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Kongsberg Maritime's wholly owned deck equipment specialist Kongsberg Evotec reports a strong start to the year with three separate new contracts for advanced Seismic Handling systems. Two contracts, for customers located in China, are for delivery of Seismic Handling systems for a six streamer vessel and a two streamer vessel.…

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ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to serve as the systems integrator in the early stage development of a next-generation open and secure automation system for process industries.  Lockheed Martin will be responsible for the advanced processing architecture working with EMRE in this pre-development…

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Phoenix Contact announces Checkmaster 2 test device that makes it easy to check the health status of Phoenix Contact surge-protection plugs. The Checkmaster 2 thoroughly checks protective elements such as spark gaps, gas-filled surge arresters, voltage-dependent resistors, and suppressor diodes in a single test cycle. Test results are recorded electronically…

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ControlAir announced that its Type-6500 Aluminum and Type-6600 stainless steel large flow capacity volume boosters were awarded a Certificate of Compliance to IEC 61508 for a SIL 3 safety rating. Type-6500/6600 were evaluated by a qualified third party certification agency, Factory Mutual (FM), which assessed and certified that the Type-6500/6600…

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Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has acquired specified assets of the trimming potentiometer business of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The transfer of the acquired assets will begin in early 2016. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bourns invented the…

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Siemens has received an order to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two SGen6-2000H generators for the Empalme II combined cycle power plant in Sonora, Mexico. The plant will have an installed electrical capacity of 791 megawatts (MW). The customer is a consortium consisting of the Spanish engineering and construction…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of SINOMA Group, for a highly energy efficient variable speed drive solution for a dual pinion ball mill at the PT Semen Bosowa Maros cement plant…

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Emerson and Carbon Holdings, the privately owned Egyptian petrochemical firm, today announced that Emerson Process Management has been selected to provide automation and reliability technologies and services for Carbon Holdings’ Tahrir Petrochemicals Project at Ain Sokhna, Egypt. Emerson’s initial scope of work is estimated at $150 million. When completed, the…

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Honeywell announced that it will supply a 250 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) modular gas processing plant and advanced automation systems to PetroVietnam subsidiary, PV Gas. PV Gas, Vietnam's primary gas provider, will use Honeywell UOP's modular gas processing plant to separate liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from natural…

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Independent study shows ABB turbocharger upgrades further improve engine performance and reduce fuel consumption. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced study results1 showing a 64% return on investment from turbocharger upgrades. The increased revenue resulting from higher engine output of three engines in a power plant accumulated…