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Siemens could win an expansion of its record 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) power deal with Egypt, the German industrial group's chief executive said in a staff newsletter. Joe Kaeser said Egypt, whose state-run electricity grid is creaking under the weight of fast-growing demand, needed extra capacity before the start…

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National Instruments on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Micropross, a French company which makes smart card testing systems. The deal is valued at approximately $108 million, according to the company. Micropross, founded in 1979 and based in Lille, France, is an industry leader in supplying software-based test systems for Near…

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AXT, Inc., a leading manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, today announced that it has acquired highly automated processing and cleaning equipment for GaAs substrates from Hitachi Metals. The highly tuned production line includes automated equipment for wax mounting/demounting, edge grinding, wafer sawing, polishing and cleaning. In addition, AXT licensed from…

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GE and BHP Billiton today announced a new partnership that will see the two companies work together to identify innovative solutions to meet growing global demand for resources including oil and gas, copper, iron ore and coal, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The partnership will seek to develop solutions to…

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Communications provider Ericsson, major utility E.On and automation and power electronics group ABB, will collaborate on “smart solutions” in energy efficiency, mobility and solar energy. The group signed a cooperation agreement in Sweden this week. They seek to create a range of “innovative products and services”, aimed at reducing costs…

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Valmet's turbine automation has been successfully commissioned at the Tenom Pangi hydroelectric power plant owned by Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (SESB) in Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia. The goal of the project was to replace the outdated automation system in Unit 1 with modern technology to increase both turbine reliability and availability.…

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Dong Energy A/S is planning to build the world’s biggest offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, capable of powering almost half a million homes. The 660-megawatt Walney Extension project will use turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S and Siemens AG, Fredericia, Denmark-based Dong said Wednesday in a statement…

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Emerson Process Management’s Syncade Logistics management software v4.12 gives terminal managers improved control over terminal traffic and eliminates the need for specialized storage tanks for unique blends. With more efficient traffic and stock management, terminals can drive increased throughput and improved asset utilization. Truck schedule management can significantly impact terminal…

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Power management company Eaton today announced a new Airflex® Torque Limiting Coupling, which increases torque by 25 percent and provides an automatic slip detection system to help decrease maintenance costs and downtime during operation. Designed to withstand high torque spikes found in grinding mills and heavy duty variable frequency drive…

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The new Metso Megaliner(TM) for grinding mill heads provides the same benefits as Metso's original Megaliner(TM): safe installation and maximized availability. Downtime is costly for grinding mills. With Metso Megaliner(TM) for grinding mill heads, installation time is much faster as the liner has much fewer attachment points and the number…