Nikkiso Cryo Updates Facility to Increase Cryogenic Pump Production, Appoints New VP

On April 14, Nikkiso Cryo Inc. (NCI), Las Vegas NV, (CSA CSM) a leading supplier of cryogenic submerged electric motor pumps used in the liquefied gas industry and a member of Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group (Group), announced a new facility which increases their cryogenic pump production efficiency and capability. The Group also announced the appointment of Tim Born as the vice president of Oceania and South East Asia Region.

NCI’s new, larger facility was necessary due to continued growth and demand for the cryogenic pump products and services they provide to the global LNG market (primarily for LNG export and import terminals). The 15,000-square-foot office facility is adjacent to their primary production test site, which includes several significant enhancements to operational efficiency, safety, and increased production capabilities. Among them is a new ground-level flare system which offers greater efficiency and manufacturing capacity. A Class 1, Division 1 electric overhead crane was installed on the test pad which reduces costs, increases productivity by allowing multiple operations to occur simultaneously, improves safety by allowing multi pump lifting and installation for testing and is certified for hazardous-rated areas.

These enhancements also provide benefits for customer remote-site witness testing at the facility. This feature offers significant value and time savings for global customers, particularly beneficial due to COVID-19 travel concerns. “This is an exciting next step for our company and a significant benefit for our customers. NCI will now be able to increase production and reduce turn-around time,” according to Daryl Lamy, president of Nikkiso Cryo Inc.

Born’s appointment is an addition to Nikkiso’s management team in line with the objectives of the Industrial Division of Nikkiso to better serve and support its customers in strategic territories.
Born started his career in 1983, as a production engineer with BOC Gases, and later held several positions as plant manager, commissioning and senior process engineer and customer engineering services manager. He has also served roles in Australia and the UK.

In 1997, Born joined Porgera Joint Venture Gold Mine as a senior process engineer operating large scale air separation units, then moved to Air & Gas Industries in 1999 as an installation and engineering manager. In 2000, he joined Cryoquip Pty Ltd. as general manager, and in 2012 he was appointed managing director of the legal entity in Australia. In 2020, he was promoted to the role of vice president of Cryoquip—South East Asia. Born has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from the University of Queensland.

With his vast experience in managing and growing the Cryoquip business line in Australia, South East Asia, and India, he will lead the Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases teams in this important region and embark on a mission to deliver market share growth in a sustainable and profitable way.