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GE Announces New President & CEO of Europe

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:24

GE (NYSE: GE) today announces the appointment of Peter Stracar as President & CEO of GE's European region. He succeeds Mark Hutchinson who announced his retirement from GE effective Jan 1. Peter will report to Alex Dimitrief, President & CEO of GE's Global Growth Organization (GGO). Prior to his current role, Peter has been the CEO of GE Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) since 2013, responsible for GE's growth strategy and leading a team of more than 20,000 people across manufacturing, sou...

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GE's On-Schedule Completion of Japan's Largest Ever Gas Turbine Upgrade Project to Help TEPCO Save $71 Million Annually on Fuel Costs

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:05

–  GE's Power Services business  (NYSE: GE) announced today that its largest ever flange-to-flange (F2F) replacement project in Japan was successfully completed on time at Block 7 and Block 8 of TEPCO Fuel & Power's (TEPCO) Yokohama power plant in Japan, and is expected to save approximately $71 million in annual fuel costs. This project involved a total of eight gas turbines ranging from 9FA.01 to 9FA.03 models being upgraded to improve performance and reduce lifecycle cost for TEPCO. “O...

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Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:02

In December 2017, Henan Tianchi Pumped Storage Co., Ltd. (Tianchi PSP) and Voith Hydro Shanghai Co., Ltd. (VHS) signed a contract to purchase equipment at the Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant site. Voith will supply four 300 MW Francis reversible pump turbines and generators and also auxiliary equipment. The power plant will have a total installed capacity 1,200 MW. The rated head of the plant is 510 meters, and the rated speed of unit is 500 rev / min. Henan Tianchi pumped storage plan...

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China Adopts Leading Global Device Integration Technology as National Standard

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:24

FDT Group™ today announced that a cooperative initiative undertaken by China's National TC124 On Industrial Process Measurement, Control and Automation of SAC (TC124/SAC); Instrumentation Technology and Economy Institute, P.R. China (ITEI); China Instrument Manufacturer Association (CIMA); Southwest University; and the FDT Professional Committee has resulted in an national standard for device integration based on industry-leading FDT® 2.0 technology. The Chinese GB/T 29618-2017 Field De...

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Robotic weeders: to a farm near you?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:14

The future of weeding is here, and it comes in the form of a robot. The growing popularity of robotic weeders for specialty crops has grown partly out of necessity, says Steven Fennimore, an extension specialist at the University of California, Davis. Specialty crops are vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions. They are not mass-produced like corn, soybeans, and wheat. The need for robotic weeders stems from two issues. One is a lack of herbicides available for use in spe...

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GE Power & Harbin Electric Announce Order for Langfang Gas Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project with SPIC

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:26

Harbin Electric Corporation (HE) has awarded GE Power (NYSE: GE) an order for two  9F.05 gas turbines  for the State Power Investment Corporation's (SPIC) Langfang gas combined-cycle power plant project (“Langfang”). As GE Power's business partner in the region, HE will provide the steam turbines, generators and other auxiliary systems for the project. Upon completion, Langfang will generate approximately 800 megawatts (MW) of power using the latest cogeneration (CHP) technology. “With th...

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TechnipFMC Awarded Contract for the Statoil Snorre Expansion Project in the North Sea

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:17

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract by Statoil for the Snorre Expansion Project. The Snorre Expansion contract covers the delivery of subsea production systems and includes 6 subsea templates and subsea production equipment. Snorre is located in the Tampen area of the North Sea and has been producing oil and gas since August 1992. Hallvard Hasselknippe, President Subsea Projects at TechnipFMC, commented: “TechnipFMC has delivered subsea...

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Leonardo Wins the National Award for Innovation with an Electric Tail Rotor for Helicopters to Reduce Environmental Impact

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 20:29

- - • The winning project was developed within the European “Clean Sky” programme that is developing sustainable solutions for future air transport - • The groundbreaking technology is part of a programme to increase the use of electrical systems on aircraft; improving reliability, safety while reducing energy consumption and environmental impact - • Profumo: "Technological innovation is a necessary condition for growth and a decisive factor for sustainable and lasting development" - •...

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Work-Related Asthma, Vaccines and Identifying Respiratory Irritants and Asthma Triggers

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:02

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information about a study the agency conducted that examined work-related asthma and the percentage of those with the condition who have received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. The study was published in the  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. According to the agency, adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease and just 54% of adults with work-related asthma, asthma triggered by a...

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Sinomach executive visits COAG

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:58

A delegation led by Liu Jingzhen, deputy general manager of China National Machinery Industry Co (Sinomach), recently visits China Ocean Aviation Group Limited (COAG). Zhang Zhen, general manager of COAG, reported to the delegation about the overall business performance of the group in 2017. Liu praised the progress in operations and development COAG made in 2017, and set forth the requirements for the current and next steps, pointing out that the group should study and implement the spiri...

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Toshiba Turbine Shipments Reach Milestone of 200,000MW

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:29

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) today announced reaching a major milestone in its power systems business: the shipment of turbines with a cumulative 200,000 megawatts output capacity.  The total represents the achievements of Keihin Product Operations, Toshiba ESS's long-standing main manufacturing base in Yokohama, Japan, and of its only manufacturing facility outside of Japan, Chennai-based Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Toshiba JSW). The new rec...

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RDM reduces costs and improves quality and productivity on BM 3 after rebuild project with Voith

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:53

- - • Extensive audit performed ahead of project planning - • Higher productivity and reduced use of resources - • Rebuild completed sooner than planned - - - An audit conducted with customer in the run-up to the project went a long way to ensuring that the rebuild on the BM 3 in Arnsberg was completed ahead of schedule. Not only did the close collaboration between the two companies deliver a three percent increase in productivity and an improvement in paper quality; the costs of the rebui...

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Three new wind turbines dot the Port of Hamburg's skyline

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:03

Hamburg Energie, the city's municipal green electricity supplier, in partnership with ArcelorMittal Hamburg, has set up three new wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3 MW, on the steelmaker's site. The turbines, connected to the grid, increase the amount of renewable energy Hamburg generates and consolidates its position as Germany's wind capital.  - - The three wind turbines tower about 180 meters into the sky, the height of an average 54 storey building. With an equally impressive roto...

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GE Power, Egypt's EETC to connect 120 MW of wind power to national grid through extension of the Gabal El Zayt substation

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:57

GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kilovolt (kV) Gas Insulated Substation, connecting an additional 120 megawatts (MW) of power to the national grid by the end of 2018. The extension will leverage GE Power's Grid Solutions portfolio, which includes GE's B105 220 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), in addition to medium and low voltage systems, control and...

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Essex Closes $14.99 Million Capital Raise

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:17

Essex Capital Group, Inc. (“Essex”), announced today that the firm recently arranged a $14,986,000 term debt capital raise for two affiliated vegetable packing houses located in the Southeastern U.S. (the “Company”).  The new loan facilities allowed the Company to consolidate its debt structure at low rates while extending amortization and lowering monthly debt service.  Additional working capital was also generated from the recapitalization. Rob Swain, Essex President said, “The Company...

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HA technology now available at industry-first 64 percent efficiency

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 21:39

GE Power (NYSE:GE) announced today that its largest and most efficient gas turbine,  the HA, is now available at more than 64 percent efficiency in combined cycle power plants, higher than any other competing technology today. This milestone is achieved largely due to GE's advances in additive manufacturing and combustion breakthroughs through constant innovation, coming just 18 months after  GE set a world record with the HA  for powering the world's most efficient combined-cycle power pl...

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Essex Raises $10.0 Million Term Debt Financing

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 18:23

Essex Capital Group, Inc. (“Essex”), announced today that the firm recently arranged a $10,000,000 term debt capital raise for Anderson Hydra Platforms, Inc. and Anderson Crane & Bridge Technologies, Inc. (“Anderson” or the “Company”), affiliated companies in the business of manufacturing, selling and leasing under-bridge access platform cranes ( http://www.inspectabridge.com ). A deteriorating infrastructure system in the United States has led to rapid growth in demand for Anderson's cra...

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Concept Laser Lays the Foundation for Additive Manufacturing of Tomorrow

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:42

- - • Groundbreaking ceremony for new location for 3D metal printing in Lichtenfels - • Expansion of activities for research, development, and production at Concept Laser - - - With groundbreaking, GE (NYSE: GE) and Concept Laser lay the foundation for a new facility in Lichtenfels, Germany. In the future, the 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. The new offices should be ready for move-in early 2019, and around 40,000 square met...

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches Trinitex® Advance W3000 for high efficiency gas turbine filtration

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:45

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in fiber-based materials, announces the launch of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Trinitex® Advance W3000, a unique filtration media specifically designed for pulse jet gas turbine applications. - - “Trinitex® Advance W3000 has the ability to combine EPA (Efficiency Particulate Air) efficiencies, whilst delivering highest protection of the gas turbine in all demanding conditions, especially humid or industrial environments” says Cedric Vallet, Product Manager at Ahlstrom...

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PPG introduces PPG AQUACRON 834 water-based shop primer - Economical rust-inhibitive primer for fabricated steel surfaces

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:41

PPG (NYSE: PPG) has introduced PPG AQUACRON® 834 industrial shop primer, a new water-based primer that is an ideal product platform for manufacturers or custom coaters who need an economical rust-inhibitive shop primer for steel applications. -   - With volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of only 2.8 pounds per gallon, PPG  Aquacron  water-based shop primer meets stringent environmental regulations while delivering robust protection in corrosive environments. It provides excellent flow and lev...

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