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“Inovelis™” Pump Jet Signals a Technological Breakthrough in Electrical Thruster Propulsion Technology for Offshore


PARIS—May 6, 2013—In a move that could change the way the maritime industry views propulsion technology, GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster with unmatched fuel efficiency and overall performance. Inovelis incorporates an electrically powered propeller with its motor housed within a steerable pod mounted beneath the hull of an offshore vessel. It incorporates all the assets of a podded thruster, including maneuverability, responsiveness and excellent fuel eco... Read More »

India Chooses GE Power Conversion Technology to Meet Growing Energy Demands


PARIS—May 2, 2013—GE’s Power Conversion business will help India face its ever increasing electricity demand through the use of its highly efficient variable-speed drive technology, which offers greater output control, for THDC India Ltd.’s (Tehri Hydro Development Corporation), 1,000 Megawatt (MW) pumped-storage hydro power plant. The new facility is located on the Bhagirathi River in the state of Uttarakhand. This is the first pumped-storage power plant in India to use variable-speed pump turbine sets, which will provide higher power outpu... Read More »

Commission calls for cooperation to boost sustainable aquaculture in Europe


As outlined in the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy – currently under negotiation - the aquaculture industry can help fill the gap between an ever growing consumption of seafood and dwindling fish stocks. In fact, it can provide a viable alternative to overfishing and generate growth and jobs in both coastal and inland areas. In other parts of the world the industry is booming. Globally, in the EU it is stagnating, partly because of slow licensing procedures and administrative inefficiencies at different levels. “Today, obtaining a licen... Read More »

Greenpeace paints ‘illegal’ on South Korean ship Premier in Mauritian port protest


The activists painted the word "illegal" in Korean and English on the hull of the FV Premier, owned by South Korea's largest tuna company, Dongwon Industries. Activists also held flags and banners calling the ship "criminal" in response to accusations of wrongdoing off the West African coast. The nationalities of the activists are Fijian, Taiwanese, US, Spanish, Indian, French and Italian. "There is no place in the Indian Ocean or any other ocean for illegally operating vessels like the Premier. The South Korean government must immediately r... Read More »

Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers


Duta Palma has a long history of deforestation, community conflict, illegality, and non-compliance with RSPO regulations. As recently as 7 April 2013, the district parliament condemned ongoing conflict between Duta Palma and local communities, which led to loss of life this month. “Duta Palma is a textbook example of why the RSPO urgently needs to tighten its standards and enforcement. Unless repeat offenders such as Duta Palma are expelled and the standard is tightened to stop deforestation, the RSPO will be rightly seen as a toothless tige... Read More »

GE Successfully Trials Breakthrough High Temperature Superconducting Technology for Next Generation Power Generation


"Hydrogenie" compact power generation technology tested in Rugby, England, runs at 50 Kelvin GE's Superconductive technology research offers significant advantages in efficiency as well as size, mass and weight reductions compared with conventional machines Impact on production of energy from alternative energy sources could be substantial The company has successfully completed trials of Hydrogenie, a power generator incorporating ground breaking technologies that enable highly efficient production of electricity in a small space. Hydrog... Read More »

GE Power Conversion Presents Advanced Electrification Solutions for Gas Liquefaction at LNG 17


PARIS—April 16, 2013—GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) will demonstrate its complete electrical portfolio for high requirement applications at LNG 17, the 17th  Annual Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), running from April 16 – 19 in Houston, Texas, booth 955 in Hall C. GE Power Conversion can provide the complete electrification solution for the LNG plant process. With extensive expertise in electrification and knowledge of LNG processes, its engineers have developed high-reliability systems and strong capabili... Read More »

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


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


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


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 »

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