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ABB will supply a complete distribution substation solution to the European Spallation Source (ESS) research center being constructed in Lund, Sweden. When completed, ESS will be a world leading facility for materials research using neutrons. Neutron science is a critical tool in for example the development of industrial and consumer…

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Rotork Skilmatic electro-hydraulic valve actuators have been ordered for increased safety ESD (Emergency Shutdown) duties on two new oil pipelines in China. Owned by the China National Petroleum Corporation, the Mahui and Yunnan Pipelines are attached to the network bringing oil and gas to China from offshore fields in the…

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Queensgate introduces NX NanoSensor that delivers sensitivity levels that are able to measure changes in position to an atomic scale. Employing capacitance micrometry, the non-contact position measuring system relies on two sensor plates - a target and a probe - which between them form a parallel plate capacitor. Through the…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has handed over the new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power link between the Åland islands in the Baltic Sea and mainland Finland to Kraftnät Åland, the transmission grid operator. Prior to handover ABB successfully simulated the ‘black-start’ outage restoration functionality, a key…

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NovaTech controls ADM Fibersol Facility in Tianjin, China. NovaTech, a worldwide automation partner of ADM, provided the control system, applications engineering and multilingual operator displays. Fibersol—sold and marketed through an ADM/Matsutani joint venture—enables food and beverage manufacturers to increase the fiber content of their products without impacting flavor, color or…

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Siemens is strengthening its collaboration with Norwegian company Statoil on floating offshore wind turbines. For the 30 megawatt (MW) Hywind Scotland Project, Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines. The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the power, automation and turbocharging capabilities for the most advanced port icebreaker ever built. It will maximize fuel efficiency and manoeuvrability by including four Azipod thrusters, adapted for the tough ice conditions and DC Grid system, to distribute energy effectively.…

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Honeywell announced that its natural gas technology and process automation have been selected by Texas LNG, a Houston-based energy company, to remove contaminants from natural gas in preparation for liquefaction and export to customers around the globe. The two-phase project, located on the north shore of the Port of Brownsville's…

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General Electric Co expects benefits from its acquisition of Alstom SA's (ALSO.PA) power business to come in at the low end of the U.S. conglomerate's previous estimate for 2016, the company said on Thursday, citing delays in closing the deal. GE said it expects the $10.3 billion deal to add…

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Wood Group has expanded the operations of its subsidiary company The Automated Technology Group, outside of the UK. As part of the expansion, the company has opened an office in Bratislava, Slovakia, a key region for the firms petrochemical automation work.  The company believes that due to the great facilities…