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Nigeria's Geometric Power will build a 1,080 megawatt power plant jointly with General Electric , with the first phase of the project generating 500 MW expected to be completed in 2019 at a cost of $800 million. Geometric Power CEO, Bart Nnaji said the firm had also appointed London-based Standard…

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Siemens continues to develop its controller portfolio to handle sophisticated tasks in the process industry. Users of the flexibly configurable controllers, which offer a high level of security and availability, will therefore benefit from long-term investment protection. The first step was to give the Simatic S7-410 the standard coating for…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is showcasing a full range of UniGear Digital medium-voltage (MV) air-insulated switchgear for primary substations at the CIRED conference in Lyon, France. Running from June 15-18, 2015, the biennial global event is a key platform to showcase technologies, discuss market trends and…

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MICRONOR introduces the world’s first commercially-available MRI Safe linear position sensor system for OEM motion control applications. With 100µm resolution and 50µm accuracy, MR303 Linear Sensor is the ideal solution for medical, MRI, robotic and industrial applications where position and speed must be precisely monitored, and electromagnetic immunity and invisibility…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $20 million from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) , to extend a substation that will integrate more solar energy into the grid, helping diversify Dubai’s energy mix to meet growing demand. DEWA is doubling the…

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GE’s renewable energy business today announced a $25 million investment in TerraForm Global, LLC. TaForm Global is a dividend growth-oriented company, or 'yieldco,’ formed by SunEdison to own and operate contracted renewable power generation assets in attractive, high-growth emerging markets. “This investment is about driving continued global growth for renewable…

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The new AB550M gearbox is manufactured as standard with cast iron housing components, high performance axial thrust bearings, a protected steel input shaft and a polyurethane coating to deal with arduous applications and aggressive environments. The ability to support electric actuators weighing up to 46 kilograms and input speeds of…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from offshore services provider Bumi Armada Berhad to supply electrification and automation systems for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for a recently discovered oilfield off the coast of Angola. The order was booked in the…

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This is a robot that loves its veggies. In one corner of a noisy lab in Cambridge, a goofy-looking robotic arm has been moving vegetables back and forth on a party tray for days. Bright-blue fingers curl like tentacles around a piece of broccoli and carry it over to an…

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Emerson Process Management has enhanced its portable CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyze?r with a wireless interface to popular laser shaft alignment tools. This advance reduces two burdens -- equipment and time -- for operators performing vibration analysis and corrective tasks in the field. The CSI 2140 already offers four-channel plus…