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American Electric Power Selects Alstom for D.C. Cook Unit 2 Nuclear Plant Steam Turbine Retrofit in Michigan

Alstom has been awarded a contract to provide steam turbine retrofit services for unit 2 of American Electric Power’s D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant in Bridgman, Michigan. The project includes the manufacture, supply and installation of a new high pressure (HP) turbine module and three low pressure (LP) inner blocks for the nuclear steam turbine of the plant’s unit 2. Alstom recently executed the successful retrofit of D.C. Cook nuclear power plant unit 1.

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Oldham Launches OLCT 80 Wireless System

Oldham Launches OLCT 80 Wireless SystemOldham (an Industrial Scientific company) announced the launch of the OLCT 80 Wireless field detector and transmitter for monitoring of oxygen and combustible, toxic and refrigerant gases in remote locations.


The new model reduces installation costs by eliminating cabling and wiring. Up to 49 of the devices, each of which has three built-in relays and a maximum line-of-sight range of three kilometers (1.86 miles), can be linked via a secure network to monitor large remote areas, including ATEX 1 zones, where wired systems would be difficult to install.

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Caterpillar to Supply Longwall Systems to Four CONSOL Mines - Updated

CONSOL Energy Inc., the largest producer of coal from underground mines in North America, has placed orders for Cat® longwall equipment including more than 1,100 roof supports and totaling nearly $300 million US. In addition to roof supports, the four northern Appalachia mines—Bailey, Bailey Mine Extension (BMX), Robinson Run and Shoemaker—will get two armored face conveyors, a shearer and three shield haulers. CONSOL also is equipping all four longwall systems with the Cat PMC®-R electro-hydraulic control system for advanced automation and Cat Detect Personnel, a personnel proximity detection system designed to enhance the safety of miners working around longwall systems. Delivery of equipment will be completed in 2013.

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New start for US nuclear disposal

America will begin again this year on a program to store its used reactor fuel and military wastes. This time the siting process will be based on attaining the consent of a host community.

A new waste disposal strategy was announced on 10 January by Stephen Chu, head of the Department of Energy (DoE). He underlined the importance of nuclear energy to the US power system which counts 104 operating nuclear reactors. Safe management and disposal of highly radioactive used reactor fuel as well as similar military wastes "must remain a national priority" in order to "ensure that nuclear power remains part of our diversified clean-energy portfolio," he said.

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Superior Industries Seeks to Meet New Dealers at bauma 2013

Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related accessories, plans to pursue new, international dealer candidates in its booth at bauma 2013. Well known as the largest trade show in the world, the 30th edition of bauma 2013 will be held April 15 – 21, at Messe München International in Munich, Germany.

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