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A year on from Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, US critical infrastructure remains vulnerable, says GlobalData
A year on from Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, US critical infrastructure remains vulnerable, says GlobalData

David Bicknell, Principal Analyst in the Thematic Intelligence team at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view. read more

Octopus Energy backs world’s largest subsea power cable project to connect UK to mega solar farm in Morocco
Octopus Energy backs world’s largest subsea power cable project to connect UK to mega solar farm in Morocco

Energy tech pioneer Octopus Energy Group has announced a financial and strategic partnership with Xlinks, the company building the world’s largest subsea power cable to deliver renewable energy from Morocco to the UK, as it seeks to diversify UK supply routes and boost energy security. read more

REC launches world's highest-power solar panel for residential installations with G12 HJT cells
REC launches world's highest-power solar panel for residential installations with G12 HJT cells

With up to 430Wp packed into less than two square metres, the new REC Alpha Pure-R comes out tops in terms of its power output, size, weight, and handling. REC's latest panel innovation builds on the lead-free and RoHS compliant REC Alpha Pure Series, which has just won the prestigious 2022 Intersolar Award. read more

Major new initiatives to be launched at first ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly
Major new initiatives to be launched at first ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly

The Green Hydrogen Organisation is to host the first-ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly and Exhibition, to be held from 17–18 May 2022 in Barcelona, where major announcements will be made and significant agreements reached to take forward green energy security in Europe and beyond. read more

MakerBot and Ultimaker agree to merge to accelerate global adoption of additive manufacturing
MakerBot and Ultimaker agree to merge to accelerate global adoption of additive manufacturing

Two leaders in desktop 3D printing have come to a business combination agreement that will accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing by providing a comprehensive desktop 3D printing ecosystem of hardware, software, and materials. read more

Production of DuPont’s Kevlar, Nomex and Tyvek to run on renewable energy
Production of DuPont’s Kevlar, Nomex and Tyvek to run on renewable energy

DuPont’s branded products will be manufactured with electricity backed by renewable energy credits – a key milestone for the materials technology giant in achieving its 2030 climate goal. read more

Liebherr’s new heavy lift crane HLC 295000 is ready to work
Liebherr’s new heavy lift crane HLC 295000 is ready to work

The HLC (Heavy Lift Crane) 295000 – the largest crane Liebherr has built to date – is on board the ‘Orion’, the next-gen offshore installation vessel by DEME. read more

Wärtsilä secures new order and upgrade contracts for one of Egypt’s major IPPs
Wärtsilä secures new order and upgrade contracts for one of Egypt’s major IPPs

Technology group Wärtsilä’s strong relationship with one of Egypt’s major independent power producers (IPPs) is further enhanced with a new order and contract to upgrade an existing plant. read more

PRC Europe 2022 Congress Agenda keeps Downstream in the digital and sustainable flow
PRC Europe 2022 Congress Agenda keeps Downstream in the digital and sustainable flow

Digital transformation and sustainability goals are a priority for the Downstream market. These subjects, and many more, shall be discussed at the Petrochemical and Refining Congress: Europe 2022 from 30- 31 May 2022 in Helsinki, Finland. read more

KBR awarded ammonia technology contract for carbon-neutral project in Australia
KBR awarded ammonia technology contract for carbon-neutral project in Australia

Technology and industrial engineering giant KBR has announced it has won an ammonia technology contract from DL E&C for NeuRizer’s (formerly Leigh Creek Energy Ltd) carbon-neutral fertiliser project in Australia. read more

Digitalisation is transforming utilities through increased optimisation and sustainability
Digitalisation is transforming utilities through increased optimisation and sustainability

Accelerated by urgent demands for increased connectivity, reduced costs, and improved operational efficiency, there has been rapid growth and development in digitalisation observed across the world’s key industrial sectors. World Utilities Congress (9–11 May, Abu Dhabi) will explore such transformations in this crucial segment. read more

E.ON leads BNEF Transition Scores for power utilities
E.ON leads BNEF Transition Scores for power utilities

E.ON, Iberdrola and EDF beat other utilities when it comes to managing climate risk and are thus best-poised to take advantage of opportunities arising from the energy transition, according to a new BloombergNEF (BNEF) report. Meanwhile, the new study said coal is dragging Asian utilities down. read more

Highview Power names former Inmarsat boss Rupert Pearce as new CEO
Highview Power names former Inmarsat boss Rupert Pearce as new CEO

Highview Power – a global leader in providing long duration energy storage and essential grid services – has named former Inmarsat boss Rupert Pearce as its new CEO, as the firm strives to accelerate the drive to a 100-per-cent renewable energy grid. read more

Dynamic gas market to be explored in Opatija, Croatia, at 37th edition of iconic international meeting
Dynamic gas market to be explored in Opatija, Croatia, at 37th edition of iconic international meeting

Held from 11–13 May 2022 at the Congress Centre of the Grand Hotel Adriatic in Opatija, the 37th International Scientific and Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals is one of the largest events of its kind in southeast Europe. read more

World Utilities Congress to explore trends and tech to future-proof power and water supply
World Utilities Congress to explore trends and tech to future-proof power and water supply

Returning to Abu Dhabi in May, the World Utilities Congress will convene the global power and water industry to converge and discuss trends and technologies impacting future power and water demand. read more

OGE and TES combine to develop 1000km CO2 transport network
OGE and TES combine to develop 1000km CO2 transport network

OGE is to build a pipeline network to enable the transportation of CO2 for sequestration and its reuse in a green circular closed-loop system to transport green hydrogen. The network will initially be 1,000km long with capacity to transport around 18 million tons of CO2 per year. read more

A first look at this year’s revamped IMARC conference
A first look at this year’s revamped IMARC conference

Following several months of in-depth conversations with industry, organisers of this year's international Mining & Resources Conference (IMARC) have unveiled a reimagined programme that is more ambitious than ever, featuring six concurrent conferences across three-days. read more

Hyundai collaborates with Aramco and KAUST on new e−fuel development to support clean mobility
Hyundai collaborates with Aramco and KAUST on new e−fuel development to support clean mobility

Hyundai Motor Group, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are to jointly research and develop an advanced fuel for an ultra lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall CO2 emissions of a vehicle. read more

Terra Inspectioneering’s UT drones aid leading Dutch tank storage firm VTTI
Terra Inspectioneering’s UT drones aid leading Dutch tank storage firm VTTI

Terra Inspectioneering is providing drone-based confined space inspection services to Netherlands-based VTTI – one of the world’s leading storage providers for energy and other essential products like chemicals. read more

Europe can halve power sector gas use and save €323bn by doubling new renewable energy – Wartsila report
Europe can halve power sector gas use and save €323bn by doubling new renewable energy – Wartsila report

Europe can cut its power sector gas consumption in half, reduce energy costs by €323 billion and increase energy independence by 2030 if it rapidly scales up its renewable capacity, according to a new report from Wärtsilä. read more

US ‘Mining Schools Act’:  “An important step” in tackling long-term decline in enrolment and graduation rates, says SME boss
US ‘Mining Schools Act’: “An important step” in tackling long-term decline in enrolment and graduation rates, says SME boss

The introduction of the Mining Schools Act of 2022 – also known as the Technology Grants to Strengthen Domestic Mining Education Act of 2022 – in the US could be vital to encourage development of a new pipeline of mining engineers and other professionals, according to The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). read more

Co-operation agreement inked for construction of $500m fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan
Co-operation agreement inked for construction of $500m fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan

A Co-operation Agreement involving Uzbekistan-operating companies Ferkensco Management Ltd and Enter Engineering Pte. alongside Swiss company Casale SA has been inked to support the construction of an ammonia-based fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan. read more

New plant in Finland to give major boost to Europe’s vanadium production and save up to 1.5Mt of CO2 in a decade
New plant in Finland to give major boost to Europe’s vanadium production and save up to 1.5Mt of CO2 in a decade

A new mineral processing facility in Finland is expected to significantly boost vanadium production in Europe, and could save up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 over the next 10 years in comparison to what would have been generated via conventional mining practices. read more

Vestas emerges as leading global wind turbine manufacturer in 2021
Vestas emerges as leading global wind turbine manufacturer in 2021

Vestas Wind Systems A/S has emerged as the leading manufacturer for wind turbines, accounting for an impressive 16.6GW – or 19 per cent share – of global installations in 2021, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData. read more

DuPont funds groundwater treatment solution for rural South African community
DuPont funds groundwater treatment solution for rural South African community

A multi-technology solution supported by DuPont Water Solutions will provide a reliable source of safe drinking water for 500 households in the rural community of Cairn in Mbombela, South Africa. read more

Anti−dumping measures against steel imports must be suspended, says VDMA boss
Anti−dumping measures against steel imports must be suspended, says VDMA boss

In light of the war in Ukraine, the Executive Director of VDMA – the leading association for the mechanical engineering industry in Germany – has urged the EU to take additional measures to stabilise European supply chains, including facilitating imports of steel from third countries. read more

Neste and DHL Express announce one of the largest ever sustainable aviation fuel deals
Neste and DHL Express announce one of the largest ever sustainable aviation fuel deals

DHL Express and Neste have announced a significant step towards decarbonising aviation logistics by expanding their existing co-operation with a new strategic collaboration. In the next five years, Neste will supply DHL with approximately 320,000 tons (400 million litres) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM. read more

British Safety Council announces winners of International Safety Awards 2022
British Safety Council announces winners of International Safety Awards 2022

549 organisations worldwide have received a highly prized accolade for their work in health, safety and wellbeing, as the British Safety Council reveals the winners of its prestigious International Safety Awards 2022. read more

Learn the latest oil & gas industry trends at AUTOMA 2022
Learn the latest oil & gas industry trends at AUTOMA 2022

Returning from 17-18 October 2022 in Milan, Italy, the Oil & Gas Automation & Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA) will gather oil & gas companies, EPC contractors, drilling contractors, pipeline operators, refineries, service providers and equipment manufacturers to discuss how to unlock the full potential of innovative technologies for building smart industry. read more

Kongsberg Digital receives funding to further develop leading simulation software for Carbon Capture & Storage
Kongsberg Digital receives funding to further develop leading simulation software for Carbon Capture & Storage

Together with Computer Modelling Group (CMG), Kongsberg Digital has received funding from the CLIMIT-Demo Program to further develop leading simulation software for CO2 injection into depleted oil & gas reservoirs and saline aquifers. This funding is in addition to that already secured by a number of Energy Operators. read more

UK’s adi Group ranked amongst world’s most sustainable and socially responsible businesses for second year running
UK’s adi Group ranked amongst world’s most sustainable and socially responsible businesses for second year running

Globally recognised accreditation company EcoVadis has presented UK multidisciplinary engineering firm adi Group with a platinum award for its sustainable and socially responsible business efforts. read more

OGCI members aim for zero methane emissions from oil & gas operations by 2030
OGCI members aim for zero methane emissions from oil & gas operations by 2030

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) has launched its Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, which calls for an all-in approach that treats oil and gas methane emissions as seriously as the industry already treats safety: aiming for zero and striving to do what is needed to get there. read more

Angara’s DecarbonX utilises AI to fight global fouling problem and CO2 emissions
Angara’s DecarbonX utilises AI to fight global fouling problem and CO2 emissions

Angara has received a TRL8+ rating from DNV for its DecarbonX programme – an AI-based tech designed to keep Heat Exchangers performing optimally. With it, the firm aims to reduce carbon emissions across various energy-intensive industries by 400 million tons per year (approximately one per cent of global CO2 emissions). read more

Innovative event connects mining companies with international investors online
Innovative event connects mining companies with international investors online

Running from 5-7 April 2022, Mines and Money Online Connect brings together miners, investors, financiers, and industry professionals to network, hear market analysis, compare investment opportunities, share knowledge, discuss, debate and most importantly do business – all in a virtual and online format. read more

Record 2021 investment and demand highlight critical role of sustainable energy tech in US economy
Record 2021 investment and demand highlight critical role of sustainable energy tech in US economy

The 10th annual edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides key data on the role of energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy in driving the energy transition. read more

Nokia’s launches first-of-its-kind Liquid Cooling tech to make radio networks more sustainable
Nokia’s launches first-of-its-kind Liquid Cooling tech to make radio networks more sustainable

Nokia has added Liquid Cooling tech to its latest AirScale Base Station portfolio, outlining its commitment to sustainability. Announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the new commercial launch underlines Nokia's ambition to help combat climate change by making radio networks more sustainable. read more

Alan Chan named VP and GM for DuPont Water Solutions
Alan Chan named VP and GM for DuPont Water Solutions

Alan Chan has been appointed as global Vice President and General Manager of DuPont Water Solutions. Mr Chan – who has over 20 years of service at DuPont – reports directly to Leland Weaver, President, Water & Protection. read more

Pandemic boosts adoption of VR in oil & gas industry
Pandemic boosts adoption of VR in oil & gas industry

The pandemic triggered a shift to remote working, which has boosted the adoption of virtual reality (VR) by oil & gas companies for training, collaboration, and data visualisation, according to GlobalData, which expects this shift to persist despite employees now returning to the office. read more

QUANTRON receives European Transport Award for Sustainability 2022
QUANTRON receives European Transport Award for Sustainability 2022

Quantron AG – a system provider of clean battery-electric and hydrogen-electric e-mobility for commercial vehicles – has received the European Transport Award for Sustainability for its all-electric Q-Light BEV van. read more

MEFFYS award winners announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
MEFFYS award winners announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

The winners of the 2022 MEFFYS Awards – often touted as the Oscars of the Mobile Industry – have been announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. read more

TANQIA wins ‘Best Sustainable Growth Strategy Middle East 2022’ accolade
TANQIA wins ‘Best Sustainable Growth Strategy Middle East 2022’ accolade

TANQIA – the first privately owned wastewater collection and treatment company to be regulated in the UAE – has received the prestigious ‘Best Sustainable Growth Strategy Middle East 2022’ award from Capital Finance International (CFI.co). read more

Latest issue – Vol 1/22
Lead stories
– Utilities focus
– World Utilities Congress
– Technology trends transforming the water sector 
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Petrochemical and Refining Congress: Europe 2022

Helsinki, Finland

Oil and Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress 2022

MILAN, ITALY

ADIPEC 2022

ABU DHABI, UAE