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Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships

jeu, 12/18/2014 - 17:19

The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed between September and November 2014. Delivery of the Wärtsilä systems is scheduled to commence in May 2015 and will be completed by autumn 2017. Wärtsilä's delivery comprises a total of 10 large MSF distillation systems with unit capacities spanning from 115 tons/day to 900 tons/da...

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Cargotec's MacGregor signs major equipment contract with Kleven Shipyard for six new anchor handlers

lun, 12/15/2014 - 16:41

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a major order from Kleven in Norway for six comprehensive deck handling equipment packages. They will be installed on six new-generation Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels for Maersk Supply Service. MacGregor's delivery of Triplex and Hatlapa products is planned to start in the last quarter of 2015 and run until the second quarter of 2017. The contract also includes options to equip an additional four vessels. The parties have agreed not to ...

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Kalmar gains order for zero-emission RTGs as Gdynia Container Terminal increases capacity in Poland

ven, 12/12/2014 - 20:37

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained a further order for five of its latest generation zero emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT) in Poland. The order follows the delivery of two similar machines earlier in 2014. The latest order was booked into Cargotec's fourth quarter intake with delivery scheduled for December 2015. GCT opted to specify the Kalmar solution as the 41 tonne capacity E-One2 Zero Emission RTG, which stacks 6+1 wide and 1-over-6 high...

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KUKA publishes definitive final result of takeover offer for Swisslog

ven, 12/12/2014 - 20:03

KUKA AG today presented the definitive final result of its public takeover offer for Swisslog Holding AG. KUKA AG had acquired 230,678,047 Swisslog shares. The number is equal to 92.2 percent of the 250,311,599 Swisslog shares that were subject to the acquisition offer. The finalizing of the takeover offer is planned for 15 December 2014. - KUKA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT - - KUKA Aktiengesellschaft is an international enterprise with sales revenues of some EUR 1.8 billion and approximately 8...

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Siemens management system cuts energy costs of electrostatic precipitators in steel mills

jeu, 12/11/2014 - 22:56

With Precon, Siemens Metals Technologies is offering steel works operators an energy management system for electrostatic precipitators in dedusting plants. The system includes components for data recording and processing, operator control and monitoring devices, and special software for controlling the precipitators. This enables the operation of the electrostatic precipitators to be matched optimally to the actual operating state of the converter. Depending on the environment and the type ...

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Mitsubishi Electric Verifies VP-X High-efficiency Turbine Generator

lun, 12/08/2014 - 15:41

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the successful completion of verification tests on its VP-X turbine generator for thermal power plants, the world's first generator in the 900 MVA class to use indirect hydrogen cooling for stator conductors. Cooling is achieved with hydrogen gas introduced from outside of the main insulation. Thanks to this and other proprietary technologies, the VP-X achieves an extra-high efficiency rating of 99%, placing it in the world's h...

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Endress+Hauser scientist Sherry Liu received ISA award

ven, 12/05/2014 - 20:54

Sherry Liu, director of research and development and principal scientist at SpectraSensors, Inc., has received the International Society of Automation (ISA) Award for Excellence in Analytical Innovation. The scientist significantly refined gas analysis based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), and developed a series of TDLAS based gas analysis solutions for natural gas and petrochemical applications. The non-profit technical society ISA is one of the foremost professio...

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Toshiba Reinforces Power Systems Business in North America

ven, 12/05/2014 - 17:08

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will reinforce its power systems business in North America by merging three current businesses into a new company: the thermal and hydro power business operated by Toshiba International Corporation (TIC); the steam turbine and generator (STG) business for nuclear power systems operated by Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation (TANE); and the STG business for nuclear power systems operated by Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (WE...

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Pöyry awarded consulting services assignment for Renova's wind power investments, Brazil

jeu, 12/04/2014 - 18:11

Renova Energia has awarded Pöyry with the consulting services assignment to establish a Project Management Office function for their wind power investments in Brazil. The assignment includes the design of general project management processes based on market best practice and Pöyry's expertise in implementing large projects, enabling consistent and high quality project delivery. The basis for developing the project management processes will be Renova Energia's Alto Sertão III project. Tota...

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Rolls-Royce receives US certification for nuclear digital safety Instrumentation and Control technology

jeu, 12/04/2014 - 16:47

Rolls-Royce market-leading digital safety Instrumentation and Control (I&C) platform, known as Spinline™, has received certification for use in America's civil nuclear power reactors by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC). Spinline™ is a technology-independent platform that enables power utilities to enhance nuclear safety and operational efficiency over the lifetime of their plant. It is designed to underpin safety-critical I&C systems such as the Reactor Protection System (RPS...

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Otis Ships 1,000th Skyrise™ Elevator as Global Population Growth and Urbanization Drive Cities Higher

mer, 12/03/2014 - 21:52

Otis High Rise Elevator (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Otis' High Rise Contract and Logistics Center in Shanghai, recently arranged the delivery of the 1,000th Otis Skyrise elevator. The success of the skyscraper-specific elevator system underscores Otis' leadership in super-tall building development. Otis the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Tec...

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Staff Right Solutions, LLC Continues Its Steady Growth and Announces Another New Office

mar, 12/02/2014 - 19:06

STAFF RIGHT SOLUTIONS, LLC, a regional leader in staffing and recruiting services for Financial, Administrative and Light Industrial markets, is pleased to announce the opening of another new office located at 303 East Main St., Bound Brook, NJ  08805. “Staff Right Solutions strong, steady growth and our expanding regional footprint are a real tribute to the talent of our people,” says Anthony Trotter, who is the firm's President and CEO. “Our recruiters have an exceptional ability to wor...

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AkzoNobel signs global supply agreement with Daimler AG

mar, 12/02/2014 - 15:55

Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. - - The contract covers the supply and support of AkzoNobel's Sikkens brand to the company's dealership network including Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. - - "We are delighted to have been approved as a global supplier for one of the world's leading automotive compan...

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Vaisala Signs a Contract for Six Weather Radars

ven, 11/28/2014 - 16:11

Vaisala has signed a contract to deliver six weather radars to its long-term customer in Asia Pacific. The contract includes Dual Polarization Doppler Weather Radars WRK200 equipped with klystron transmitter technology, installation services and training. The deliveries start in 2016 and will be completed by the end of 2018. The value of the deal is EUR 8.9 million. A weather radar is the single most effective device to observe rainfall. A dual-polarized radar distinguishes between differ...

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Drive technology featured in the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

ven, 11/28/2014 - 16:00

Since the premiere of the first four-wheel drive BMW 325i in 1985, BMW has consistently expanded its four-wheel drive competence with new models and constant further development in the field of drive technology. One of the milestones is undoubtedly the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive, which was first used in the BMW X3 and the X5 in 2004 and is now available for numerous models and series. Even at that time, engineers did not focus solely on improving traction and vehicle sta...

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Pöyry awarded nickel emissions reduction engineering services assignment by Vale at Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery, Canada

jeu, 11/27/2014 - 18:27

Vale Canada Limited has awarded Pöyry (Montreal) Inc with the detailed engineering and construction site assistance services assignment for the nickel emissions project at Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The project involves a new baghouse with auxiliaries for the Nickel Refinery Converter (NRC) plant to treat the gases from the nickel refining conversion process. The process is presently operating with electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) and top blown rotary conve...

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Marubeni Corporation to Distribute Exclusively EnerG2's Next-Generation Energy Storage Materials throughout Asia

mer, 11/26/2014 - 16:32

Marubeni Corporation today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with EnerG2 ( www.energ2.com ), a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices. Under the agreement, Marubeni will have the exclusive rights in Asia – including Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Malaysia – to distribute EnerG2's carbon materials for a variety of energy storage devices and systems. - - EnerG2's engineered carbon materials are used for high-end an...

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US Marine Corps awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract

mar, 11/25/2014 - 17:49

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs. The contract, through the company's innovative MissionCare™ model, is valued at up to $287 million and will cover all V-22 aircraft across the Marine and Air Force fleets. Rolls-Royce is the sole engine provider for V-22 aircraft and has delivered 750 AE 1107C engines to the program....

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Safar Highlights Products at Mangystau Oil & Gas

lun, 11/24/2014 - 19:16

Safar Oilfield Services showcased a comprehensive list of oilfield products and equipment at the 2014 Manygstau Oil, Gas & Infrastructure event. Held 11-13 November at the Grand Nur Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Aktau, the event brought together over 70 exhibitors and 1,200 attendees from key companies throughout Central Asia. - - The first two days of the event saw Safar exhibit a wide array of products in a yurt, a portable, bent dwelling structure traditionally used in the steppes of...

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French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France

lun, 11/24/2014 - 18:27

François Hollande, President of France, Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new production plant in Commercy, eastern France, within the scope of the industrial partnership between Safran and Albany. Opened in May 2014, the plant makes parts for new-generation aircraft engines using an innovative composite material technology. The first application of this new technology is the productio...

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