Maintenance is just as important as innovation -though less glamorous; GE sells its Intelligent Platforms unit; Combine IoT with geospatial analytics to get better results; EV charging is a new big asset class for services; Sentinel Energy Services buys Strike to create largest pure- play services provider for pipelines; Drone inspection services on the rise; Tetrapak, Siemens and Bentley Systems announce new service offerings using technology; Singapore Port invests heavily in digitization and 3D Printing; Robot installations growing at almost disruptive rates; Virtual Power Networks by Siemens; Rolls Royce is developing autonomous vessel technology; and India is building up its own steelmaking equipment industry.
Maintenance: It lacks the glamour of innovation and it’s harder to measure – but it’s just as important
Shedding assets: Emerson Electric is buying GE’s Intelligent Platforms business
IoT: On its own, sensor data is one dimensional. IoT data when combined with geospatial analytics, business data, and operational data, the data reveals hidden patterns and relationships for more effective outcomes.
IoT data when combined with geospatial analytics reveals hidden patterns and relationships for more effective outcomes.
EV charging: Represents a huge opportunity for the UK’s (and not only) commercial and industrial sector, especially if combined with energy storage, V2G, and solar installations. And a huge new electrical service market for forward thinking companies and entrepreneurs
Electrification of fleet vehicles set to unlock £6bn economic opportunity, according to Aurora Energy Research,Automotive ,Department for Transport,BEIS,electric cars,In-depth
Oil and Gas services: Sentinel reached a deal to acquire a majority interest in Strike to create “the largest, pure-play pipeline and facilities infrastructure and integrity services provider across U.S. onshore energy markets and transmission corridors.
The combined company is expected to be “the largest, pure-play pipeline and facilities infrastructure and integrity services provider across U.S. onshore energy markets and transmission corridors” and have an initial total enterprise value of about $854 million.
Industrial robots: Sales of robots increased by 30% in 2017 driven by Europe and Asia. Over 380,000 robots were sold last year, almost 138,000 of those to China according to the International federation of Robotics.
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has published its annual report on the state of the industrial robotics market worldwide. It finds that 2017 sales of industrial robots increased by 30 percent year on year to 381,335 units, the fifth year of record growth. The main drivers of this growth were the metal industry (with 55 percent higher demand than in 2016) and the electronics sector (32 percent).
Energy Services: Siemens and the University of Oxford to explore creating a “Virtual Power Network” to link distributed sites and manage power centrally to improve energy efficiency
Engineers from Siemens and the University of Oxford are to jointly explore the potential of creating a virtual power network to centrally manage the energy across the university’s multiple locations. The Innovate UK funded feasibility study will focus on the University of Oxford estate which consumes about £1m of energy each month. Unlike some universities, […]
Digital Twins: A digital twin of the upcoming Tuas Terminal mega port in Singapore is being developed to help researchers evaluate the impact different layout designs and concepts can have on the efficiency of port operations.
A "digital twin" of the upcoming Tuas Terminal mega port is being developed to help researchers evaluate the impact different layout designs and concepts can have on the efficiency of port operations.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
3D Printing: A 3D Printing facility for port applications. A world first – in Singapore
Drones services: Drones and software provides an easier path for power line safety inspections -through a platform by Avitas Systems, a Boston-based GE venture launched in 2017 that applies robotics, artificial intelligence and risk-based predictive analytics to industrial inspections.
In 2003, Mother Nature turned off the lights on the East Coast. The reason: a short circuit caused on a hot summer day by a chance encounter between an overgrown tree branch and a sagging power line. The problem quickly cascaded through the system, triggering the biggest blackout in North American history. [...] This is an abstract of the document. To keep reading, click here and get access to the original version.
Drones services: Offshore windpower inspections
Deepwater Wind recently carried out drone inspections at its Block Island Wind Farm, the U.S.’ first operating offshore wind facility. The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) used for the inspection of the five wind platforms off Block Island, R.I., was developed by ULC Robotics, which used a marine vessel for takeoff and landing. The aircraft was outfitted …
Service offerings innovations using technology: Tetra Pak has launched a plant management service that can help producers understand cost-cutting opportunities throughout their operations using state of the art software and hardware
The food and beverage industry is changing, with key trends such as personalisation, flexibility and e-commerce driving advances. As companies…Read More…
India machine industry: Building steel making equipment in India. A number of Indian and international steel plant equipment makers and technology providers, including BHEL, HEC, Primetals Technologies, Nippon Steel and Paul Wurth, are set to sign deals in Bhubaneswar next week to manufacture machinery domestically.
The move is aimed at enhancing domestic capacity in capital goods manufacturing for the steel sector and promote the Make in India initiative.
Autonomy: Rolls Royce is betting on autonomous vessels
The vision starts with helping humans stay safe at sea, but could put fully robo-boats into action as ferries in just a few years.
Service offerings innovations using technology: Siemens and Bentley Systems have announced a joint technology and service solution, consisting of their complementary offerings, to speed up the digitalization of power plants and provide intelligent analytics with a range of innovative offerings and managed services solutions
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 15, 2018--The Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference – Siemens and Bentley Systems have announced a joint technology and service solution, consisting of their complementary offerings, to speed up the digitalization of power plants and provide intelligent analytics with a range of innovative offerings and managed services solutions. The new service, to be hosted on Siemens’ cloud-based open IoT operating system, MindSphere, will combine Bentley’s advanced asset performance software capabilities with Siemens’ complementary technology and service expertise to empower…
Power large contracts: GE signs contract to deliver 4.8GW nuclear power plant in Egypt, including services
GE Power is to supply a nuclear generation project in Egypt as the country transforms and diversifies its energy mix.
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