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GE’s Gas Engine Technology used in major Australian infrastructure upgrade

GE’s Distributed Power business announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying 10 of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Territory Generation for an upgrade at its existing Owen Springs power station facility as a key part of the Northern Territory Government of Australia’s A$75…

Siemens, EFC deal to deliver solutions to oil industry

Siemens UK & Ireland has formed a strategic partnership with oil and gas control system specialist, EFC Group, in a collaboration which promises to deliver innovative, cost-saving solutions for the industry. The partnership developed after EFC Group selected Siemens as its preferred supplier of automation and control systems in 2010,…

Eaton selected to modernize American Electric Power Substation automation systems

Power management company Eaton today announced a contract win to help American Electric Power (AEP) implement substation automation upgrades to enhance power reliability and real-time response to events. Eaton’s substation automation solutions, turnkey engineering and project management services will help the major utility continue to deliver high quality electric power…

ABB drive systems to provide high productivity at Toquepala Copper Mine

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is providing variable-speed drive systems to Toquepala copper mine as part of Southern Peru Copper Corporation’s (SPCC) brownfield optimization and expansion projects. The order was booked in Q4, 2015. For the expansion project, which aims to double the mine’s concentrator milling capacity…

Honeywell acquires Xtralis, A Leader of Early Fire and Intrusion Detection Technologies

Honeywell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Xtralis, a leading global provider of aspirating smoke detection along with advanced perimeter security technologies and video analytics software, for $480 million from funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital Partners. Xtralis aspirating smoke detection solutions protect many Fortune…

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Continental AG will build a new tire manufacturing plant in the state after legislators passed a $263 million tax incentive package Thursday to support the factory’s construction. The $1.45 billion, 5-million-square-foot facility -- to be located west of Jackson -- is slated to go online…

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Honeywell announced that its UOP process technology and equipment is helping Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) increase its production of high-quality gasoline, helping meet growing domestic demand for clean transportation fuels. PRL commissioned a new unit at its facility in Karachi, Pakistan, doubling its output of high-quality gasoline to 24,000 metric…

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Valmet will supply automation technology to Hamitabat Elektrik Üretim's new combined cycle power plant in Kirklareli in the Marmara region of Turkey. Valmet's delivery includes a distributed Valmet DNA automation system as well as a plant information and performance monitoring system. The new systems will be started up in August…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received an order worth around $130 million from electric cooperative Great River Energy to upgrade an existing HVDC (high-voltage direct current) connection in the US. The ± 400 kilovolt HVDC transmission system provides a vital link for transferring 1,000-megawatts of electricity…

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Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today it has introduced the Flowserve Pleuger PMM8, a new submersible electric motor that utilizes permanent magnet technology. Based on the reliable Pleuger three-phase, AC, squirrel-cage induction motor, the PMM8 has proven advantages…