Category: Misc

Framo to own 50 percent of aquaculture project Stadion Basin

The world-leading pump manufacturer, Framo, has invested to become joint partner with fish farming company Lingalaks in the company StadionLaks. The two companies aim to collaborate on the development of the Stadion Basin innovation project, a closed, floating production system for salmon, scheduled for completion in 2023. “The objective with the Stadion Basin is to… Read more »

New digital system map to harness the power of data to deliver net zero

Britain’s electricity and gas network operators have joined together to launch a ground-breaking proof-of-concept project that uses the power of data to support a more efficient pathway to Net Zero. Building on the recommendations of the UK government’s Energy Data Taskforce, Energy Networks Association (ENA) is working with Ordnance Survey (OS) and 1Spatial to build… Read more »

Nexans discloses its 2020 financial results, its new strategy as well as 2 main partnerships

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Nexans has disclosed its 2020 financial results. The company has successfully anchored its transformation by unlocking value and setting a strong financial footing across the Group. This relies, amongst other things, on a steady EBITDA performance and net income turnaround as well as an outperformance in ROCE and free cash… Read more »

deugro USA Appoints Jolie Cosman

Houston, Texas, USA, February 16, 2021 – deugro USA is bolstering the strong team in Houston, Texas and has appointed Jolie Cosman as Senior Business Development Manager, effective February 16, 2021. In her new role at deugro, Jolie Cosman will contribute her exceptional knowledge of logistics and her experience in the industry to the team…. Read more »

Ecoflow Propulsor for Hydrogen Viking

Servogear proudly confirms delivery of the propeller system, Ecoflow Propulsor to groundbreaking vessel. In January, it was official that Green Yacht AS has chosen Servogear as supplier of a propulsion system for the vessel Hydrogen Viking. The boat, which is a rebuilt Sunseeker Predator 95, will be one of the world’s first and fastest ships… Read more »

Damen Partners with Sea Machines to Bring Autonomy and Wireless-Helm Technology to Ship-Build Customers

(Gorinchem, THE NETHERLANDS; February 11, 2021) – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for commercial vessels, announced today that it has entered a strategic alliance with Damen Shipyards Group, of the Netherlands, to incorporate the company’s autonomous and wireless-helm systems as standard features in Damen’s global vessel build… Read more »

Energy transition: Carbon pricing more effective than subsidizing renewables

Energy market researchers from WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, and UAS Grisons have crunched the numbers to find out which strategies are most efficient at reducing CO2 emissions. According to their study, much greater reductions in CO2 emissions can be achieved by increasing the prices of carbon certificates than by subsidizing… Read more »

Hi-tech solar solution brings hope to energy-starved people of Gaza

University of Birmingham experts are developing a novel solar energy pilot plant that will help to provide clean and affordable electricity to people living in the Gaza Strip. Working with counterparts at the Islamic University of Gaza, the researchers are combining two efficient technologies in a new way that will also help to assess the… Read more »

European data centre team expands to meet industry demand

To keep up with recent exponential growth in the market, leading temporary power and cooling solutions specialist Aggreko has expanded its established European data centre team with the appointment of four industry experts. As challenges facing the data centre market have exacerbated since the COVID-19 outbreak, operators have been left facing global supply chain issues… Read more »

Offshore wind kudos for DuroWipers

A British crew transfer vessel operator has kitted out its latest CTV with DuroWiper pantographs commercial marine windscreen wipers in order to benefit from their ease of installation and reduced maintenance. Manor Renewable Energy Ltd took delivery of the Manor Endurance offshore support vessel in September and since then its six Class 90 pantograph units… Read more »

Changes in the Management Board of 3D-Micromac AG

Tino Petsch hands over the management of the company to Uwe Wagner Chemnitz, February 1, 2021 – 3D-Micromac AG, the leading specialist in laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser processing systems, is pleased to announce that as part of its successful strategic realignment, a consortium of US investors has acquired a majority stake in the company…. Read more »

Hyundai Global Services selects ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT as engine optimization partner

A new agreement with Hyundai Global Services (HGS) is set to dramatically expand the number of vessels deploying Tekomar XPERT, the leading software for engine performance optimization. HGS will recommend the solution as an enhancement option for all vessels built by Hyundai Heavy Industries from 2018. ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT uses advanced modelling based on… Read more »

Future trends in home heating and cooling

‘Europe and the UK won’t be carbon neutral until we tackle home heating’ London, 28th January 2021: Christian Deilmann, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at tado° outlines the measures needed to meet Europe’s and the UK’s climate targets. Heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for half of the energy consumption, and governments across… Read more »

Alfa Laval joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as Strategic Corporate Partner

Today, Alfa Laval and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping announced that they have formalized a strategic collaboration on the development of zero carbon solutions for the maritime industry by signing a Strategic Corporate Partnership Agreement by which Alfa Laval becomes an official partner to the Center. The collaboration will revolve around the… Read more »

Brexit impacts | Divergent electricity prices

Since the start of the year, as a result of Brexit, Great Britain’s (GB’s) internal and cross-border trading has been temporarily decoupled from European power exchanges. This is expected to result in less efficient trades; interconnector flows and divergent electricity prices between power exchanges. Research from Cornwall Insight examining the trends observed across exchange platforms… Read more »

Bright sparks! ProGARM launches new welding PPE following growing demand

ProGARM, specialist manufacturers of Arc Flash protective clothing, has announced the launch of two new welding garments for workers in the utilities industry. The new welding gaiters and apron are designed to be worn on top of the operative’s existing Arc Flash PPE, to extend the lifespan of these garments by preventing damage from molten… Read more »

Construction starts on £100m recycling facilities at Edmonton EcoPark in north London

Major works start this month at Edmonton EcoPark to bring forward brand new recycling facilities as part of North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) plan for a new sustainable waste hub – the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP). Over the next two years, NLWA’s contractor Taylor Woodrow will construct a Resource Recovery Facility (RRF),… Read more »

Kensa Welcomes Government Response to Future Homes Standard Consultation

Kensa Group CEO, Simon Lomax, has welcomed the Government’s long-awaited response to the recent Part L Future Homes Consultationpublished on January 19, which states that from 2025, no new homes will be built with fossil fuel heating such as a natural gas boiler. Mr Lomax said: “Although we would always ask the Government to be… Read more »

KENZFIGEE WINS FIVE-YEAR SERVICE CONTRACT FROM DANA PETROLEUM

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, has secured a five-year deal to provide TotalCareSM Lifting Services for Dana Petroleum.  This contract will provide for maintenance management and the supply of expert service engineers on Dana’s ‘Triton’ and ‘Western Isles’ FPSOs , both… Read more »

Foreign government debt depreciates domestic currency, say EconPol researchers

A change in US monetary policy could impact global exchange rates High stocks of government debt denominated in foreign currency may depreciate domestic currency, according to new research from EconPol Europe. And, say authors of the report, the prospect of a change in monetary policy in the United States could have a significant impact on… Read more »

Mammoet’s new office in Taiwan located near sites for windfarm project execution

New office is in Taichung and will offer engineering plus project management services Due to the rapid expansion of Mammoet’s business in Taiwan with joint venture partner Giant Heavy Machinery Services Corp and its recent cooperation with Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Mammoet has announced that it will open a new office in Taichung, Taiwan. This… Read more »

Sunshine on Demand – FEV Installs Solar Simulation System in US Vehicle Development Center

Auburn Hills, Michigan, January 2021 – FEV, a leading global service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software, has upgraded its state-of-the-art Vehicle Development Center (VDC) in Auburn Hills with a solar loading system. This upgrade provides FEV an expanded offering of unique and comprehensive capabilities to support the development and certification… Read more »

SINN Power introduces Ocean Hybrid Platform (OHP)

SINN Power‘s Ocean Hybrid Platform (OHP) is now available for project developers around the world. The world’s first modular, multi-functional maritime structure comes with a high degree of customization: size, buoyancy, layout and a variety of renewable energy sources can be adapted with regards to project‘s specific demands. Combining different energy sources and LFP storage… Read more »

Global firm Arevon adopts new technology to digitise asset management

Arevon, a global renewable energy asset management company affiliated with Capital Dynamics, has appointed UK-based Sennen to deliver a new cloud-based software system to its European platform that will digitise its operations. The new technology enables Arevon to capture, analyse and report on all data relating to its current 16 onshore wind farms and one… Read more »

GERMANY, OFFSHORE WIND TO DRIVE EUROPEAN PPA MARKET GROWTH BEYOND 10GW IN 2021 – PEXAPARK

‘-        Pexapark market outlook for 2021 predicts continued investment in energy risk management to prepare for evolving PPA market dynamics –       Mergers and acquisitions in renewable energy predicted to increase as companies seek to vertically integrate energy sales capabilities from across the value chain Zurich, 21 January 2021 – The European renewable energy power purchase… Read more »

Waga Energy and Ferrovial Servicios to deliver massive landfill gas-to-biomethane project in Spain

The Can Mata project is the first landfill gas injection project in Europe to be financed by a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) The Ferrovial Servicios group, a leading global service operator, has selected Waga Energy to produce biomethane at the Can Mata landfill, one of Spain’s largest landfill, near Barcelona. The Can Mata site… Read more »

Belden Future-Proofs Large Industrial Networks with Advanced Security and Redundancy

St. Louis, Missouri – January 19, 2021 – Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, has released its Hirschmann BOBCAT High-Port Switch, the newest addition to the growing BOBCAT family. This managed switch, with up to 24 ports, offers a compact yet powerful networking solution for the Industrial Internet of… Read more »

Aberdeen leading the field with new Energy Transition degree

The University of Aberdeen has today launched the UK’s first postgraduate degree programme in Energy Transition Systems and Technologies. The new course, which is available to study full-time on campus from September (depending on the Covid-19 situation), or part-time online, reinforces and builds upon the city’s reputation as a major international energy centre. It will… Read more »

EconPol Europe: Economic Growth Expectations Higher Following Biden’s Election

19 January 2021: International experts surveyed by EconPol Europe expect the election of Joe Biden to boost economic growth in their countries. The survey of 843 experts from 107 countries reveals they expect the Democratic candidate’s win to add 1.16 percentage points on average to growth in 2021. “After the ongoing coronavirus crisis and its… Read more »

AceOn back Prince Charles’ new Earth Charter

Energy storage and battery pioneer AceOn has thrown its weight behind a new campaign by Prince Charles to build a sustainable future for the planet. The Prince is urging firms to do more to protect the planet and its natural resources by joining his Terra Carta – or Earth Charter – scheme, which also aims to raise £7.3bn to invest in the natural… Read more »

Cornwall Insight strengthens its Board

Cornwall Insight, an award-winning international firm delivering comprehensive Insight that enables businesses, markets, and policymakers to succeed in the net zero transition, has further strengthened its Group Board. The company has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors, Dr. Kate Broughton, and Steve Jennings, in addition to Claire Skinner as a Special Advisor. With the rest of the… Read more »

ENA sets out ambitious programme of work for Open Networks

2020 was a challenging year, but the urgency of hitting net zero carbon emissions has remained. ENA’s Open Networks Project has built momentum throughout the past year, and in 2021 will continue to drive the key changes and innovation needed to transition to a net zero emissions smart grid. Today ENA’s Open Networks Project launches… Read more »

AFC Energy Announces Strategic Collaboration with Global Engineering Consultancy Ricardo to Develop Global Applications for Hydrogen Power Generation

UNITED KINGDOM, London, January 14th; Today AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, announces the signing of the Company’s first strategic engineering collaboration agreement with Ricardo, a global leader in the creation of innovative engineering and design solutions with strong credentials across the transportation and energy sectors. The agreement will… Read more »

Cornwall Insight comments on Capacity Market prequalification

On 11 December the EMR Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) published the prequalification registers for the T-1 (2021-22) and T-4 (2024-25) Capacity Market (CM) auctions. The headline figure from the prequalification register is 54.0GW of de-rated capacity has prequalified for the T-4 auction against a target of 41.2GW. However, this figure – and the 12.8GW… Read more »

Over 80% of Portugal’s new power capacity to come from solar PV installations, says GlobalData

Portugal, as part of the EU, is a signatory to the Paris Agreement and is required to contribute to the bloc-wide overall targets of reducing GHG emissions by 40% below 2005 levels and increasing the share of renewable energy to 32% of gross final consumption. In line with these targets, the country is estimated to… Read more »

Innovative and comfortable! Arc Flash PPE specialists launch new jacket and trousers

New two-tone garments feature increased hi-visibility areas Garments are manufactured from inherent arc-resistant and FR fabrics, to ensure greater protection, comfort and breathability ProGARM, specialist manufacturers of Arc Flash protective clothing, has launched a number of garments throughout 2020 despite COVID-19. Their latest products include a new jacket and also mens and womens trousers, all with… Read more »