International News


Thyssenkrupp TWIN elevators for new Hekla Tower in Paris

The Paris district “La Defense” will become home to a spectacular new skyscraper, featuring thyssenkrupp’s unique TWIN elevators with two cabins instead of just one moving in the same shaft.

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Hanergy’s MiaSolé completes Europe’s biggest thin film solar Project


The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that its US-based subsidiary, MiaSolé has recently completed Europe’s biggest flexible modules solar project in a Dutch city, Den Bosch.

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Hanergy signs $130mln solar roof tile contract with Japan’s Forest Group

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that it has signed a prolific US$130 million HanTile presale contract with Japanese construction and solar power conglomerate, Forest Group with a total power generation of 100 mw.

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ANDRITZ to revamp Central Asia’s largest hydropower plant


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Barqi Tojik, Tajikistan, for rehabilitation and modernization of the entire electro-mechanical equipment, including the inspection and repair of nine penstocks, for the existing Nurek hydropower plant in the Republic of Tajikistan.

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Ducab HV energises 400kV cable circuit in UAE


Cables manufactured by Ducab HV were deployed in a 400kV cable circuit making it the first instance of a 400kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to a release issued by Ducab HV.

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Lapp Group acquires companies in Finland, Poland

Lapp Group has acquired SKS Automaatio and SKS Connecto in Finland and Poland. “The acquisition of the SKS companies strengthens Lapp’s leading role in cable harnessing and our market position in North-Eastern Europe,” said Andreas Lapp, Chairman of the Board of Lapp Holding, in a press statement.

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Founder of Lapp Group awarded state business medal

During a ceremony at the former royal palace in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg economic minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut awarded the state’s business medal to Ursula Ida Lapp, the Founder of Lapp Group. The medal represents a tremendous honour bestowed on an outstanding businesswoman. Among the federal state’s most prestigious honours, it is awarded only to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the economy of Baden-Württemberg.

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Siemens to provide mobile SVC STATCOM solution to US power utility

Siemens, in a release said that was providing Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the US, with the company’s first Mobile SVC STATCOM technology. The solution keeps the grid stable during disturbances and faults by providing fast and controlled reactive power. Mobile STATCOM gives the utility an unprecedented level of flexibility to move the device anywhere grid support is needed, especially in cases of unexpected outages from extreme weather or unplanned events. Instead of several years of planning and executing a permanently installed substation project, the Siemens STATCOM technology can be moved within days.

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ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions

ABB, in a release, has announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business.

GE Industrial Solutions will be integrated into ABB’s Electrification Products (EP) division, resulting in a unique global portfolio and very comprehensive offering for North American and global customers. They will benefit from ABB’s innovative technologies and the ABB AbilityTM digital offering coupled with GE Industrial Solutions’ complementary solutions and market access. Included in the acquisition is a long-term right to use the GE brand. ABB will retain the GE Industrial Solutions management team and build upon its experienced sales force.

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Siemens, AES join hands to form global energy storage company

Siemens AG and The AES Corporation today announced their agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence. The equal joint venture will bring together AES’ ten years of industry-defining experience deploying energy storage in seven countries with over a century of Siemens’ energy technology leadership and its global sales presence in more than 160 countries, a release from Siemens said.

Fluence will offer customers a wider variety of options to meet the challenges of a rapidly transforming energy landscape. The company will empower customers around the world to better navigate the fragmented but rapidly growing energy storage sector and meet their pressing needs for scalable, flexible, and cost-competitive energy storage solutions. Read more