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Siemens celebrates 1,000 gas turbines from Berlin:
electricity for one billion people


April 27, 2016   + + +  Today, the Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin is shipping its 1,000th gas turbine manufactured at the plant. The SGT5-4000F gas turbine, which has a capacity of 300 megawatts (MW), weighs 300 metric tons and is destined for the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar. The total installed capacity of the 1,000 gas turbines produced in Berlin, amounting to nearly 220 gigawatts (GW), would be sufficient to theoretically supply approximately one billion people with electricity ... Read more

FEEDing the Recovery
Operators advancing offshore FEED during downturn


April 04, 2016   + + +   Backlogs for subsea equipment manufacturers are being rapidly eroded as new orders dwindle, says analyst Douglas-Westwood (DW). This will lead to a likely trough in installations during 2017-2018. But as with previous down-cycles, operators are continuing to progress development concepts and initial engineering on stalled projects  + + +   Lead-times for delivery and prices typically increase as activity picks up. Being “first in the queue” as a result of continuing FEED work through the down-cycle, DW adds, may be critical for operators seeking to maximize value from future field developments ... Read more
Tyco Launches New Gas and Flame Detection Brand
Five Global Companies under One Brand
Provide Complete Gas and Flame Detection Solutions

March 16, 2016 + + + Tyco International  today announces the formation of Tyco Gas & Flame Detection, a new operating brand of Tyco’s Life Safety Products division. Under this new brand, Tyco intends to be the global solutions provider of choice for all entities with gas and flame detection needs ... read more


Iran: German VDMA delegation sees significant potential
for the maritime industry


March 14, 2016   + + +  Iran was also badly affected in the shipping sector by the long-standing sanctions. It thus now wants to catch up as fast as possible on the technological front – and in this respect sees Germany as its most important business partner. “We were deeply impressed by the great openness of our Iranian business partners ... Read more

ecom: Exploring Mobility
At the helm of a new revolution, the Loc-Ex
® 01-BLE Beacon


ecom treads new paths for the mobile worker in the oil and gas industry, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining, pharmaceutics, energy and the environment. During our in-house development, we succeed in opening up the explosion-protection field to standards which are a normal part of modern communications. This helps improve efficiency leading to cost reduction and can even save lives ... Read more  (PDF - please open in new window)

RWE expands natural gas business in Hungary


Feb 26, 2016  + + +  RWE is acquiring the business and industrial customers of TIGÁZ, a subsidiary of Italian energy utility Eni. Hungary’s ELMU-ÉMÁSZ Group, a subsidiary of RWE, could see its share of the Hungarian competitive market for gas rise to around ten percent as a consequence. ELMU-ÉMÁSZ re-entered the Hungarian gas market as recently as July 2015 ... read more


New MAN turbine technology
used for gas-fired power plant in Shanghai


2016, Feb. 22   + + +   An opening ceremony on January 19, 2016, saw a new gas-fired combined heat and power plant being put into operation at SAIC VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY LIMITED— a joint venture between Chinese SAIC and German Volkswagen Group. The plant contains four sets of MGT 6200, the latest range of gas turbines by MAN Diesel & Turbo ... reade more


Statoil, Norwegian government agree on subsea CO2 study


Jan 05, 2016  + + +  Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has signed an agreement with Statoil on a feasibility study regarding CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The study will include various development concepts for storing CO2 at three different locations on the NCS. It is to be completed by June 1 and is budgeted at about NOK 35 million ($4 million) ... read more


E.ON and Samsung SDI sign a Memorandum of Understanding
on co-operation in energy storage business


Dec. 12, 2015  + + +  E.ON SE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., on co-operation in the energy storage business. The co-operation includes the development of profitable energy storage solutions and, to this end, to assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for Lithium-Ion batteries in selected regions and markets. The agreement focuses on solutions for grid stabilization, industrial customers and appropriate energy systems ... read more


Lukoil discovers potential giant gas field offshore Romania


Oct. 16, 2015   + + +  PJSC Lukoil says its Lira-1X exploratory well in the deepwater Romanian Black Sea has discovered a large, potentially extensive gas field. The semisubmersible Transocean Development Driller II drilled the well on the Trident block (EX-30), 170 km (105 mi) offshore in 700 m (2,296 ft) water depth ... read more

Siemens on the way to Industrie 4.0 with the
Digital Enterprise

Oct. 09, 2015   + + +  At this year’s SPS IP Drives, Siemens is pointing the way towards the digital future of industry under the banner “On the way to Industrie 4.0 – Driving the Digital Enterprise”. Siemens provids a comprehensive overview of its achievements as a leading global expert in driving forward developments in the electrification, automation and digitalization of industrial processes. Visitors may look forward to an array of product innovations across the fields of industrial software, automation and drive technology as well as services ... more

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