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Emerson Helps Expand Mexico’s Infrastructure to Meet Future Energy Demand

Mexican oil and gas giant Pemex and ENGIE, a French energy company, have selected Emerson (NYSE: EMR) to help upgrade and expand Mexico’s gas pipeline infrastructure. The $8.9 million automation project is part of Mexico’s energy reform initiative. Because existing natural gas availability is expected to fall short of demand…

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The local unit of U.S. measurement and automation company National Instruments (NI) will install HUF 30 billion in high-end technology at its manufacturing base in Debrecen, CFO and Executive Vice President of NI Alex Davern said today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI. Following the development, NI Hungary is expected…

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GE Oil & Gas has signed a Master Service Agreement with Statoil for new subsea projects that will enable GE to continue to support the international energy company’s value creation in a low oil price environment. The global agreement forms the basis for potential new contracts for subsea equipment and…

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The global technology group ANDRITZ announced that its subsidiary, ANDRITZ HYDRO, plans to expend 70 million Euros to equip three hydropower stations with updated technologies in order to comprehensively modernize the plant in Brazil and Nicaragua. The Governor Bento Munhoz da Rocha Netto hydropower plant was ordered to be refurbished…

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Denmark-headquartered Universal Robots aims to tap small industries in tier II/III towns across India, a top company executive said. In an interaction with Deccan Herald, Universal Robots General Manager (India) Pradeep S David said, “We are in talks with smaller industries like auto component and packaging industries that have presence…

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You shouldn’t fear immigrants taking your job, you should fear robots. A new study by jobs search engine Adzuna suggests that more than 100,000 of current job vacancies will be fully automated within the next 20 years. The results are based on the study of Oxford University researchers, looking at…

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Iran is holding discussions with France’s Air Liquide to set up a 500,000 tonnes propylene via methanol (PVM) plant, said a report. Esmaeil Qambari, managing director of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company, was quoted as saying that the company is in talks with other companies from Germany, France, Norway…

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Siemens has received an order to upgrade the simple cycle Santo Domingo de los Olleros power plant to combined cycle. The plant is near Lima, the capital of Peru. The customer is Peru-based supplier Termochilca SA. The combined cycle conversion will increase the power output by approximately 100 megawatts (MW).…

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Fluke introduces the Fluke 154 HART Calibration Assistant, a standalone tablet-based communication tool that makes HART configuration easy. The 154 provides HART communication functionality that when combined with a Fluke 750 Series Documenting Process Calibrator or 720 Series Multifunction Process Calibrator enables the user to calibrate the full range of…

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ABB will supply the complete power and process electrical systems for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski in central Finland, opening in 2017. The mill will produce 1.3 million tonnes of pulp per year and bioproducts such as tall oil, turpentine, lignin products, bioelectricity and bark-based solid fuel. ABB’s…