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ABB Instrumentation, Warminster, Pa., is selling its panelboard multi-loop controller business to MicroMod Automation Inc. to allow the company to focus its resources on its core instrumentation business. The Modcell, Mod30ml, Bailey Loop Command process controllers, Micro DCI process control system, and the Taylor pneumatic instrument parts business will be transferred to MicroMod. ABB will retain its single-loop Commander Series controllers and electronic and videographic recorders, as they remain a strategic part of ABB's process instrumentation offering. See www.abb.com.
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Chantilly, Va., has signed its fifth "mentor-protégé" contract with the U.S. Air Force for the developmental assistance of a small Native American firm, Echota Technologies. Under the Department of Defense's Mentor-Protégé Program, large companies with well-developed technical and business capabilities are selected to help small, disadvantaged companies enhance their ability to provide quality products and services to branches of the armed forces. AMEC's three-year contract is with the Air Force Mentor-Protégé Center of Excellence at Brooks City Base in San Antonio. Visit www.amec.com/earthandenvironmental/.
Aerotech Laboratories Inc., Phoenix, has been awarded a contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) under the Federal Supply Schedule 873 to provide analytical laboratory services to worldwide federal agencies. The GSA contract qualifies Aerotech to provide a broad range of analytical services that will expand the company's markets, eliminate time-consuming procurement procedures and provide a number of analytical services to the federal government through the GSA purchasing vehicle. See www.aerotechlabs.com.
The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W), Barberton, Ohio, has signed a 10-year technical license with Gamma Power Systems Inc., Ankara, Turkey, to design, sell, service and upgrade select B&W industrial boiler equipment. B&W will provide industrial boiler, field-erected power boiler, shop-assembled package boiler, bubbling fluidized bed boiler and Towerpak® boiler technology, engineering and marketing support to facilitate Gama's participation in territories outlined in the agreement. Visit www.babcock.com.
BOC Edwards, Wilmington, Mass., has completed the first shipment of its new ChemFlex™ D4 Micro Chemical Delivery Module (CDM) to a leading U.K. semiconductor manufacturer. The CDM is a compact, cost-efficient chemical dispense solution with flexible configurations. The platform is based on pump-dispense technology and can be configured to provide levels of flow and purity that meet process requirements, yet avoid costs associated with highly featured dispense systems. The shipment is in keeping with BOC's strategy to offer microelectronics manufacturers a full range of solutions in chemical management. Visit www.boc.com.
Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, ended as the highest bidder in its efforts to acquire Waterlink Specialty Product Assets, which is comprised of the operating units of Waterlink Inc.'s former Specialty Products Division. The purchase includes the operating assets of Waterlink's U.S.-based subsidiary, Barnebey Sutcliffe Corp. and the stock of Waterlink Ltd., a U.K. holding company that owns the stock of Waterlink's U.K. operating subsidiaries. The sale is subject to approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Degremont, Richmond, Va., has announced that its U.S. affiliate was renamed Infilco Degremont in honor of its long history as water treatment equipment industry leaders. The name "Infilco" originated from the International Filter Co. of Chicago, founded in 1894, and has long been recognized by American environmental consulting engineers and treatment plant personnel for its industry expertise. In 2003, the company was granted the Frost & Sullivan Customer Recognition Award for Superior Technological Skills, Knowledge and Product Innovation. Visit www.infilcodegremont.com.
Emerson Process Management, Göteborg, Sweden, has won a contract to modernize storage at Shell's Bukom refinery, Pulau Bukom Island, Singapore. The contract calls for use of 154 Saab-Rosemount radar gauges to replace existing mechanical/servo transmitters, thus efficiently retrofitting the existing system, providing higher accuracy and reducing maintenance. The new gauges emulate the previous gauges using the existing field bus and cabling. The 430,000 barrels-per-day crude distillation refinery is Shell's largest worldwide. The refinery has more than 250 storage tanks, 30 of which already use the Saab-Rosemount gauges. Visit www.saabrosemount.com.
ITT Industries, White Plains, N.Y. and Duesseldorf, Germany, has purchased 86.06 percent of Wedeco AG Water Technology as part of its strategy to further develop a leading position in the water treatment business. Through its recent acquisitions, ITT Fluid Technologies' Sanitaire business unit has secured access to leading technology within the industry. Wedeco's capabilities in UV disinfection and ozone oxidation systems promise to help reduce the need for chlorine-based treatment of wastewater destined for recycling applications. See www.itt.com.
O'Brien & Gere Laboratories Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., has been certified by the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center allowing contractors engaged in work for the U.S. Navy to contract with the lab for environmental analysis of materials from Naval installations worldwide. O'Brien underwent an audit that examined all aspects of its operations, including quality assurance management systems, general laboratory practices, laboratory information management systems and hazardous and radioactive materials management. See www.obg.com.
Sempra Energy, San Diego, a holding company for San Diego Gas & Electric, The Southern California Gas Co. and The Utilities of Sempra Energy, will install a company-wide data management system from Environmental Software Providers (ESP) for tracking and reporting on greenhouse gasses. The Utilities will implement ESP's Greenhouse Gas Suite™ across its operations to help manage greenhouse gas inventory and reduction projects. The decision comes on the heels of the DOE's November 2003 proposed 1605b General Guidelines for voluntary greenhouse gas reporting. Both utilities are members of the California Climate Action Registry, a voluntary registry organization for greenhouse gas emissions. See www.sempra.com.
Stormwater Management Inc., Portland, Ore., introduced the Stormfilter® to industrial markets. The announcement follows 15 months of rigorous testing and qualification for removal of specific common industrial pollutants. Stormwater Management's Industrial and Remediation Business unit will initially focus on specific core industries including ship and boatyards, lead acid battery manufacturers, scrap yards, galvanizers, lumber mills, transportation and maintenance yards and industrial facilities with galvanized roofs.
Woodard & Curan, Portland, Maine, has been awarded an Indefinite Quantity Contract for one year with an option for four additional years, to provide environmental engineering and design services to the Engineering Field Activity Northeast (EFANE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Lester, Pa. Woodard & Curran will provide diverse environmental engineering services within EFANE's 10-state region. Services will include drinking water, sanitary wastewater, stormwater and industrial wastewater projects. See www.woodardcurran.com.
Zenon, Oakville, Ontario, has been selected to supply its ultrafiltration membrane technology for large-scale municipal drinking water plants in Thornton, Colo., Scottsdale, Ariz. and Mississauga, Ontario. In Thornton, the new system will treat 50 million gpd of drinking water by spring 2005. The Phoenix treatment plant will treat 30 million gpd by spring 2005, and in Mississauga, 80 million gpd in summer capacity will be added to the existing 148 million gpd currently being produced. See www.zenon.com.