Member spotlight 7.11.14: CH2M HILL, ABB, Oracle, Schneider

Fri, 2014-07-11 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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CH2M HILL will help modernize Polish railroad: CH2M HILL has been awarded a contract to carry out the feasibility study and design for the electrification of the 278 railway line from Wegliniec to Gorlitz for PKP PLK, the largest rail infrastructure operator in Poland. Jacek Panczyk, Project Manager at CH2M HILL said: “I’m delighted to see CH2M HILL play such an important role on this project; adding real value to the development of Poland’s national infrastructure." He noted his company – a Council Associate Partner -- has extensive experience carrying out transport planning, electricity design and environmental impact assessments.

ABB wins maritime electricity link contract: Council Associate Partner ABB won a $400 million contract to build the first electricity link between Newfoundland and the North American power grid from Canadian power company Emera. The Maritime Link Project is a 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable clean, renewable electricity generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to the North American grid in Nova Scotia. The stabilizing features of ABB’s latest HVDC Light solution will also allow Nova Scotia to integrate additional renewables and contribute to Canada’s emission-reduction efforts.

Oracle technology provides medical insights: Erasmus MC, the largest university medical center in the Netherlands, selected Oracle Health Sciences Translational Research Center to support its next-generation research initiatives aimed at advancing personalized medicine and improving patient outcomes. Erasmus MC plans to use the solution, which enables researchers to simultaneously analyze clinical and genomics data, to reveal new insights. The inaugural project will focus on improving care and outcomes for patients with craniofacial malformations and involve whole genome sequencing for  more than 1000 patients. Oracle is a Council Associate Partner.

Schneider India exec featured at tech forefront: A fun weekly NDTV series on men and women at the forefront of technology talking about their favorite gadgets and apps recently featured Nikhil Pathak, VP and Country General Manager for IT Business India & SAARC at Schneider Electric India, a Council Associate Partner. The three apps he can't live without? "There are some apps that I totally rely on. Google Maps is one, because I am new to Bangalore, and it helps me immensely in finding my way around the city, and also in discovering new places of interest. Cisco WebEx is a life saver for me, as I can collaborate from anywhere to everywhere; via online meetings, Web conferencing and videoconferencing. It in turn helps me achieve better business results through more productive and engaging web meetings. This technology also has the added benefit of contributing to our business's green initiative by reducing its carbon footprint. I also use Magzter a lot - the digital magazine store and newsstand helps me enjoy my favourite magazines anytime and anywhere, including sports to gadgets to business and technology updates around the world."

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