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Like all of the state's major industrials, Norske Skog is making contingency plans with Hydro Tasmania to reduce consumption should the energy crisis deepen further. Tasmania is facing an unprecedented energy situation with dams approaching record lows and the undersea Basslink cable still out of action. About 60 per cent…

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Sikorsky’s Innovations group continues to progress on a spectrum of autonomous technologies as it preps its third optionally piloted helicopter for demonstration trials early next year. The company has been retrofitting a 1979 UH-60A obtained from the U.S. Army with a kit that incorporates its complete Matrix technology from full-authority…

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The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study by researchers at the University of Oxford found that of 702 unique job types in the United States economy, around 47% were at high risk…

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US industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp on Friday rejected a $90.7 billion offer by rival aerospace supplier Honeywell International Inc, saying that pursuing a merger would be "irresponsible" toward its shareholders. "We concluded that a combination would be blocked outright or, even if it were possible to complete a transaction,…

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GE’s Distributed Power business announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying three of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Territory Generation for an upgrade at its existing Tennant Creek Power Station. Earlier this month, GE announced it also is supplying 10 of its Jenbacher…

ABB to Power Volvo Emissions-Free Electric Hybrid Buses in Belgium

ABB will deliver in partnership with Volvo Buses automated fast charging equipment for Namur’s public transport system. This is ABB’s second project with Volvo Buses. Eleven new Volvo electric hybrid buses will run within a new zero-emissions zone in the city center. The new bus system is planned to be…

Emerson in Drive to Boost Energy Sector Capital Returns

Emerson aims to partner with energy industry executives to help them achieve operations and capital performance in the top 25 per cent of their peers, while continuing to drive benchmark performance expectations higher. Emerson has built its business helping forward-looking operators achieve its new initiative Top Quartile Performance by finding…

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The Egyptian government is in talks with three foreign energy companies in a bid to boost the country’s electrical grid by a capacity factor of 6,750 MW, a report said. The contracts, valued at $7.5 billion, are at various stages of completion, and will finance the construction of three combined…

GE Chosen to Build World’s Largest Commercial Biomass-Fired Power Plant

GE announced that it has been selected by Mechelen-based Belgian Eco Energy (BEE) to build the largest greenfield, 100 percent biomass-fired power plant in the world. The plant, which will be powered by wood chips and agro residues, will generate approximately 215 megawatts (MW) of clean energy for the industry…

ANDRITZ SEPARATION Successfully Starts Up a Newly Developed Decanter for a Spanish Olive Oil Producer

A newly developed F-series ANDRITZ SEPARATION decanter has been started up successfully for an olive oil producer in Jaén, Spain. In the first extraction phase, the F6000 decanter already achieved a throughput of 300 tons per day. In addition to the high throughput, the quality of the olive oil is…