BV Appoves Cryo-Powered Regas System Design
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (BV) has issued the first approval in principle for a new cold energy ‘Cryo-Powered’ regas system for use in FSRU applications.The approval has been issued to both Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME). The ‘Cryo-Powered Regas’ system is a cold power generation technology based on the Organic Rankine Cycle - a proven technology used in multiple onshore LNG terminals for decades.This will be the first time the system has been developed for use in a floating terminal.
Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime
The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center, SUNY Maritime College.Serving as the keynote speaker is Alana Duerr, Ph.D., Director, Offshore Wind North America, DNV GL - Renewables Advisory, who will offer insight to opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come.
SUNY Maritime College Hosts Ocean Wind Energy Conference
NYC Economic Development Corp. Signs on as Event Sponsor.The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, proudly announce their partnership in hosting of the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Maritime Academic Center, SUNY Maritime College. Featured presentations by industry leaders such as Keynote Speaker Dr. Alana Duerr, Director of DNV GL, will offer…
SGRE Bags 487 MW Mega Order from US
Spanish offshore wind giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won two orders totaling 487MW from EDF Renewables North America.SGRE was selected by EDF Renewables North America to supply turbines for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects, located in the United States. The deals further confirm the commercial success of the SG 4.5-145 and feature a service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa’s premium maintenance program, offering the best in scale and flexibility to maximize energy asset returns.Coyote, located in Scurry County, Texas, will feature 48 SG 4.5-145 and 11 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines.
Leadership Changes at Anadarko
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced Thursday that Bob Gwin, formerly Executive Vice President (EVP), Finance and CFO, has been named President. In his new role, Gwin will be responsible for leading Anadarko's worldwide operations, project management, exploration, midstream and marketing, as well as the company's expanding next-generation technology development and systems solutions.Anadarko Chairman and CEO Al Walker said Gwin's new role will focus on strengthening the company's business results and furthering the company's advancement of technology and systems."With his appointment to President…
DNV GL Appoints Peter Brun as New Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader
DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has appointed wind energy professional Peter Brun as Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader. Brun is responsible for stakeholder management, alliance building and promoting offshore wind development throughout the world. Brun brings more than 26 years of experience in the wind energy industry and international diplomacy. His rich and varied expertise in the wind industry, includes holding dual Vice Chairman roles at EWEA (now WindEurope) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) between 2009 to 2013.
Subsidy-Reliant Offshore Wind Takes Cue from Big Oil
From a helicopter, it looks like just another North Sea oil rig, a grey cube supported by massive yellow pillars, 90 kilometres (56 miles) off western Denmark. But the DanTysk facility is the world's first accommodation platform for offshore wind, which is borrowing techniques and labour from the crisis-hit oil sector as it tries to cut costs and end an addiction to state subsidies. The wind industry is moving further offshore and into the deeper waters tamed long ago by oil companies to increase scale and capture stronger and more constant winds.
COAG Energy Review Must Power Timely, Practical Reform
APPEA welcomes the announcement today by the COAG Energy Council of an independent review of energy security in the national electricity market, led by the Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO. “Let’s hope Dr Finkel’s review will drag debate away from polarised positions to a fact-based discussion of how Australia can cut emissions from the energy sector without jeopardising reliable, affordable electricity for consumers,” said APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts. “As far as some governments are concerned…
Safety Issues Delay Fuel Loading at Chinese Reactor
China will not load fuel at two EPR nuclear reactors designed by France's Areva until recent safety issues have been fully resolved, the environment ministry said, its first response to faults detected at a similar reactor in France. Parts of the Taishan 1 and 2 nuclear reactors under construction in the southern province of Guangdong were made by the same manufacturer that supplied the reactor vessel for EDF's EPR in Normandy, the site of anomalies found by France's nuclear watchdog ASN last week. "In general…
Technip Awards Contract for New Unit in Slovak Republic
Technip was awarded by Duslo a.s. a substantial(1) contract on lumpsum turnkey basis to develop the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new ammonia production unit in the existing fertilizer complex located in Sal’a, Slovak Republic. Based on Haldor Topsoe(2) last generation technology, the new unit will have a capacity of 1,600 tons per day of ammonia. It will incorporate the most advanced engineering and technological solutions for minimum energy consumption and reduction of pollutants emissions.
Foster Wheeler For Air Quality Control System Upgrade In West Virginia
Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group’s Environmental and Industrial division has been awarded a contract by Longview Power, LLC to rehabilitate and optimize the wet flue gas desulfurization system at their existing 700 MWe (net megawatt electric) Longview Power facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, USA. Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the contract value will be included in the company’s third-quarter 2014 bookings.
Cleaning up Coal: Kemp
According to the popular narrative, coal is locked in a fight to the death with natural gas and renewables to supply clean electrical energy. Promoters of gas, wind and solar often talk about coal as if it were not just a rival but an enemy. Environmental campaigners want to phase out coal-fired power plants and leave most of the world's coal reserves below ground. Coal-fired power plants produce much higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and make the largest single contribution to global warming, so the conflict has a moral dimension.
U.S., China Ink Energy Deals; Climate Differences Remain
The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases that will bring the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy, but fundamental differences between the two sides remain. Consensus between the United States and China will be a crucial part of any new global climate pact to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, but they have long struggled to come to an agreement on how the costs of cutting greenhouse gases should be distributed among rich and poor nations. Speaking in Beijing during the latest round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, U.S.
Foster Wheeler Signs Agreement With BOC to Replace Heat Exchangers
Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has signed an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services agreement with BOC, a member of the Linde Group, for the installation of replacement heat exchangers at BOC’s Teesport facility, Teesside, in northeast England. The Foster Wheeler contract value was not disclosed and was included in the company’s first-quarter 2014 bookings. Under this agreement, Foster Wheeler will provide project management…
Foster Wheeler Wins Contract For Retrofit-SCR System
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy (TSE) for the design, supply and erection of a retrofit-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for TSE’s Naantali unit 3 in Finland. Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the contract value will be included in the company’s bookings for the second-quarter of 2014. Commercial operation of the SCR system is scheduled for October 2015.
Foster Wheeler's Terrace Wall Steam Reformer Heater For Kazakhstan
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Marubeni Corporation for the engineering and material supply of a new Terrace Wall steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for the KazMunayGaz oil refinery located at Atyrau, Republic of Kazakhstan. The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract was not disclosed and was included in the company’s first-quarter 2014 bookings. The steam reformer will be part of a hydrogen production unit with a capacity of 24,000 normal cubic meters per hour to be built at the refinery.