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Rockwell Automation Expands Motion Control Business

Rockwell Automation today announced it has expanded its motion control business by completing the acquisition of MagneMotion, a leading manufacturer of patented, high-performance conveyor systems with servo-controlled independent cart technology. The addition of this new offering will integrate into existing Rockwell Automation control, safety and sensing solutions to help manufacturers…

ABB Wins Orders Over $300 Million to Strengthen China’s Power Grid and Lower Environmental Impact

ABB has won orders worth more than $300 million to supply advanced converter transformers for two long-distance ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links capable of transporting up to 10,000 MW of power at the 800 kV voltage level, setting a new world record in terms of capacity. The orders were…

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Waitaki District Council and GE today celebrated the upgrade of the Oamaru Water Treatment plant, which will use state-of-the-art water filtration technology from GE to increase plant capacity by 25 percent. The upgrade is part of a broader commitment by the Council to provide high quality drinking water to the…

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Terra Sola, a Bahrain-based investor and developer of solar power projects in the region, is in talks with the Egyptian government to build solar plants generating 2 gigawatts of power and costing $3.5 billion, a report said. The funding for the projects are expected to be raised through Germany. The…

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General Electric, fresh from taking on the offshore wind business of rival Alstom , is positioning itself in Germany's expanding offshore wind sector and looking at eastern Europe. "German offshore wind has become very important for us," Carlos Haertel, chief executive for GE Germany & Austria, told Reuters in an…

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Control Logic is thrilled to announce that our distribution network of GE Automation & Controls (formally GE Intelligent Platforms) products and services has expanded for the second time in 12 months to include Western Australia. The distribution network in Western Australia is in addition to the recent attainment of New…

Siemens Presents the Smallest Ever Sinamics Frequency Converter

Siemens has launched FS AA and FS AB frame size Sinamics V20 converters, the company's smallest so far on the market. With a width of just 68 millimeters and a height of 142 millimeters, the corporation has substantially reduced the installation dimensions of the Sinamics V20 for low powered motors.…

Oman Power Firms Plan $1.03bn Expansion Projects

Leading companies in Oman's power sector are planning to invest around RO400 million ($1.03 billion) in the expansion and upgrading of transmission and distribution networks this year, said a report. The move is aimed at boosting the power supply this year to help meet the rising needs of the sultanate,…

ANDRITZ subsidiary Schuler takes over leading toolmaker AWEBA

Schuler AG, a member of international technology Group ANDRITZ, is to take over AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue, one of Europe's leading toolmakers, and is thus further extending its activities in this business segment. The transaction is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities, and the parties have agreed not to…

Hanwha E&C Wins $400m Saudi Chemical Plant Deal

Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corporation, a major South Korean builder, has won a $400-million deal to build a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. The contract was awarded by Saudi Calcined Petroleum Company, one of the largest kiln coke calciners in the Middle East region and the first Saudi company to…