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Kinedyne Confirms Prattville Expansion Ready for Operations

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Kinedyne Confirms Prattville Expansion Ready for Operations

Global cargo control technologies provider, Kinedyne shows no signs of slowing down offering its competitive and consolidated transportation-focused solutions portfolio. The company released information this week confirming the newest Prattville distribution center is fully operational and equipped to support the company’s efforts to improve order processing, lead time and accuracy thanks to advanced technology.

“With over 20 years of experience in operational strategy and global manufacturing, Doug Apelt, vice president – operations, oversees all operational processes in the United States and Canada,” Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne LLC, said. “Doug’s operational expertise and leadership of the Prattville team has benefited this expansion initiative and continues to strengthen and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our overall North American operations.”

Kinedyne launched a different approach in operations in 2016 by combining engineering, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, customer service and government contract into operations. Boasting several decades and 300 employees in Prattville, the company is also recognized as one of the largest employers for Autauga County. Beyond Prattville, Kinedyne’s footprint spans across a robust network throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, all of which offer the company’s full line of cargo control, capacity and access products.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to further improve operational integrity through process control and technological advancements,” Doug Apelt, vice president – operations for Kinedyne LLC, said. “Employees and customers will each enjoy the advantages generated by the additional facility, and it positions Kinedyne to successfully manage its customers’ expectations and our own future growth objectives.”

 

Calling all Engineers! Registration Closing Soon for DesignCon

The 24th Annual DesignCon Conference, scheduled for January 29-31 at the Santa Clara Convention Center,  is closing its registration soon. The nation’s largest educational conference for chip, board and systems design engineers will feature over 100 sessions from the industry’s top 99 engineers and leaders who carefully review and approve each speaker submission.

“Every year DesignCon puts together an unmatched educational conference that is tailored specifically to the interests of our community of engineers,” said Suzanne Deffree, Brand Director, Intelligent Systems and Design, UBM. “We are excited to provide an event that speaks to the fundamental trends and future innovations across electrical engineering, and features presentations from some of the brightest minds in the industry.”

Additionally, attendees are given the opportunity to earn accreditation from the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and receiving an official IEEE certificate based on the hours invested during the conference.

This year’s event will feature four primary formats inclusive of:

Three all-day training boot camps for hardware design engineers with topics covering  the art of signal integrity analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for hardware and electronics design.

Panel discussions analyzing 112 Gbps package challenges, PCI Express ecosystem planning for 32 GT/s, and optimizing 400-GbE signal intergrity.

Three-hour tutorial sessions focusing on design and verification for high-speed I/Os and lowering the barrier to entry for electronic and photonic ICs.

Over 80 Technical Sessions with feature presentations and research on issues such as Using Multiple Huygens Boxes to Detect & Quantify the Coupling Path from Noise Source to Victim.

Amazon Lab 126, AMD, ANSYS, Broadcom, Cadence, Cisco, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Mentor, Molex, Raytheon, Samsung, Samtec, Siemens, Synopsys, TE Connectivity, Tektronix, and Xilinx are some of the leading companies that will share key insights and industry knowledge during the event.

Don’t miss the industry event of the year, register HERE.

Source: Globe Newswire

Bechtel Advances Australia LNG Project

San Francisco, CA – Bechtel has successfully ‘hydro-tested’ two additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks built on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.

The tests confirm that the tanks built for the Australia Pacific LNG and Santos GLNG plants are ready to store LNG and follow the successful test of a tank at the Queensland Curtis LNG project earlier this year. Bechtel is the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for both projects.

Hydro testing takes between two and four weeks to complete. Water is pumped into each of the tanks and held for 24 hours while various tests are carried out.

Once testing is complete, it takes about five days to empty the tanks. Hydro-testing verifies that each tank can hold its design capacity of LNG at -260 degrees Fahrenheit.

Each of the QCLNG and GLNG tanks is capable of holding more than 140,000 cubic meters of LNG with Australia Pacific LNG’s tanks each holding 160,000 cubic meters.

In addition to the work on Curtis Island, Bechtel is the principal downstream contractor for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.

Bechtel also constructed the LNG facility, in Darwin, in 2005 and is responsible for about half the LNG liquefaction capacity under construction.

International engineering giant Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Currently, the company is involved in diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

08/21/2014

 

Jacobs Contracts to Design, Manage Major UK Tower Project

Pasadena, CA – The Jacobs Engineering Group  will provide design, engineering and project management services for the Brighton i360 project now being built on the Brighton seafront in the UK.

The Brighton i360 is a 540-foot-tall tower with a moving passenger pod that travels up the tower to a height of more than 450 feet, providing 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside.

Jacobs was part of the team that designed and built the London Eye, Europe’s tallest observation wheel and still the UK’s most popular paid-for visitor attraction 14 years after opening on the banks of the River Thames.

Now that same team of architects, engineers and contractors is reunited on the new project, the company said.

Jacobs designed the engineering structure for the project; in effect, a vertical cable car on a large scale. The i360 passenger pod is 59 feet in diameter with a capacity of up to 200 people.

The Brighton i360 is the first of its kind and once completed, will be the tallest visitor observation attraction in the UK outside of London.

California-headquartered Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.

7/16/2014

 

Bechtel Completes Australian LNG Production Project

Gladstone, Australia – Bechtel has successfully delivered and installed all of the modules for the first liquefied natural gas production train at the GLNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia.

The successful installation marks a major milestone in the construction of the plant, which will consist of two production trains, designated Trains 1 and 2.

Train 1 is made up of 82 modules that were built at a Bechtel-managed module yard facility in the Philippines and transported to Curtis Island over a 19-month period.

The modules for Train 2 are being constructed at the same facility and shipped to the island. The final modules for the second train are scheduled to be delivered and installed later this year.

US-based Bechtel is acting as the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for three LNG facilities on Curtis Island.

GLNG, Queensland Curtis LNG, and Australia Pacific LNG are all being built simultaneously, side-by-side, making these projects the largest concentration of Bechtel work anywhere in the world.

In addition, the company is the principal contractor for the Chevron Wheatstone LNG project in Western Australia and constructed Australia’s first LNG facility, at Darwin, in 2005.

Global engineering giant Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. The company is currently involved in diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

07/10/2014