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Siemens and Gamesa have rejected a non-binding offer from General Electric (GE.N) for assets belonging to a wind power venture between Gamesa and Areva (AREVA.PA), sources close to the talks told Reuters on Tuesday. Spain's Gamesa is merging with Siemen's wind power division to create the world's biggest builder of…

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Following an extensive, multi-year test program of Shell’s Ormen Lange Pilot, GE Oil & Gas is proud to announce that A/S Norske Shell has successfully completed system testing of the world’s first subsea gas compression system with a full subsea power supply, transmission and distribution system that further advances the…

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Siemens has received an order to supply an H-class gas turbine, one SST-800 steam turbine and two associated generators as well as four switchgear units for the Altamira combined cycle cogeneration power plant in Mexico. The entire power plant will have an electrical capacity of around 350 megawatts (MW) and…

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Balluff’s announced their IP69K rated stainless steel self-contained through-beam sensors designed for the most challenging environments. These sensors incorporate a 316L stainless steel housing that is able to withstand aggressive cleaning solutions, coolants, and lubricants. The protection provided by the housing makes these sensors the ideal choice for food and…

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Oman-based Al Hassan Engineering Company (AHEC) has won a $20-million deal from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the construction and commissioning support to the Saih Nihayda Condensate Stabilisation Plant (SNCP), said a report. The scope also includes some residual engineering and procurement for the project, the company revealed in a…

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Evolving the world’s largest industrial wireless portfolio, Emerson announced today the adoption of advanced thermal energy harvesting as a power source for its wireless products. Power Puck® thermoelectric energy harvesters convert ambient heat commonly released in industrial processes into electricity for powering Rosemount™ wireless transmitters. Perpetua’s Power Puck energy harvesting…

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Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 147-megawatt (MW) Grant Plains wind facility in Oklahoma from Apex Clean Energy. "The acquisition of the Grant Plains wind facility is an important step in strategically growing our renewable energy portfolio," said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller.…

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Qatar will begin operations at its Barzan gas project in November, two people close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, as the Gulf state strives to meet rising domestic energy demand as it prepares to host the soccer World Cup in 2022. The $10 billion project, a RasGas-operated joint…

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ABB is supplying a secure wireless communications system to connect closed- circuit television (CCTV) cameras at two new substations being supplied by ABB for the Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project, being developed in south Wales by Vattenfall, a leading European utility. The full 76-turbine development, for which ABB is…

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As the first company to receive TÜV SÜD certification based on IEC 62443-4-1 for the interdisciplinary process of developing Siemens automation and drive products, including industrial software, Siemens received the certification at seven development sites in Germany. Among other things, these sites are developing Simatic S7 industrial controllers, Simatic industrial…