It is the first major milestone on the way to a more stable and environmentally compatible supply of energy in South Africa. The talk here is of the first boiler column which was set down at the Medupi site for the future 4,800 MW utility power plant on Saturday 16 January. Over the next few years, a total of 12 bituminous coal power plant units will arise at Medupi, which is some 350 kms away from Johannesburg, and at a another site (Kusile) which, on their completion, will ensure an almost 20% share of the overall supply of electricity in South Africa.
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Tokyo, January 13, 2010 — Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, hereinafter Hitachi) today announced that Hitachi and Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd., which develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications, such as hybrid electric vehicles, have developed lithium-ion batteries for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, a first for the Hitachi Group. These new batteries were developed in response to the growing demand for environment-friendly vehicles resulting from the increasingly strict regulations on automobile exhaust emissions around the world.
LONDON, 14 December 2009 – Today saw the official launch of the UK's first domestic high speed service. The new high speed service operates from St Pancras International to Kent and is part of a fully integrated timetable in the South East, marking the biggest change in 40 years.
Tokyo, November 16, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi; TSE: 6501 / NYSE:HIT) announced that, pursuant to a decision by the President and Chief Executive Officer made pursuant to authority granted to him at the October 29, 2009 Board of Directors meeting, Hitachi decided to issue and offer new shares and to issue 130% Call Option Attached Unsecured Convertible Bond Type Bonds with Stock Acquisition Rights (8th Series) (with inter-bond pari passu clause).
Tokyo, October 29, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, ended September 30, 2009.
Tokyo, October 26, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced revisions to the Company's consolidated interim and full-year business forecasts for fiscal 2009, year ending March 31, 2010, which were announced on May 12, 2009, in light of recent business performance.
Tokyo, October 26, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that the Company plans to recognize extraordinary items on an unconsolidated basis for the first half of fiscal 2009, year ending March 31, 2010. Details are as follows.
Tokyo, October 23, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) announced that Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. (“Hitachi Vehicle Energy”; Hitachi-naka City, Ibaraki Pref.; President: Hidetaka Kawamoto), a Hitachi Group company that develops and manufactures lithium-ion (“Li-ion”) batteries for hybrid electric vehicles and other applications, has completed construction of a volume production line for 3rd-generation automotive Li-ion batteries.
Sagem Sécurité (Safran group), the world leader in biometrics and Hitachi, the engineering and information technology giant, will unveil the first ever multi-modal finger vein and fingerprint device at Biometrics 2009 in London, Finger VP.
LONDON, 17 AUGUST 2009 – The 29th and final Hitachi train ordered for Southeastern High Speed Services will be unloaded at the Port of Southampton today. The train will arrive in Southampton on board Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' 67,140 GRT RoRo ship, MV Tamesis and will be transferred by DB Schenker to Hitachi's state of the art maintenance facility in Ashford for commissioning.