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GE Renewable Energy Wins US $9M Service Deals

GE Renewable Energy has been awarded two service contracts. The first was signed with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for the modernization projects of Tri An Hydro Power Plant in Vietnam (4 x 100MW). The second one was signed with Yalong River Hydro Development Company, Ltd. for Ertan Hydro Power Plant…

Siemens to Deliver Smart Metering Solution to Austrian Power Suppliers

Siemens is supplying Austrian power utilities Kärnten Netz GmbH and Stadtwerke Kapfenberg in the province of Styria with hardware and software for a smart metering solution for the intelligent recording of electricity consumption data. According to Austria's regulation on the introduction of smart meters, at least 95 percent of Austrian…

ABB Wins Key Contract to Electrify new Norwegian Hybrid Car Ferry

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply the power system for a hybrid car ferry serving an important passenger route in Norway. Designed with flexibility in mind, the vessel will run as a hybrid but can be modified to run as a full electric ferry with shore…

GE Oil & Gas Starts Production of Flexible Risers Destined for Prelude, Shell’s Landmark Natural Gas Project

GE Oil & Gas has started production of four high pressure, high temperature (HP/HT) dynamic flexible risers destined for the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, Prelude, to be operated by Shell, located 250km off the coast of Western Australia. FLNG is a revolution in natural gas production…

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One of the world's leading innovators in building and home automation technology, Crestron Electronics, is expanding in The Lone Star State with a new campus just outside of Dallas, at Legacy Towers in Plano, Texas. The company's second largest campus aside from its headquarters, the facility will occupy the state-of-the-art…

GE to Supply Boilers for Pakistan Power Project

GE has announced a deal with China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) to supply two 330 megawatt (MW) boilers to Engro Powergen Thar (Private) Limited, CMEC’s joint venture with Pakistani companies for the Thar Block II Power Plant. The project will support Pakistan’s move to use its ample coal reserves in…

Molex Acquires Interconnect Systems, Inc.

Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems, Inc. (“ISI”) which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex, the acquisition enables Molex to offer a wider range…

Wood Group Expands into Process Industry Operations Management Systems with Acquisition of Ingenious

Wood Group has acquired Ingenious Inc., a supplier of proprietary software and consulting services to the global chemical, oil & gas, and energy industries, from its executive leadership team. The acquisition provides a strong manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems capability that builds upon and diversifies the capabilities of Wood Group…

Siemens to Build Gas Plant in Northern Emirates

Siemens will develop a major gas-fired power plant in the Northern Emirates to help the area meet its growing power needs. The German company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) for the construction of a 2.2 gigawatt plant in the Northern Emirates to…

Iran to Invest in Spanish Oil Refinery Construction

Iran is planning a 50 per cent co-operation in the construction of a refinery in Spain, according to a report. Under the contract, Iran will make the 50 per cent investment, and Spain will buy all its required crude oil from the republic, Deputy Oil Minister Abbas Kazemi, was quoted…