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POINTE-NOIRE, MAURITIUS — June 20, 2018— At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region,  GE Power (NYSE:GE) announced today that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology. The company has now installed over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Leslie Nelson, CEO, GE’s Gas Power business, Sub-Saharan Africa said, “This milestone is a testimony of our commitment to providing power solutions to meet the growing energy needs in many countries in the region ahead of other OEMs. Our regional operations are led by an expert African team. Our flexible and modular energy solutions respond to the ever-changing needs of the communities where we work and live. Our ability to partner with independent power producers, EPCs, strategic investors and governments to deliver these power projects strengthens the trust and confidence that our customers place in us”.


Over 70% of the thermal power in Ghana runs on GE technology with over 600MW added to the grid in the last 24 months, with an additional 900MW planned over the next 2 years. Leading examples include the 400MW Bridgepower project - in consortium with indigenous partners, Endeavour and Sage Petroleum - which will be the first LPG-fired power plant in Africa and the largest LPG fired power plant in the world. In partnership with Marinus Energy, the Atuabo Waste Gas to power project will be the first TM2500 plant to use otherwise flared Isopentane gas as a fuel source. The 200MW Amandi power plant which will come online in 2019, will run on GE’s latest 9E technology offering superior fuel flexibility.


In Nigeria today, GE technology provides over 75% of the gas-powered on-grid generation, with more than 3GW of heavy duty and fuel-flexible gas turbines at nine power plants including the Omotosho I & II power plants as well as GE’s innovative trailer-mounted gas turbines currently being installed at the Afam III Fast Power plant. GE is committed to Nigeria’s Vision 2020; signing a Country to Company agreement with the Nigerian government to support development of up to 10GW of power.


GE and the Angola Ministry of Energy and Water are set to achieve the country’s additional electric power generation capacity target of 2000MW. Today, about 80% of Angola’s gas-powered generation runs on GE technology providing energy for up to 2 million Angolan households. With over 20 trailer mounted gas turbines installed at fast power plants and the 750MW Soyo I combined cycle power plant under construction, Angola is well on its way to achieving its energy ambitions.

Ivory Coast

GE is a historical player and a pioneer in the power sector in Ivory Coast. The first-ever gas turbines (Vridi, 1984), the first independent power production project (Ciprel, 1994) and the first combined-cycle power plants in the country (Azito and Ciprel, 2015) all run mainly on GE technology. In 2015, GE committed to support the country’s infrastructure development goals, which includes adding 1GW of power to the Ivorian national grid. The Azito Power plant produces more than a third of the electricity in the country and marks GE’s Power Services’ first GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine upgrade in SSA. This upgrade will add an additional 30MW to the plant’s 450MW production capacity. In addition, GE is setting up an M&D (Monitoring and Diagnostic) center in Ivory Coast to provide the digital data and analytics service to improve performance and lower lifecycle costs of all GE equipment in the region.


Kenya needs a diverse energy mix to support its growth initiatives. The 1050MW Lamu power project will use GE’s ultra-super critical technology to deliver superior efficiency and lowest emissions. The project will guarantee that up to 30% of electricity produced in Kenya is reliable baseload power.

South Africa

In South Africa, GE is deploying smarter, cleaner, steam technology at the Medupi and Kusile Power plants. Kusile is the first wet flue gas desulphurization plant in the continent and has 93% removal efficiency rate.  Upon completion, Kusile and Medupi will provide up to 9600MW - enough power to meet the electricity needs of about 7 million households in South Africa.

“As a company, we believe that one of the key drivers of development in Africa is power. Lowering the tariffs, figuring out how we can make the most of the grid, optimizing the energy value chain – this is what we think about as a business and work towards improving everyday” said Lee Dawes, General Manager, GE Steam Power in Sub-Saharan Africa.

GE’s first turbine installationin Sub-Saharan Africa can be traced as far back as the early 1970s with its Frame 5 gas turbine technology. Since then, GE Power has been at the forefront of innovation in power technology with the most recent fuel-flexible and highly efficient 9EMax gas turbines, superior ultra-super-critical steam technology as well as a broad range of hydro and wind turbines and generators. GE has power plant installations in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and this number is set to grow even further.

GE reinforces its commitment to investment in the region through skills development initiatives to broaden and nurture its talent pool within the countries it operates. In South Africa, $2.4M worth of student bursaries have been awarded in partnership with Eskom. In Ghana, $3.5M was donated to support the Engineering Program at Ashesi University. Over 120 employees are on GE Leadership development programs today. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives are also carried out through a wide range of projects in the areas of health, education, environment and community-building to improve lives in the countries where we work and live.

GE Power is attending the 20th Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius from June 19th to June 22nd, 2018.

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Paris – June 20, 2018 – GE Power’s Steam Power and EDF Energy, a fully-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, have reached a key project milestone with the start of the manufacturing activities on the first rotor of the ARABELLE™ steam turbine at GE’s Belfort, France centre of excellence for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project. The contract, awarded in May 2016, is on track to have its first 1,770 MW EPR reactor unit completed by 2025.

HPC is UK’s first nuclear power station built in more than twenty years, located in Bridgwater, Somerset. With an increase in power plants retirement by 2030, the need for additional energy supply to secure the UK grid was critical. Once in operation, HPC is expected to deliver more than 3.2 GW to the grid, enough to cover 6 million homes, and avoid 9 million tons of CO2 emissions each year.

The steam turbine rotor is a key component to any powerplant as it allows to transfer the turbine rotating movement to the generator, enabling the electrical output. The start of the first line rotor manufacturing at GE’s Belfort, France center of excellence represents a key milestone in the execution of the HPC project, enabling the manufacturing process of further turbine components.

“We are very pleased with the progress of the Hinkley Point C project. We are on track with the project, which is expected to deliver around 7% of the UK’s power generation capacity for the next 60 years” said Matthias Schweinfest, Senior Executive Business Operations at GE Power’s Steam Power. “GE’s ARABELLE™ steam turbine, which represents 6 decades of nuclear steam turbine expertise, is the prime solution to ensure deliver clean, reliable power that will bolster the UK’s energy infrastructure.”

GE will supply the two conventional power islands for HPC, which include the ARABELLE™ steam turbine, generator, and other critical equipment. The ARABELLE steam turbine wasted no time in setting a record at HPC. Already the largest steam turbine in operation for the past 10 years, the ARABELLE produces 2% more power output than a traditional configuration and has a 99.96% reliability rate. HPC’s ARABELLE™ turbines will be the largest ever built—longer than an Airbus 380 —and capable of producing 1,770 MW each.


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About GE:

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

About GE Power:

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com/power. Follow GE Power on Twitter @GE_Power and on LinkedIn at GE Power.

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BADEN, SWITZERLAND—June 19, 2018— GE Power (NYSE: GE) and Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG—a subsidiary of Swedish utility Vattenfall AB—today announced the new MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance (AMP)—the world’s first upgrade solution for GE’s GT13E2 gas turbines that uses key components manufactured using additive technology. The addition of additive manufactured parts into the MXL2 solution represents a turning point in the global power generation industry and confirms GE’s commitment to keep its mature fleets competitive in today’s very dynamic marketplace. The new technology can help gas plant power producers save up to $2 million in fuel annually, while opening up the potential for additional revenue of up to $3 million annually in new power capacity. Today’s news also marks the third investment announcement GE Power is making in six weeks in its Power Services business.

“We’re continuing to invest in new technologies to keep our installed base competitive: the new MXL2 with AMP upgrade could not be manufactured with conventional methods and marks the first-of-its kind solution with the injection of components manufactured by additive technologies,” said Scott Strazik, president and CEO of GE’s Power Services business. “Because these components are made with a lightweight configuration and can be engineered to include advanced cooling channels, they help the gas turbine run more efficiently, representing a new frontier in turbine engineering and production. These savings translate directly into increased performance and provide turbine operators with greater fuel efficiency and more capacity. We’re excited to bring this technology to our GT13E2 fleet, which we acquired from Alstom in 2015.”

The new MXL2 with AMP include two components produced by GE’s Additive Manufacturing Works (AMW) teams in Birr, Switzerland, and Greenville, South Carolina, United States: the first-stage turbine vanes and heat shields. These parts are among the turbine’s hottest-running components, and the significant amount of cooling air they traditionally require impacts the engine’s performance. Additive printing allows GE to use advanced cooling designs that considerably reduce the amount of cooling air the parts need, improving the turbine’s performance and offering operators potentially millions of dollars in benefits per year.

The breakthrough technology can significantly elevate the output and efficiency of existing GT13E2 gas turbines. It’s capable of:

  • Reducing component cooling requirements by up to 25 percent.
  • Increasing output up to 21 megawatts (MW) in combined-cycle configuration.
  • Achieving efficiency improvement of up to 1.6 percent in combined-cycle configuration.
  • Delivering maintenance intervals of up to 48,000 hours.

Latest Game Changer in Additive Technology at Vattenfall’s Heizkraftwerk Berlin-Mitte Power Plant

The MXL2 with AMP upgrade is a direct result of GE’s long-term commitment to additive manufacturing technology. Vattenfall began supporting this technology in 2015 with the installation of four different 3D printed components at its Heizkraftwerk Berlin-Mitte Power Plant near Germany’s capital city of Berlin.

“We have a long-standing relationship with GE,” said Dietmar Kodim, Gas Turbine Asset Management Leader at Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG. “For over 20 years, we have been reliant on GE/Alstom technology, and we’re proud to work together with GE to install the world’s first GT13E2 upgrade manufactured with additive technology. The solution will help us improve the efficiency of heat and electricity production in Berlin.”

The AMP upgrade is a major contributor in achieving the Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG’s strategic business objectives in energy management. The upgrade will enable Vattenfall’s Heizkraftwerk Berlin-Mitte to increase electrical power by approximately 21 MW and thermal heat generation by about 4 MW. The efficiency of the GT13E2 gas turbines will be improved by approximately 2.5 percent. In addition, the power plant will extend its major inspection interval by approximately two years.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

About GE Power

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable. For more information, visit the company's website at  http://www.ge.com/power. Follow GE Power on Twitter @GE_Power and on LinkedIn at GE Power.

About GE’s Power Services

GE’s Power Services, headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, delivers world-class service solutions for our customers across total plant assets and their operational lifetimes. This organization supports 2,800+ customers worldwide with an installed base of 28,000+ power generation assets across 90+ brands of power generation equipment and taps into the Industrial Internet to improve the performance of our solutions over the entire life cycle through the power of software and big data analytics. Follow on LinkedIn at GE’s Power Services or visit website at www.ge.com/power/services.


Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.


The Sikkim government's failure to complete transmission line from Teesta-III hydro power station to Kishanganj has resulted in Rs 6 cr loss per day

MERC today concluded its hearing on the proposed sale of Rinfra's Mumbai power distribution business to Adani Transmission for an eEstimated Rs 18,800 cr.

The four firms have been shortlisted for negotiations by Essel Infraprojects, which also plans to exit the solar business apart from transmission projects, people familiar with the development said.

A public procurement mechanism with purchase preference to domestic equipment manufacturers for future electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects is in the works.

​​Private transmission companies said discrimination between public and private companies is not in line with the intent of the Electricity Act to promote competition.

PowerGrid has restored 54 transmission lines within 24 to 30 hours that had been damaged in the severe windstorms that hit several parts of India this month.

PREMSTAETTEN, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today released the AS5200L, a dual-die magnetic rotary position sensor with an I2C interface that enables the development of new space-saving designs in safety-critical automotive applications.

The AEC-Q100 grade 1 qualified AS5200L joins ams’ extensive portfolio of magnetic position sensors, with its unique feature set focused at electrified powertrain drive-by-wire control functions, such as shift-by-wire for both traditional stick and rotary shifters, and pedal applications.

ams’ traditional high-performance and reliable position sensing technologies are reinforced in the AS5200L by the provision of dual dies. The stacked configuration of the dies means they may be paired with a single small target magnet while providing identical measurement outputs from each die. Separate package pins are provided for each die to prevent an electrical fault in the device from affecting both dies.

Like all ams magnetic position sensors, the AS5200L benefits from inherent immunity to stray magnetic fields and produces highly accurate and repeatable measurements even in noisy magnetic environments. The result is very reliable performance and reduced system cost, since there is no need for the shielding typically required by competitive magnetic position sensor ICs.

The AS5200L is housed in an MLF-16 package, with a space-saving footprint of just 5mm x 5mm, and with exposed pads and wettable flanks for fast and simple board-level solder joint inspection. The AS5200L is particularly well suited for automotive system designers seeking to implement robust, accurate rotary position sensing in vehicle electrification applications with tight space constraints, such as gear shifters and pedals, and in various other contactless potentiometer applications such as knobs and joysticks.

The provision of an I2C interface allows for easy programming of operating parameters by a host microcontroller without the need for a dedicated programmer. The AS5200L can provide its angle measurements via the I2C interface or as a PWM signal. Angle measurements are supplied in 12-bit resolution, and the maximum error attributable to inherent non-linearity is a maximum ±1°.

The AS5200L offers low power consumption in active and stand-by modes. A smart low-power mode automatically reduces power consumption, resulting in average current of just 1.5mA when polling every 100ms.

The sensor measures rotation over a full 0° to 360° rotation by default. A smaller range can be set by programming a start and stop position into the chip’s one-time programmable (OTP) memory.

“The AS5200L is perfect for embedded safety-critical automotive applications in which high accuracy, redundancy and a very small footprint are of high priority,” said Thomas Mueller, Director of Marketing for position sensors at ams. “The dual-die AS5200L with its redundant high-resolution 12-bit I²C or PWM outputs, is ideally suited for shift-by-wire applications in hybrid, battery-powered and conventional vehicles. With its high performance and redundancy, the AS5200L can help automotive OEMs achieve up to ASIL D compliance at the system level.”

The AS5200L is available in production volumes. Unit pricing is $1.45 in high volumes.

An evaluation board for the AS5200L is available from the ams ICdirect online store. For sample requests or for more technical information, go to www.ams.com/Position-Sensors/AS5200L.

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The "Automotive Fastener Market by Characteristics (Removable, Permanent, Semi-Permanent), Products (Threaded, Non-Threaded), Material Type (Stainless Steel, Plastic, Aluminum), Application, Electric Vehicle Type, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global automotive fastener market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 21.45 Billion in 2018 to USD 25.30 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 2.39% from 2018 to 2025.

The market is anticipated to grow owing to various reasons such as the growing vehicle production, shifting focus toward lightweight vehicles, and the increasing use of electronics in vehicles. Moreover, manufacturers are also shifting from standard fasteners to customized fasteners, and this new development will also drive the automotive fastener market.

The interior trim segment is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment of the automotive fastener market, by application, in terms of value. Automobile manufacturers are now focusing on using lightweight fasteners in the major application areas to reduce the weight of the vehicle. The automakers' focus is high on the interior trims where the application of plastic and aluminum fasteners is increasing to achieve weight reduction, which will drive the requirement of fasteners.

The passenger car segment is estimated to be the largest segment in the automotive fastener market, by vehicle type. Increasing demand for lightweight fasteners, government mandates for fuel economy and emission reduction, and increase in per capita income are the factors fueling the demand for passenger cars in developing countries such as China and India. The production of passenger cars has shown steep growth in developing countries. Developed countries in Europe and North America have a high demand for SUVs and premium cars, which will further boost the demand for the passenger car segment. Also, the demand for premium vehicles in India and China has also witnessed an upward market trend in the last few years. These factors have boosted the global demand for the automotive fastener market for passenger car segment.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the largest market for automotive fasteners during the forecast period owing to their large production and sales of vehicles. The government regulations for lightweight vehicles have led to advancements in technology for manufacturing lightweight and durable products in the region. Also, manufacturers are shifting from standard parts to customized parts, which will drive the demand for customized fasteners in the Asia Pacific region.

The major players in the automotive fastener market are Bulten AB (Sweden), KAMAX (Germany), Sundram Fasteners (India), Stanley Black & Decker (US), Shanghai Prime Machinery Company (China), SFS Group (Switzerland) and Lisi Group (France). These companies collectively account for a major share of the automotive fastener market.

ITW, Lisi, and Bulten AB are the current dominant players in the automotive fastener market. The extensive competition in the automotive industry has made these companies primarily focusing on upgrading the existing systems and processes. These players have adopted various strategies to diversify their presence globally and increase their market shares. The companies should focus on introducing more innovative products, mainly in lightweight fasteners as the demand for lightweight vehicle is increasing.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Automotive Fastener Market
4.2 Automotive Fastener Market, By Region
4.3 Automotive Fastener Market, By Product
4.4 Automotive Fastener Market, By Characteristics
4.5 Automotive Fastener Market, By Material
4.6 Automotive Fastener Market, By Application
4.7 Automotive Fastener Market, By Vehicle Type
4.8 Automotive Fastener Market, By Electric Vehicle Type

5 Market Overview
5.1 Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Drivers Significant Growth in the Global Automotive Industry New Developments and Trends in Automotive Fasteners
5.1.2 Restraints Emergence of Alternatives for Automotive Fasteners
5.1.3 Opportunities Government Mandates Related to Safety Features & Increasing Use of Electronics in Vehicle Significant Developments in Powertrain Innovations Growth in the Number of Semi-Autonomous Cars Growth in the Electric Vehicle Industry
5.1.4 Challenges Development of New Fasteners to Achieve Automotive Weight Reduction Intensive Competition in the Coming Years to Cater to the Electric Vehicle Market

6 Automotive Fastener Market, By Product
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Threaded Fastener
6.3 Non-Threaded Fastener

7 Automotive Fastener Market, By Characteristics
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Removable Fastener
7.3 Permanent Fastener
7.4 Semi-Permanent Fasteners

8 Automotive Fastener Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Engine
8.3 Chassis
8.4 Interior Trim
8.5 Front/Rear Axle
8.6 Steering
8.7 Transmission
8.8 Other

9 Automotive Fastener Market, By Material Type
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Stainless Steel
9.3 Plastic
9.4 Aluminum
9.5 Iron
9.6 Bronze
9.7 Brass
9.8 Nickel

10 Automotive Fastener Market, By Vehicle Type
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Passenger Car
10.3 LCV
10.4 HCV

11 Automotive Fastener Market, By Electric Vehicle Type
11.1 Introduction
11.2 BEV
11.3 HEV
11.4 PHEV

12 Automotive Fastener Market, By Region

13 Competitive Landscape
13.1 Overview
13.2 Automotive Fastener Market: Market Ranking Analysis
13.3 Competitive Scenario
13.3.1 Contracts & Agreements
13.3.2 New Product Developments
13.3.3 Expansions
13.3.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

14 Company Profiles

  • Sundram Fasteners Limited
  • ITW
  • LISI Group
  • Shanghai Prime Machinery Company Limited
  • Bulten Ab
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • SFS Group AG
  • Kamax
  • Meidoh Co. Ltd.
  • Nipman Fasteners
  • Wrth Group
  • Piolax
  • Westfield Fasteners Limited
  • Changshu City Standard Parts Factory
  • Fontana Gruppo
  • Simmonds Marshall Limited
  • Sterling Tools Limited
  • Bollhoff
  • Nedschroef
  • Nifco Group
  • Boltun Corporation

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Advanced Distribution Management System Market to 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type (Software and Service) and Vertical (Commercial and Residential)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Advanced distribution management system market for North America is expected to grow US$ 1208.7 million by 2025 from US$ 281 million in 2016.

Utilities requiring ADMS are investing in this technology as development and innovations are taking place on a day-to-day basis, users are fixing electric vehicles, rooftop solar photovoltaic systems, and other grid-connected devices that the utilities must provide. Utilities which are adopting ADMS, understands it as an essential part to stay in electricity business which is frequently getting change. Thus, this factor is expected to boost the boom barriers and bollards market North America.

The North America market for advanced distribution management system market will exhibit growth in near future. Some of the factors contributing to the market growth is need to modify or to replace outdated systems with advanced systems for better cost efficient option and power consumption. However, it needs a dedicated team for the deployment of a system also, integration of ADMS because new systems are complicated and need basic of IT so as to get worked and these are some of restraining factors affecting growth of advanced distribution management system market during the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Key Takeaways

3. ADMS Market Landscape

4. ADMS Market - Key Industry Dynamics

5. ADMS Market - Global Market Analysis

6. ADMS Market Analysis - By Type

7. ADMS Market Analysis - By Vertical

8. ADMS Market Revenue And Forecasts To 2025 - Geographical Analysis

9. Global ADMS Market - Key Company Profiles

  • Open Systems International Inc.
  • Advanced Control Systems, Inc.
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Indra Sistemas
  • ETAP/Operation Technology, Inc.
  • ABB Ltd.
  • General Electric Company
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Siemens AG
  • Survalent Technology Corporation

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Future Market Insights (FMI) recently published a report titled 'Magnetic Sensor Market - Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Forecast 2018-2028'. A magnetic sensor is a small-scale micro electrochemical system (MEMS) device for detecting and measuring magnetic fields. This sensor acts as a transducer which varies its output voltage in reaction to a magnetic field. These type of sensors are used for proximity switching, speed detection, positioning, and current sensing applications. Moreover, these sensors also detect changes and disturbances in a magnetic field, like flux, strength, and direction. This report includes magnetic sensors which are based on Hall Effect, AMR (Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive), GMR (Giant Magneto-Resistance), and TMR (Tunnel Magneto-Resistance) technologies.

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The global magnetic sensor market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. The global magnetic sensor market was valued at US$ 1,906.1 Mn in 2018, and is projected to increase significantly to reach US$ 3,053.5 Mn by 2028, due to an increase in the demand for magnetic sensors for multiple applications in automotive and IoT.

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The global magnetic sensor market is categorized by technology, application, and region. By technology, the market is segmented as Hall effect, AMR (anisotropic magneto-resistive), GMR (giant magneto-resistance), and TMR (tunnel magneto-resistance). The Hall Effect sub-segment is expected to account for a relatively higher CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. The Hall Effect sub-segment also accounted for the largest market share of 45.4% in 2017. Moreover, technological advancements in vehicle technology, increasing electrifications, and the growing demand for smart products are some of the major factors which are fuelling the growth of the global magnetic sensor market.

On the basis of application, the global magnetic sensor market is segmented by industrial, automotive, consumer electronics, and others. The automotive sub-segment accounted for a relative higher CAGR of 5.3% because of an increase in the demand for connected vehicles and advanced driving assistance.

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Among the regions, North America accounted for the largest market share in 2018. The increasing number of vehicles and an increase in the production of automotive parts are important factors which are driving the growth of the magnetic sensor market in North America. The magnetic sensor market in SEA & Others of APAC is expected to account for a relatively higher CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. Also, the demand for magnetic sensors is increasing in the markets in Western Europe, China, and Japan.

The rapid growth in the demand for smart devices in emerging economies such as India, China, and Japan is attracting several magnetic sensor manufacturers. Smart device and consumer electronic device manufacturers can create abundant opportunities for the development of advanced magnetic sensors. Furthermore, with the growth of industrial automation systems, collaboration with electronic device manufacturers can generate potential opportunities for magnetic sensor manufacturers to provide magnetic sensors with advanced features which have high sensitivity and reliability.

Some of the popular vendors in the magnetic sensor market are Texas Instruments Incorporated, Infineon Technologies AG, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, TE Connectivity, Analog Devices, Inc., Asahi Kasei Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., and Diodes Incorporated.

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, today announced the launch of the Itron Intelis gas meter. The new meter transforms the gas distribution network from the one-way gas delivery mechanism that has been a standard for decades to an interactive energy network delivering gas more safely and efficiently. Featuring embedded intelligence, the meter is designed to increase safety for utility personnel, end customers and communities by enabling safety shutoff at all service points in a timely manner, among other features. Itron will showcase the Intelis gas meter at the World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C. June 25-29, at booth 2611.

The Itron Intelis gas meter will operate in mobile mode and on the Itron OpenWay® Riva and Gen5 IoT networks to deliver near real-time data and post-processing analytics. The intelligent meters act as edge computing devices, each functioning in unison with other intelligent devices and applications on the network to deliver high-resolution data. In that way, critical decisions, such as for consumer safety, can be made proactively to avoid incidents or to respond rapidly after an incident occurs.

“Efficient and sustainable operations will be key to utilities’ long-term success – and technology will play an important role in this. The introduction of intelligent edge devices, such as Itron’s Intelis gas meter, will equip utilities to ensure safety and operational efficiency,” said Farah Saeed, research director at Frost & Sullivan.

The Itron Intelis gas meter is architected to protect consumer safety, provide operational savings and promote workforce protection:

Consumer Safety

  • Excess Flow. Integrated flow measurement detects high-flow condition, automatically shutting off gas flow and sending an alarm to the utility.
  • Meter Removal. Embedded air detection immediately recognizes meter removal, shutting off gas flow and sending an alarm to the utility.
  • Fire Safety. Integrated temperature sensor detects extreme heat, shutting off gas flow and sending an alarm to the utility.

Operational Savings

  • Remote Service Shutoffs. Temporarily shuts off service for non-payment or move-outs.
  • Primary and Secondary Index. Allows for comparison between temperature compensated and non-temperature compensated volume.
  • Prioritized Truck Rolls. Allows proactive management of service shutoffs and reconnects and maintenance activities.

Workforce Protection

  • Remote Control. Activate service safety shutoffs remotely from the home office or service vehicle.
  • Enhance Employee Safety. Weighing just 4.5 pounds, the ergonomic meters afford maintenance crews easier shipping, storage and installation, reducing the occurrence of injuries due to handling.

“As we bring our first intelligent gas meter to utilities, we’ve incorporated our leading ERT® (Encoder Receiver Transmitter) technology into the meter, serving our mobile customers while bringing distributed intelligence to the edge of the network,” said Carl Porter, president of Itron’s Gas business line. “The new capabilities enable a truly intelligent, connected utility network that adds value beyond just meter automation to resourceful use and management of gas delivery.”


The Itron Intelis gas meter will be commercially available in Q4 2018 and will be compatible with the OpenWay Riva network. The meter will be available for the Gen 5 network in the second half of 2019. To learn more about the meter please visit Itron in booth 2611 at the World Gas Conference.

About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

Itron®, OpenWay® and ERT® are registered trademarks of Itron, Inc. All third-party trademarks are property of their respective owners and any usage herein does not suggest or imply any relationship between Itron and the third party unless expressly stated.

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) said today it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block.

ExxonMobil encountered approximately 256 feet (78 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 18,057 feet (5,504 meters) depth in 6,365 feet (1,940 meters) of water. The Stena Carron drillship commenced drilling on May 25, 2018.

“The Longtail discovery is in close proximity to the Turbot discovery southeast of the Liza field,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. “Longtail drilling results are under evaluation. However, the combined estimated recoverable resources of Turbot and Longtail will exceed 500 million barrels of oil equivalent, and will contribute to the evaluation of development options in this eastern portion of the block.”

ExxonMobil is currently making plans to add a second exploration vessel offshore Guyana in addition to the Stena Carron drillship, bringing its total number of drillships on the Stabroek Block to three. The new vessel will operate in parallel to the Stena Carron to explore the block’s numerous high-value prospects.

The Noble Bob Douglas is completing initial stages of development drilling for Liza Phase 1, for which ExxonMobil announced a funding decision in 2017. Phase 1 will consist of 17 wells connected to a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel designed to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day. First oil is expected in early 2020. Phase 2 concepts are similar to Phase 1 and involve a second FPSO with production capacity of 220,000 barrels per day. A third development, Payara, is planned to follow Liza Phase 2.

Guyanese businesses, contractors and employees continue to play an important role in ExxonMobil’s operations in the country. ExxonMobil and project partners spent $24 million with more than 300 local suppliers in 2017 and opened the Centre for Local Business Development in the capital city of Georgetown to promote the establishment and growth of small- and medium-sized local businesses. ExxonMobil’s priorities in Guyana are focused on enabling local workforce and supplier development and collaborating with government to support the growth and success of its economy, both in the energy and non-energy sectors.

The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometers). Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25 percent interest.

About ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international energy company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/exxonmobil.

Cautionary Statement: Statements of future events or conditions in this release are forward-looking statements. Actual future results, including project plans and schedules, resource recoveries and production rates could differ materially due to changes in market conditions affecting the oil and gas industry or long-term oil and gas price levels; political or regulatory developments; reservoir performance; the outcome of future exploration and development efforts; technical or operating factors; the outcome of future commercial negotiations; and other factors cited under the caption “Factors Affecting Future Results” on the Investors page of our website at www.exxonmobil.com. References to “recoverable resource” include quantities that are not yet classified as proved reserves under SEC rules but that we believe will be produced in the future and moved into the proved reserve category.

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Hohhot Co., Ltd. operates a pump-storage plant (PSP) in Inner Mongolia, China, that supplements a wind farm and provides peak demand power, supplemental power capacity when production is reduced, and energy storage for stand-by emergency power and frequency regulation.

The operating conditions of the Hohhot PSP are harsh and required a specific design of pump turbines and motor-generators that includes:

Higher stability while operating over a large head range
Ability to withstand load and thermal cycles due to frequent starts and stops
Higher availability to cope with demand from the grid.


GE installed four reversible, 306 MW Francis pump turbines and motor generator units at the PSP plant, and furnished technical and quality support for the unit equipment.

The motor generator’s upper bracket, rotor spider and stator frame were equipped with patented oblique elements that allow thermal expansion without moving parts, resulting in a maintenance free solution. Since this greatly reduces element fatigue and permits smaller clearances, the generators are more compact, efficient and reliable.

The maintenance-free oblique elements increase generator lifetime and—given their smaller foundation – decrease construction costs.



The PSP entered commercial operation in 2014 and the customer uses the plant to complement their wind farm production, as well as to provide the electrical network with power for peak demand, supplemental power for periods of reduced production, energy storage for emergency power stand-by and frequency regulation.

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

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