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Rotork releases HOS/MPR multi-turn spur gearboxes for the manual operation of gate, globe, sluice and penstock valves with torque demands from 508Nm to 15,917Nm. These rugged gearboxes can be installed above or underground with upward or downward input orientation. The totally enclosed, maintenance-free spur gearing is grease lubricated for life…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa America do Sul, has received an order from AREVA Renewables Brazil, a subsidiary of the French firm AREVA SA, to deliver a control system for a biomass power plant that will be the largest facility of its type in Brazil. The plant…

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GE Oil & Gas has signed a framework agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS to provide subsea operations services for the Company’s operated fields Tordis, Vigdis, Snorre and Troll, located north west off the coast of Stavanger. GE Oil & Gas will run the services from their Dusavik site, providing subsea…

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ABB cut its revenue growth target on Wednesday and announced a "strategic review" of its low-margin power projects business in what could be a step towards a sale of assets by the Swiss engineering group. Faced with lower energy prices and a slowdown in China, ABB also said it was…

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Siemens and GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, have entered a global strategic partnership. Siemens will become a strategic partner of GSK in manufacturing automation and thus the preferred automation supplier for GSK production and R&D sites worldwide, including Vaccines. This new agreement further develops…

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Valmet will supply an automation system for the new-generation, LNG-powered fast ferry for the Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations between Estonia and Finland. The vessel will be built by the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland and will be operated by Tallink. The automation system will be delivered in April 2016.…

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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced a new multi-year agreement to provide comprehensive services and support for Lundin Norway, Norway's fastest-growing upstream oil and gas company. Honeywell's new Assurance 360 program will help Lundin achieve continual and optimal performance of its automation system at the Edvard Grieg field in the Utsira…

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Emerson announced today it has acquired Spectrex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of flame and open path gas detectors. With this addition, Emerson Process Management will have the most comprehensive line of flame, gas, and ultrasonic leak detector solutions used for safety monitoring in the industry.   Spectrex will join the…

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Rotork has announced the acquisition of the Bifold Group Ltd. (Bifold), a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic instrument valves and components. From its origins in the 19th century mining industry, Bifold has evolved into a leading manufacturer of instrument valves and accessories, piping valves and pumps for the oil,…

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The European Union is set to approve General Electric Co. ’s $17 billion acquisition of Alstom SA ’s power business on Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said, putting the U.S. industrial giant a step closer to clinching its biggest ever deal. The EU’s green light will put an…