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New survey highlights power conundrum facing datacentre sector
New survey highlights power conundrum facing datacentre sector

Continued confidence in future demand levels in the datacentre sector could be hampered by challenges around availability of power, according to a new independent survey of industry professionals. read more

BASF CEO to receive ICIS CEO of the Year Award
BASF CEO to receive ICIS CEO of the Year Award

The ICIS CEO of the Year Award will be presented to Dr Martin Brudermüller, CEO of chemicals industry giant BASF, for outstanding achievement as voted on and recognised by his peers in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players ranking. read more

SIPEX – Suriname’s first international oil & gas conference and expo – to launch in October 2021
SIPEX – Suriname’s first international oil & gas conference and expo – to launch in October 2021

Already being touted as the most anticipated and premier oil & gas summit and exhibition in Suriname, the inaugural edition of SIPEX will be held from 5–7 October 2021. read more

BHP enters into nickel supply deal with Tesla
BHP enters into nickel supply deal with Tesla

BHP has announced the signing of a nickel supply agreement with one of the world’s leading sustainable energy companies, Tesla Inc. read more

Recently concluded gas professionals event in Croatia seen as important scientific and expert meeting of minds
Recently concluded gas professionals event in Croatia seen as important scientific and expert meeting of minds

The 36th International Scientific & Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals – alongside an international exhibition of gas equipment and technologies – was successfully held in Opatija, Croatia, last month. read more

5G and Edge Computing under spotlight as digital transformation enablers at AUTOMA 2021
5G and Edge Computing under spotlight as digital transformation enablers at AUTOMA 2021

As oil & gas continues on its digital transformation path, the industry’s majors, EPCs, refineries, pipeline operators, drilling contractors, and system integrators gather together at the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA) to address the sector’s most relevant digital issues. read more

Wärtsilä launches major test programme to advance carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia
Wärtsilä launches major test programme to advance carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia

Technology group Wärtsilä is pioneering the adoption of hydrogen and ammonia as viable engine fuels via advanced testing in its fuel-flexible combustion engines, as the company continues to lead transformation in the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions. read more

OPINION – Wider investment in local infrastructure ecosystem is key to freeport ‘levelling up’ success
OPINION – Wider investment in local infrastructure ecosystem is key to freeport ‘levelling up’ success

Freeports present an opportunity to rebalance economic prosperity in the UK. However, investment into the local infrastructure ecosystem within which those hubs are set to exist will prove crucial if the PM’s ‘levelling up’ agenda is to succeed. read more

UK’s FCA clears acquisition of Octopus Renewables by Octopus Energy
UK’s FCA clears acquisition of Octopus Renewables by Octopus Energy

Acquisition of sister company makes Octopus Energy one of Europe’s largest operators and investors in solar and onshore wind power, adding £3.4bn worth of green energy projects to the firm’s asset management portfolio. read more

Step aside Windows, iOS and Android – Europe’s first operating system is on the horizon
Step aside Windows, iOS and Android – Europe’s first operating system is on the horizon

Berlin start-up Incari wants to create an alternative to Windows, iOS and Android. The IT firm is part of ‘Scale-Up Europe’ – an initiative championed by the French President Macron. read more

EU launches new space programme with largest ever budget
EU launches new space programme with largest ever budget

With the EU’s largest ever space budget, the new integrated European Union Space Programme will be the instrument to deliver on the bloc’s space ambition for the continent, according to Thierry Breton, EU Internal Market Commissioner, who spoke at the launch event for the new programme. read more

Replacing coal with renewable generation and flexibility promises European energy independence, Wärtsilä finds
Replacing coal with renewable generation and flexibility promises European energy independence, Wärtsilä finds

Modelling by technology group Wärtsilä has revealed that major system-wide benefits are in reach for European power producers that rapidly replace coal with renewable generation and flexibility – from avoiding fuel and carbon costs, to new clean power export opportunities. read more

Opinion – Will we get a global minimum corporate tax rate?
Opinion – Will we get a global minimum corporate tax rate?

Dr Marcel Olbert, Assistant Professor of Accounting at London Business School (LBS) considers the shape of global tax reform following the G7 agreement. read more

First official conference programme released for IMARC 2021
First official conference programme released for IMARC 2021

The first official conference programme has been released for the International Mining & Resources Conference (IMARC), which will be held in Melbourne from 25–27 October. Early-bird tickets are available until 9th July. read more

Africa Mining Convention goes live in July
Africa Mining Convention goes live in July

Africa Mining Convention (AFMIC 2021) – the  much-awaited virtual mining conference and exhibition – will go live from 13–15 July, making its mark in the continent’s mining industry with a breakthrough virtual convention. read more

Idrica to digitally transform water billing for northern Peru utility
Idrica to digitally transform water billing for northern Peru utility

Idrica – an international provider of services and solutions for the water cycle – has been awarded a public tender to implement and maintain billing and collection software for Sedalib S.A. – the water and wastewater utility operating in the Libertad region of northern Peru. read more

INWED 2021 – Q&A with female engineers at Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)
INWED 2021 – Q&A with female engineers at Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)

On International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), female engineers at Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) discuss their jobs and what inspired their career journeys. read more

Global ‘Smart Mobility’ market to top $500bn in 2021, and almost triple in the next 5 years
Global ‘Smart Mobility’ market to top $500bn in 2021, and almost triple in the next 5 years

Growing interest in on-demand transportation, combined with government initiatives for the development of smart cities, is driving impressive expansion in the global Smart Mobility market. read more

Collaboration is key to building resilience, say speakers at 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference
Collaboration is key to building resilience, say speakers at 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference

The Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) Supply Chain Conference was held virtually on 26-27 May, attracting over 1,300 attendees from 450 companies in 62 countries. read more

Singapore International Water Week kicks off with sustainability and innovation under the spotlight
Singapore International Water Week kicks off with sustainability and innovation under the spotlight

The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2021 kicked off on Monday as a fully virtual event that will run from 21 June through to 2 July. On the first day, national water agency PUB announced a dramatic modernisation project for one of Singapore’s oldest water treatment plants. read more

Enapter receives €9.3m funding to develop electrolyser mass-production system for green hydrogen scale-up
Enapter receives €9.3m funding to develop electrolyser mass-production system for green hydrogen scale-up

Enapter is accelerating its scale-up plans with the development of machinery for mass-production of its green hydrogen generators. Enapter will develop and deploy the pioneering, automated production line it needs to dramatically scale up electrolyser manufacturing and help flip global warming. read more

IMARC releases sneak peek at impressive line-up for October’s mining conference
IMARC releases sneak peek at impressive line-up for October’s mining conference

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) returns for its 8th year as a hybrid event, welcoming Australian attendees in-person to Melbourne, and international attendees online, from 25-27 October. read more

Major power plant in Malta renews Wärtsilä service agreement for second time
Major power plant in Malta renews Wärtsilä service agreement for second time

Successful operating performance has resulted in Delimara Power Plant 3 (D3) – a major supplier of electricity to Malta – renewing its long-term service agreement with leading technology group Wärtsilä for the second time. read more

GECF: “Natural gas a vital element in mission net-zero”
GECF: “Natural gas a vital element in mission net-zero”

In a recently issued statement, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) – an intergovernmental coalition of 19 of the world’s leading gas producers, together representing 70 per cent of proven natural gas reserves, 52 per cent of gas pipeline, and 51 per cent of LNG exports – echoed the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s recent report ‘Net Zero by 2050’. read more

New alliance to advance architecture and infrastructure via ‘Digital Twin Factory’
New alliance to advance architecture and infrastructure via ‘Digital Twin Factory’

A new tri-party agreement aimed at advancing digital twin technology could help create a new dawn for architecture and infrastructure, and could have a major impact when it comes to driving down carbon-emissions in our major cities. read more

Must-have digital trends for leaders of the O&G market to be explored at AUTOMA 2021
Must-have digital trends for leaders of the O&G market to be explored at AUTOMA 2021

Digitalisation of almost every working process affected the oil & gas industry in 2020, and this transformation continues today. To learn more about such cutting-edge technology trends, industry leaders will join the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress 2021 (AUTOMA 2021) from 4-5 October. read more

Detailed programme released for the 36th International Gas Professionals Meeting
Detailed programme released for the 36th International Gas Professionals Meeting

Explore the cutting-edge detailed programme of the 36th International Gas Professionals Meeting – southeast Europe’s leading gas conference and expo, which returns to Opatija, Croatia from 16–18 June. read more

Parker’s new clearcurrent® ASSURE filters are best-in-class for advanced gas turbines
Parker’s new clearcurrent® ASSURE filters are best-in-class for advanced gas turbines

The Gas Turbine Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation – a global leader in motion and control technologies – has announced the launch of its clearcurrent® ASSURE filters for high-performance gas turbines. read more

GPCA to host virtual edition of Supply Chain Conference, 26-27 May
GPCA to host virtual edition of Supply Chain Conference, 26-27 May

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) – the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf – will host the 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference in a virtual format on 26-27 May 2021. read more

Virtual forum in June expected to be the energy world’s largest meeting of minds
Virtual forum in June expected to be the energy world’s largest meeting of minds

The largest energy event of its kind, the three-day digital ‘All Things Energy Forum’ (2–4 June 2021) will engage the entire spectrum of the energy industry, with a focus on economy and innovation within the context of a pandemic, alongside international politics, energy trade, environmental policies, and state-of-the-art technology. read more

Samsung Engineering awards heavy-lifting and transport scope to Mammoet for Saudi Aramco gas storage project
Samsung Engineering awards heavy-lifting and transport scope to Mammoet for Saudi Aramco gas storage project

Samsung Engineering – the appointed main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor – has awarded Mammoet with the transport and installation scope of the Aramco Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project. read more

Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association teams up with Oxford Business Group for new Covid-19 response report
Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association teams up with Oxford Business Group for new Covid-19 response report

A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) – produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) – will explore the key role that innovation is set to play in adding value to the downstream energy industry and driving new growth, as the region’s markets advance their economic diversification strategies. read more

Top energy industry experts gather online for Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA)
Top energy industry experts gather online for Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA)

The third edition of the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA) – covering upstream, midstream and downstream sectors – successfully concluded last week on the BGS Online Platform. read more

36th International Scientific and Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals releases agenda for June
36th International Scientific and Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals releases agenda for June

The preliminary agenda of the 36th International Scientific & Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals is Opatija, Croatia (16-18 June 2021) is finally out – and there’s still a little time to secure the seat. read more

Could wave energy be used to help decarbonise the oil & gas industry? A new collaboration explores the potential
Could wave energy be used to help decarbonise the oil & gas industry? A new collaboration explores the potential

With oil set to remain a part of the energy mix in the decades ahead, green energy innovator Ocean Harvesting Technologies, in collaboration with Lundin Energy Norway, is exploring how wave energy could be used to provide electricity to oil & gas platforms. read more

Russia and Australia account for more than half of all diamond mined in 2020
Russia and Australia account for more than half of all diamond mined in 2020

Data analysed by Finbold indicates that just three countries produced nearly 80 per cent of all the estimated 54 million carats of natural diamond produced in 2020 globally – with Russia and Australia combined accounting for more than half of all mined diamond last year. read more

Kartesia acquires FCDE’s stake in industrial boiler supplier Babcock Wanson
Kartesia acquires FCDE’s stake in industrial boiler supplier Babcock Wanson

Pan-European, independent and private financing specialist Kartesia has announced its acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital in leading European industrials business Babcock Wanson, investing alongside the management team. read more

Pure Hydrogen teams up with Synergen to produce hydrogen and carbon products
Pure Hydrogen teams up with Synergen to produce hydrogen and carbon products

Australian clean energy company Pure Hydrogen Corp. Ltd has announced it is to establish a new 50:50 JV with Synergen Met Pty Ltd to manufacture so-called ‘turquoise’ hydrogen gas and value add carbon products from methane using Synergen’s designed and built methane decomposition modules. read more

PUB appoints SP Services to install Singapore’s first 300,000 smart water meters
PUB appoints SP Services to install Singapore’s first 300,000 smart water meters

Smart water meters are to be installed at seven locations across the city-state from 2022 as part of first phase of Singapore’s Smart Water Meter Programme. read more

eSIM device installations to reach 3.4bn globally by 2025, forecasts new study
eSIM device installations to reach 3.4bn globally by 2025, forecasts new study

A new Juniper Research study found that the number of eSIMs installed in connected devices will increase from 1.2 billion in 2021, to 3.4 billion in 2025 – representing 180 per cent growth, led by the consumer segment. In the industrial realm, key areas of focus for eSIM adoption will be Oil& Gas, Manufacturing, and Logistics, the report predicts. read more

Intel’s plans to expand Irish manufacturing expected to create 1,600 jobs
Intel’s plans to expand Irish manufacturing expected to create 1,600 jobs

Semiconductor giant Intel has announced plans to accelerate investment in Europe, including significant expansion of its Irish manufacturing operations. Investment underway in Intel’s Leixlip plant near Dublin is expected to lead to the creation of 1,600 new high-tech jobs upon completion. read more

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