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Valmet and Kotkamills Oy have signed an extensive automation service agreement. In addition to supporting production processes, the agreement will secure high availability of automation at the entire Kotkamills mill and especially on the new consumer packaging board machine BM 2. This is one of Valmet's most extensive service agreements…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has completed the acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa (SVM), a leading energy management technology provider, further delivering on a number of key objectives of Yokogawa's Transformation 2017 mid-term business plan, namely, expansion of Yokogawa's advanced solution business, focusing on customers and creating new value.…

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ABB has signed a formal agreement with Wuchang Ship Building Group to deepen cooperation with an emphasis on developing greener ships and digital solutions. By utilizing ABB’s power and propulsion expertise along with its focus on maritime software, the partnership will help Wuchang Ship Building Group manufacture highly efficient and…

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GE’s Power Services announced it will modernize Hrvatska Elektroprivreda d.d.’s power plant in Plomin, Croatia, the only coal-fired power plant in the country. GE’s retrofits—the first of this kind executed in the country—will help improve the plant’s heat rate, increase its power output, lower its operational and maintenance costs and…

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Honeywell announced that a subsidiary of PetroVietnam will use its new IIoT-based Connected Performance Services (CPS) offering to improve the performance of its manufacturing operations in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam. Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (BSR) will use Honeywell's CPS technology which integrates Honeywell UOP's deep process knowledge…

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To maintain its mission of offering the most innovative technology available to its customer base, Inert has partnered with Siemens to offer customizable controls on its lines of argon and nitrogen gas management systems. From Siemens’ Totally Automated Integration (TIA) portfolio, Inert selected the SIMATIC S7-1200 programmable logic controllers (PLCs)…

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Valmet has signed a strategic value-added reseller (VAR) agreement for power and process industry automation with Globetech Pty Ltd based in Australia and Globetech Asia based in Vietnam. The agreement covers Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore and possibly other South East Asian countries later on. "By having an…

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The Dresser-Rand business, a part of the Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Hangzhou Co., Ltd. for an innovative compressor train to be used in an air separation plant in China. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for July 2017, with commercial…

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Rockwell Automation Inc forecast its first full-year rise in sales in three years as stabilizing demand in industries including oil and gas helped the company report higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue. Shares of the company, which makes factory automation systems, rose as much as 6 percent to $124.75 on Monday.…

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Following a meeting with Mr. Mohamed Khodair, Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), GE Oil & Gas has announced the expansion of its services facility in Egypt with an additional 2,000 square meter in the industrial free zone to now reach a total of 5,000…