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Nexans Wins $171 Million Order for Extra-High-Voltage Submarine Link between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
Nexans has won an order from Gulf Countries Council Interconnection Authority for the manufacture, transportation, and installation of a dedicated extra-high-voltage link to interconnect the power grids of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. 12/16/05

New Siemens Plant to Save Chaffey College $12 Million in Energy and Operational Costs
Chaffey College, in western San Bernardino County, California, has awarded Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., an $18.5 million contract to design and build a new energy-efficient central heating and cooling plant to serve its 20-building campus. 12/15/05

IMPAC to Provide IT Solution for Radiation Oncology Centers in France
France Généridis, a subsidiary of Générale de Santé, has elected to install a complete IMPAC IT solution from Elekta throughout their sites. 12/13/05

Emerson Wins Contract to Digitally Automate Lithuanian Power Station
Emerson Process Management has received a $20.2 million contract from AB Lietuvos Elektrine to modernize instrumentation and control systems at its Elektrenai facility, Lithuania’s largest supercritical gas- and oil-fired power station. 12/8/05

ABB Wins Contracts Worth $46 Million to Reinforce London’s Power Grid
ABB has won contracts worth a total of $46 million from the U.K.’s National Grid to extend the capacity of two gas insulated substations in London. 12/6/05

Schneider Electric Signs Contract with Sonelgaz
Schneider Electric signed a contract with Sonelgaz, an Algerian public corporation responsible for electrical power distribution, for the extension of the Algiers Central Control office. 12/6/05


Mergers & Acquisitions

3M to Acquire Siemens Flexible Circuit Manufacturing Operation
3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Siemens ultrasound division's flexible circuit manufacturing line in Canoga Park, California. 12/16/05

Johnson Controls Completes Acquisition of York; Elects Corporate Officer
Johnson Controls has completed its acquisition of York International, a supplier of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. 12/13/05

L-3 Communications Acquires Applied Signal and Image Inc.
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., has acquired Applied Signal and Image Technology, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. 12/7/05

Siemens Acquires Electrium in Great Britain
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group has signed an agreement for the takeover of Electrium based in Cannock, West Midlands. 12/7/05



Thomas & Betts Board Elects Pileggi to Succeed Dunnigan as Chairman
Thomas & Betts Corporation, as part of the company's succession plan, has elected Dominic J. Pileggi to succeed T. Kevin Dunnigan as chairman of the board. 12/9/05

3M Elects Buckley Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
3M has elected George W. Buckley chairman, president, and chief executive officer, effective immediately. 12/8/05



Rockwell Automation Recognized for Customer Service Excellence
Frost & Sullivan has selected Rockwell Automation as the recipient of the 2005 award for leadership in customer service. 12/16/05

Philips Wins 2005 Technology Leadership Award
Frost & Sullivan has presented Philips Medical Systems with the Technology Leadership Award for excellence in European remote patient monitoring markets. 12/14/05


NEMA Wins Key Change to Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Standards Bill
NEMA secured key changes to the appliance standards efficiency measure that was signed into law by Governor Mitt Romney on November 22, 2005. 12/12/05

NEMA Urges Hong Kong Ministerial Participants to Aid Developing Economies by Liberalizing Trade in Electrical Equipment
NEMA is calling on WTO member governments to make major advances in opening up international trade in electrical equipment and energy services. 12/7/05


NEMA Introduces New Fire Service Standard
NEMA’s Signaling Protection and Communications Product Section, representing elements of the fire alarm industry, recently released SB 30-2005, Fire Service Annunciator and Interface. 12/12/05


Paliwal Named Board Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council
ABB has announced the appointment of Dinesh Paliwal, head of ABB's North American operations and chairman and chief executive officer of ABB Inc., as chairman of the board for The National Foreign Trade Council, an advocacy group for an open, rules-based world economy. 12/12/05

SonoSite Establishes Liaison Office in India
SonoSite, Inc., has established a liaison office in New Delhi, India, to better support its distributors and growing base of customers. 12/9/05

GE in Strategic Partnership with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture
GE has joined the Ministry of Agriculture of China in a strategic partnership designed to meet the huge demand on that country's agricultural resources. 12/5/05


December 19, 2005
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