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ABB to Supply Equipment for SEC Network Upgrade

ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, will supply Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the kingdom’s national power transmission and distribution operator, with medium-voltage surge protection outdoor equipment including fuse cut-outs and sectionalizers, said a statement from ABB. The equipment is for an upgrade of SEC's distribution network. SEC…

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South Korea-based Mando America Corp., one of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, plans to invest $19 million in its manufacturing operation in Opelika, Alabama. The company expects to hire 32 new workers to support the expansion. The company has its North American headquarters based in Opelika, where it makes…

Pro-Line Automation Systems Opens New USA Facility

In response to record breaking USA sales Pro-Line Automation has acquired a 10,000 square foot building conveniently located in the Cleveland-Akron (Ohio) area. “This expansion is an integral part of our long term growth plan that includes providing 100% US based parts and service support to our customers in the…

MTS Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Sensor Producer PCB Group Inc. For $580 Million

MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement where MTS Systems Corporation (“MTS”) will acquire 100% of PCB Group Inc. (“PCB”) for $580 million through a merger of a newly formed subsidiary of…

TE Connectivity Announces STRADA Whisper DPO Configuration Connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced its new STRADA Whisper direct plug orthogonal (DPO) connectors, which enable designers to eliminate midplane connectivity to reduce costs and improve airflow in switches, servers, base stations and other types of communications equipment. STRADA Whisper DPO connectors are…

Jordan Awards Contracts for Two 50-MW Wind Projects

Jordan has awarded two power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the development of two 50MW wind power projects, a report said. Korea Southern Power and Daelim Energy will build the first wind park for a total cost of about $110 million, reported SeeNews, citing Jordan Times. The project finance will be…

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Japan-based FANUC America Corporation, the leading supplier of robotics, CNCs and factory automation, will open four new facilities around the United States, including adding a manufacturing plant and distribution center in Pontiac, Michigan. The company plans to relocate three facilities to larger offices, and add three new regional training centers…

ABB Wins $80 million Order to Connect New Offshore Windfarm to the Belgian Grid

ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV in Belgium to deliver an advanced cable system that will connect the offshore substation at the Rentel windfarm located off the Belgian coastline to the mainland close to Zeebrugge. The order was booked in the first quarter of…

Siemens Modernizes Rail Network in the Cairo Conurbation

On behalf of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR), Siemens is supplying signaling technology for 260 kilometers of rail corridors from Zagazig to Abu Kebir in the north of Cairo and from Benha to Port Said, a strategic port situated on the northern end of the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean…

GE Expands High-Efficiency Capabilities with Completed Acquisition of Metem Corporation

GE today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Metem Corporation, a U.S.-based provider of precision cooling hole-manufacturing technologies that enable turbine engines to function more efficiently, saving costs, increasing operation time and reducing emissions. The acquisition was closed less than 120 days after GE first announced its intent…