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GE’s Power Conversion Business Signs $80 Million in Additional Contracts for Electric Power and Propulsion Systems of LNG Carriers and FSRU

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GE's Induction-Based Propulsion Motor Technology Is More Reliable, Helps Reduce Maintenance Costs and Improve Service Life Orders for Electric Propulsion Systems on 31 Vessels Recently Signed, Representing a Total Value of Contracts around $80 Million in the Las Six Months Alone Recent Contracts Awarded by Hyundai Heavy Industries and DSME Shipbuilders Demonstrate the Success of GE's Innovative Power and Propulsion Technology PARIS - April 17, 2013 - GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) announced today it has been awarded new contra... Read More »

ARCADIS expands environmental activities in Canada

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ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today announced that it has acquired SENES Consultants Limited and its affiliated company DCS Limited.   SENES is a Canadian-based firm specializing in environmental, radiological and risk assessment services for the mining, energy, oil & gas and industrial sectors. DCS provides site assessment and remediation services and together they have approximately 250 employees and annual gross revenues of CAN$31 million (€23 million). SENES has six offices spr... Read More »

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opens Philips museum

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Eindhoven, Netherlands – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, together with Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), today officially opened the Philips museum in the city center of Eindhoven. Her Majesty the Queen symbolically switched on the lights in the museum by fitting a wireless LED lamp in a light sculpture to illuminate it. The opening ceremony was accompanied by music performed by members of the Philips Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, the Queen was given a guided tour of the museum. Visitors to the ... Read More »

Kremlin and Red Square Switch Off for the First Time for Earth Hour

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Moscow/Singapore: For the very first time, Russia’s Kremlin, the residence of the President, and Red Square switch off for Earth to celebrate Earth Hour’s largest conservation outcome so far. Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, the most important site of Russia’s historical and political events, join a long list of the world’s icons participating in the largest environmental event which itself has become the iconic symbol of people’s commitment to protect the planet. In addition to the Kremlin and Red Square, around 100 landmarks across 70 c... Read More »

Siemens opens world’s largest wind turbine R&D test facilities

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Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark. The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles. In Aalborg, seven blade test stands are capable to perform full scale tests of rotor blades, including the world's largest blade in operation with a length of 75 meters. In combination, the two facilities form the world's largest R&D test center for wind turbine technol... Read More »

MF-Folien introduces first film made from DSM’s EcoPaXX

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DSM reports enthusiastic response to EcoPaXX - the green performer Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced today that its development partner MF-Folien GmbH in Kempten, Southern Germany, successfully introduced a new polyamide film based on DSM’s bio-based EcoPaXX® polyamide 410. MF-Folien is a leading expert in the production of polyamide film, and has been DSM’s development partner for EcoPaXX film from the outset. In 2011, the company was the first to create samples of 30 micron cast film fro... Read More »

Two FrieslandCampina production plants to switch to wind power

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As part of its strategy to meet its energy targets, FrieslandCampina has adopted the Van Gogh wind farm at Etten-Leur. The wind farm, which was funded by three member dairy farmers and a team of investors, consists of five wind turbines with a total capacity of 11.5 MW (5x 2.3 MW). The energy generated will be enough to power FrieslandCampina’s production plants at Maasdam and Eindhoven. FrieslandCampina is growing, and doing so in a climate-neutral way. As well as consuming energy more efficiently, the company is also working to reduce greenh... Read More »

Mileage registration impacting European business productivity, research reveals

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21 March 2013 – More than a quarter of European business drivers surveyed in a new study have revealed they spend at least four hours a month recording and submitting mileage records. According to research conducted by TomTom Business Solutions across Germany, France, Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands, 28 per cent of drivers lose more than four hours a month, with nine per cent spending in excess of eight hours on the process. Paper proved the most popular format for keeping accurate mileage records, used by 49 per cent of respondents.... Read More »

Eko Atlantic celebrates reclamation of 5,000,000 square metres of land from the sea

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His Excellency the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, applauds a 'noble initiative' and gives the project the full support of the his Government Eko Atlantic, the visionary new city for Lagos, Nigeria drew high-level presidential praise from both the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan and the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton during a dedication ceremony to mark a milestone event. Describing the development of Eko Atlantic as an outstanding initiative President Jonath... Read More »

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