Refrigeration Engineering International Pty Ltd (REI) has changed its name to REI Process Pty Ltd to better align the company with its new capabilities.

For more than 30 years the Australian industrial refrigeration company has engineered and supplied a large range of solutions to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

Most of these solutions required the processing of gas or liquids in addition to the refrigeration system.

This includes boil off gas liquefaction systems, gas dew point control systems, oil topping plants, and vapour recovery systems.

In 2018 the company was sold to Omani engineering company, Special Technical Services.

The company’s technical consultant, Ben Adamson, said the deal has broadened the company’s offering, but REI Process will continue to provide bespoke engineering solutions around the globe.

He said the company began in 1987 as Refrigeration Engineering Pty Ltd.

“Around 2012, we changed our name to Refrigeration Engineering International Pty Ltd (REI), to reflect our increasing international orientation; by then about 90 per cent of our business was coming from overseas even though we are based in Wollongong,” Adamson said.

“Today, I have retired from the business but continue to work part-time as a consultant.”

REI Process has certainly grown during this time and currently has 30 staff with turnover of more than $30 million per annum.

Locally the REI Process Pty Ltd managing director for Australia is Tim Lauret.

He said that in addition to Australia the company has an office in Dubai, as well as staff in the Philippines.

“Just recently the company has delivered refrigeration systems to projects in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, Brazil and Singapore, for clients in Germany, Singapore, Netherlands, Spain, and the UAE,” Lauret said.

“We changed the name to reflect our increasing capability in process engineering while retaining the connection to our refrigeration (RE/REI) roots.

“We take on some of the hydrocarbon process design for our clients, more than just providing them with big fridges.”


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