Kongsberg Digital cements leading position in energy sector’s digital transition

The status of Kongsberg Digital as the forerunner of digital transformation within the oil & gas sector has been recognised with three awards at the 2020 Digital Oil & Gas Asia Summit (DOA 2020) held in Beijing, China. read more

Konica Minolta set to acquire hyperspectral imaging leader Specim

Konica Minolta, Inc. (‘Konica Minolta’) has announced that Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V. – its wholly-owned subsidiary for the sensing business, based in the Netherlands – has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Specim, the world’s leading global supplier of hyperspectral imaging solutions. read more

Babcock orders three PEMA shipbuilding automation lines

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has placed an order for an extensive set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines: PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line. read more

GPCA announces special edition of Annual Forum to take place in February 2021

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA)’s forum next year will address the theme ‘Leadership in the New Reality – Catalyzing Sustainable Growth in the Chemical Industry’. read more

Vodafone commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Telecoms giant Vodafone has announced its commitment to reducing the firm’s total global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040. read more

Ground-breaking autonomy from Emesent maps future of the ‘Digital Mine’

The efficient and safe running of underground mines poses challenges, with large, inaccessible areas that require regular inspection. However, autonomous data capture could change the way mines are planned and operated, said Dr Stefan Hrabar, CEO of Emesent, at the recent IMARC 2020 event. read more

Executive conversation with AspenTech and Wood: ‘Optimizing operations in any market condition’

On Thursday 3rd December, join Antonio Pietri, President and CEO of Aspen Technology, and Darren Martin, CTO of Wood, for a Virtual Executive Conversation on how to create a 'Self-Optimizing Plant' and achieve operational excellence that's sustainable regardless of market conditions. read more

SENER Engineering appoints Gabriel Alarcón as new MD

Madrid-headquartered SENER has appointed Gabriel Alarcón – up until now General Manager of Technology and Innovation – as Managing Director of SENER Engineering, the area handling the Group’s infrastructure, energy and marine industry related activities worldwide. read more

New crowd protection ‘gateway’ mitigates safety risks – from Covid-19 to weapons attacks

A new crowd protection solution with the potential to transform the way we enter large-gathering events and venues has just been launched. read more

Expert addresses business problems the mining industry needs to solve today

Ahead of her appearance at the International Mining & Resources Conference (IMARC) Online, organisers of the event got the lowdown from Dassault Systèmes’ CEO GEOVIA, Michelle Ash on some of the biggest problems the mining industry must solve today, and what the sector can learn from other industries to achieve a competitive advantage. read more

No restrictions for online networking: TOGC goes live this week on BGS online platform

In the era of digitalisation, no boundaries should hold business connections. In response to the pandemic-related travel constraints in Europe, BGS Group has therefore decided to move the Transportation Oil & Gas Congress 2020 (TOGC) to the brand new BGS online platform. read more

Manufacturers accelerate digital transformation by turning to cloud solutions

The availability and uptake of cloud technologies will ease the disruption of winter lockdown on the sector, says InfinityQS – leading global provider of Manufacturing Quality Intelligence software and services. read more

Neles strengthens distributor network across India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh

Finland-headquartered firm Neles – one of the leading providers of mission-critical flow control solutions and services for process industries – signed 13 new distributor agreements in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh in the second quarter of 2020, further expanding coverage of its valve offering across an array of industries within the south Asian countries. read more

VARD finds perfect fit with Pipeotech’s DeltaV-Seal gasket

Norwegian-based shipbuilder Vard has been installing Pipeotech’s DeltaV-Seal in its vessels since 2016 and the cost-saving benefits have been very clear to Johny Morland, Principal Engineer, QA and Standardisation at the Fincantieri-owned company. read more

ADIPEC, the world’s largest oil & gas industry gathering, is set to convene virtually next week

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC) 2020 Virtual Conference – the world’s largest gathering of oil and gas industry players – is set to begin on Monday, November 9, 2020. read more

IIoT connections to reach 37bn globally by 2025, as ‘Smart Factory’ concept Is realised

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of Industrial IoT (IIoT) connections will increase from 17.7 billion in 2020 to 36.8 billion in 2025, representing an overall growth rate of 207 per cent. The research identified smart manufacturing as a key growth sector of the Industrial IoT market over the next five years, accounting for 22 billion connections by 2025. read more

Neste and All Nippon Airways collaborate on first supply of sustainable aviation fuel in Asia

Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, have entered into an agreement that will see ANA become Asia’s first airline to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on commercial flights. read more

German battery firm instagrid wins Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award

instagrid GmbH – a specialist for high-power portable battery systems – has been selected from 570 international applicants to win the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award 2020 in the ‘Renewable Energies and Materials’ category. read more

Eco Wave Power’s Inna Braverman recognised amongst 2020’s top Meaningful Business Leaders

Meaningful Business – a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose – has recognised Israeli entrepreneur Inna Braverman of Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB) in its Top 100 index for 2020. The award recognises outstanding business leaders worldwide who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. read more

This fintech firm helps investors back companies focused on CO2 avoidance

Climate change is a pressing and all-encompassing issue, with many believing there is no effective method to halting the ever-expanding business sector from becoming CO2-dependent. However, one company – London-based Clima Investments – is changing that. read more

Executive Board Meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum explores outlook to 2050

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has held its 37th Executive Board Meeting via videoconference, gathering high-ranking officials from across the globe to explore insights, challenges and forecasts for gas exporting nations in the years and decades ahead. read more

A2I2 underwater survey robot on target for 2021 launch after successful trials

A state-of-the-art underwater survey robot being developed by a collaboration of companies from across the UK is on schedule for completion in March next year after a successful first demonstration. read more

Azelio and JET ENERGY in MoU to develop storage projects with solar PV in Africa

Azelio has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco-based JET ENERGY explore energy storage projects utilising Azelio’s TES.POD technology in Francophone Africa. read more

Experts explore how to bolster Australia’s vital mining ecosystem to aid the resource-rich country’s recovery

Accelerating the mineral processing and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, alongside in-country exploration opportunities, will inevitably be important to resource-rich Australia’s recovery. The question is, what needs to be done to support this? Ahead of their appearance at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) Online in November, leading experts offer their opinion on this fundamental post-Covid challenge for the industry and wider economy. read more

REE Automotive hits the track with 3 fully modular, next-gen EV platforms

Leading electric vehicle (EV) platform manufacturer REE Automotive (REE) has released an all-new video showing not one, but three prototypes of its next-generation EV platforms, as the firm strives to reshape e-Mobility. read more

Pipeotech promises 10-year gas-tight performance with world’s most durable sealing solution

Norway’s Pipeotech has signalled its intention to rewrite the rulebook within the pipe-sealing segment by offering a 10-year gas-tight guarantee as standard on its innovative DeltaV-Seal. read more

Fortum and MIT’s 3-year tie-up could help make small modular reactors a reality

European energy company Fortum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have entered into a three-year co-operation project to create an open-source tool for the techno-economic modelling of small modular reactor (SMR) projects. Through the modelling work and the sensitivity analysis of the results, the two parties hope to generate greater understanding of SMR projects and characteristics. read more

Leveraging electrification, automation and digitalisation tech convergence can deliver significant savings for energy firms, says expert

A pioneering tech expert has told ADIPEC Energy Dialogue that up to 80 per cent of plant shutdowns could be mitigated through combination of advanced electrification, automation and digitalisation technologies. Meanwhile, greater use of renewables in power management processes offers oil & gas firms opportunities to create efficiencies...  read more

New 2,500km rail transport route makes European waste fuels more sustainable

A co-operation with Deutsche Bahn (DB) marks the start of Geminor’s new transport route of waste fuels through central Europe. The coming shift to rail will cut CO2 emissions to just one-fifth of road transport emissions. read more

Nidec ASI takes water into Saudi Arabia’s desert, winning 5 contracts worth $50m+

Water is the new oil for Saudi Arabia, and Nidec ASI – flagship firm of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform owned by Nidec Group – has been awarded work orders for motors and drives needed to create five pipeline systems for transporting greater volumes of water in the Arabian Peninsula to over 12 million people. read more

Ocean Harvesting Technologies secures €300k from Lundin Foundation to advance next phase of wave tech

Ocean Harvesting Technologies – a Swedish pre-commercial renewable energy company striving to be a market leader in wave energy technology – has been awarded a €300,000 investment from Lundin Foundation. The investment matches an earlier grant from the Swedish Energy Agency to provide Ocean Harvesting Technologies with the required funding to prototype the next development phase of the firm’s novel InfinityWEC technology.  read more

‘Posidonia Web Forums Week’ to bring maritime sector together in October

Following cancellation of this year’s Posidonia Exhibition, organisers have announced they will bring together leading maritime media and organisations during what would have been Posidonia expo week (26–30 October) for a series of web conferences and forums under the banner ‘It’s time to talk’. At this critical time, the initiative will create an opportunity for the maritime community to debate crucial issues and the many challenges it faces. read more

Amidst the global pandemic, Anguilla remains a stable jurisdiction for offshore investment, says law expert

Despite the disruptions that Covid-19 has wreaked across the world, the Caribbean island of Anguilla remains a stable safe-haven for offshore investment amidst the crisis, according to Pam Webster, Managing Partner of WEBSTER LP. One of the Caribbean’s top law firms, WEBSTER LP has just announced a close collaboration in Anguilla with ISFIN, the emerging markets advisors with an active presence in 75 countries. read more

AI and smart meters are helping businesses become safer, greener and more competitive. Here’s how.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and smart meters are helping businesses become safer, more sustainable, and also more competitive. Bjoern Reinke – Director of Data and Data Science at Haven Power  – explains how. read more

Lesjöfors opens new optimised production facility in Latvia

Lesjöfors – the largest spring manufacturing company in the Baltics – has established a new super-efficient and highly sustainable manufacturing plant in Liepaja, Latvia. read more

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