Baha catalog show draws over 100 Indian firms

Updated 20 February 2013
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Baha catalog show draws over 100 Indian firms

Catalogues of more than 100 Indian companies, covering a wide range of sectors such as machinery, tools and equipment, textiles, automobile and spare parts, building material, foodstuffs and spices and fashion, were on display at a two-day show organized by the Consulate General of India in Baha, which ended yesterday.
Ali M. Mongash, vice chairman of Baha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, opened the catalogue display at the chamber premises at the premises and lauded such initiatives from the Indian consulate.
Hatim Saeed Al-Safi, vice chairman, said the catalogues displayed at the show provided a “unique opportunity” to the local business community to get first hand information of India’s goods and services.
Chamber Secretary General Safar G. Al-Zahrani conveyed his happiness over the show, which had a large turnout of visitors.
M. K. Ghildiyal, consul (commercial) at the Indian Consulate, expressed hope that with this show the bilateral business ties would expand further.
“The commercial wing of the consulate is always available to assist the local business community,” he added.
Ghildiyal and Pawan Tripathi, vice consul (commercial) interacted with the visiting Saudi businessmen and briefed them about India’s range of quality products and services.


General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbine in Britain

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General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbine in Britain

  • Britain is aiming to be a leader in offshore wind technology
  • The largest wind turbines currently in operation are MHI Vestas’ 9 MW turbines in Aberdeen, Scotland

LONDON: US conglomerate General Electric will test the world’s largest wind turbine in a facility in northeast England, it said on Tuesday.
GE Renewable Energy, the renewable arm of the US firm, and the British government-funded Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult signed a five-year agreement to test GE’s Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) turbine in Blyth, Northumberland.
“This is an important agreement because it will enable us to prove Haliade-X in a faster way by putting it under controlled and extreme conditions,” John Lavelle, president & CEO of GE’s Offshore Wind business said in a statement.
Britain is aiming to be a leader in offshore wind technology and its capacity could grow by five times current levels to 30 gigawatts by 2030, according to a report funded by a range of industry participants.
Britain’s energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry welcomed the agreement and said it highlights Britain’s world class research and testing facilities.
The largest wind turbines currently in operation are MHI Vestas’ 9 MW turbines installed at Vattenfall’s windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Companies have been building larger turbines to help get more power from each turbine installed and drive down the cost of the electricity they produce.
The agreement also includes a 6 million pound ($8.5 million) combined investment from Britain’s Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to install the world’s largest and most powerful grid emulation system at the Catapult’s Blyth center.