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Babcock & Wilcox awarded Patent for new Coal Ash Conveyor

Barberton (OH), USA – The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) has been awarded a United States patent for a Submerged Grind Conveyor (SGC) system, a cost-effective coal ash conveyor system that enables utilities to reduce water usage and their reliance on ash storage ponds, which could result in significant cost savings for utilities. Continue reading Babcock & Wilcox awarded Patent for new Coal Ash Conveyor

Fortescue Metals starts Construction of USD 1.275 billion Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

Perth (WA), Australia – On July 5, 2019, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has turned the first sod on Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine and rail project. The USD 1.275 billion project includes the construction of 143 kilometres of rail, a new 30 mtpa dry ore processing facility (OPF) and infrastructure. First ore on train is expected in December 2020. Continue reading Fortescue Metals starts Construction of USD 1.275 billion Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

AkzoNobel to invest EUR 3 million in Changzhou Powder Coatings Plant

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – AkzoNobel has announced plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world. The EUR 3 million investment will support additional supplies of acrylic powder coatings, metallic powder coatings and powder primers for the automotive sector, strengthening AkzoNobel’s ability to deliver more locally produced premium products. Continue reading AkzoNobel to invest EUR 3 million in Changzhou Powder Coatings Plant

Bruks Siwertell: Installation of Ship Unloader at Yara Fertilizer Terminal in Norway completed

Bjuv, Sweden Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600 t/h Siwertell ship unloader at Yara International’s Norwegian fertilizer terminal in Glomfjord; 5 kilometers into the Arctic Circle and home to some of the most tightly-controlled environs in the world.  Continue reading Bruks Siwertell: Installation of Ship Unloader at Yara Fertilizer Terminal in Norway completed

Major Wire Industries: Measure Screening Performance without Downtime

Candiac (QC), Canada MAJOR Wire Industries, a manufacturer of high-performance screening media, introduces the Flex-Mat Sensor, “a valuable and easy to operate vibration data measurement tool users can utilize to review results and fine tune their screen machine without shutting down the equipment.” Continue reading Major Wire Industries: Measure Screening Performance without Downtime

Sterling Systems & Controls: Bulk Bag Packaging Systems

Sterling (IL), United States Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. has announced the availability of its new Bulk Bag Packaging Systems. These Bulk Bag Packaging Systems can fit a wide range of bag and container sizes and can be provided to weigh filled capacities of from 100 to  4400 lbs (approx. 45 to 2000 kg). Continue reading Sterling Systems & Controls: Bulk Bag Packaging Systems

Coperion: New Generation of Strand Pelletizers for improved Pellet Quality and easier Handling

Stuttgart, Germany Coperion Pelletizing Technology GmbH  introduces improved dual bearing strand pelletizers which have been re-engineered based on field experience and current market demands. The SP140, SP240 and SP340 models in the SP series have been equipped with a variety of enhanced features for easy, rapid handling and optimized pellet quality.  Continue reading Coperion: New Generation of Strand Pelletizers for improved Pellet Quality and easier Handling

Munson Machinery: Stand-Alone Lump Breaker

Utica (NY), United States Munson Machinery has introduced a new De-Clumper™ Lump Breaker model RDC-1530-SS with support base and infeed hopper designed for stand-alone operation. Unlike units permanently installed between upstream and downstream equipment, the self-standing configuration can be fed from a variety of upstream sources including handheld containers, and can straddle downstream equipment, drums, boxes or mobile bins for processing, storage or packaging. Continue reading Munson Machinery: Stand-Alone Lump Breaker

NTPC awards GE Steam Power USD 335 million in Contracts to supply and install three Wet FGD Systems

Baden, Switzerland – On July 01, 2019, GE Steam Power announced that it has been awarded three contracts from NTPC Limited to supply and install Wet FGD systems for a combined value of INR 2311 crores (USD 335 million). GE’s scope includes design, engineering, civil work, supply, erection and commissioning of Wet FGD systems along with auxiliaries including limestone and gypsum handling systems and wet stack on full turnkey basis. Continue reading NTPC awards GE Steam Power USD 335 million in Contracts to supply and install three Wet FGD Systems

Zachry and Mitsubishi awarded Polyethylene Unit Construction Contract in Texas

San Antonio (TX), USA – Zachry Group and its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (“MHIA”) have been selected to construct a two-train polyethylene unit that will be part of a new chemical complex near Corpus Christi, Texas.  Upon completion, the complex will include a 1.8 million ton per annum (MTPA) ethane steam cracker, a 1.1 mtpa monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit, and the polyethylene unit that will be built by Zachry Group. Continue reading Zachry and Mitsubishi awarded Polyethylene Unit Construction Contract in Texas