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Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (TJPS) will deliver its maiden super critical steam turbine generator produced at its Chennai plant to the Kudgi Super Thermal Power Plant in Karnataka shortly. This would be followed by delivery of another set of super critical steam turbine generator to Meja Thermal Power…

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Phoenix Contact’s new PLC Logic system combines basic programmable logic capability with the company's PLC relays, creating a “smart” relay system. The PLC Logic system houses the logic in a small module that plugs directly into a block of eight PLC Relays. By eliminating the need for a standalone controller,…

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General Electric's 12.4 billion euro ($14.1 billion) bid for Alstom's (ALSO.PA) power equipment business could lead to price rises, EU antitrust regulators said on Monday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal, increasing pressure on the U.S. conglomerate to offer concessions. GE has had its acquisition ambitions quashed…

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The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a Siemens factory where the company is introducing elements of Industry 4.0 into the manufacturing of PLCs (programmable logic controllers). Merkel was briefed on the current status of production automation at the Amberg factory in Bavaria where items on the production line already…

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ABB India today became the first company to reach sales of a cumulative capacity of 1Gw solar inverters. This was marked with the roll out of an order for Tata Power Solar's project for Kiran Energy Solar Power at its manufacturing facility at Nelamangala, about 45 kms from here. ABB…

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Omron has signed a partnership agreement with Visy Automation to supply industrial automation equipment over the next two years. Under the agreement, Omron will be given first consideration for upcoming projects requiring automation equipment. Omron’s new single platform automation, Sysmac, will be the cornerstone of Visy’s Automation’s future automation direction.…

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Birmingham-based SPOC Automation Inc. has acquired a Canadian firm, growing its presence in that country. The company, which is headquartered in Trussville, has completed the purchase of Spruce Grove, Alberta-based KJ Controls Canada, an oil and gas industry engineering, software and automation equipment manufacturing firm. "The completion of this acquisition…

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German industrial group Siemens has been awarded a 1.47 billion dirhams ($400.2 million) contract to expand the M-Station power plant in Dubai, the emirate's state-owned utility said on Thursday. The expansion will increase its electricity-generating capacity to 2,700 megawatts, from 2,060 MWs, at the gas-powered facility, Dubai Electricity and Water…

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Activist investor Daniel Loeb, whose hedge fund Third Point has taken a stake in Fanuc Corp , said the Japanese industrial robot maker's recent plan to boost capital spending was no alternative to fixing its "blatant capital inefficiency". "We like that Fanuc is investing and expanding capacity," he told Reuters…

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Siemens will supply turbines for a 9 billion rand ($770 million) project to build three wind farms in South Africa with a combined capacity to generate 360 megawatts of power, it said on Wednesday. The German industrial group signed a contract with Mainstream Renewable Power, a Dublin-based clean-energy developer that…