Global decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens

first_imgGlobal decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:German engineering firm Siemens plans to dismiss about 200 workers at a gas turbines parts and components service center in Houston, Texas, next year due to weaker global demand, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.The Texas operation will close between late 2019 and 2020, according to the spokesman, who called the decision “difficult.”In a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, Siemens also pointed to overcapacity within its network.Siemens said in September that it would cut 2,900 jobs in Germany to boost the competitiveness of its Power and Gas and Process Industries divisions.Along with turbine competitors General Electric and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Siemens has faced oversupply and declining sales as demand for gas turbines has plunged.More: Siemens to shut Texas turbines service facility, dismiss workerslast_img read more

Nigerian referees’ advisor Linus Mba suspended

first_imgNigeria Football Federation’s FIFA Advisor and Consultant on refereeing, Linus Mba, has become the first casualty of the world football body’s suspension order on Nigeria.In a statement on Monday, a member of CAF Media Committee Paul Bassey said Mba, who was appointed three weeks ago as the Match Commissioner for the Sierra Leone versus Seychelles African Cup of Nations qualifier in Freetown on July 19, had been replaced.Bassey said the retired FIFA referee and former member of the CAF Referees Committee got a letter from CAF on Monday regretting his replacement.Mba had received a mail from the General Secretary of the Sierra Leone Football Association Chris Kamara that his tickets and other documents to him and the referees were to be sent by Wednesday.last_img read more