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GE Renewable Energy announced at the AWEA Windpower Conference that it has repowered 300 wind turbines, the equivalent of adding 75 wind turbines worth of output. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that the U.S. repowering market could grow to $25 billion by 2030. With the largest installed base…

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Marafiq, a joint venture firm set up by Takamul Investment Company (wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company) and Singapore-based Sembcorp Utilities, is set to develop a 300 MW power project in the special economic zone (SEZ) at Duqm in the sultanate. Duqm is presently served by a 66MW diesel-fired…

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has extended its lineup of DPharp EJA® series differential pressure/pressure transmitters with the development and release for sale on this date of the EJAC60E hygienic adapter system. The EJAC60E hygienic adapter system consists of the EJA560E hygienic gauge pressure transmitter and adapters of different…

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Noranda Bauxite & Alumina will invest $35 million to expand and upgrade its alumina refinery in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The company also plans to establish its company headquarters at the Gramercy complex. The plant, built by Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., has operated in St. James Parish since 1958.…

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Siemens has launched its new gas engine E-series with a power output of two megawatts (MW). It includes both the SGE-86EM for the 50-Hz market and the SGE-100EM for the 60-Hz market. The new E-series engine has 12 cylinders and offers a large volume per cylinder, high displacement and best-in-class…

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Technology giant Honeywell and Saudi Aramco have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that advances the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) Program, a key initiative aimed at driving localisation of content. As part of the agreement, Honeywell will undertake commercial efforts to assist Saudi Aramco in achieving the goals of…

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The city of Rotterdam, the Dutch grid operator Stedin and Dutch energy service provider Lyv Smart Lyving will start with Siemens as their technology partner for the Smart Electrical Grid in the Rotterdam pilot project. During the course of this project, 20,000 smart home solutions and distributed energy sources such…

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GE Power and Jomel (Jubail Operations and Maintenance Company) have achieved a new record in Saudi Arabia for the shortest planned outage cycle time for gas turbine maintenance. GE and Jomel together completed a major overhaul of a 7FA gas turbine at Marafiq, the world’s largest integrated water and power…

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Exxon Mobil Corp announced it will bring its Mobil-brand gas stations to Mexico, pumping $300 million in the coming decade as it seeks to gain a foothold in the country's retail fuel market. Exxon expects to open its first service stations in Mexico later this year and will offer motorists…

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D3 Semiconductor, a company bringing together affiliated semiconductor companies and top-talent experts, announces that Mouser Electronics is now its global distribution partner. According to the agreement, Mouser is stocking D3 Semi’s full product line of +FET™ line of 650V-rated superjunction MOSFETs, which exhibit best-in-class performance in hard-switched applications such as…

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