HPI Awarded Major Inspection of Steam Turbine and Generator by Evonik Industries

Houston, Texas - HPI, LLC, a leader in the supply of turbine control, fuel valve replacement and mechanical overhaul services, announced today their recent project award for a major inspection on a 26.5MW GE steam turbine and generator. Awarded by Evonik Industries, the steam turbine and generator provide co-generation at a carbon black manufacturing plant in Borger, Texas. The project will consist of teardown, inspection and reassembly of the steam turbine and generator.

"We selected HPI based on their personnel, who have extensive experience with legacy units", says Donny Rawlins, Cogeneration Plant Manager of Evonik. "HPI provided an attractive timeline that was very aggressive and we knew their team was capable of delivering. Their performance to date has been exemplary and I look forward to working with HPI in the future."

"We were pleased to receive this project award from Evonik", says Hal Pontez, President and CEO of HPI. "The project award reflects well on the depth and breadth of experience of our employees. Our team was able to quickly mobilize upon project award to ensure the project schedule could be met. The staff at Evonik are equally highly qualified professionals and we look forward to participating in future endeavors with Evonik."

About HPI, LLC

HPI (www.hpi-llc.com) remains a technological leader in turbine solutions including retrofit control, mechanical inspection/overhaul, turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction of power plants. HPI provides unique solutions to meet specific customer requirements, utilizing in-house talent experienced in project management, engineering, and design, while improving overall plant reliability and safety. Founded in 2002, many of the engineers and managers of HPI received their start in the industry from their work at Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering. HPI has expanded its capabilities from stand-alone turbomachinery control to complete balance of plant systems. In 2007, HPI expanded its Mechanical Group to offer non-destructive testing and mechanical turbine field services offerings including Major Repair and Overhaul of gas and steam turbines, which enables the company to offer a full lifecycle of services, from initial FEED studies to on-going maintenance of systems in the field.

About Evonik

Evonik is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, it has energy and residential real estate operations. Our performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, reliability and continuous self-renewal.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2010 more than 34,000 employees generated sales of around Euros13.3 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about Euros2.4 billion.

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