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UOP LLC, a Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its process technology, catalysts and proprietary equipment will form the basis for the largest refinery in Africa, reducing Nigeria's dependence on imported fuels and petrochemicals. Dangote Oil Refining Company selected UOP technology for a world-scale integrated refinery and…

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When asked how they envision a robot, most people either think of huge, unwieldy robots working in fenced off areas in large factories. Or, they think of futuristic cyberbots mimicking human behavior. But somewhere in between these two scenarios lies a new emerging reality: A new class of robots, dubbed…

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China has needed to import decelerators, servomotors, servo drives and controllers, the four key components for producing robots, as the nation has been slow in automation upgrade, thus restricting the progress of domestic production of robots, Shanghai's National Business Daily reports. Breaking down the production costs of industrial robots, decelerators…

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Siemens, the world's largest maker of offshore wind turbines, has won an order from British utility Scottish Power to build more than 100 of the machines for the East Anglia One project, the first order for Siemens' new UK factory in Hull. A source close to the deal said it…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announces at Nor-Shipping 2015 the first application on a marine engine of its Power2 800-M second generation two-stage turbocharging solution. The technology has been developed and is scheduled for production at ABB Turbocharging headquarters in Baden, Switzerland. The ground-breaking Wärtsilä 31 marine…

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GP:50 introduced the Model 7500-9000, a combined subsea pressure/temperature transmitter. The Model 7500-9000 offers accurate, reliable pressure and temperature process measurements up to 25,000 PSI (1724 BAR) and +392°F (+200°C) with seawater submersibility to 30,000 ft. (9144 M). Series units feature all stainless steel housings; SAE-SAE-AISI 4130 flange material; 718…

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Shares of ABB Ltd. surged almost 4% on Thursday after active investor Cevian Capital bought a 3.1% stake in the power and automation giant. Cevian is an international investment company that acquires large stakes in companies it believes to be undervalued. Active investors often try to influence a company’s behavior…

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German industrial company Siemens signed an 8 billion euro deal ($9 billion) with Egypt on Wednesday to supply gas and wind power plants to boost the North African country's electricity generation by 50 percent. The deal, signed during an official visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Germany, is…

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Shanghai Hi-Tech Control System Says plans to set up JV in Shanghai with Belden's Hong Kong unit for $12 million.   reuters.com

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it is releasing an enhanced version of the STARDOM network-based control system today. The new STARDOM version features enhancements that reduce communication costs and ensure highly reliable monitoring and control. These enhancements meet a variety of needs in upstream oil and gas development and production,…