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GE in Jenbach recognized with the GEO Award of the 'Factory of the Year'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:33

GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that GE's Distributed Power plant in Jenbach, Austria has been recognized with the GEO Award as part of the Factory of the Year 2017 competition. The “Factory of the Year/Global Excellence in Operations (GEO)” competition is a benchmark for manufacturing companies and, according to the organizer, the toughest for the manufacturing industry in Europe. Reflecting the development of modern production systems that combine lean management with operational excellen...

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to Invest in CPC, an Italian Company Manufacturing and Selling Auto Components Containing Carbon Fibers and Aluminum Composite Materials

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:15

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Hitoshi Ochi; “MCC” hereafter) has decided to invest in C.P.C. SRL (Headquarters: Modena, Italy; “CPC” hereafter), an Italian company manufacturing and selling automobile components made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), as part of its efforts to strengthen the carbon fiber business in the U.S. and European markets. Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites GmbH (Headquarters: Dusseldorf, Germany...

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Gas turbine facility inaugurated under Saudi Aramco-Mitsubishi Hitachi strategic partnership

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:16

Al Qahtani was speaking at the inauguration ceremony for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd.'s new facility in Dammam on 12 October 2017. The event was held under the patronage of HRH Prince Ahmed bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Vice Governor of the Eastern Province. Al-Qahtani added: “The signing of a major long-term supply agreement in 2014 marked the beginning of cooperation between Saudi Aramco and Mitsubishi Hitachi.” Al-Qahtani also noted the wider significance of the n...

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Mitsui to Participate in Desalination and Pumping Projects for BHP Spence Copper Mine in Chile

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:26

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga) has, through Caitan S.p.A. ("Caitan"), a 50-50 joint venture established with Técnicas de Desalinazación de Aguas, S.A. ("Tedagua") under the Spanish ACS group, entered into an agreement concerning operation for desalination and conveyance services to be provided to Minera Spence ("Spence"), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP, world-leading resources company based in Australia. Caitan will supply...

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Dana Engineering Chosen by Concord Green Energy to Supply GE's Jenbacher Gas Engines for Waste-to-Energy FELDA Palm Oil Mills

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:31

- - • Dana Engineering to Provide Full Power Plant Engineering Solution for the Upcoming 5.6 MW Waste-to-Energy Project to Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd (CGE) in Malaysia - • Six of GE's High-Efficiency Jenbacher Biogas Engines to Power Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) Palm Oil Mills - • Waste-to-Energy Project to Generate Electricity from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) - - - General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced that Dana Engineering, GE's Channel Partner for Jenbacher gas engines,...

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Fluke Process Instruments Enhances Endurance Series High-temperature Ratio Pyrometers with Fiber-Optic Models

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:09

Fluke® Process Instruments announced the expansion of the Endurance® Series high-temperature ratio infrared pyrometers to include a new, rugged noncontact fiber-optic (FO) measurement system with single and two-color models. These best-in-class pyrometers meet the demands of harsh industrial environments, including primary and secondary metals manufacturing, primary glass manufacturing and laser welding. With an expanded temperature range of 250˚C (122˚F) to 3200˚C (5792&...

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GreenWood, Inc. Earns Gold Safety Award from North Carolina Department of Labor

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:38

GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, has earned the North Carolina Department of Labor's (NCDOL) Gold Safety Award for one of its operations in Durham, North Carolina.  The prestigious Gold Award is based on the DART (“days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer”) rate. The NCDOL Safety Awards Program recognizes companies and organizations that achieve and maintain excellent safety programs.  It is designed to promote acc...

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Thor Precision, Inc. Awarded Prestigious AS9100D Certification

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -   - Thor Precision, Inc. Awarded Prestigious AS9100D Certification -   Thor Precision, Inc. ( www.ThorPrecision.com ), an industry leader in producing high temp alloy parts and assemblies for the power generation industry, is proud to announce it has been awarded AS9100D certification, the highest-level Quality Management System designation for the aerospace industry.  This standard is recognized in the United States and globally—selectively awarded following len...

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Putting projects at the forefront

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 16:14

Rose Wang loves to work on projects — especially ones that exceed the bounds of her declared majors, economics and computer science. She thrives on do-it-yourself design solutions. Her latest involves making an aerodynamic drone. “We'll see how that goes,” she says. So when Wang spotted a campus poster about a new project-centric program, the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), she went all in. She is among MIT's 45 second-year students engaged in a pilot educational initiat...

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thyssenkrupp combining forging activities in its components business area to establish one of the world's biggest forging companies

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:59

thyssenkrupp is integrating its forging activities within its components business area to form one of the world's biggest forging organizations with sites in North and South America, Europe, India and China. The new business unit thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies will start up at the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1 with roughly 7,000 employees at 18 production sites and a broad distribution network in over 70 countries. The business unit has sales of over one billion euros and...

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Badger Meter Launches New Dynasonics® Isonic 4000 Open Channel Flow Meter at Weftec 2017

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:08

Badger Meter, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, today announced the introduction of the Dynasonics® iSonic 4000 flow meter, an economical solution for a wide range of open channel flow measurement applications. The new flow meter, unveiled at the WEFTEC 2017 Water Quality Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, accurately measures level, flow rate, and total volume of water and other liquids flowing through weirs and flumes....

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The Cathay Pacific Group places LEAP-1A engine order with CFM International to power Airbus A321neo aircraft

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:15

The Cathay Pacific Group and CFM International (“CFM”) have concluded an order for the advanced LEAP-1A engine, which will be used to power the Group's 32 new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The engine order is valued at nearly US$1 billion at list price, with delivery scheduled from 2020. The aircraft are intended to be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, to replace and modernise its existing single-aisle fleet of 23 aircraft, comprising 15 A320s and eight A321s, while...

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GE Healthcare opens its first European 3D printing and design center

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:35

GE Healthcare has opened its first 3D printing lab, called the Innovative Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Europe, in Uppsala, Sweden. The center will use technologies including 3D printing and robotics to speed up the launch of new innovative products for the healthcare industry. The center combines advanced manufacturing technology such as metal and polymer printers and collaborative robots, or “cobots”, with traditional machining equipment. A key in realizing the...

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WACKER to Build New Production Facilities for Dispersions and Polymer Powders in South Korea

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 01:14

·   With An Annual Capacity Of 80,000 Metric Tons, New Polymer Powder Plant Supplements The Ulsan Site's Supply Chain - ·   New Dispersions Reactor Line Will Produce Sufficient Raw Material For Spray Drying - ·   Construction Work To Start In Late 2017, With Completion Expected In Q1 2019 - ·   Around €60 Million To Be Invested - ·   Ceo Rudolf Staudigl: “The Expansion Of The Ulsan Site Will Strengthen Our Market Position As The World's Leading Manufacturers Of Dispersions And D...

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Daikin and Hitachi Embark on Collaborative Creation Aiming to Establish a Next-Generation Production Model Utilizing IoT to Support Skill Transfer from Expert Workers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:52

Daikin Industries, Ltd. (TSE: 6367, Daikin) and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced that, as of October 2017, they will embark on a collaborative creation aiming to establish a next-generation production model utilizing IoT*1 in order to support skill transfer from expert workers.  - As of October 2017, Daikin will introduce a system that utilizes advanced image analysis and other technologies--the solution core of Hitachi's IoT platform "Lumada" --to enable digitalization, c...

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African Mining Services chooses Ramjack as technology partner for new mine in Senegal.

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 06:29

Ramjack Technology Solutions has been chosen by African Mining Services (AMS) to implement an integrated production management system designed to monitor bucket payload and manage fleet activities at Toro Gold's Mako Mine. -   - To optimise excavator performance, AMS selected the Argus shovel-based payload monitoring and guidance system from MineWare, the leaders in monitoring systems for ground engaging mobile equipment.  By providing accurate and reliable bucket positioning and payload...

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Enhancing inspection, fighting corrosion with education

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:51

Sharing knowledge and experience becomes an important part of this innovation process. In line with this, our Jiddah Refinery Department (JRD) recently conducted a two-day forum under the theme “Managing Corrosion and Enhancing Inspection.” The main goals were: - - - • Gaining knowledge and access to specialized applications to enhance inspection quality, simplify processes, expedite inspection setup, and realize easier interpretation of the inspection test results - • Adopting state-of-t...

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Wanted: Novel Approaches for Detecting and Stopping Small Unmanned Air Systems

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:56

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air system (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. DARPA's Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver for their operation) attacking a high-value convoy on the move, and recently awarded Phase 1 agreements to start research. To a...

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Total signs agreement with Chevron on exploration in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:31

Total announces that its subsidiary, TOTAL E&P USA, INC. (“Total”), has entered into an agreement to capture 7 prospects operated by CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. (“Chevron”) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The agreement covers 16 blocks.  The associated prospects are located in two promising plays and areas of the GoM: Wilcox in Central GoM next to the Anchor discovery, and Norphlet in Eastern GoM nearby to the Appomattox discovery. Total's participation in these wells will be between 25% and 40%...

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Alstom appoints Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV in Astana

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:01

Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ. Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an extensive experience across the rail industry and other industry sectors. He first worked as Workshop Manager in Villeurbanne where he was in charge of the traction modules 'Agate' assembly during 2 years. Then he moved to La Rochelle and worked in Supply Chain and Industrial depa...

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