSING EQUIPMENT AND MODULAR PLANTS FROM COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD.
Thermo Design Engineering engineers and fabricates production equipment and modular processing plants for the natural gas and oil industries, with more than 250 customers in locations such as the Middle East, South America and Africa.
Thermo Design Engineering www.thermodesign.com Annual sales: $100 million Headquarters: Edmonton Employees: 350 Specialty: Oil and gas Jim Montgomery, president: “If
you want to be successful, you have to be where the new development is.”
il and gas producers from Alberta’s oil sands to the Persian Gulf and elsewhere around the world look to Thermo Design Engineering’s expertise and products for their processing needs. Thermo Design Engineering (TDE) specializes in engineering and fabricating oil and natural gas production equipment and modular processing plants, including those used to remove hydrogen sulfite, water and carbon dioxide and heavy hydrocarbons such as ethane and propane from natural gas. The company also engineers and manufactures preliminary crude oil preparation equipment. The Edmonton-based company has built more than 250 plants for customers worldwide including Kuwait Oil Co., China National Offshore Oil and Petrobas. Thermo Design has equipment operating in cold climates such as northern Canada, northern Alaska and Siberia, as well as tropical and desert climates such as the Gobi Desert, the Middle East, Africa, India, and Central and South America. The company produces equipment both for on and offshore operations. This international reach has helped the company remain successful during down business cycles including the current recession, President Jim Montgomery says. “The natural gas industry is very cyclical; in the last few years, it’s slowed down in Canada a little bit, particularly the construction end,” he adds. “So 20 years ago, we started going international.” The company was founded in 1979. “The oil and gas industry is really worldwide,” Montgomery says. “If you want to be successful, you have to be where the new development is.” The company’s recent projects include building natural gas processing plants in the Persian Gulf. More locally, Thermo Design is working within the Alberta oil sands building’s electrostatic dehydrators to remove water from oil. The dehydrators are being produced through a working relationship with Houston-based ProSep Technologies Inc. Each piece of machinery is between 16 and 18 feet in diameter and 100 feet long. The two companies need to use 50-foot cranes to assemble and maneuver them, Montgomery says. ProSep designs the dehydrators and supplies many
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011