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 Atlantis and Asturfeito’s Variable Pitch System for Tidal Turbine Generators (VPSTTG) project moves to the manufacturing stage

With the help of a €1 million grant from the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Atlantis and its project partner Asturfeito have given the green light to advance their project to the manufacturing stage of the Variable Pitch System for Tidal Turbine Generators (VPSTTG) This takes the project one step closer to… Read more »

European cleantech company Skeleton Technologies raises €41.3 million to support its fast growth

Grossröhrsdorf, Germany: Saxony-based Skeleton Technologies –  the largest European manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage – announced today it has completed a €41.3 million financing round. Current strategic investors, including EIT InnoEnergy, FirstFloor Capital, UP Invest and Harju Elekter, led the equity raise and were joined by European private investors. Taavi Madiberk, CEO and co-founder of… Read more »

Marine biofuel testing set to begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

As the marine industry races to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is taking a key role. The 2800 m2 testing space – already equipped for today’s oil and gas fuels – has been readied for testing with biofuels. In coming years, the centre will accumulate knowledge that… Read more »

Mammoet World: Towards A Digital Future

New platform to provide inspiring engineering, delivered right to your inbox Since 2001, Mammoet has given you the inside story behind heavy lifting and transportation’s most complex projects through its magazine, Mammoet World. We have enjoyed showing you the expertise, the technology and – most importantly – the people that made these achievements possible. Our… Read more »

Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba establish a Joint Venture for Virtual Power Plant Services

Next Kraftwerke and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) today announced the launch of their joint venture. “Next Kraftwerke Toshiba Corporation” is a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) as a service provider that enables third parties in Japan to set up their own VPP. Following their Memorandum of Understanding of October 2019, the two… Read more »

Naïo Technologies and VARTA join forces to revolutionize agricultural robotics solutions

Naïo Technologies, expert in agricultural robotics solutions, and VARTA, leader in innovation and key battery technology, collaborate to create an autonomous transportable charging station for robots to offer higher performing robotics solutions to farmers. The first prototype will be presented at the FIRA 2020 from 8th to 10th December 2020. The event will be hosted… Read more »

EU overreach in member states’ energy policies

The Clean Energy Package, the Green Deal, European Climate Law: The European Union has introduced numerous initiatives promoting joint, climate-friendly energy policies. But the EU’s legal means are limited – just how limited they are is the focus of Stefan Storr’s research. A professor at WU’s Institute for Austrian and European Public Law, Storr criticizes… Read more »

Sea Machines, Leader in Autonomous Marine Technology, Completes a $20 Million B-Round Fundraise

(BOSTON; October 30, 2020) – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous systems for ocean-going vessels announced today that it has accomplished its full $20M investment goal with a second close of $5M. The company announced the first close of $15M in July. This latest close includes follow-on investments by the Brunswick Corporation and… Read more »

Miros Announces New Webinar Series for Offshore Wind

As this unprecedented year of operation continues to unfold, Miros brings together independent industry experts and customers alike for a series of webinars exploring a range of topics relevant to those working within the rapidly expanding global offshore wind market. Tuesday 3rd November, 1500CET Significant Wave Height: How Real-Time, Localised Data Enhances Operational Safety, Efficiency… Read more »

Atlas Copco takes the factory into the field with smart battery nutrunner range

Delivering safer, faster, more cost-efficient and traceable high torque bolt tightening for critical applications in the energy sector are the key objectives of a new range of cordless smart battery nutrunners, launched by Atlas Copco Tools and Industrial Assembly Solutions. Previously expensive and time-consuming installation and maintenance processes carried out using hydraulic wrench methods, on… Read more »

CUHK Faculty of Engineering Develops Effective Energy Harvester Breaking through the Limitation of Battery Life of Smart Watches and Wristbands

Smart watches and wristbands are becoming more and more popular. Various new functions such as health monitoring, contactless payment, entertainment, living assistance, have been added to these small devices and bring convenience to our daily lives. However, the limited battery life of these devices, due to its critical size, remains a key issue. To address… Read more »


Asset owners must learn from a recent run of publicised turbine defects, and benchmark their assets at a portfolio level to overcome missing data around serial faults Vancouver, 28th October 2020 – Clir Renewables, the leading provider of performance assessment software for renewable energy, has today called on asset owners to benchmark the performance of… Read more »


Singapore, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 – October 2015 marked the official launch of the specialist heavy lift project cargo and breakbulk carrier AAL’s Middle East Hub Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Today, despite one of the most challenging periods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)’s recent history – with oil price… Read more »

Intelligent Water Treatment Solution

Water, as the source of life, is an essential key resource in human life. With the development of society, problems such as water shortage and water environmental pollution have become increasingly prominent. How to upgrade of traditional water resources management with newer, more efficient and smarter technologies, equipment and solutions is more important now. Micro… Read more »

DHYBRID implements fail-safe grid concept for Sri Lanka’s leading utility company

NETWORKED MICROGRIDS ENSURE THAT RENEWABLE ENERGY IS AVAILABLE AREA-WIDE Munich/Germany, Colombo/Sri Lanka, 22 October 2020: The off-grid experts at DHYBRID have taken a pioneering approach to the power grid in Sri Lanka. Their pilot project connects stand-alone grids to ensure a fail-safe supply of renewable power that can be utilized throughout the distribution area and expanded at… Read more »

Acquisition of French onshore wind construction project

The Board of The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (“TRIG”) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in Haut Vannier SAS (“Haut Vannier” or “the Project”), with the rights to construct a 43MW wind farm located in Haute-Marne, approximately 65km northeast of the city of Dijon in France. The Project has… Read more »

Extreme E announces scientific partnership with Enel Foundation

20 October 2020, London: Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, has announced that the Enel Foundation is to become its Founding Scientific Partner. Extreme E will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world, which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues, promoting the adoption of electric vehicles… Read more »


Hamburg based hanseatic shipbroker house Waterworks Offshore Services switches focus to shipfinance in the offshore renewable sector. Traditionally coming from Chartering and S&P in the offshore markets, Waterworks today becomes the first  green ship finance institution which provides the renewable shipping industry with innovative ways to aquire and manage ship finance solutions in a market… Read more »

Minimising Waste: Which countries are winning in the war on waste?

Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years Germany are now recycling half of their waste (50%), having improved year-on-year for the last five years Despite a 12% reduction over the last five years, Turkey are still sending a shocking 88% of… Read more »

Jumbo Korea: new director Jason Hwang

Managing Director Ki Jun Park to continue as Advisor to the Board As of November 1st, 2020, Mr Ki Jun Park, Managing Director of Jumbo Korea, hands over the management to Mr Jason Hwang. Mr Park will continue as Advisor to the Board, ensuring that Jumbo will be able to draw on his extensive knowledge… Read more »

Cornwall Insight supports Conrad Energy in the successful acquisition of Viridis Power

Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research and analytics company, is pleased to announce its role in providing energy market and regulatory due diligence to support Conrad Energy (a portfolio company of I Squared Capital) with its acquisition of Viridis Power. The deal was announced on 1 October 2020 and sees Conrad Energy more than double… Read more »

New Alfa Laval PureCool, developed with engine designer WinGD, enables up to 50% methane slip reduction

With IMO targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for shipowners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. The Alfa Laval PureCool system… Read more »

EconPol Europe: Economic Experts Expect Global Economy Contraction of 4.4 Percent

Brussels, 7 October 2020: Global economic experts surveyed by EconPol Europe expect economic output to shrink by 4.4 percent in 2020, with projected GDP growth predicted to improve to + 3.2 per cent by 2021. But the forecasts – from 950 experts in 110 countries – suggest that recovery from the economic crash caused by… Read more »

CUHK Professor Investigates Extremely Shallow Earthquake Related to Shale Gas Production in Sichuan

Professor Hong Feng YANG at the Earth System Science Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) recently conducted a comprehensive study of the 2019 earthquake sequence in Weiyuan Shale Gas Field (WSGF) in the southern Sichuan Basin of China. It was found that the 25 February 2019 earthquake occurred at around 1 kilometer… Read more »

Why energy and utilities companies need to act now to help save the planet, and view sustainability as an opportunity

With energy use contributing to 73% of all emissions globally, energy and utilities companies are the key players in the climate change issue Almost two-thirds (64%) of organizations say also that they have generated a revenue increase from sustainable operations and offers, with more than half of organizations investing in at least six clean sources… Read more »

Scottish project ‘reinvents the wheel’ with flat-pack hydro-energy solutions for Africa

Carruthers Renewables has teamed up with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), to explore manufacturing methods for a patented water wheel capable of combating electricity scarcity in developing countries. The one-year £250k project, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering… Read more »

Department of Defense Taps Sea Machines for Autonomous VTOL Replenishment Vessels

(BOSTON; October 5, 2020) – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for surface vessels, announces that it has been awarded a multi-year Other Transaction (OT) agreement by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).The primary purpose of the agreement is to initiate a prototype that will enable… Read more »

Extreme E confirms EcoZone project in Senegal

2 October 2020, London: Extreme E, the revolutionary new electric off-road racing series, has confirmed an additional Legacy Programme in one of its race locations, Lac Rose, Senegal, tied to improving sustainable practices in the local community. Extreme E, GroupeSenghor (GS) – an organisation that addresses community needs while preserving the environment – and Extreme E’s… Read more »

The City of Arnhem goes smart with OpenRemote’s Energy Management IoT solution

The City of Arnhem has selected OpenRemote’s open-source IoT solution to develop an intelligent energy management system using advanced IoT technology. This new data management platform will enable the city’s energy managers to automate and oversee a distributed energy system combining solar and wind power installations, electric fleet chargers, cold ironing for ships and battery… Read more »

10 years of teamtechnik China: growth in a dynamic market

“My first office consisted of a chair and a small square table,” recalls Dr. Lingxiang Xu, CEO of teamtechnik China during his address at the celebration of ten years since the company was founded. In a major ceremony, employees, customers and government representatives celebrated the successful development of teamtechnik China in the new energy, automotive,… Read more »

Going virtual

Sulzer welcomes visitors to its online virtual exhibition stand Sulzer has launched an immersive online virtual exhibition stand showcasing its products, technologies and engineering services. Visitors can navigate the stand and its interactive 360° virtual environments from anywhere in the world to learn more about the company’s solutions. Presenting Sulzer’s diverse range of advanced products… Read more »

Ex-rugby international Gareth Thomas helps People’s Energy launch new campaign to end fuel poverty

An estimated four million1 UK homes are currently living in fuel poverty2. With the full financial fallout of COVID-19 not yet known, this figure is undoubtably set to rise as households face soaring energy use and severe job losses. It is this worrying outlook that has prompted People’s Energy, the UK’s first Community Interest Company (CIC)… Read more »

Constant dripping instead of a waterfall?

Parallelizing engineering processes increasingly has long been an enforced reality. Aucotec AG, a software developer for more than 35 years, is now setting new standards in this area. With “agile engineering”, the company wants to empower designers to much more efficiently and effectively master the simultaneous cooperation of different disciplines in mechanical or plant engineering projects…. Read more »

Offshore renewables expert elected to Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

One of the UK’s leading offshore renewable energy academics has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Deborah Greaves OBE has been working in the sector for more than two decades and is currently heading a £9million programme pulling together the country’s foremost figures in wave, tidal and offshore wind…. Read more »