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General Electric of Rutland gets $8 million Navy contract

first_imgGE Aircraft Engines – Rutland Operation,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Thursday announced that General Electric Aviation of Rutland has been awarded a US Navy contract for $8,056,982 for the development and production of fighter engines and devices for the EA-18G aircraft. The contract, which is being divided among several regional GE plants, totals more than $67 million and is a modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract.  GE Rutland receives 12 percent of the total award.As the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Defense Subcommittee, Senator Leahy is an advocate for GE Aviation in Rutland in the defense budget and procurement process and has long championed the plants high-quality jet engine blades and vanes.  The Rutland plant has grown by about 200 positions over the past three years and now employs approximately 1,100 Vermonters.  GE has invested more than $75 million over three years to ensure the continued productivity and efficiency of the Rutland plant and to handle a backlog in engine parts orders.Leahy said, The continued success of GE Rutland is a sign of the superior quality of the work done at the Vermont plant.  Each new contract awarded to the Rutland facility is a reminder of the economic value of GE to our state and of the trust our armed forces place in their products.  There is no greater vote of confidence for a plant such as GE Rutland than to be awarded multiple contracts and the continued opportunity to serve those who protect us all.Our nearly 1,100 employees at Rutland take great pride in manufacturing airfoils for the F414, a workhorse engine for the US Navy, said Dante DiBattista, Plant Leader for GE Aviations Rutland facility. We are grateful for the continued partnership with Senator Leahy and his team. Source: Leahy. 1.3.2013last_img read more

FMC Technologies Sets Up Annulus Monitoring System for Petronas

first_imgFMC Technologies has installed and tested its annulus monitoring system (AMS) in an offshore well in Malaysia owned by PETRONAS.A winner of the 2015 OTC Spotlight on New Technology award, FMC Technologies’ AMS is a wireless communication system that provides independent condition-monitoring within a subsea wellhead to operators from the onset of drilling and throughout the life of the well.The AMS delivers information to the operator about annular fluid and components during well installation and startup.The system provides real-time data collection and feedback, which would allow operators to complete their drilling and abandonment operations ahead of schedule.“We are proud of the success of the AMS during this project with PETRONAS. Our Annulus Monitoring System will save rig time and lower operator cost – not only during initial drilling, but also during abandonment operations,” said Bernard McCoy, Jr., director of Subsea Drilling Services for FMC Technologies.last_img read more

Fireworks Illegal In The Kenai Peninsula Borough

first_imgTucker says there is one other exception for Kenai: fireworks are allowed on December 31 and January 1 of each year, within city limits only. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker says those rules hold steady within the City of Kenai: “With fireworks, at least within the City of Kenai, we’re hoping people don’t use them. It is illegal. I’ve had people call and at the station we’ve had to let them know that’s the case, and again the beaches within the City of Kenai limits are also not allowed for fireworks, so hoping folks don’t go out there and do that.” The use of fireworks is also a major wildfire safety concern over the Fourth of July. If you plan to celebrate with fireworks, use them carefully and only where legal. Keep in mind, it is illegal to use fireworks on forested state lands, public or private, during fire season from April 1 to August 31. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As Alaska residents and visitors prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, the state’s wildland fire officials would like to remind the public to be extremely cautious with any activity that could ignite a wildfire. Fireworks are forbidden in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, except for planned, professional, permitted displays. If you have a campfire, make sure it is placed on dirt or gravel, keep it small, never leave it unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before you leave. Holiday weekends on the Kenai traditionally results in an increase in traffic in the woods and on rivers and roads as people head out to go boating, camping, fishing, hiking, off-road riding, and partake in other recreational activities.last_img read more