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April 29, 2008
Qatar Petroleum (www.QP.com) has awarded Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) basic engineering design contracts for the new 250,000 bbl/d Al Shaheen petroleum refinery to be built in the Messaieed Industial City in Qatar. Axens will supply the following process technologies* for the refinery: • Hyvahl — 51,000 bbl/d fixed-bed, 100% vacuum residue desulfurization (VRDS) unit equipped...
April 28, 2008
The opening of a subsidiary in Istanbul last month signifies a continuation of Beckhoff Automation's (Verl, Germany; www.beckhoff.com) export offensive. After several years of successful presence in the Turkish market through a distributor, Beckhoff intends to strengthen its sales activities in Turkey further in response to strong economic growth in the country, particularly in machine and plant...
April 25, 2008
Incuity Software, a supplier of Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) software, has been acquired by Rockwell Automation (Milton Keynes, U.K.; www.rockwellautomation.co.uk). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rockwell Automation said that the acquisition will help it expand its FactoryTalk software suite. Incuity's products are used to monitor production operations and enterprise systems...
April 25, 2008
Rhodia (Paris, France; www.rhodia.com) has launched production of Rhodiasolv IRIS, an innovative solvent with excellent eco-friendly properties, at a new unit located on the Group’s Santo Andre site in Brazil. Rhodiasolv IRIS, designed for applications such as industrial cleaning, foundry resins, paints and coatings formulations, is non-toxic, readily biodegradable, nonflammable and...
April 24, 2008
Alstom (Paris, France; www.alstom.com) has won a contract to supply the boilers for two 800-MW units at the existing coal-fired Westfalen Power Station, located in the North-Western part of Germany near the town of Hamm and operated by RWE Power AG. The two new bituminous-coal-fired units will be among the cleanest and most efficient in the world. Under the terms of the contract, the value of which...
April 23, 2008
GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; www.geagroup.com) has further strengthened its Process Equipment division through the acquisition of the Dutch company Bloksma (Almere, Netherlands). Bloksma manufactures intercoolers for marine engines, oil coolers for industrial applications, double-pipe coolers for various industrial processes, and a special cooler for marine engines, so-called box coolers, which are...
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