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French oil major Total, operator for the Egina oil field offshore Nigeria, together with its construction and survey partners, has successfully installed a Fusion 6G subsea positioning network to support its development of the $15 billion project. Supplied by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, the acoustic technology specified for Egina, which

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Decommissioning duo
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Bibby Offshore has delivered two multimillion-pound decommissioning contracts to the UK Continental Shelf in 2015. As Barry Macleod, Managing Director of Bibby Offshore UKCS explained: “Decommissioning work has been a key area of focus for Bibby Offshore for many years and as a result, we have built up a strong

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Platts has launched a new analysis platform that forecasts the key supply and demand dynamics of domestic oil and petroleum markets in China. Platts China Oil Analytics is a web-based platform that allows energy producers, traders and analysts to access detailed supply/demand analysis, volume forecasts and news together with refining

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SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc and the University of Cambridge’s Department for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) have signed a two-year research project to determine detailed scientific knowledge of SulNOxEco Fuels – the fuel emulsion that significantly reduces harmful emissions and fuel consumption. The two-year partnership represents the next exciting landmark

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Bosch Rexroth and wave energy machine developers, Aquamarine Power and Carnegie Wave Energy, have taken a significant step towards the creation of a standardised, self-contained offshore electricity generator, with the announcement of new funding to support the project. A Scottish Government grant of £2 million has been awarded by Wave

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Petrotechnics has been celebrating the opening of its state-of-the-art competency and training centre. Located at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters, the new facility will address changing demands for operations excellence training in hazardous industries, including oil and gas, chemical and rail. The centre’s new classrooms feature state-of-the-art interactive facilities and a

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Siemens has appointed leading UK contractor VolkerFitzpatrick to build its wind turbine blade factory in Hull. Siemens said VolkerFitzpatrick’s bid was the most competitive and robust proposal for construction of the 40,000 sqm facility. Construction began in August, with the factory scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2016, to allow

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Frames has fabricated two enormous Electrostatic Coalescers for the Shaybah Oil Field GOSP 4 CPF Expansion (Gas/Oil Separation Plant) in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco’s most remote oil field. In 2014 Frames was awarded the design and supply of the vessels by Samsung Engineering, the Korean EPC contractor. The Electrostatic Coalescers,

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UPS has confirmed agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. The agreements with three leading suppliers of renewable fuels, secure access

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EnAppSys has published its Q2 2015 review of Great Britain’s energy generation performance across all fuel and renewable types, and it highlighted some important trends with the significant rise in the proportion of GB’s energy generated solar PV, and the issues with the decline in generation from coal-fired power stations.

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