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Senate Passes Medicare Act
On July 9, the Senate passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (HR 6331), which cancels a 10.6 percent pay cut in Medicare reimbursements that were scheduled to take effect this month. The legislation also provides for accreditation of imaging providers. 14/07/08

Nearly 20 States Support 2008 NEC® and its Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Requirement
Within the first six months of this year, building and legislative officials in many states have embraced the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC), including its new child electrical safety requirement. 14/07/08

MITA Welcomes New Director for China and Asia Pacific
On July 1, Xiaoye (Maggie) Wang joined MITA as its director of China Operations. She will be located in the Beijing office. 14/07/08

Andrew Whitman, Vice President, Medical Products, Resigns
NEMA Vice President, Medical Products, and Director, Medical Imaging Technology Alliance Andrew Whitman has resigned from NEMA. 14/07/08

Contracts | Mergers & Acquisitions | Personnel


AREVA Wins Portion of Hanford Tank Operations Contract
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a contract to Washington River Protection Solutions (WPRS), LLC, of which AREVA Federal Services is the dedicated subcontractor, to manage the remediation of DOE’s radioactive and hazardous underground waste tanks located at the Hanford, Washington, site. 10/07/08

ABB Wins $74-Million Power Order in India
ABB has won orders worth $74 million to provide power equipment for JSW Energy to maximize the reliability and efficiency of a new power plant in Ratnagiri, in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. 10/0708

AREVA Awarded Service Contracts for Angra 1 and 2 Nuclear Power Plants
AREVA has been awarded six contracts totaling more than 45 million euros by Brazilian utility Eletronuclear to carry out extensive service works on the Angra 1 and 2 nuclear power plants. 08/07/08

Siemens to Deliver 12 Wind Turbines to France
Siemens Energy has received its first order from Volkswind to supply 12 wind turbines for a wind farm in France. 08/07/08

ABB Wins $233 Million Electrical Systems Contract for Combined Cycle Power Plant
ABB has won a $233 million contract from Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC) of Korea to supply power systems and grid connections for a natural gas and steam turbine (combined-cycle) power plant, to be built in Qatar. 07/07/008

ABB Wins $77-Million Power Order for Delhi International Airport
ABB has won an order of $77 million for design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of electrical products and systems for the new Terminal 3 (T3) building at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. 03/07/08

Carestream Health Announces U.S. Orders
Carestream Health, Inc. signed contracts for its CARESTREAM RIS/PACS solutions with leading U.S. healthcare facilities. 02/07/08

AREVA Finalizes Several Contracts in Nuclear Fuel Cycle
AREVA has finalized several major contracts with Japanese utilities. 01/07/08


Mergers & Acquisitions

Ferraz Shawmut’s Parent Corporation Acquires Majority Stake in China’s Zhejiang Mingrong Electrical Protection
Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection and subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Group, announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Chinese company Zhejiang Mingrong Electrical Protection (MEP). 09/07/08



Eaton Executive Changes
Eaton Corporation announced that Joseph P. Palchak has been elected to the position of chief executive officer – Automotive Group and Jake Hooks has replaced Palchak as president—Engine Air Management. 02/07/08


NEMA Publishes LL 8-2008 Limits on Mercury Content in Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LL 8-2008 Limits on Mercury Content in Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps. 01/07/08


GE Moves $17 Billion Healthcare Business to Turkey
In what analysts see as a major vote of confidence for the Turkish economy, General Electric (GE) has decided to move all managing operations in the eastern and African growth markets (EAGM) to İstanbul. 11/07/08

Thomas & Betts Sells Minority Interest in Leviton for $300 Million
Thomas & Betts Corporation has sold its entire minority interest (29.1 percent) in Leviton Manufacturing Company back to Leviton for approximately $300 million. 11/07/08

U.S. Power Firm APC Opens Green Technology Centre
Companies in Singapore seeking to ‘green’ their information technology systems now have a dedicated venue that lets them test new technologies. 08/07/08

WEG Announces New Plant in India
WEG, a global provider of efficient solutions with electric machines, has announced plans for expansion into India with the construction of a new plant specifically for the manufacture of a new line of electrical motors. 07/07/08

Largest Solar-Powered Rice Mill in U.S. Chooses Mitsubishi Electric PV Modules
Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc., the parent company of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., has provided more than 5,500 photovoltaic (PV) modules for a one-megawatt solar electric system at Far West Rice Mills in Nelson, Calif. The system is expected to deliver 1,440,000 kWh a year—approximately 75 percent of the plant’s total energy needs. 03/07/08

Siemens to Supply First 500-MW Coal Gasifiers to China
After a production period of only 18 months, Siemens Energy is to deliver the first two of five coal gasifiers to Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. (SNCG) in China. 01/07/08

Philips Completes Installation Phase of Nationwide Healthcare Infrastructure Modernization Project in Republic of Zambia
Royal Philips has completed the installation phase of a seven-year project to modernize the healthcare infrastructure of the Republic of Zambia. 30/06/08

Cooper Power Systems Joins Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program
Cooper Power Systems, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., has joined the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program, which allows technology providers focused on the industrial control systems and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) market to collaborate on expanding their technology offerings, providing end customers with comprehensive cyber security solutions. 30/06/08


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