Category: Misc

GETI 2021: power professionals positive for years ahead

39 per cent of power professionals expect the sector to experience strong growth over the next three years Two-thirds believe the sector is resilient to ongoing upheaval Advances in engineering seen as a key opportunity LONDON, UK, 12 January 2021, The fifth annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment… Read more »


Protium Green Solutions, the UK‐based green hydrogen energy services company, has received more than £70,000 in funding to complete a feasibility study on incorporating innovative hydrogen combustion technology into Bruichladdich Distillery. Part of the BEIS Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), the project is the next step in assessing the application of alternative fuels at island-based… Read more »

U.S. Coast Guard type approval for previous-generation Alfa Laval PureBallast 2 systems

On 30 December 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued its type approval for Alfa Laval PureBallast 2. Most owners of Alfa Laval’s second-generation ballast water treatment systems can now opt to continue operating in United States waters, even when their Alternate Management System (AMS) approval expires. Firm commitment to PureBallast customers The PureBallast 2… Read more »

SME energy prices rise for the first time since 2018

There has been a rise in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) gas and electricity prices, according to the latest SME Power and Gas markets reports, from Cornwall Insight. This is the first time SME prices have risen since Q418 following five consecutive quarters of price reductions. The below graph shows one-year acquisition prices for 25MWh… Read more »

New degree combining sustainability with finance launched by top business school

BI Norwegian Business School has launched an interdisciplinary MSc in Sustainable Finance as sustainability is becoming a core concern for investors, companies, and civil society. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance plays an increasingly critical role in attracting capital, in responding to owners and stakeholders demands, and in complying with emerging regulatory requirements. The new… Read more »

Nature needs rights to safeguard biodiversity

Multiple studies show that nature is inadequately protected in many places across the world.  It seems that the largest challenge of the 21st Century is to reconsider our role and position of human beings as part of nature. New research conducted by Nyenrode Business University explores innovative ways to improve the situation. In public or private… Read more » extends COVID cleaning service to vessels in Rotterdam

Rotterdam-based company has launched a new service to help vessel owners and crew respond to COVID-19 outbreaks. The service includes complete disinfection of closed areas on a vessel, as well as care for the crew – including sanitised transfers between the vessel and COVID-safe accommodation in Rotterdam – during the treatment. Even vessels that… Read more »

Entry into Fuel Joint Venture Agreement (“NPA”)

Atlantis, the global sustainable energy generation company and technology developer, is pleased to announce it has now formally entered into a joint venture agreement with industry leading alternative fuel production and supply partner, the Netherlands based N+P Group. This follows the announcement on 7 August 2020 of the signing of Heads of Terms. Atlantis owns… Read more »

Atlantis supplied, Scottish manufactured tidal generation equipment arrives in Nagasaki, Japan ahead of deployment in the Naru Strait

Atlantis is pleased to announce an important update in delivering Scottish made tidal generation equipment to Japan. The Atlantis designed and built tidal generation system has arrived in Nagasaki harbour, Japan having left Scotland in October. It will now be transported in January 2021 by support vessels to the designated deployment site in the Naru… Read more »

Pump training from the experts

Sulzer Academy encourages knowledge transfer for operators and maintenance specialists Pump training can encompass many aspects from design and operation to maintenance and rerates, it all depends on the trainees and what they want to get out of the course. Sulzer has developed a flexible and dynamic range of courses that are tailored to suit… Read more »

online Legionella course

In response to client requests and in order to facilitate training options in these times of global restrictions, Hatenboer-Water has created a digital version of the water quality training module about Legionella. As of today, participants can now register, participate and complete the online course with an official certificate. Course director and Water Quality Manager… Read more »

Voltalia’s commercial activity reaches an all-time high securing one gigawatt of new power sales contracts in 2020

London Wednesday 16th December: Voltalia an international player in renewable energy, has announced record commercial activity for 2020. The total capacity secured during the year amounts to 1,028 megawatts, more than double the level recorded in 2019. Companies which consume the green electricity through Corporate PPAs1 represent 25% of Voltalia’s 2020 client base and the… Read more »

5 shocking ‘electrical’ incidents that were actually an Arc Flash

Despite the potentially life-threatening consequences of an Arc Flash, there is still a worrying lack of awareness in the utilities’ industry around the dangers an incident pose. Reaching temperatures of up to 25,000°C – four times hotter than the surface of the sun – and producing a sound louder than a gunshot, an Arc Flash is… Read more »


(“Atlantis”, the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) Atlantis announces Share Placement Agreement Atlantis, the global sustainable energy generation company and technology developer, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share placement agreement (the “Agreement”) with New Technology Capital Group, LLC (the “Investor”), a U.S.-based investor, in relation to the… Read more »

Full Marine Package for Fujairah F3 Independent Power Plant awarded to Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul is awarded full marine package for intake and outfall installation. Scope also includes the fabrication and installation of the three intake head structures of 800 tonnes each. End of works is scheduled in 2022. South Korean Samsung Construction & Trading, EPC contractor for the construction of the new 2.4GW Fujairah F3 gas-fired… Read more »

Apricum appoints energy banking and finance expert Charles Lesser as partner bolstering transaction advisory offering

Apricum, a transaction advisory and strategy consulting firm specialized in renewable energy and cleantech, announces the appointment of Charles Lesser as partner. He will focus on expanding Apricum’s transaction advisory mandates in corporate and project finance, particularly in the energy storage sector in the UK, Europe and global markets. “We see significant opportunities for Apricum… Read more »

Renewable Energy Institute receives EI Award 2020

The Renewable Energy Institute has been awarded the prestigious EI Award 2020 for ‘Talent Development and Learning’. Out of 160 nominees from all over the world, the Renewable Energy Institute was chosen to receive the award for exceptional work in “creating a global skilled workforce in renewable energy & energy efficiency”. The Renewable Energy Institute… Read more »

7GW of battery storage projects in the pipeline across Australia

Projections from Cornwall Insight Australia show there is ~7GW of battery storage projects proposed or currently in the planning process. Of that 7GW there is just over 900MW of committed or significantly progressed storage projects set to be delivered by 2024. Key findings ~7GW of battery storage projects either proposed or in planning. 900MW of… Read more »

EconPol Europe: Increased tax rates reduce public spending efficiency

Increases in tax rates result in falling public spending efficiency, according to new research from EconPol Europe. This negative effect was found to be more significant for increases in personal income tax and value added tax. In times of economic expansion, increasing the corporate income tax base and reducing personal income tax rates were found… Read more »

Start of power production at Nysäter Onshore Wind Farm in Sweden

The Nysäter wind project in Sweden has achieved an important milestone on its way to becoming one of the largest onshore sites in Europe. The first of the 21 turbines already installed has been connected to the power grid and has started producing electricity. Once completed, the wind farm will consist of 114 Nordex turbines… Read more »

IMEON ENERGY announces the release of a new solution for energy self-consumption in the tertiary and industrial sectors: X-TREM ESS

This new range of products, developed by the IMEON ENERGY teams in Brest, is intended for solar self-consumption installations in industrial and tertiary sectors. X-TREM ESS is suitable for installations requiring up to MW of power and MWh of stored energy. X-TREM ESS is an “all-in-one” system integrating power electronics (MPPT, PCS), energy storage (lithium… Read more »

Energy networks respond to Ofgem’s settlements for RIIO-2

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association responds to Ofgem’s settlements for the RIIO-2 price control period. Ofgem has published their settlements for the next network price control, known as RIIO-2. For the transmission and gas distribution networks and system operator, RIIO-2 will come into effect next year and run for five years until… Read more »

Cornwall Insight advises Still Waters Green Technology for its 30MW flagship battery storage project

Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research, and analytics company, is pleased to announce that it has advised Still Waters Green Technology (SWGT) to secure the £12m non-recourse Phase One Financial Close with Santander UK. The deal was announced in November and will see a 30MW utility-scale battery storage project built in Swindon. Cornwall Insight leveraged… Read more »

The DS3, a completely new architecture

Interview with Dr. Yuhao LUO. APsystems co-founder and CTO, based in Cupertino, Silicon Valley, unveils the technological background of the most powerful microinverter on the market: the NEW dual DS3 (for Dual, Single- phase, 3rd generation) coming in Q1 2021. Dr. Luo, APsystems is planning to launch its 3rd generation dual Microinverter very soon, how… Read more »

First steel plates cut for Les Alizés

Construction of the offshore crane vessel Les Alizés kicked off. This crane vessel for offshore floating installation will be in a super-size class of its own, capable of building the newest generation of offshore wind farms. Green technology and innovations on board result in considerable lower fuel consumption and emissions. Jan De Nul kicks off… Read more »

Tesvolt offers installers online certification and services

New service portal for installers of energy storage systems Wittenberg/Germany, 1 December 2020 – Tesvolt recently made it particularly easy for tradespeople worldwide to obtain certification for the installation of their storage systems. On the new service portal, they can watch training videos at any time. Afterwards, they receive certification directly if they answer the… Read more »

SAE success at Scottish Green Energy Awards

SIMEC Atlantis Energy (Atlantis) was both delighted and honoured to scoop two awards at the Scottish Green Energy Awards. Atlantis won the Champion of Renewables award, which is presented to companies that are truly unique and have shown how much the industry has to offer and helped tell the story in a new and different… Read more »


European fund manager adopts technology agnostic software to provide essential oversight of portfolio performance for its investors Gothenburg, 11th August – Glennmont Partners (Glennmont), one of Europe’s largest pure renewables fund managers, has adopted Greenbyte’s monitoring platform to oversee the technical performance of its dynamic European wind and solar portfolio. Greenbyte will be fully integrated… Read more »

AceOn launches Renewergy Virtual Power Plant

AceOn Energy has launched the Renewergy Virtual Power Plant (VPP) – a ground-breaking new green energy system which could play a major part in helping the UK meet its climate change targets in the next 20 years. The company says the Renewergy VPP system can cut a home’s carbon footprint by an average of 60 per cent by maximising renewable energy usage. A household’s electricity bill would fall by between 30-40 per cent and… Read more »

first naturally biodegradable plastic packaging alternative containing graphene

UK biotech company Toraphene is preparing to unveil the world’s first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. The company has developed a new material, also called Toraphene, that uses biopolymers that compost naturally and biodegrade without human intervention, even in the ocean. The biopolymers are combined with Nobel Prize-winning graphene, which… Read more »

UK energy networks reaction: Spending Review 2020 and National Infrastructure Strategy

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, presented his Spending Review 2020 to parliament today and also published a new National Infrastructure Strategy. David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “The Chancellor has made decarbonisation a priority in the Spending Review and highlighted the energy… Read more »

World-first study aims to deliver safer, cleaner and cheaper hydrogen power

A ground-breaking project to develop a new way of storing hydrogen in buses has been launched by academics from London South Bank University (LSBU), School of the Built Environment and Architecture . The LSBU project aims to deliver: Improved safety with hydrogen stored at lower pressures in smaller cylinders on buses instead of the large… Read more »

Framo Morat extends technology spectrum by adding Radial Gear Chamfering and deburring

What are the characteristics of the Radial Gear Chamfering process? Defined and reproducible chamfering at the front edges of the teeth increases the economic efficiency of production. At the same time, the quality of the components is improved In the field of metal-cutting gearing, increasingly complex and demanding component geometries require burr-free edges and precise… Read more »

Alfa Laval PureCool further expands Alfa Laval’s leadership in marine environmental solutions

A new system for reducing marine emissions has entered Alfa Laval’s Pure Thinking portfolio. Targeting methane slip from LNG engines, the Alfa Laval PureCool system continues a leadership journey of nearly two decades. At the same time, it points the way forward into a new era of customer-focused environmental work. A unified push for green… Read more »

Gas Fest virtual workshops identify incremental pathway for LNG-fuelled shipping

If LNG is a ‘bridge’ fuel, how long is the bridge? And, more importantly, where is it leading? Those questions framed discussions at a series of virtual workshops hosted by Gas Fest and Society for Gas as Marine Fuel (SGMF) last week as senior representatives from shipowners, energy majors, bunker operators, port authorities, class societies… Read more »