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Technip has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids (BTL) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis Oil (FPO) technology which converts biomass to oil through a rapid pyrolysis process. The agreement combines Technip’s…

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GE announced it has signed an extension of a multiyear maintenance services agreement with Central Puerto to support its 760-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant in Buenos Aires for an additional nine years. The over $70 million contract includes the first order in Argentina for GE’s advanced digital power plant solutions…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received an order from Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi (CMDIC) in Chile to upgrade the Ellipse enterprise asset management and MineMarket software solution, to help boost operations at Collahuasi mine on Chile’s Andean Plateau. The Collahuasi mine is the world's…

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Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, has awarded Emerson (NYSE:EMR) a new five-year contract to provide metering management services for Nexen’s UK operations. The work will be managed from Emerson’s new Solutions Center in Aberdeen. Emerson will provide onshore metering engineers and offshore metering and analyzer…

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Turkey’s Unit International plans to invest $3 billion on the construction of a 5,000-megawatt power plant in Iran, a report said. Unal Aysal, chairman of the Belgium-based energy firm, has concluded talks with Iran's Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian in Tehran, Iran Daily reported, citing Fars News Agency. "At the moment,…

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GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a multi-million dollar Frame Agreement by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), India’s largest exploration and production company. Under the agreement, GE will provide an estimated 55 subsea wellheads (SG5) over next three years for the operator’s offshore drilling campaign, in shallow…

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Qatar will launch the next phase of its $2 billion power transmission and distribution project by the end of September, a report said. The ‘Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion-Phase 13’ is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018, according to The Peninsula report, which cited a new…

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While millions of vacuum interrupter units are used in medium voltage switchgear worldwide, until now they have come up against their limits in the high voltage sector above 72.5 kilovolts (kV). Following intensive research and development in this area, Siemens exhibited high voltage interrupters and gas-insulated switchgear using vacuum technology…

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ABB is presenting its digital substation model at the Cigré conference and exhibition, in Paris from August 22-26, 2016, a leading global platform for power experts and a showcase for the latest technology developments in the sector. Digital substations will be a key component of next generation grids as they…

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JR Automation Technologies, LLC, a global leader in custom automation solutions, is expanding its existing operations in Pickens County. The expansion will result in the creation of 56 new jobs and a capital investment of $3.4 million. Established in 1980 and based in Holland, Mich., JR Automation Technologies provides custom…