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In a recent contract, Rotork’s facility at Calgary has fitted IQ3 intelligent electric actuators to fifteen gate valves, sized 42", 48" and 60", and shipped them to the Suncor Fort Hills oil sands mine project in the Athabasca region of Alberta in Canada. This contract is one of many for…

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Siemens has received orders from Argentina for a total of seven SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines. This order marks the 300th SGT-800 machine that the company has sold worldwide. The turbines will provide a combined electrical capacity of approximately 500 megawatts (MW) and help…

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ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology group ANDRITZ, has developed a new generation of decanter centrifuges that are suitable for industrial, chemical, food, and environmental applications. The new generation will complement the existing A-series for industrial, F-series for food, and D-series for environmental applications. The key advantage of the new…

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Elite Control Systems is proud to announce that it has been awarded a second contract by ScottishPower Renewables. The agreement requires Elite Control Systems to continue to supply rapid response support services for the 29 onshore wind systems that ScottishPower Renewables operates across Scotland. ScottishPower Renewables, which has invested significantly…

New calcium chloride plant to be set up in Qatar

KLJ Organic Qatar and Gulf Chlorine recently signed an agreement to establish a calcium chloride plant at Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) in Doha, Qatar, said a report. KLJ Organic Qatar is a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) and India-based KLJ Organic Limited. The new plant, which…

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German machine tool maker Schwabische Werkzeugmaschinen GmBH (SW) has set up its first factory outside Germany in Suzhou Industrial Park in east China's Jiangsu Province. "We plan to establish smart assembly lines and an automatic production department in China," said Reiner Fries, Managing Director Sales of SW. Since SW's Shanghai…

Willemen to build Africa's first automated container terminal

Willemen Groep, a Belgian conglomerate said it has won a major contract to build the Africa region's first automated container terminal over a 530,000-sq-m area at Tangier MedPort in Morocco. The Dutch company APM Terminals awarded the contract to the Willemen Groep comprising Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen, Franki Construct and…

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Machinery maker Hiwin Technologies Corp and Siemens AG yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding, vowing to create a “smart” machinery industry. Hiwin and Siemens are to work together to integrate machine tools and “smart” controllers in a bid to enhance the value chain of Taichung’s machine tool industry. “Hiwin hopes…

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JVL Industri Elektronik A/S, a producer of integrated servo and stepper motors, announced the MIS23 series of the NEMA23 integrated stepper motors. The motor family is based on the technology and the advancement of the previous designs, incorporating customer feedback. It offers a pallet of features including: • motor torque +40%…

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Global Oil Shale, a leading Scandinavian energy company, will set up a cement plant worth MAD3 billion ($296.5 million) in Tarfaya, Morocco, located 1,200-km south of Rabat, said a report. The new plant will cover an area of about 2,500 sq km east of the town of Tarfaya, along the…