Japan – Hitachi Delivers Proton Therapy System to HKSH Medical Group

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced today that it has delivered a proton therapy system to HKSH Medical Group (“HKSH”), of which Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is a member. The system has started treatment as of July 11, which marks the beginning of proton therapy treatment service in Hong Kong.

This system, consisting of two rotating gantry treatment rooms, each equipped with spot scanning technology, is expected to become model case to display its capability to be installed in limited space of urban area with tis compact design configuration.

For over a century, HKSH has been a leading private hospital in a city renowned for the quality of its healthcare. Consistently ranked among the best hospitals in Asia, HKSH has been a pioneer in various advanced medical technologies, nursing care, and patient-centric care, serving as a model of care in the Asia Pacific region.

Hitachi’s particle therapy systems can be found in leading hospitals around the world. With over 85,000 patients* treated to date, the systems have an excellent reputation for reliability. In addition to the proton therapy solution delivered to HKSH, Hitachi provides products and services with higher performance and added value, ranging from the heavy ion therapy system to the hybrid system combined with the capabilities of proton and carbon therapy.

By promoting its healthcare business, Hitachi supports patient-friendly treatment and improvement of the quality of life (QoL) for cancer patients in Hong Kong and surrounding areas. It will continue to accelerate the globalization of its particle therapy system business and contribute to the further development of minimally invasive cancer treatments.

*Statistics based on data up to December 2021 published on the PTCOG`s website (https://ptcog.site/index.php/patient-statistics).

Overview of Particle Therapy
Website of Hitachi’s Particle Therapy System: www.hitachi.com/businesses/healthcare/products-support/pbt/index.html.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

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BYD Delivers Its First 100 Units of YUAN PLUS in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico – WEBWIRE

On June 20, BYD, the worlds leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles, announced the delivery of the first 100 BYD YUAN PLUS to customers in Mexico. This significant achievement marks a crucial milestone for BYD, which further reinforces its position in the Mexican electric vehicle market.

The delivery of 100 units of YUAN PLUS was jointly completed by BYD and three distributors Continental, Dalton and Liverpool, which have stores located in Mexico City and Guadalajara, reflecting their shared commitment to sustainable mobility.

The YUAN PLUS is the first A-class SUV equipped with BYDs e-platform 3.0. With its outstanding advantages in terms of aesthetics, intelligence, efficiency, and safety, the YUAN PLUS provides a superior driving experience while contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions and the improvement of air quality in our cities.

We are delighted to announce the simultaneous delivery of 100 BYD YUAN PLUS vehicles in Mexico City and Guadalajara. This milestone underscores the growing interest and demand for sustainable and efficient electric vehicles among Mexican consumers, stated Zou Zhou, Country Manager of BYD Mexico. We remain committed to providing high-quality green mobility solutions and further strengthening our presence in Mexico.

BYD maintains its unwavering leadership in the global EV revolution, underscoring its firm foothold in the Mexican market. Our commitment to providing world-class electric vehicles and sustainable transportation solutions remains steadfast as we work towards creating a greener future. Through a bold vision and continuous innovation, BYD is at the forefront of promoting the transition to e-mobility on a global scale.

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Ryan Coogler delivers deeply personal, career-spanning insights into his craft and the places, people and experiences that have shaped his work for BAFTA’s prestigious 2022 David Lean Lecture

– Award-winning Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler addressed a full house at BAFTAs 195 Piccadilly HQ yesterday evening

– The prestigious David Lean Lecture offers a glimpse into the experiences and creative achievements of some of the most compelling filmmakers in the world

– The Lecture is generously supported by The David Lean Foundation, which continues to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking


Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Ryan Coogler delivered this years David Lean Lecture a highlight of BAFTAs public programme – educating, informing and inspiring the public by providingrareinsight into the craft and method of some of the worldsleading and sector definingfilmmakers.Over the course of 90 minutes, to a packed-out auditorium of aspiring and established creatives and wider members of the public at BAFTAs 195 Piccadilly HQ, Coogler discussed his journey to becoming the ground-breaking filmmaker.

Black Panther found phenomenal success; making history as the first big-budget film to be fronted by a predominantly black superhero ensemble. Having made his mark as a socially-engaged filmmaker with Fruitvale Station (2013) and commercially-successful with Creed (2015), it was Cooglers vision of a new Marvel-verse in Black Panther that cemented him in Hollywood. With box office takings of over $1billion worldwide, the film was hailed as a major move forward for African-American representation, on and off-screen.

At BAFTAs David Lean Lecture, Coogler shared personal insights and experiences linked to five recurring and central themes within his work: identity, community, ritual, fear and time. Touching on his upbringing and the places, relationships and films that shaped his early childhood, to the pivot from a passion for sports to screenwriting, to early experiences of filmmaking to writing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Coogler delivered a deeply moving and personal lecture.

Access to the full transcript can be made on request and event imagery can be found here

Alongside highlighting his admiration for the work of Sir David Lean, whose foundation supports the annual BAFTA lecture series; Coogler also shared quotes from filmmakers including the late John Singleton and the late Chadwick Boseman who have played an instrumental role in shaping his creative vision and work. Coogler underscored the personal responsibility he feels as a Black filmmaker in amplifying positive representation of African-Americans on and off-screen, and closed the lecture by encouraging the audience to realise their creative ambitions. There is no time like the present.

Cooglers co-founded production company Proximity Media has produced the Academy Award winningJudas and The Black Messiahand Warner Bros.Space Jam: A New Legacyas well as the upcoming sequel,Creed IIIfor MGM.

The David Lean Lecture is a continuation of the legacy of David Lean, who is remembered as one of the founders of the British Film Academy (as it was known then). Over the years, the lecture has attracted industry figures including Lone Scherfig, Martin Scorsese, Paul Greengrass, Pedro Almodvar, Spike Lee, David Lynch and Sydney Pollack.


Notes to Editors

  • A selection of photography from tonights event is available via BAFTAs Media Library
  • Specially commissioned portraiture of Ryan Coogler at BAFTA is available via Contour RA
  • In 2011, Ryan was a finalist for the BAFTA Student Film Awards in North America for his short film Fig. BAFTAs Student Film Awards have been an opportunity for BAFTA members and the public in North America to discover emerging talent.


BAFTA the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

MHI Group Delivers Two Large-Capacity Centrifugal Chillers for Singapore’s Marina Bay District Cooling System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group companies – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) – have jointly delivered two large-capacity centrifugal chillers for a large-scale district cooling system in Singapore’s Marina Bay as part of plans to expand the system. The two chillers, offerings in the “GART series”, have a collective cooling capacity of 8,400 refrigeration tons (RT). and will bring the total number of centrifugal chillers provided by MHI Group to the Marina Bay area to 18.

The GART-400PLS.SCF model centrifugal chillers each have a cooling capacity of 4,200 RT, the largest capacity of all units delivered to the Marina Bay district cooling system to date. The new units can accommodate the HFO-1234ze(E) refrigerant, which is recognized for its extremely low environmental impact: a global warming potential (GWP) below 1(Note1). In addition, the GART-400PLS.SCF chillers have a near 6% higher rated coefficient of performance (COP)(Note2) and approximately 10% higher integrated part load value (IPLV)(Note3) than earlier models, enabled by the adoption of a tandem operating configuration resulting in reduced energy consumption. Carbon emissions can also be cut by 9%(Note4).

Marina Bay is Singapore’s central district for business and tourism and is part of the country’s plan for a sustainable live-work-play community. Designed, built and operated by SP Group, a leading utilities group and sustainable energy solutions provider in the Asia Pacific, the Marina Bay district cooling system is the world’s largest underground district cooling network. The system produces chilled water centrally at two plants, which serves the air-conditioning needs of over 20 buildings in the Marina Bay district. Centrifugal chillers are critical components of the plant as they are the high-efficiency heat source devices functioning at its core.

Undergoing continuous expansion, the system will service a total of 28 buildings by 2026 and will reduce approximately 20,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

MHI Group was awarded the order based on its technological strength and after-sales servicing capabilities, as well as the environmental performance, economic benefits and high reliability of its centrifugal chillers – as proven through its excellent delivery record.

MHI Thermal Systems is Japan’s leading manufacturer of centrifugal chillers, offering a wide variety of models for applications including district cooling/heating and factory air-conditioning. The Chiller Business Unit was started in April 2008 in Singapore, and today the team handles related marketing and servicing at MHI-AP throughout Southeast Asia, responding efficiently to local customer needs. Going forward, both companies will continue to meet customer needs and deliver centrifugal chillers with minimal environmental impact to help realize a carbon neutral world.

(1) CO2 is assigned a GWP of 1. The lower the GWP factor, the less impact there is on the environment.
(2) COP designates energy consumption efficiency calculated based on rated conditions. COP = rated cooling capacity (kW) – power consumption (kW). The higher a system’s COP, the more energy-efficient it is.
(3) IPLV designates annual energy efficiency taking into consideration fluctuations in load and cooling water temperature over a one-year period of operation. The higher a system’s IPLV, the more energy-efficient it is.
(4) Estimated with 3 conventional AART -280 PL.EX (cooling capacity: 2,800 RT) models based on the weather conditions in Singapore and the assumed load pattern of district cooling in Singapore.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on spectra.mhi.com.

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