GE Renewable Energy's hydropower business has signed a five-year contract with Norte Energia covering the full scope of routine, planned and corrective maintenance of the Belo Monte hydropower plant (11 GW) and its complementary powerhouse (Pimental - 233 MW). The amount of energy generated by the Belo Monte project is sufficient to meet the electricity needs of 60 million people.
Vaisala launches Xweather, a suite of services providing real-time and hyperlocal weather and environmental data to predict and solve challenges from lightning-triggered wildfires to weather-related car accidents. With advanced machine learning models and intelligent sensors, Xweather helps a broad range of industries and developers with new levels of data accuracy and actionable environmental insight.
Workplace safety has been a top priority at FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving for decades in the development, manufacture and operation of laser marking systems. To support its customers with the safe operation of laser equipment and the implementation of legal requirements, FOBA offers the seminar series "Laser Safety Expertise".
With the utmost employee safety, health and wellbeing in mind, Seco Tools has initiated a far-reaching safety strategy that involves both yearly and long-term goals extending out to the year 2030. With this long-term planning and continuous improvement approach, the company will significantly lower lost time injury frequency rates as compared to results achieved through typical industry safety programs that focus solely on yearly achievements.
STROMBOLI GmbH in Bochum has been manufacturing fine mechanical components and complex assemblies for challenging industries for over 30 years. Customers, including some from the medical sector, semiconductor industry and electromobility, continue to put their trust in the manufacturing expertise of the 18-strong team. The high quality standard also requires high-performance machines on the shop floor. Eleven models from DMG MORI are in use.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the dangers of misinformation in the science industry. This phenomenon has been amplified with the popularity of forums and platforms that act as news distribution networks without a filter or editorial oversight. Here Aleiya Lonsdale, Head of Event at the largest laboratory event in the UK, Lab Innovations 2022, discusses how the lab community has tried to hold back against the tide of scientific misinformation.
Researchers at Japan’s Toshiba Corporation have announced a significant advance in their work to develop an efficient, low cost and highly reliable tandem solar cell that raises the output of solar panels by layering a transparent solar cell over a standard silicon cell.
The common path towards decarbonization and the aim to play a key role in the energy transition continues for FPT Industrial and Blue Energy Motors. FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group, announces that it has entered into an agreement to make a minority investment in Blue Energy Commercial Vehicles Private Ltd, a zero-emission truck technology company headquartered in Pune, India, engaged in the manufacturing of clean energy trucks under the brand Blue Energy Motors. The closing is subject to conditions precedent.