Category: Misc

Baby On Board Mv Beluga Singapore Is Loading Kenyan Celebrities

The spectacular shipping of two car-ferries from Hamburg to Mombasa Red, fat and bulky – two sisters are reclining at the Dradenau Terminal in Hamburg. Coming from Dresden they are awaiting the biggest trip of their life: “Likoni” tightened athwart and her sister-ship “Kwale”, which is already right alongside a blue and white multi purpose… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie launches new breakbulk service

Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-tonne indivisible loads and featuring stern ramps for rolling cargo, will maintain the monthly schedule. Base ports covered by the “Rickmers NCS… Read more »

Linde extends leadership in emerging markets

Focuses on the next wave of technology in thin-film LCD and LED manufacturing Extending its reach into the Chinese thin-film display market, Linde LienHwa (LLH), a subsidiary of the technology company The Linde Group, today announced the award of a new gas contract by BOE Display Technology Co. Ltd. Concurrently, LLH is further strengthening its… Read more »

KitPackers Offers 3MTM Repackaging Capability

KitPackers®, an Ellsworth Company, recently announced an agreement to be a 3MTM adhesive repackager. This agreement provides the 3MTM Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division with custom modification and packaging solutions for a wide range of one or two-component 3MTM Liquid Adhesive products such as epoxies, acrylics, urethanes, and premixed and frozen. The streamlined process allows… Read more »

New Watlow® Heater Product Catalog Provides the Most Complete Industry Offerings Available

Watlow®, a designer and manufacturer of electric heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, has released its new “Simply the Best Heating Solutions” product catalog. With more than 85 years of experience in developing and manufacturing heaters, Watlow provides the industry’s most complete selection of products to serve diverse customer needs. The catalog includes descriptions and specifications… Read more »

Welcome to PES e-news

Welcome to this, the latest issue of PES e-news, which heralds our latest print edition – out now. Published to coincide with Windpower 2010, the industry’s biggest conference and exhibition devoted to the wind energy industry, PES North America is currently being couriered to all our subscribers. We’re also an official media sponsor for the… Read more »

Sanyo Brings More Premium Hits To Europe

SANYO Component Europe GmbH is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing a new range of high efficiency HIT modules at this year’s Intersolar, to be held from June 9th through June 11th at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany (Stand 170 in Hall A6). Keeping with SANYO’s tradition for presenting a… Read more »

Kyriakos Maniatis awarded for Europe’s Top Bioenergy Prize at the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Kyriakos Maniatis awarded for Europe’s Top Bioenergy Prize at the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition – Europe’s prime event for the world’s Biomass specialists Lyon, 3 May 2010 – On the occasion of the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Lyon, France, the Johannes Linneborn Prize for achievements in biomass development… Read more »

PROINSO participate in the supply of 35 MW of modules for a solar photovoltaic project in Ravenna (Italy)

· With this new project, to be supplied over the coming months, PROINSO ITALY will reach figures of 75 MW in modules, trackers and invertors, supplying a total of 186 projects in Italy, becoming the leader in the Italian Photovoltaic solar energy sector. · The recently awarded project in the province of Ravenna, will be… Read more »

SGS to Attend the International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector in Barcelona

From May 11-12, 2010, SGS will be participating in the International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector in Barcelona, Spain. On May 12, Isaac Montero, Inspector for Regulatory Inspection Wind Energy Services, will give a speech on Safety Regulatory Controls.  The International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector, which… Read more »

25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Date: Conference: 6-10 September 2010, Exhibition: 6-9 September 2010 Location: Feria Valencia, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Valencia, Spain {pagebreak} Event Website: http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com Please confirm shortly as soon as our event was added to the online event calender of Power… Read more »

A Powerful Combination of Partners

The organizers of Wind Power Asia/Clean Energy Expo China (WPA/CEEC 2010), the China Energy Council (CEC), Koelnmesse and CCPIT Beijing, this week announced that the Asian Wind Energy Exhibition organized by the China Machinery Enterprise Management Association (CMMA) will be incorporated into the existing exhibition, creating a powerful synergy from the combination of both events…. Read more »

Linde enables electronics customers to lower their carbon footprint

Linde enables electronics customers to lower their carbon footprint by 250,000 tons in 2010  Adoption of on-site generated fluorine on the rise Munich, Germany – 26 April 2010 – Driving the industry to shift focus from Grid Parity to Green Parity and pushing for sustainable electronics manufacturing, Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG confirms the figures for the financial year 2009

Sulzemoos 22 April 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is presenting its Annual Report today, including the consolidated financial statements for the financial year 2009, drawn up and audited in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). {pagebreak} The company thereby confirms the preliminary figures released on 9… Read more »

Queen’s Award for Enterprise Presented to DuPont for Increasing Energy Efficiency of Solar Cells

DuPont Receives Prestigious Award for Advances in DuPontTM Solamet® Metallization Technology BRISTOL, United Kingdom, April 21, 2010 – Her Majesty the Queen, head of state of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, has awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category to DuPont for the continuous development of DuPontTM Solamet® photovoltaic metallization paste,… Read more »

Obama’s gambit to marry US policies on environment and energy

True, America is still guzzling fossil fuels. But since taking office just over a year ago, President Obama has quietly set the nation’s energy policy on a new course. Even as health care dominated the news, Obama energy czar Carol Browner – working with the departments of Interior, Energy, and Transportation – has established a… Read more »

Expertise is key to ensuring the safe handling, distribution and management of hazardous materials

Air Liquide is a leading France-based supplier of gases for industry, health and the environment. The group, established as a small company back in1902, offers innovative solutions based on constantly updated and advanced technologies and produces air gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon and other rare gases as well as hydrogen. PES talks to Olivier… Read more »

The Copenhagen Conference: how should the EU respond?

The EU was marginalised at Copenhagen. As a consequence, the Copenhagen Accord neither conceptually nor substantively reflected the EU’s original negotiating position. Joseph Curtin of the IIEA believes that this failure must lead to a re-evaluation of its modus operandi in international negotiations if Europe wishes to match its rhetoric of leadership on climate protection… Read more »

Unlocking project finance

The UK and European renewable energy sector is currently undergoing a radical transformation, spearheaded by the increasing demand for a secure source of clean, home grown energy. Driven by strong government incentives and advancements in technology, the sector has matured over recent years and the barriers to entry for new investors are receding. In particular,… Read more »

An insider’s guide to effective recruitment

Adam Grainger, Global Head of Energy and Engineering, Networkers International plc The renewable energy industry is growing rapidly as are the number of people employed within it. In order to give your business a competitive edge, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure you have appropriately skilled and motivated individuals within your organisation to compete… Read more »

Ontario announces new phase of green-energy push

Ontario announced 184 contracts for green energy projects on Thursday that it says will lead to thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investment in Canada’s most populous province and top energy consumer. When completed, the solar, wind, water and biofuel projects will power 600,000 homes, generating more than 2,500 megawatts of electricity, the… Read more »

Merck KGaA and Plastic Logic Jointly Develop New-Generation Organic Semiconductors

Merck KGaA and Plastic Logic GmbH today announced plans to jointly develop, test and commercialize Merck’s new organic semiconductors in Plastic Logic’s displays. The production and launch of these new materials are planned for 2011. Merck recently invested in the expansion of the Chilworth Technical Centre, its chemicals research site in Southampton, UK, by adding… Read more »

Rickmers appoints Telemar for Broadband Satellite Communication for its fleet of more than 100 vessels

The Telemar Group through its German subsidiary Telemar GmbH is to provide broadband satellite communication for the entire Rickmers fleet. The Rickmers Group, operating a fleet of 102 vessels, is a diversified group with activities in the business fields of ship owning and ship management, liner shipping, investment and real estate as well as maritime… Read more »

The Last Word

So: the European super grid. We at PES are broadly enthusiastic about the scheme, but what do our esteemed peers in the wind industry make of it? Here’s what some of them have had to say… “[The] North Sea grid will connect offshore wind to our electricity supply, enabling Europe to exploit its largest untapped… Read more »

Wind, Connected: Europe Unites To Build First Supergrid

The continent’s first electricity grid for renewable power has become a political reality, as nine countries formally link clean energy in a deal worth €30bn. For the wind industry, in particular, it will mark perhaps the final step towards mainstream acceptance. The North Sea Grid is the big idea as far as renewable energy generation… Read more »

Developing a strong skill base will be critical if Europe is to compete in the global renewable market

Expansion of the global renewable energy market is set to continue increasing despite the current economic situation, forming a fundamental part of how many countries will meet their post-Kyoto targets. The ability to up-skill and transfer knowledge at a European level is going to be critical to meet this expected demand and to successfully compete… Read more »

China tops USA in spending on clean energy

China is emerging as the world’s clean-energy powerhouse, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.Last year, China spent more than any other major country on clean energy, including wind and solar, toppling the U.S. from the top spot for the first time in five years, the Pew report says. The U.S. is… Read more »

China steams ahead on clean energy

China overtook the US during 2009 to become the leading investor in renewable energy technologies, according to a new analysis. Researchers with the Pew Charitable Trusts calculate that China invested $34.6bn (£23.2bn) in clean energy over the year, almost double the US figure. The UK emerges in third place among G20 nations, followed by Spain… Read more »

Rickmers Group takes delivery of its 102nd vessel

On 22 February a special milestone was reached by the Rickmers Group with the delivery of the 4900 vehicle capacity pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) Vany Rickmers to its owners. She brings the Rickmers fleet up to 102 vessels. The 100 ship mark was passed in December 2009 with the delivery of the 4,250 TEU containership… Read more »

Swiss inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering creates subsidiary for international sales

On 1 April, at its headquarters in Biel , the Swiss inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG will launch a new subsidiary, Sputnik Engineering International AG. In future, the new subsidiary will be responsible for sales, service and customer advisory services in all those countries which do not yet have a Sputnik branch location. This does… Read more »

Proprietary thermal technology enhances PV tabbing and bussing soldering results

A thermal technology that will produce and maintain a specific, self-regulated temperature with a heater that requires no calibration and responds directly to thermal loads has been applied to PV tabbing and bussing applications with measurably improved results. . Uniquely available from OK International (www.okinternational.com) the proprietary SmartHeat® Technology consists of a high frequency alternating… Read more »