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Contract Wins: Ball, Lockheed Marin, John Deere, Schneider Electric, Xylem, Fuel Tech

Ball logoBall Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to build the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) for the National Institute of Environmental Research in South Korea. GEMS is a geostationary scanning ultraviolet-visible spectrometer designed to monitor trans-boundary pollution for the Korean peninsula and Asia-Pacific region. The spectrometer provides high spatial and high temporal resolution measurements of ozone, its precursors and aerosols. Hourly measurements by GEMS will improve early warnings for potentially dangerous pollution events and monitor long-term climate change, Ball Aerospace says.

Lockheed Martin has awarded battery manufacturer Saft a contract for delivery of e6T Li-ion battery systems for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. The JLTV program will produce a family of fuel-efficient vehicles capable of performing multiple mission roles across a range of military operations. Saft will deliver 59 batteries to Lockheed Martin for vehicle prototypes scheduled for delivery during the 33-month engineering and manufacturing development phase, followed by a final competition after which a production contract will be awarded, around 2015. The Saft e6T Li-ion battery system features a lightweight design within the dimensions of a traditional lead-acid battery, enabling easy integration into the vehicle.

Water technology company Xylem has been awarded a $2.9 million contract from the Beijing Drainage Group to install Xylem’s Flygt pumps in 19 pumping stations in downtown Beijing. The Flygt submersible centrifugal sewage pumps will improve the stations’ water storage capability and prevent overflow by providing more efficient drainage and flood control, the company says.

John Deere has selected Schneider Electric to supply its online sustainability platform, Resource Advisor, to the agriculture machinery manufacturer. Resource Advisor, Schneider Electric’s enterprise-level StruxureWare software application, provides secure access to the data, reports and summaries that drive corporate sustainability and energy programs.

Fuel Tech has received two domestic air pollution control (APC) contracts with an aggregate value of about $10.5 million. Deliveries for both contracts are scheduled for the fourth quarter 2013. The largest of these orders, placed by a Southern utility, represents nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction projects on three coal-fired boilers. These projects will use Fuel Tech’s HERT (stands for high energy reagent technology) and NOxOUT selective non-catalytic reduction injection technologies. The second contract, placed by a domestic chemical company, is for an engineering release for a conventional selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that will be installed on an industrial gas-fired boiler in order to keep the facility within its NOx permit limit while it undergoes a production expansion. The system includes the SCR reactor, flow mixing devices, ammonia injection grid, and aqueous ammonia feed system, each of which is key to optimal SCR performance.

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