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Global power and automation technologies company ABB is planning to add 10 GW to Egypt’s electricity network over a three-year period, participating in projects to develop and upgrade the national grid using ABB products. The announcement was made during a roundtable discussion in Cairo, attended by Ambassador of Sweden Charlotta…

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Automotive manufacturers the world over are increasingly relying on automation and standardisation of process workflows to remain competitive in the global market. The Ford plant at Niehl near Cologne uses an innovative and fully automated robotic solution in two workstations on the production line. The robot is being used to…

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Siemens will support the city of Vienna in optimizing its main sewage plant in terms of energy. For this purpose, Siemens is supplying the control, measuring, analytical and power distribution systems, as well as the low-voltage and medium-voltage switchgear. Furthermore, the order includes the installation and commissioning of the individual…

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ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply process control systems for the Haile Gold Mine in Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. The mine is currently in construction and will commence commercial production in early 2017. The order includes design and supply of the process…

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French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron will head to Finland in the coming weeks to try to defuse a dispute between an Areva-Siemens (AREVA.PA) (SIEGn.DE) consortium and Finnish utility TVO over delays to a nuclear reactor. "I will make a trip in the coming weeks, at the end of the year…

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its Indian subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. (MEI) has opened a factory for transportation-systems business in Bidadi, near Bengaluru, India. Mitsubishi Electric is targeting transportation-systems annual revenue of US$ 170 million in India by fiscal 2020, in part by strengthening sales and maintenance…

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Lucara Diamond Corp. recently used TOMRA XRT technology to recover a magnificent 1,111ct type IIa diamond at their Karowe Mine in Botswana. The second largest gem quality diamond in history and the largest ever to be recovered through a modern processing facility was detected by a TOMRA LDR (large diamond…

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AREVA and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the field of decommissioning and decontamination of boiling water reactors (BWR) in Japan. As part of this cooperation, AREVA will participate in the preliminary studies for the dismantling of BWRs in Japan. The two companies…

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FB Chain took delivery of the UK’s first robotic loading arm by Halter CNC Automation this summer to support one of its anchor bolt milling machines. This investment has significantly improved FB Chain’s ability to provide a quick turnaround for customers even at short notice. Having seen the Halter LoadAssistant…

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Treotham has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Nuova Elettronica’s press brake safety systems in Australia and New Zealand. One of the biggest names in the industry with over 30 years of experience, Nuova Elettronica can guarantee the safety of press-brake operators. Nuova’s DSP laser is a reliable type 4…