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GE’s Power Services business today announced it has secured orders valued approximately at €40 million with PGE Gornictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A. (PGE GiEK S.A.), the largest utility in Poland, to upgrade generator and steam turbine assets at the Turow Power Plant. The upgrades will result in a combined 45-megawatt…

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Shares in Siemens rose 7 percent on Tuesday after Europe's biggest industrial group surprised the markets with the strength of its first-quarter results and raised its full-year earnings forecast. Despite slowing growth in China and weak oil prices that have depressed capital spending, Munich-based Siemens reported a 10 percent jump…

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ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has developed a new innovative filter cloth fastening system. SmartFIX combines a set of resilient, endless tension strips with an endless polymer filter cloth specially designed for the strips and is designed to replace the existing clamping ring assemblies in most types…

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Siemens AG, Europe's biggest industrial group, has agreed to buy CD-adapco, a privately held U.S. engineering software firm, for close to $1 billion in cash, according to a person familiar with the matter. Siemens's deal with CD-adapco could be announced as early as Monday, the person said, asking not to…

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Rajkot-based Singhal Power Presses, known as SEW Power Presses — manufacturers of mechanical pneumatics cross shaft and small-to-larger presses ranging from 25-tonne, up to 800-tonne power presses, is planning to set up a new facility at Rajkot, with an investment of Rs 50 crore, a top executive said. Talking to…

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Egemin Automation has partially automated the internal transport of finished products in the new lubricant oil-blending plant of Total Oil Asia Pacific in Singapore. The newly built facility is the largest production site of the Total group in the world. The oil giant now uses E'gvs (Egemin Guided Vehicles) or…

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Premium provider of fluid motion & control products and services, Flowserve Corp. FLS recently inked a global preferred supplier agreement with environmental management services provider, Veolia Group. Flowserve believes this agreement will bolster its competitive position in the water resources and related industries by improving the quality of its products…

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DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has awarded Siemens Wind Power with final Type Certification for its new 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine SWT-7.0-154, confirming full IEC-61400-22 compliance ahead of schedule. The new award-winning Siemens model delivers nearly ten per cent more energy production…

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The International Society of Automation (ISA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) to deliver a web-based project management course customized to meet the specialized needs of system integrators. Project Management for Automation and Control System Integration (MT08W) will be taught live online…

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Swiss engineering group ABB's chief executive hopes to see improvements in the market environment during the current year or by 2017 at the latest, he told Swiss television on Wednesday. "At the moment it's a very quiet and uncertain market environment," Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer told Swiss television broadcaster SRF…