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European Union antitrust regulators have extended their deadline for a decision on General Electric's (GE.N) 12.4 billion euro ($13.15 billion) bid for Alstom's (ALSO.PA) power equipment business after a request from the U.S. group. The European Commission, which opened a full-scale investigation last month on concerns that the deal could…

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Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the addition of the N-Tron series 1008TX unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch to its industrial networking solutions portfolio. The new industrial switch, which offers eight 10/100/1000Base-T(X) ports with support for jumbo frames, features…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new 75,000-sq-ft factory located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The new factory will replace an existing 65,000 sq. ft. facility currently located in the Baton Rouge area. It will be a world-class production facility manufacturing ABB’s KTEK…

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Rotork GO gas-over-oil actuators have been supplied for vital failsafe valve control duties on a new cryogenic LNG pipeline in Venezuela. In addition to providing the best technical solution for the application, the actuators were selected because of the high level of local support available from Rotork’s well-established company in…

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Swiss engineering group ABB has won a 1.1 billion crown (91 million pounds) contract from Norway's Statoil (STL.OL) to supply power equipment for the giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea, 200 kilometres offshore, Statoil said on Monday. Statoil will supply the first phase of Sverdrup with power from…

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Saudi Electricity Company and GE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture that will extend operations and maintenance (O&M) support to SEC’s power plants in the Kingdom. GE will extend its advanced technologies and train SEC staff to undertake the O&M services. Expected to…

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Toshiba Corporation announced that it has received an order to supply 688MW super-critical steam turbine and generator (STG) for Duyen Hai 3 Extension Coal-fired Power Plant in the Duyen Hai district of Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam. The contract was awarded by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)…

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McClellan Automation Systems is pleased to announce that the company has moved into a state-of-the-art facility in Nashua, NH. The company’s address is: 85 Northwest Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03063. All other contact information remains the same, including phone numbers. McClellan will be consolidating their headquarters in Bedford, NH and their…

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German conglomerate Siemens has signed a "four billion euro" power deal with Egypt, a company spokesperson said on Saturday. Under a number of accords agreed between the parties, Siemens will build a "4.4 gigawatt combined cycle power plant and install wind power capacity of 2 gigawatt", the company added in…

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Treotham Automation announces the launch of a new miniature drive from igus designed for positioning small loads. Supplied with an optional NEMA 11 certified motor, the new DryLin SLN-27 from igus is a small, lightweight and lubricant-free system offering the design flexibility for positioning small loads. Developed specifically for simple…