M&I Electric Provides Power Delivery Solutions for LNG Projects in Texas

HOUSTON, Dec. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI), a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced today that its M&I Electric business has recently shipped power delivery solutions for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Texas.

M&I Electric recently shipped a custom-engineered power distribution center (PDC) for the power generation, distribution, and control of a new 100,000 gallon per day natural gas liquefaction and distribution facility located in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale. The PDC contained low voltage and medium voltage switchgear, motor control center, uninterruptible power supply equipment and a variable frequency drive. M&I Electric was awarded the project due to their ability to provide a customized and integrated PDC with a short-cycle delivery time. The micro-LNG plant will produce LNG from Eagle Ford Shale feedstock as a substitute for diesel to be used in high-horsepower fuel applications including drilling, pressure pumping, power generation, trucking, rail, mining and other industrial applications.

M&I Electric also recently shipped medium voltage switchgear to one of the largest producers and distributors of LNG in North America for their first liquefaction train at a new LNG facility located south of Dallas, Texas. The first train will have initial production capacity of 30 million gallons of LNG per year and the plant will serve transportation and industrial end-users in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana who are interested in converting to a lower cost, cleaner burning alternative to diesel or propane fuel.

"We are very pleased to have been selected to provide power delivery systems to enable these new LNG projects," said Charles Dauber, President and CEO, AETI. "These projects exemplify our mission of Empowering EnergyTM and our growing success in the LNG segment of the global energy industry. We look forward to partnering with these and other LNG producers to provide future successful projects in the LNG and other downstream oil & gas applications."

About AETI:

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETI) is a leading supplier of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry. AETI offers M&I Electric™ power distribution and control products, electrical services, and E&I construction services. South Coast Electric Systems L.L.C., a subsidiary, services Gulf Coast marine and vessel customers.

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global operations in Beaumont, Texas; Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Rio de Janeiro and Macae, Brazil. In addition, AETI has minority interests in two joint ventures, which have facilities located in Xian, China and Singapore. AETI’s SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com.

Contact: American Electric Technologies, Inc. Mark Haubert 281-493-8855

Source:American Electric Technologies, Inc.