Wednesday, December 15, 2010

nuclear reactors and heavy equipment

Potsdamer investigators unravel the network of Russian-smuggling deals for nuclear reactors in Iran
POTSDAM Potsdam prosecutor's investigations of the smuggling of special parts for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Iranian coastal city of Bushehr have expanded considerably. At the beginning of the investigations in 2004 to only focused on the "Atom-brothers" as a tabloid newspaper called George and K. Axel. The two heads of the special heavy equipment engineering ISV from near Magdeburg have long been condemned.
But now, almost three years after the first raid, the extent of the investigation to look little more complex, in connection with the secret, is anti-Israeli nuclear weapons program of Iran. This year, the group of suspected suppliers has once again expanded considerably. "There are now nearly 50 companies, and it does not stop," said the Potsdam prosecutor Chris Lange, determined the nationwide in the fall. Against a dozen companies is already determined.
Potsdam's authority as a priority prosecution for economic crimes in Brandenburg is responsible, because "nuclear-brothers" had tried in 2001 and 2002, one cut in ten parts of crane that was moving in the power plant Bushehr fuel rods, the Brandenburg-Polish border into Russia and finally To export to Iran. Customs investigators came to the business in 2004, when they routinely sighted export delivery notes of the ISV. From Germany, in principle, should any items be exported to Iran, where they can be used as nuclear technology. Because such export is always to the detriment of the Federal Republic of diplomatic entanglements allies.
What is the value in the coastal city of Bushehr had illegally supplied parts, also can only guess. "So far we have seen a total contract value of slightly more than five million dollars," says the specialist economic crime, Lange, "but there must be more run." Much more. Probably more than $ 100 million. There is even an indication for a contract worth about $ 150 million.
The fact that the mastermind behind the smuggling deals will soon be prosecuted, is not yet in sight. The main accused, all of German business people of Russian origin have settled in time to Russia. Presumably, they enjoy it for the protection of government regulators. After all, had Dmitri S., CEO of Vero and export trading company, and his accomplices of Berlin from the smuggling operations on behalf of the government-Russian company Atomstroyexport (ASE) is threaded. For the investigators is clear after intensive investigations: Between ASE and the now liquidated company Vero trade, there is no dividing line. "Vero is ASE, for example, the managers have the same fax numbers on their business cards," said Lange.
The war destroyed the nuclear reactor-Siemens
How important is the construction of the Bushehr miles for Russia has seen in the fact that the great power any sanction against Iran to prevent the international community, especially the United States, to impose for the alleged nuclear bomb program wants. The ASE is building in the Russian government commissioned world's nuclear power plants - even in Bushehr on the Persian Gulf. The contracted volume of orders for this Meilerbau is 800 million U.S. dollars. For Russia, there is a lot.
As high as the profit, so large are obvious to the Russian contractor, the problems with the construction of light water reactor. Without them, the smuggling is not explained. In 1974 during the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi Western-oriented, the German Siemens Group to build the reactor in Bushehr. The Iranian Revolution was the 1979 Imperial Peacock Throne to collapse, and during the first Gulf War from 1980 to 1988 destroyed the Iraqi military reactors in the Persian Gulf. Iran asked why in 1990 at Siemens, whether the group the power plant from the ruins build again. But the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main, Siemens issued no permit. Subsequently, Iran concluded in 1995 with the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry signed a contract on reconstruction and commissioning of Bushehr. After this 800-million-dollar deal should the power plant to go online in 2001. But the technical - and smuggling technical - problems could not be solved so quickly.
During the Cold War espionage-from strategic considerations, nuclear reactor before and behind the iron curtain built fundamentally different DIN standards. Even if the secret construction plans popular items would be spied on, so a replica was pointless. The systems were just not compatible in detail.
Russia's problem and the solution smuggling
Prior to this difficulty, the Russians were in 1995: They had not to complete the theory nor the material to the reactor designed to Western standards. To overcome the obstacle, the mid-1990s, the quasi-governmental group founded Atomstroyexport. He should build the world order in Russian nuclear power plants. However, ASE, this was another problem, the contacts with potential suppliers were missing in the West. Therefore, set up by the ASE in Western Europe so-called front companies or if it was appropriate, contacted - such as Vero Dimitrij S. GmbH of Berlin. From 1999/2000, the trading company which had exported since the early 1990s, all sorts of goods-and fixed only to the Bushehr business.
How the Vero / ASE-people, a special company that has designed a central core for the reactor in Bushehr: the crane that was used inside the power dome millimeter fuel into the combustion chambers.
That the Vero-dealer, the "atom-brothers" found near Magdeburg, is probably not a coincidence. Within the Warsaw Pact, the GDR was a cross-border responsible for the production of heavy equipment for the nuclear power plant construction. George K. was an absolute expert in this field. The businessmen from Vero knew off and had probably also have lists of experts from the past. The "Atom-brothers" K. ordered in turn required parts for other companies.
And not all of these companies were clueless. After all product components have been sought for a nuclear power plant on the technical levels of the 1970s. Much of this was out of date, some long since removed from the production program. Some companies that have been requested by the Magdeburger ISV engineering firm, declined not only in thanks, but refers also to the legal situation: banned exports to Iran. The fact that some German companies to give up yet for the nuclear smuggling, is explained clearly and with the pressure, the Vero / ASE build wont. Under the motto "carrot and stick" the company is made clear: By participating, is the way to the Eastern European market paved - who resists, no chance there.
The "Atom-brothers" knew that they were acting illegally. They claimed initially, the crane was destined for Russia, which would have been permitted, but stood under the weight of the evidence it quickly. Extremely helpful for the truth, according to the experience of German investigators always a reference to the black list of the U.S. administration. For companies on this list, the U.S. market is taboo. And end up on this list all companies, of which it becomes known that they supply parts to Iran nuclear plant or company curl_exec do this.
In a public trial before court that the prosecutor suspects makes it clear the path to the list can not be avoided. Presumably this is a major reason why smuggling methods are often completed in the necessary silence. Long known as federal prosecutors in these cases, in which enters a company's negotiators to his office and begins the conversation by saying: "I am instructed to inform you on behalf of the company to offer full cooperation."

Saar-mining technology to score in Ukraine and Russia

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Eastern Europeans looking for partners here
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Saarbrücken. The mining company RAG RAG German hard coal Mining Solutions launched a new company to life. This has the objective of the mining equipment and mining technologies, which in Germany are no longer needed to market internationally. A first attempt was the director of the mine Saar, Friedrich Breinig, visiting Ukrainian-Russian delegation at the mine. "We can both offer high-quality equipment and help them to adapt to local geological conditions," said Breinig.
The mining experts from Eastern European countries are "very interested in German technology," said Boris Bokij, chief financial officer of the mine Sasjadko (Ukraine). It must however be guaranteed a service on site. Vladislav Norkin of the Russian group wants ADD gas being flared in oil refineries to use as energy. But he is looking for partners in the Saarland. The delegation has now stand at the Saarland. Organized the visit of "Saarland international", a collaboration between the Ministry with the Centre for Productivity and Technology (ZPT) has been.

Market for new commercial vehicles registered big minus

Used equipment far less affected by the crisis
New "locator" under easier to find
Wien (ots) - As the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) are telling, new orders from abroad for goods vehicles over six tonnes alone in May 2009 decreased by 77 percent. The export of commercial vehicles up to six tonnes fell so far this year by 65 percent. Much better it looks in the details of the used construction portal ads in almost all areas of used commercial vehicles. "Low loss are present, but the trend is right now more likely to Buying used, the pressure on the cost side and forced to work efficiently, keep the market used for maintaining construction equipment and trucks, "said Marko United of Mascus.
The pan-European marketplace offers a rare overview of the market. "We are in over thirty countries worldwide, we can assess not only the events in Germany or Austria, but see an overall picture," said Large. The use and dealers from all targeted to expand substantially limited markets. "We are at different types of equipment - whether construction, agricultural machinery and trucks - a strong regional disparities in Europe have been identified as part of equpment types are traded much higher in Northern Europe and less common than in southern Europe." Said Mark Gross. Even save transport costs entrepreneurs like money, and affiliated distributors like to fall back to the portal and its range. "Especially in the last few months have again some large traders decided to work with ads," said Country Manager of Mascus.
Is not the same old useless, as a look to the traded equipment. To the 100,000 machines available on Mascus. "The portal also highly specialized machines are traded. In the transportation sector are also not uncommon refrigerator as in forestry and agriculture, the local machine rather rare," said Mark Gross. The savings at the original price is sometimes immense, although sometimes only a few hours on the device. Dealers are happy about the large range at reasonable prices that do not exceed in the case of ads as a platform in more than 25 languages and presence in over thirty countries but the cost of local advertising papers.
To boost the market for used machinery ahead, ads permanently extended the service area to www. mascus. de. As a full success, for example, the new "Locator" proved you can find on the prospective customers quickly and easily needed vehicles in the connected countries. They can select directly for specific machine types and region. Dealers have the opportunity to present themselves on a micro-integrated in the portal page - for many a welcome alternative to the time-consuming and costly own website.
Mascus. de's largest virtual marketplace for construction, agricultural, and forestry machinery as well as commercial vehicles in Europe. So relieved trade, the search and retrieval of vehicles, machines and accessories. Commercial and private buyers and sellers can use the system, no commissions are due. Sellers must only pay a small fee. For a half a million visitors a month to know the service and the range in Europe to appreciate. Damascus serves as yet more than 30 European countries in 25 different languages. In 2001, the portal - originally destined for the northern region of Europe - in Scandinavia founded.

The market for farm equipment

The market in which the farm equipment manufacturer Claas move is clear. Four major companies dominate the business of farm equipment: John Deere, a 20 billion dollar company in the U.S., the Fiat subsidiary, Case New Holland (CNH) and Agco Fendt owner just Claas. The Ostwestfalen see itself as Europe's number one in combines and as a world leader in forage harvesters. Problems it currently has none of the major suppliers, of which up to Claas all listed. The shops in the growing agriculture are going well. Especially since the market is the great wave of consolidation is already behind. From 70 major manufacturers that existed 40 years ago, a handful remained. And yet the time of the merger is not over. For several months, farm equipment industry experts speculate, for example, on the future of CNH. Currently, the Italians are valued on the stock market with some 6.8 billion dollars. Agco has filed public interest. Claas also is said to be interested in CNH.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Power plant in Dingden: Investor must reschedule

Hamminkeln (RP) A project that the Academy would benefit Klausenhof Dingden, currently employs the county and the city Hamminkeln. A Argarunternehmer wants to build a biomass power plant on his farm. In addition, a line is a biogas cogeneration plant in the vicinity of the cemetery planned on Bokern.
Biogas plants - here an example from Brünen - there are now in all of NRW. The power plants use biomass to produce energy.

"As a permit required under the Bundesimmisionsschutzgesetz is, in this case asked the district of Wesel," explains the Technical Delegate of the city Hamminkeln, George Haupt. "Our administration is in the process as public concerns heard." And so we have put in the City Hall now has a negative opinion on Dingden project. "The proposed biomass power plant is a power of 0.9 megawatts," says Haupt. But outside, in this case on Bokern, only one benefit is approved by 0.5 megawatts and be approved. "

District heating for the Klausenhof

Even the CHP, which will be powered by biogas, is considered critical in Hamminkeln City Hall. Georg Haupt: "There is a ruling of the Federal Administrative Court in 2008 after not such a power plant in the outdoor area is permitted." The question is now how to behave, the investor. The argrarentreneur leaves two possibilities. First step: to reduce the performance of the biogas plant, then this would be approved. Second step: The cogeneration few meters of building near the Academy Klausenhof. "There we have a special area, not outside," Georg main confirmed on request.

The Dingden educational institution would benefit from these revised plans. "If you get the power plant, it would put a heating pipe," said Klausenhof management director Rudolf Schott. The aim was to hot water heating system for the Academy. "Two of the heating boiler in the course of the year would have to be renewed," says Schott. "For us, the district would be a cheap alternative." The idea for the district had the Dingden investor.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

materials handling equipment.

We are looking for suppliers of materials handling equipment to South African markets. The applications of this equipment will be in mining, power generation, industry and logistics.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

diesel generator suppliers

As an alternative to getting electricity from the grid that is supplied by power plants, one should consider power generators. At present load shedding is a problem in South Africa. Many people are looking for alternatives. Hence there is a shortage of diesel generators suppliers. Any supplier of diesel generators is welcome to make contact there.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

cogeneration power plants

Find out more about cogeneration power plants on the plant machinery equipment site.

Monday, March 29, 2010

power plants

There is a new web site that deals with the issue of power plants and related equipment. At present it is only introductory, but it is going to have more information on especially diesel power plants and coal fired thermal power plants.Visit the web site, if you are interested into new or used power plants.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The standard handbook of power plant engineering

Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering
The standard handbook of power plant engineering has been extensively revised and updated, this new edition of a classic resource provides powerplant engineers with a full range of information from basic operations to leading-edge technologies, including steam generation, turbines and diesels, fuels and fuel handling, pollution control, plant electrical systems, and instrumentation and control. New material covers various energy resources for power generation, nuclear plant systems, hydroelectric power stations, alternative and cogeneration energy plants, and environmental controls. With over 600 drawings, diagrams, and photographs, it offers engineers and technicians the information needed to keep powerplants operating smoothly into the 21st century.

Monday, February 8, 2010

power plant engineering book review

Power Plant Engineering
To get good insight into the generation of electricity  Power Plant Engineering by C. Elanchezhian is a good start. The book has been designed for B.E. and B.Tech mechanical engineering student. Power plant engineering does also prove to be a precious resource for practicioners of engineering and teaching in fields relating to power plants. The book provides at present all the important information about the various types of power plants like steam power plants, nuclear power plants and even hydel power plants, diesel and gas turbine power plants, geothermal plants, and solar power plants. Some key elements are that each chapter is accomplished with solved problems. The text of the book has been supplemented with illustrated diagrams, tables, flow charts, and graphs where it is a requirement for clear understanding by the students. The summaries at the end of each chapter help the readers to review literature presented in the chapter. The many review questions and exercise tasks have been designed to enhance the practical engineering skills of students.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thermal Power Plant Equipment in China

Thermal Power Plant Equipment in China: A Strategic Entry Report, 1997 (Strategic Planning Series)

Thermal Power Plant Equipment in China:

This report puts executives and strategic planners on the fast track. The first chapter describes the study's methodology. The second chapter gives an overview of how to strategically access the market, mid-term forecasts of latent demand and accessibility benchmarks. ...