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Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
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Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, today announced the acquisition of NDC Automation, a leading provider of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and software in Australia and New Zealand. NDC Automation will operate under the trade name NDC Automation for…

GE Technology Powering 1,000-Megawatt Ultra-Supercritical Power Plant in Malaysia

GE announced today that as part of a contract worth over €1 billion, Malakoff Corporation Berhad’s (Malakoff) 1,000-megawatt (MW) Tanjung Bin Energy Power Plant (T4) has entered commercial operation on schedule. GE’s Steam Power Systems, together with its consortium partners Mudajaya and Shin Eversenda, has executed the engineering, procurement and…

New Industrial Ethernet Feature Pack for Leica Absolute Tracker

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the latest system software release for the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930, in parallel with the launch of a new Industrial Ethernet Real Time Feature Pack (RTFP) designed to support laser tracker based machine control and robotic guidance applications. Built on the industry-proven EtherCAT…

OMV Signs Gas Field Evaluation Deal with Adnoc

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Vienna-based oil and gas company OMV, and Occidental Petroleum from the US have signed an evaluation agreement for oil and gas fields North-West Offshore Abu Dhabi. An agreement was reached for conducting a four-year seismic, drilling and engineering work program for exploration, appraisal…

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced that it is expanding its operations in Europe by opening a new manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic city of Ostrava. The company currently operates manufacturing facilities in Hangzhou, China, Changzhou, China and southeastern Michigan…

Emerson Helps Users Reduce Cyber Threats Through Control System Recertification

Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV™ version 12.3 distributed control system (DCS) and its security project and engineering support services, is the first to pass the Achilles Practices Certification (APC) annual recertification of security best practices. Wurldtech, a GE Company, and a leader in cyber security solutions for operational technology environments, performed…

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ValvTechnologies, manufacturer of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, announced today that its ISO 9001:2008 certified assembly and global sourcing facility located in Chennai, India, has commenced additional assembly of engineered metal seated ball valves and enhanced valve automation capabilities, as well as launched a full-fledged service center which includes…

Siemens Wins $81 mln Wind Turbine Deal for Bosnian Utility

Bosnia's power utility Elektroprivreda HZHB (EPHZHB) said on Friday it had awarded a 72 million euro ($81 million) deal to German industrial conglomerate Siemens to supply wind turbines for its future 44 megawatt (MW) wind farm. Located near the northwestern town of Tomislavgrad, the Mesihovina wind farm is aimed at…

Siemens-Gamesa Merger puts French Offshore Wind Deal at Risk

Siemens has no plans to build a turbine factory in France after it merges its wind assets with those of Spain's Gamesa (GAM.MC), nor does it want any jumbo turbine technology developed by Areva (AREVA.PA), two sources said. The German and Spanish companies plan to combine their wind assets to…

Honeywell Automation appoints former Wipro CFO Suresh Senapaty as chairman

Former Wipro finance chief Suresh Senapaty, who retired from the outsourcing firm after spending over three decades at the company, has been named chairman of Honeywell Automation's India operations. Senapaty's appointment as chairman has been in effect from March 8, Honeywell Automation India Ltd (HAIL) said. "Suresh Senapaty will be…