Category: Misc

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. {pagebreak} Announcing the decision, Gerhard Janssen, Sales & Marketing Director, Rickmers-Linie, stated: “In the world of project forwarding, the UK… Read more »

Dr Shrink launches new information rich website

Featuring more helpful tips and installation advice than before, Dr. Shrink’s new website is a single source for all necessary shrinkwrap knowledge. At, visitors can easily browse Dr. Shrink’s complete line of shrinkwrap and accessories. {pagebreak} Serving seasoned business owners to novice do-it-yourselfers, a convenient How-To/Training tab offers free, step-by-step directions on how to… Read more »

H.C. Starck Tops Qualifying List of Suppliers of High Grade Si3N4 Powders in PV Industry

Goslar, 7 August, 2009 – H.C. Starck, AMCP, can meet the purity requirements as set by ingot/wafer producers using their high grade Si3N4 powders. One of two suppliers qualified with their renowned Si3N4 Grade M 11 HP powder in the PV industry worldwide H.C. Starck is finding an increasing number of manufacturers selecting them as… Read more »

Energy strategies welcome, but still not the whole picture

The Department for Energy and Climate Change today published its ‘Low Carbon Transition Plan’ White Paper, which together with the Low Carbon Industrial Strategy and the Renewable Energy Strategy establish a new energy strategy for the UK. {pagebreak} The Combined Heat and Power Association welcome its publication and the bold ambition it represents. But the… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Greenport Shipping Agency as new agent in UAE and Bahrain

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG, global specialist for breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, has appointed Greenport Shipping Agency LLC, Dubai as its new agent in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain effective 1 October 2009. Rickmers-Linie and GAC, the previous agent in these locations, have mutually agreed to terminate the existing agency agreements. {pagebreak} As… Read more »

MECASOLAR will manufacture trackers at its new production plant in the United States

Inter-Solar 2009. San Francisco, July 14-16 Hall 1. Stand 9753 · The Spanish company will be one of the main players at the North American Inter-Solar fair to be held from 14 to 16 July in San Francisco (California). With a sales office already up and running in San Francisco, MECASOLAR plans to have a… Read more »

Trelleborg offshore companies renamed

THE COMPANIES which make up Trelleborg Offshore, the global leader in polymer and syntactic foam-based products for demanding offshore environments, have been renamed to underline the manufacturing, marketing and product synergies within the group worldwide. {pagebreak} The five principal companies will now be identified as Trelleborg Offshore followed by their geographical locations, replacing the well-known industry names of CRP, OCP, Emerson & Cuming… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems Launches New Fast Fire Furnaces for Solar Cell metallization

Rehm Thermal Systems recently announced the launch of an advanced new series of firing systems for solar cell metallization. The RFS and RFS-D Fast Firing Systems offer a range of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.  {pagebreak} Just… Read more »

Pihl wins 128 million USD harbour contract in Lebanon

E. Pihl & Son A.S.’s new contract includes an extension of Beirut’s container terminal.  In tight competition with other civil engineering contractors from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Pihl has won a contract for an extension of Beirut’s container terminal in joint venture with Hourie who are a Lebanese based company. {pagebreak} The extension… Read more »

BTU International to Highlight Next Generation Technologies at Intersolar 2009

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 2009 – BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will highlight its next generation technologies in booth 8157 at Intersolar North America, on July 14-16, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. {pagebreak} “We are pleased to… Read more »

Rickmers donate EUR 1 million to World Future Council

Hamburg, Germany, 12 June 2009. As part of their “175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping” anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated one million euros to the World Future Council (WFC). “On the occasion of the family’s 175th anniversary we would like to pay tribute to the past and at the… Read more »

Anniversary in Hamburg: 175 years Rickmers

* Five generations in shipping – a family’s history* Chronicle “175 Years Rickmers” to be published by Hoffmann und Campe * Top-level symposium on the global crisis at the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg* Senate reception and celebration with international guests {pagebreak} Hamburg 9 June 2009. Their family has been involved in shipping for 175 years…. Read more »

The Rickmers Group

The Rickmers Group is a diversified group with activities in the business fields of liner shipping, shipowning and shipmanagement, investments and real estate as well as maritime related services. The Group is based in Hamburg, Germany and has more than 20 offices and a widespread agency network all over the world. Rickmers Group employs more… Read more »

The Entrepreneurs of the Rickmers Family since 1834 – Milestones

Ever since the Bremerhaven-based Rickmers shipyard (Rickmers Werft) was founded by Rickmer Clasen Rickmers in June 1834, his descendants have been active in the shipping industry, by now in the fifth generation. First Generation: Rickmer Clasen Rickmers (1807 – 1886) {pagebreak} R.C. Rickmers was born on the island of Heligoland. Following his apprenticeship as a… Read more »

E.R. Capital Holding

E.R. Capital Holding is active in the fields of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. The companies within E.R. Capital Holding employ a total of 2,750 people on land and at sea. The group is owned by Erck Rickmers. Shipowning and shipmanagementE.R. Schiffahrt is a ship owner and ship management company focusing on… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants with a peak output of more than ten megawatts in the District of Furstenfeldbruck

• Sparkasse Furstenfeldbruck to finance two solar parks for the first time • Major German bank to finance the third solar power plant Sulzemoos 26 May 2009 / In the past few weeks, Phoenix Solar AG (ISINDE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, started construction work on three photovoltaic power plants in Türkenfeld, Hohenzell and… Read more »

Safts new Smart VHT Ni-MH Modules specifically designed for small off-grid renewable energy systems

• Booming renewable energy systems market needs clean, reliable energy storage • Smart VHT Module offers plug-and-play installation and maintenance-free operation in applications including signage, remote monitoring and navigation. {pagebreak} Paris, May 28, 2009 – Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, now offers a range of Nickel–Metal Hydride… Read more »

ADES Obtains Quality Management System Certification

ADES Obtains Quality Management System Certification of the UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2008 Norm for Solar Trackers and Wind Turbines Based in Zaragoza, Spain, ADES has successfully passed the ISO:9001 audit by the certification authority TÜV Rheinland. {pagebreak} The scope of certification includes – Design, – Manufacturing, and– Assembly of solar trackers and wind turbines. With the ISO… Read more »

Pes North America Publication A Huge Success

Power and Energy Solutions, the industry-leading publication from P and G Media, has successfully launched its first North America title. Packed with essential wind analysis, comment and features, this latest issue focuses on the how transport is fueling the new wind boom in North America. {pagebreak} The magazine features an exclusive interview with Richard F.Timmons,… Read more »

Efficient Automation Solutions for the Solar Industry

KUKA Systems supplies new innovative photovoltaic solutions The PV industry is striving for thinner wa-fers and high efficiency photovoltaic cells. In addition to the need for higher automation and reliability KUKA Systems’ Energy Team has designed a new generation of wafer gripping solutions which is based on KUKA’s top selling KR Sixx and Scara Robots…. Read more »

Industrial Laser Now On Offer from InnoLas Laser GmbH

New Product Series ‘InnoLas NANIO Industrial DPSS Lasers’: Flexible and Robust Lasers for Industry Krailling, May 2009: InnoLas Laser GmbH launches a new product series of solid state lasers which have been optimised for industrial use and in which the company’s long years of expertise in the development of high-capacity first-class laser sources are incorporated…. Read more »

MECASOLAR launches its new Fixed Structures and Single-axis solar trackers

• These two new product ranges will be presented at the SOLAREXPO and INTERSOLAR trade fairs being held next May in Munich and Verona, respectively. • Both products add to the company’s catalogue, joining the dual-axis solar panels currently designed and manufactured by the company and which enjoy high-level market penetration in the European market…. Read more »

Wind industry gives thumbs-up to Budget package

• Backs £4bn EIB deal • Welcomes review of Renewables Obligation • Supports long-term funding for new technologies {pagebreak} UK renewables industry leaders today welcomed Alistair Darling’s Budget announcement of a package of measures to build a low carbon economy and further decarbonise electricity generation. The proposals include a potential £525m of new money through… Read more »

The giant turbine manufacturer, Nordex, is planning to convert into a European Company (SE)

Thomas Richterich: “New corporate status to reflect international footprint” Hamburg, April 6, 2009. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Nordex AG have decided to ask the shareholders at the annual general meeting on May 26, 2009 to approve a resolution conver- ting Nordex Aktiengesellschaft into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) {pagebreak} with… Read more »

Calls for government assistance in attempts to keep renewables on target

In launching its submission to the Treasury this week ahead of the Budget on April 22, the BWEA – the UK’s leading renewable energy trade body – called for targeted Government intervention to ensure that Britain can meet its ambitious renewable energy targets. BWEA Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said “Large scale wind deployment is vital… Read more »

Texas lawmakers introduce clean power green jobs bills

A bi-partisan gathering of legislators, business people, and environmental advocates were at the Texas State Capitol in Austin last week as State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. and State Representative Pete Gallego introduced legislation to allow the further development of the emerging renewable technologies market. {pagebreak} During this session, Texas legislators are looking at close to… Read more »

European commission sends ‘reasoned opinion’ to Italy for not accepting guarantees of orign

The European Commission last week sent a reasoned opinion to Italy for failure to recognise certain guarantees of origin from other EU Member States. Under an EU Directive on electricity production from renewable energy sources, {pagebreak} Member States are required to establish a system of guarantees of origin and, as a general rule, to recognise… Read more »

Italy aims to fifty-fold the capacity of photovoltaic installations

Italy plans to boost capacity of its photovoltaic installations turning sunlight into power- to 16,000 megawatts (MW) in 2020 from about 280 MW now, on the back of generous government incentives. {pagebreak} And industry body GIFI, together with Italy’s state power management agency GSE, have recently released the following key facts about the sector: *… Read more »

Boeing and Vestas form research partnership

Last week, two major but very different players in the world of aerodynamics – the American airplane builder Boeing and the giant Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas – announced they would seek ways to work together on various projects. {pagebreak} And while it is still early days, the recently announced partnership is an interesting sign of… Read more »

24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy ..

  24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference: “The most inspiring platform for the global PV solar sector The health of Europe’s PV industry is reflected in the high demand for space at this year’s Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, being held in Hamburg in September, with the total exhibition area booked already exceeding the area of… Read more »

Germany powers ahead

‘They seem to do it well in Germany’ is a familiar phrase that enters into conversation whenever there is a complaint to be made about another country’s industrial shortcomings. Whether it is the automotive sector, the transport system, the manufacture of electrical goods or simply the high standard of living, the Germans always seem to… Read more »

Fridges unite to save the world

It’s a careful public relations trick. Look at the brochures of electricity companies, check out their websites and watch their adverts and you’ll see green pictures full of wind farms and sunshine, waves pounding on a beach or kites blowing in the air. These are the images that now surround electricity generation. {pagebreak} But however… Read more »

Cutting costs to keep value

Economic news makes for grim reading these days, and we have entered a new era of corporate austerity. Cost-cutting has become a major focus and belts are being tightened across the board. {pagebreak} For those charged with slashing expenditure it is tempting to simply rush around rationing the stationery, instituting redundancies and slashing the IT… Read more »

Energy and the environment: an essential report

12 hours before this magazine went to press, the European Environment Agency published its annual Energy and Environment Report. This wide-ranging snapshot of the industry today is essential reading for executives throughout the renewables industry. PES is proud to present an exclusive extract… {pagebreak} 1 What is the impact of energy production and use on… Read more »

New trade group aims to meet needs of PV ..

New trade group aims to meet needs of PV manufacturers and suppliers The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA), founded just last year, is an independent organisation of 70 manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials used in PV ingot, wafer, cell (crystalline and thin-film), and panel manufacturing. {pagebreak} The association’s… Read more »