Category: Misc

Big Brother star urges you to ‘look out, look up’ this bank holiday weekend

Former Big Brother winner and one of the UK’s leading DIY and home improvement experts, Craig Phillips, is urging people to stay safe this bank holiday weekend. Backing a campaign by Energy Networks Association, Craig is urging DIY and garden enthusiasts to turn Big Brother on the look out for overhead power cables, and to… Read more »

Energy networks seeks stakeholder views on next version of flexibility services standard agreement

Energy Networks Association (ENA) has today launched a consultation on the next version of its standard contract for flexibility services, which seeks to further drive standardisation, consistency and transparency. Stakeholders are invited to help shape the third iteration of this standard contract, which was created through ENA’s leading Open Networks project, with input from distribution… Read more »

LevelTen Energy Raises $35 Million in Series C Funding from NGP ETP, Energy Majors, VCs and Google to Accelerate the Energy Transition

LevelTen will use funds to expand its suite of renewable transaction infrastructure, accelerating deals between the world’s largest group of renewable energy advisors, buyers, sellers and financiers  SEATTLE – Aug. 25, 2021: Today, LevelTen Energy, the leading provider of renewable transaction infrastructure, announced a $35 million Series C funding round led by NGP ETP, with… Read more »

Extreme E and Enel Foundation reveal St. Helena’s first onboard scientific research project

24 August 2021, London: Extreme E, the electric motorsport series designed to raise climate change awareness, and Enel Foundation, the energy transition think tank, have today confirmed their first joint science research project to take place in the purpose-built science laboratory onboard the series’ floating centrepiece, the St. Helena. Extreme E has been working with the… Read more »

The top football teams in England are producing more than 400,000,000 grams of Co2 emissions from travelling alone, a new study by SlotsUp revealed.

Football teams spend a lot of travelling across the country and around the world. While FIFA and UEFA have committed to reducing emissions, transport remains an important challenge for football’s effort to become more sustainable. But which teams produce the most Co2? The researchers at SlotsUp crunched the numbers to find out! https://www.slotsup.com/blog/football-teams-that-travelled-the-furthest According to the… Read more »

Panoramic view of all digital assets

From now on, communication with clients and suppliers will be greatly facilitated for plant designers and EPCs. The software provider Aucotec has developed datasheets for the latest version 2021 of its cooperation platform Engineering Base (EB), which automatically merge all information about an asset, including accessories and sub-systems. This creates a 360-degree panorama of every… Read more »

Apricum Facilitates Successful USD 15M Series C Funding Round for Innovative Power and Grid Technology Company Reactive Technologies with International Consortium of Financial and Strategic investors

Berlin, August 13, 2021: Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, the Berlin-based transaction and strategy advisory firm specialized in clean technologies, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Reactive Technologies, UK and Finland based digital energy company with a unique capability of measuring grid inertia, in raising USD 15M, bringing in a consortium of three investors… Read more »

Delivery of flagship recycling facilities at Edmonton EcoPark reach next phase of construction

This month, construction of the external structure of a new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) and public Reuse and Recycling Centre at Edmonton EcoPark started, representing the most significant investment in recycling infrastructure north London has seen for a generation. The construction milestone is part of the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) – a… Read more »

WHAT IS THE UKCA MARK?

UKCA marking (UK Conformity Assessed marking) is the UK product marking requirement that will be needed for products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), substituting the EU requirements for CE Marking (CE marking will continue to be accepted in Northern Ireland). UKCA marking will indicate that a product placed… Read more »

Lee Read joins Anesco as Projects and Engineering Director

Reading-based renewable energy company, Anesco, has appointed Lee Read as Projects and Engineering Director. Lee joins Anesco as the company gears up for significant growth, with a pipeline of large scale solar and storage projects expected to exceed 1,500MW over the course of the next 5 years. With a career within the energy industry that… Read more »

SEAJET Systems inks manufacturing partnership with SMD for subsea excavation and trenching technology

Dubai, UAE, 11 August 2021: SEAJET Systems (SJS), a build to order controlled flow excavation (CFE) solutions provider, has signed a manufacturing partnership with Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of specialist subsea intervention equipment. The partnership will see SMD exclusively build, test and commission the most advanced fleet of… Read more »

Energy networks respond to CMA’s provisional determination on RIIO-2 appeals

The Competition & Markets Authority has today published a summary of its provisional determination in the appeals brought by energy network companies against modifications to their licenses by Ofgem. Responding to the CMA’s summary, David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “These are provisional… Read more »

The road to biomaterials

~ How biopolymers will reduce plastic production in the automotive industry ~ There are approximately 960,000 Ford Fiesta’s registered on Britain’s roads. Each of these cars requires 100 gallons or more of crude oil to manufacture the plastic in the car’s interior, bodywork, crumple zones and engine components. What’s more, this plastic will still be… Read more »

Energy bills to rise by at least £139 for millions as Ofgem price cap increases.

Ofgem has announced today that from October 2021 the price cap will rise 12%, principally as global economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis. When wholesale prices fell sharply last year in the wake of the first lockdown, the level of the price cap fell by £84 in October to its lowest level yet for the current winter period. Demand for energy has since recovered which has pushed wholesale prices back… Read more »

Modulift Add New Product to Their Portfolio

Due to demand in the lifting industry for more innovative products to make rigging quicker, safer and more efficient. Modulift, a technical expert and manufacturer in the lifting industry, based in the UK have added a new product to its portfolio that is compatible with their full modular spreader beam range. The clevis drop link… Read more »

Rotamec becomes one-stop-shop for engineering supplies by joining Troy group

Motor repair and provider, Rotamec, has expanded its portfolio of parts and consumables for the engineering sector after joining the Troy group of industrial suppliers. The move provides Rotamec’s customers with equipment from PPE to bearings at a heavily discounted rate, with the ease of purchasing through a single supplier. Troy is a UK-wide group… Read more »

SHIPYARDS AND SHIPOWNERS WILL FEATURE IN THE WORLD MARITIME WEEK’S B2B MEETINGS

World Maritime Week, which will be holding its third edition from 5th to 7th October at Bilbao Exhibition Centre, will offer B2B meetings, in which the main profiles will be national and international shipyards and shipowners. These meetings will be held on Wednesday 6th October in the morning and afternoon and on Thursday 7th October… Read more »

MARLOW ROPES LAUNCH NEW STATIC ROPE MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

Blue Ocean® Static is the first static rope manufactured from 100% recycled polyester for the Safety and Access market, and the latest addition to Marlow Ropes’ eco-conscious Blue Ocean® product line using sustainable materials.  The 11mm rope is made from 100% recycled waste plastic bottles and offers the same industry leading strength and low elongation performance, expected from Marlow’s Safety… Read more »

Power Factors to Be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Leading Renewable Energy Asset Performance Management Software Provider Enters New Phase of Growth to Drive the Global Transition to Clean Energy SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 28, 2021 – Power Factors LLC, (the “Company”), the global leader in renewable energy asset performance management software, today announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”). Vista’s involvement will continue to… Read more »

Carbon Trust to support BEIS in development and demonstration of innovative floating offshore wind technologies for the UK

The Carbon Trust has been appointed to provide technical evaluation and independent monitoring support to the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme, a funding scheme designed to accelerate the development and demonstration of floating offshore wind innovative technologies and products. The programme will target three key industry challenges: mooring/anchoring, dynamic cables and floaters/foundations, alongside a… Read more »

Energy networks respond to Transport Select Committee report on zero emissions vehicles

The Transport Select Committee has published a report on zero emissions vehicles which includes recommendations on managing energy demand and smart charging. >Responding, Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation and Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “A smart, flexible grid is the most efficient and reliable… Read more »

Singapore : TotalEnergies Acquires the Largest Electric Vehicle Charge Points Network

Singapore, July 28 2021 – TotalEnergies has signed with Bolloré Group for the acquisition of ‘Blue Charge’. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore, with more than 1,500 charge points installed in the city-state. This urban charging network represents around 85% of… Read more »

New Director of Markets & Regulation

Paul McGimpsey has joined Energy Networks Association as Director of Markets & Regulation. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for working on policy and regulation including delivering efficient, secure, Net Zero networks through the RIIO price control process. Paul has 25 years of experience in the industry on commercial and regulatory matters across… Read more »

Energy networks respond to plans to boost a smarter, digitalised energy system

Government has published an Energy Digitalisation Strategy and an update to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan. Responding, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s gas and electricity network operators said: “Transforming traditional energy networks with digital innovations is a foundational part of putting customers at the heart… Read more »

New storage battery courses go live to power green revolution

An accredited course for installers about how to specify and fit renewable battery storage technology has gone live, thanks to a new partnership between pioneering battery specialists AceOn and training provider GTEC. The Telford-based company signed a deal earlier this year with Yorkshire-based GTEC to deliver industry-accredited training for its customers and clients in installing renewable electrical energy storage systems. AceOn founder Mark Thompson said the partnership was a major step forward in providing the skills… Read more »

SSE Thermal and Equinor developing plans for world-leading hydrogen storage facility in Yorkshire

– Partnership marks UK’s first end-to-end low-carbon hydrogen proposal connecting production, storage and demand projects in the North of England – SSE Thermal and Equinor are developing plans for one of the world’s largest hydrogen storage facilities at their existing Aldbrough site on the East Yorkshire coast. The facility could be storing low-carbon hydrogen as… Read more »

AAL DELIVERS MOBILE GANTRY CRANES TO PORT OF OSLO TO DEAL WITH GROWING CONTAINER VOLUMES FROM EUROPE AND ASIA

Singapore, Tuesday 13th July 2021: This Summer, AAL Shipping (AAL) delivered four of the largest rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) in the carrier’s history to the Port of Oslo (Oslo Havn KF), Norway. These new generation mobile units, measuring 36 m in height and 28 m in length, were transported from Taicang in China to Oslo on… Read more »

Mayor visits battery business helping drive the West Midlands green industrial revolution

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, today visited Aceleron to find out how the proud Birmingham business is revolutionising batteries for transport, industrial and residential use. The visit followed the recent announcement that the low carbon sector is the fastest growing sector in the West Midlands economy and took place in advance of the West… Read more »

Alfa Laval invests in the development of air lubrication technology for sustainable shipping

Air lubrication for marine vessels is a developing solution that will radically reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. Having acquired a minority stake in Marine Performance Systems B.V., a Rotterdam-based maritime technology company, Alfa Laval will be instrumental in making this long-sought technology a commercial reality. Energy-efficient sailing on a bed of bubbles The idea… Read more »

GeoT*SOL, the heat pump simulation program, has been expanded and optimized to make it even more user-friendly

The design program for heat pump systems from Valentin Software has been expanded again to support system designers, installers and engineers around the world. The most important plants can be mapped As before, air, brine and water heat pumps can be calculated and simulated. Air, geothermal probes (up to 100 meters deep), groundwater and geothermal… Read more »

Sharper Shape announces new global powerline inspection partnership with India’s leading AI company, BLP Industry.AI, following a line-up of experienced hires

San Jose, California, 7 July 2021 – Sharper Shape, a pioneer in powerline inspection solutions for the utility industry, today announces a strategic partnership with leading  enterprise AI and Industrial IoT company, BLP Industry.AI (Industry.AI), part of BLP Group, one of the leading renewable energy generation and technology companies in India.  The partnership aims to provide large-scale AI-based asset… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum’s virtual showroom: Leak testing and CCIT solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

Integrity testing of pharmaceutical container closures (CCIT) Innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical industry Individual viability studies in the laboratory Asslar, July 07, 2021. In its virtual showroom, Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a variety of different leak testing methods for pharmaceutical packaging (container closure integrity testing or CCIT). Visitors to the site will find information about the… Read more »

Malvern Panalytical releases Hydro Insight: A deeper level of materials insights

Malvern Panalytical, a leading analytical instrumentation supplier, today launches the Hydro Insight, a game-changing dynamic imaging accessory for its Mastersizer 3000 particle sizing instrument. The Hydro Insight provides an ‘extra pair of eyes’ for researchers, scientists, and quality control managers. Through real-time particle imaging, this tool helps them to see beyond particle size – powering… Read more »

Ranger Signs Industry Veteran Oliver Auston

New South Wales, Australia-based Ranger Lifting has named industry veteran Oliver Auston technical consultant. He will continue to serve as a Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board representative. Auston was co-founder of the UK brand Checkmate, a height safety pioneer, and has served on the LEEA board for over a decade, including a tenure as… Read more »