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Westinghouse and EDF Signed a New Nuclear Fuel Contract
12/19/2014 10:05:12 AM
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC), a Toshiba Group company, has been awarded a long-term contract from Electricite de France (EDF) to provide nuclear fuel for nuclear reactors in France. This contract extends a current contract that expires at the end of 2014. WEC will manufacture the fuel at its facilities in Västerås, …
Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM
The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed between September and November 2014. Delivery of the Wärtsilä systems is scheduled to commence in May 2015 and will be completed by autumn 2017. Wärtsilä’s delivery …
Somerset County Business Partnership Applauds New Jersey American Water
12/17/2014 10:08:30 AM
Though best known for delivering safe, reliable water to more than 2.5 million people, New Jersey American Water also contributes to the economic sustainability of New Jersey and was honored Monday with the “Special Recognition Award” from the Somerset County Business Partnership. “New Jersey American Water is being recognized for improving water service and delivery though …
L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for YellowScan, an Ultralight Standalone Laser Scanner for UAVs
L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for YellowScan, an Ultralight Standalone Laser Scanner for UAVs
12/15/2014 4:04:24 PM
Septentrio announced today that L’Avion Jaune, a leading service provider and airborne sensors integrator in the field of aerial surveys with a decade of experience in UAV technologies has selected the Septentrio AsteRx-m™ for its robustness and low-power consumption , to equip the YellowScan system.   YellowScan is the world’s lightest all-in-one solution designed to …
EPA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Highlight Past Successes and Small System Challenges
12/15/2014 2:48:29 PM
On Tuesday, December 16th, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by State, local and community representatives at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Over the past four decades, the SDWA has enabled EPA and partners to supply safe drinking …
Bold Energy Reforms Needed across Major Emerging Economies to Sustain Economic Growth and Tackle Sustainability Challenges: Report
12/10/2014 10:19:06 AM
The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2015 , launched today, ranks 125 countries on ability to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable energy Switzerland, Norway and France top the global rankings; Brazil ranks highest of the major emerging economies examined, with China and India facing some of the greatest challenges Effective energy reforms are …
LaSalle County Generating Station Files License Renewal Application
12/9/2014 5:25:32 PM
Exelon Generation filed a license renewal application today with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for LaSalle County Generating Station in Marseilles, Ill. LaSalle Unit 1 is currently licensed to operate until 2022 and Unit 2 until 2023. The application filing begins a multiyear review by the NRC to extend the station’s license by an additional 20 years. LaSalle Station …
Mitsubishi Electric Verifies VP-X High-efficiency Turbine Generator
Mitsubishi Electric Verifies VP-X High-efficiency Turbine Generator
12/8/2014 8:41:25 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the successful completion of verification tests on its VP-X turbine generator for thermal power plants, the world’s first generator in the 900 MVA class to use indirect hydrogen cooling for stator conductors. Cooling is achieved with hydrogen gas introduced from outside of the main insulation. Thanks to this and …
Solar Power Geelong Provider Commits Providing Energy Efficiency to Victorian Homes
12/7/2014 7:00:00 AM
VICTORIA, Australia November 2014 – The advantages of solar power continue to increase with the growth of new technology in the industry. Victoria’s electricity distributor, Powercor has recently approved a new method of storing power in a grid back up battery. This means excess power generated during the day can be used at night, on dreary winter days and through power …
Toshiba Reinforces Power Systems Business in North America
12/5/2014 10:08:10 AM
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will reinforce its power systems business in North America by merging three current businesses into a new company: the thermal and hydro power business operated by Toshiba International Corporation (TIC); the steam turbine and generator (STG) business for nuclear power systems operated by Toshiba America Nuclear Energy …
Pöyry awarded consulting services assignment for Renova’s wind power investments, Brazil
12/4/2014 11:11:58 AM
Renova Energia has awarded Pöyry with the consulting services assignment to establish a Project Management Office function for their wind power investments in Brazil. The assignment includes the design of general project management processes based on market best practice and Pöyry’s expertise in implementing large projects, enabling consistent and high quality project …
SAS® helps Cary, NC, save money, give citizens real-time view of water usage
12/4/2014 9:57:17 AM
The Town of Cary, NC, helps citizens monitor water usage and saves millions of dollars in the process with an automated water meter system. Aquastar replaced monthly manual readings with a wireless system that collects hourly meter data, allowing the town to operate more efficiently and provide citizens with in-depth water usage reports, powered by SAS® Analytics . Cary …
Rolls-Royce receives US certification for nuclear digital safety Instrumentation and Control technology
12/4/2014 9:47:48 AM
Rolls-Royce market-leading digital safety Instrumentation and Control (I&C) platform, known as Spinline™, has received certification for use in America’s civil nuclear power reactors by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC). Spinline™ is a technology-independent platform that enables power utilities to enhance nuclear safety and operational efficiency over the …
Innovyze Retires InfoWorks CS with Launch of More Powerful Next-Generation InfoWorks ICM SE Collection Systems Modeling Software
12/3/2014 2:50:40 PM
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced it has retired its InfoWorks CS software, which is being succeeded by the more powerful, next-generation InfoWorks ICM SE . Current users may continue to use and receive support for InfoWorks CS until December 1, 2015. Since its initial …
Lead Poisoning Risks and Shooting Ranges Come Under the Microscope
Lead Poisoning Risks and Shooting Ranges Come Under the Microscope
12/1/2014 9:27:13 AM
Recently, NBC News published a report about hidden dangers at shooting ranges. The article looked at lead poisoning risks to employees, law enforcement and the public who visit these locations. According to the article, a study in Alaska found that the largest source of lead exposure for 6 to 17 year olds was from shooting ranges.  It also discussed the case of 20 youths …
How a Solar Power Geelong Company is Increasing Solar Panel Efficiency Through Australian Micro Inverters
11/28/2014 7:05:22 PM
GEELONG, Australia November 2014 – Installing solar panels is an affordable and environmentally friendly option to power residential and commercial buildings. However if any part of the solar installation is in shade or part shade, the overall productivity decreases to what the lowest working panel is producing. This is where micro inverters can help. Australian micro …
Marubeni Corporation to Distribute Exclusively EnerG2’s Next-Generation Energy Storage Materials throughout Asia
11/26/2014 9:32:15 AM
Marubeni Corporation today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with EnerG2 ( www.energ2.com ), a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices. Under the agreement, Marubeni will have the exclusive rights in Asia – including Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Malaysia – to distribute EnerG2’s carbon materials …
Duke Energy residential customer rates to decrease for Florida customers in January 2015
11/25/2014 6:27:13 PM
Duke Energy today announced a reduction in residential electricity bills beginning with the first billing cycle of January 2015. As approved by the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) today, residential customers will see a decrease of approximately $0.16 per month on a 1,000-kilowatt-hour (kWh) residential bill. This will reduce the current price of $125.29 to …
Santa Clarita Valley Homes Flooded & Now Face Microbial Concerns
Santa Clarita Valley Homes Flooded & Now Face Microbial Concerns
11/25/2014 5:07:45 PM
Last month, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal published a report about property damage to homes after a water pipe burst allowing 1.3 million gallons of water to inundate some properties in the area.  According to the article, the impacted residents have been told it will likely be two to three months before they are able to return to their homes.   Not only did the sudden …
Safar Highlights Products at Mangystau Oil & Gas
Safar Highlights Products at Mangystau Oil & Gas
11/24/2014 12:16:33 PM
Safar Oilfield Services showcased a comprehensive list of oilfield products and equipment at the 2014 Manygstau Oil, Gas & Infrastructure event. Held 11-13 November at the Grand Nur Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Aktau, the event brought together over 70 exhibitors and 1,200 attendees from key companies throughout Central Asia. The first two days of the event …