21st April 2008 – Hitachi Europe Ltd. today announced that the 11th EU Hitachi Science and Technology Forum will be hosted at Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel in Munich on 26th and 27th April 2008, bringing together European experts, Forum members, representatives from industry, NGOs and academia to debate the topic: “Ageing Society and Technology”.
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Electrabel, E.ON Kraftwerke and Hitachi intend to cooperate in a joint research project. Target of the project is to design, build and operate a test facility to investigate the behaviour of different solvents in the process for CO2 capture from flue gases. The main aim of the project is the execution of scrubbing tests under real flue gas conditions with different chemical solvents.
London – 20th February 2008. Under the banner of “Hitachi Inspire Life” The Japanese engineering and IT giant Hitachi is today staging an event to present the full breadth of its technologies to customers from all over Europe. This two-day exhibition will include demonstrations of some of Hitachi's “future technologies” for the first time in Europe.
London – 20th February 2008: Following the introduction of its Class 395 bullet train to the UK in 2007, Hitachi Europe has announced that it is running a trial alongside Network Rail to test and introduce its ETCS-compatible signalling system. The system is based on the highly reliable Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system that is used in Tokyo, the most congested metropolitan area in Japan, as well as on the Shinkansen, Japanese Bullet Train.
Duisburg/Johannesburg 13 November 2007 Hitachi Power Europe GmbH (HPE) and its subsidiary Hitachi Power Africa (Pty) Ltd have received an order valued at some EUR 2 billion (ZAR20 billion) from ESKOM, the South African Electricity Utility. HPE is to supply six coalfired utility steam generators for the ESKOM Medupi Power Station. The scope of supply includes the design, installation and startup of the utility steam generators. The generators each with a capacity of about 800 MW will be going on line one after the other within 3 years from 2011.
London – 2nd October 2007 Hitachi Europe Ltd unveils its Ashford Train Depot maintenance facility and six-car Class 395 ‘bullet train’ unit for Southeastern High Speed Services, at an opening ceremony in the presence of the UK Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP and His Excellency Mr Yoshiji Nogami, Japanese Ambassador.
Hitachi Europe Ltd announces the delivery to the UK of the first six-car Class 395 ‘bullet train’ units for Southeastern High Speed Services. This first unit has been manufactured to the latest UK and European safety standards in Hitachi's manufacturing facility in Kasado Japan. A further 3 trains are currently being assembled and will be delivered over the coming months to carry out a comprehensive testing programme on the High Speed 1 line between Ashford and St Pancras and on the Kent network. The remaining 25 Trains will be delivered in 2009.
At this year's IFA in Berlin, Germany 31st August – 5 September 2007, Hitachi will showcase its latest innovations for the consumer electronics industry. Hitachi will exhibit a range of products and solutions on an impressive 772m² stand in Hall 23, Stand 102. Hitachi will display a number of products that are world firsts, including the world's first Blu-ray disc camcorder and a one terabyte (TB) hard disk drive (HDD) that can hold more than a million e-books or 250 hours of high definition video.
June 5th 2007, Maidenhead, Hitachi Europe Ltd is delighted to announce the signing of a new distribution partnership with Hawco Refrigeration. Following the success of their recent trading it is now confirmed that Hawco will concentrate on offering Hitachi's Summit range of high wall inverters as an integral part of their product range
Hitachi Power Europe GmbH today announced that they have been selected to supply the core components for three new power plants being developed by Electrabel, the leading Belgian energy supplier. One of the plants will be built in Maasvlakte in the Netherlands, the other two in Germany, one at Stade and the other in either Brunsbüttel or Wilhelmshafen. All three plants are scheduled to be fully operational in 2012.