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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth over $22 million from Vattenfall Eldistribution AB to upgrade the world’s first commercial high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link, which ABB installed in 1954. This takes the company back to the roots of a game-changing technology it…

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GE Oil & Gas announced the creation of its new Oil & Gas Digital Solutions business, appointing Matthias Heilmann as head of the organization and Chief Digital Officer.  GE also announced the development of a pilot program with BP and a business partnership with subsurface software company Paradigm.     “Digitization…

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Japanese shares slipped on Friday as investors cautiously looked to whether the Bank of Japan will step up its stimulus later in the day. Fanuc shares fell 12 percent after the robot maker unexpectedly cut its earning forecast, helping to push down the Nikkei share average 0.4 percent to 16,973.01…

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Automation major Siemens AG is looking at opportunities to implement its digitalisation portfolio for the automobile companies in India. The digitalisation acitivities in the automobile manufacturing sector in the country is low and there is a huge potential considering that digitalisation would be the future of manufacturing activity across the…

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Iran is planning several projects to expand its oil production and export capabilities, reports said, highlighting a new oil terminal to export one million barrels per day (bpd), and a $1.7 billion development of South Pars Gas Field. The new terminal would be built at Jask Port, on the coast…

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Faced with some of the highest labor costs in the world in its home market, Switzerland’s ABB Ltd. expects companies to increasingly invest in automation and robots. The engineering company based in Zurich is betting on growing demand for digital technology that can improve production efficiency. Swiss manufacturers in particular…

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Factory automation systems maker Rockwell Automation Inc reported a 13.4 percent drop in first-quarter profit, hurt by slowing industrial demand in the United States. The company's net income fell to $185.5 million, or $1.40 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from $214.2 million, or $1.56 per share, a…

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Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® industrial cellular RTUs now provide high-speed 4G LTE network support in Japan. This follows Red Lion’s recent announcement of global 4G LTE multi-carrier cellular support for major carriers…

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ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, is set to upgrade its supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) system for the power network at Dubai International (DXB). The upgraded system will include replacement of the central computers and deployment of the latest version of ABB’s Network Manager software. It…

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Valmet has signed a contract with CIECH Soda Polska S.A. for the supply of a flue gas desulphurization plant (FGD) to Soda Polska's Janikowo combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Poland. This is the second order of a FGD plant from CIECH Soda Polska. In August 2015, Valmet signed…