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ABB to Power and Control Innovative Flood Barrier System to Protect Venice

ABB will supply the complete integrated electrical and automation system for Mo.S.E. (the Italian acronym for experimental electro mechanic module), a flood barrier system designed to block the high tides and storm surges that enter the Venetian Lagoon year after year through three inlets and regularly flood the historic center…

Siemens Approaches Emerson to Buy Network Power Unit

Siemens AG has approached Emerson Electric Co (EMR.N) to explore acquiring the network power business that the U.S. factory automation equipment maker is looking to shed for as much as $4 billion, people familiar with the matter said. A potential deal would allow Emerson to focus on its core industrial…

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Construction chemicals supplier Sika has opened two new plants in Southeast Asia, as part of its strategy for entering new markets and building new factories at the impressive rate of 6 - 8 per year. The first new plant is Sika’s concrete admixture plant in Myanmar. This is the first…

Endress+Hauser Completes Takeover of Analytik Jena

Swiss measurement and automation engineering specialist Endress+Hauser has completed the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena. The remaining minority shares of Analytik Jena were legally transferred to Endress+Hauser on 30 March 2016 following the entry of the transfer resolution in the commercial registry that was previously adopted at…

CBT Co. Announces Acquisition of FDL Automation & Supply Company

CBT Co. (formerly Cincinnati Belting & Transmission) announced that it has acquired FDL Automation & Supply Company, a locally owned electrical distributor based in Sidney, Ohio. FDL provides electrical products and solutions to the contractor, original equipment manufacturer, and the industrial market. This acquisition will expand CBT’s Rockwell Automation/ Allen…

CDHD Servo Drives Now Support BiSS-C Interface

Servotronix announces the adoption of the BiSS-C interface on its CDHD family of high-performance servo drives. An open-source digital interface for sensors and actuators compatible with the universal Serial Synchronous Interface (SSI), BiSS operates synchronously—serially and cyclically—and communicates bi-directionally via two unidirectional lines. The BiSS-C interface corrects for disadvantages related…

Eni in Deal to Explore Deep Offshore Drilling in Morocco

Eni, an Italian oil and gas company, has signed a deal with Chariot Oil and Gas to explore deep offshore exploration permits I-VI granted by Rabat and located in the Northern Atlantic Margin of Morocco, according to a report. Under the agreement, Eni will become the main operator of the…

Kuwait Inks $2.9bn LNG Deal with Korean Firms

Kuwait has signed a $2.93 billion contract with three South Korean firms for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility at the Al-Zour refinery, a report said. The project was awarded to Hyundai Engineering Co., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. and Korea Gas Corporation, added the France…

Abb Wins $250 Million Order to Link Offshore Wind Farm to UK Grid

Swiss technology group ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from Danish energy company DONG Energy to deliver a high-voltage cable system connecting the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the North Sea to Britain's mainland grid, it said on Thursday. Hornsea Project One will be…