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A Crash, Then Innovation


More than 20 years ago, the pilot of Israeli F-15 fighter crashed into his wingman in flight and had more than 90 percent of his right wing sheared off. The accident knocked out control surfaces and affected the plane’s symmetry. The plane should have flipped over and fallen out of the sky. But it didn’t.



NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index rose 3.3 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the fourth quarter of 2010 and is nearly 24 percent above its level of one year earlier.



Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. won an order worth perhaps $60 million to supply 49 wind turbines to a unit of AES Corp.



Invensys Operations Management signed an agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd. to provide control systems for two 1,000 MW nuclear power units under construction in southeast China.

Siemens to supply wind turbines for 320 MW German offshore wind farm

Siemens is to supply up to 89 wind turbines for Danish utility DONG Energy for a 320 MW offshore wind farm in Germany.

GE CCGT Pakistan


GE will supply two Frame 9FA gas turbines and associated generators for a 750 MW combined-cycle power plant in Pakistan.

Pilgrim restart


The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is back online following a three-day shutdown to repair a leak in a cooling system.

Vestas to deploy floating wind turbine off Portugal coast

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has signed and agreement with WindPlus for the deployment of the first offshore project integrating a wind turbine with a full-scale semi-submersible floating structure.

Siemens secures $1bn equipment order for Saudi IWPP

Siemens has received a $1bn order from Saudi Arabia for the supply of components for a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant with an associated seawater desalination facility.

Siemens to build 250 MW CCGT in Mexico

Siemens has been awarded a contract for the turnkey construction of a 250 MW combined-cycle power plant in Mexico.

Wood Group Peru


Wood Group GTS has been awarded a $4.5 million contract from Consorcio Camisea to provide overhaul and technical support for eight Solar Centaur 50 SoLoNOx gas turbines in two Peruvian gas plants.



Lockheed Martin will design and build digital control systems and nuclear reactors for GE Hitachi's ESBWR nuclear reactor.



Executives at Luminant and NRG Energy said unusually cold weather resulted in power failures in early February despite preparing their plants for the temperature drop.



GE Oil & Gas is supplying a steam turbine generator for a 20 MW cogeneration plant in Port Angeles, Wash., that will be powered by residue from local timber operations.



FirstEnergy Corp. entered negotiations with American Municipal Power to sell a 707 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant.

Belo Monte’s pre-construction work gets green light


Despite continued opposition Brazil's Institute of the Environment (IBAMA) has given the go ahead for the installation of the preliminary infrastructure for the construction of the massive Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon jungle.

GE Wind Tower Systems


GE has announced the acquisition of technology from Wind Tower Systems (WTS), LLC.

SD wind farm loan guarantee


The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the loan guarantee covers 60 percent of the $340 million cost.

Alstom signs EUR500m equipment contract for Brazil's Belo Monte hydro project

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately EUR500m ($684m) with Norte Energia of Brazil to provide power equipment for the Belo Monte Dam, the world’s third-largest hydroelectric power plant with a planned capacity of 11.23 GW.



Element Power has started construction works on the 50 MW Macho Springs wind power project in Luna County, New Mexico.