HPI to revamp turbine control panels at Kinder Morgan

August 18, 2010 - HPI announced a project award from Kinder Morgan, one of the largest pipeline transportation and energy storage companies in North America. Located in Iowa and Nebraska, the project requires the relocation of control panels and rewiring of entire skids for two Pratt & Whitney GG3’s at the compressor stations. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2010.

“This project is particularly interesting as it expands our business in the midstream transmission industry in the U.S.”, says Hal Pontez, President and CEO of HPI. “Our company’s excellent safety record, along with safety certifications by Pacific Industrial Contractor Screening (PICS) and ISNetworld, were also key influences in HPI winning this project.”

“We are looking forward to working with HPI”, says Kinder Morgan. “Based on their performance so far, we are confident HPI will deliver the expected results. We selected HPI based on the quality and completeness of their proposal and the company’s long history of turbine control experience.”

About HPI, LLC
HPI 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.

About Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. KMP owns an interest in or operates approximately 28,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. KMP is also the leading provider of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. One of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America, KMP has an enterprise value of approximately $30 billion. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc., a private company.

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