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ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Norway and from the Government utility SNEL (Société Nationale d’Électricité) for rehabilitation of the existing Mwadingusha hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic…

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Siemens has received an order from ESO (European Southern Observatory) in Chile to supply and install three container substations. These compact stations are equipped with medium-voltage switchgear, low-voltage switchgear, dry-type transformers and secondary systems, and will ensure a reliable power supply to the Very Large Telescope (VLT) array and other…

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ABB has won an order worth around $75 million to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte 800 kilovolts (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. The 2,518 kilometer (km) link will transmit clean power generated in the north of Brazil, from the Xingu substation, to the Rio Substation…

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Lapp Group USA announces its ÖLFLEX 409 P PUR control cable for oil- and abrasion-resistant industrial machine tools and appliances. A special interstice filling functional layer on a special PVC base enables more efficient and reliable stripping and ensures improved stripping characteristics, reduction of damage to core insulation, less subsequent…

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GE Oil & Gas announced a new contractual service agreement (CSA), valued at approximately $180 million, with Transocean. The agreement, signed at the end of 2016, aims to further maximize productivity and lower operating costs for Transocean.   As a pioneer of new business models and performance-based service agreements, GE…

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System Logistics, a Krones Group company, has made an asset acquisition of the Vertique business from Illinois Tool Works Inc. through its US subsidiary System Logistics Corporation. This acquisition represents for System Logistics an important strategic milestone in reinforcing its presence in the US food & beverage markets, where Vertique…

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Emerson Automation Solutions has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dammam First Industrial City in Saudi Arabia to expand its local manufacturing, project execution and service capabilities. The 1,100-sq-m facility in Dammam will provide engineering, staging, commissioning, operational support, maintenance support, repair, field services and training support to customers in…

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Valmet will supply automation to Scottish and Southern Energy's new Ferrybridge 2 waste-to-energy facility in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. This is the tenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet's automation technology…

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BEI Kimco, a brand of Sensata Technologies, is developing new motor designs to meet the torque loads and size requirements in the rapidly growing robotics industry.  The company recently met demanding Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor needs for use in a multi-axis assembly robot for semiconductor and other light manufacturing applications.…

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The Danish utility Aalborg District Heating leads the way by investing in a large-scale and innovative district heating project with digitalisation and operations optimisation of the supply as the primary goals. The investment includes 38,000 intelligent heat meters and a fully automatic remote reading system from Kamstrup. With the recently…