Monday 28 September 2020

New initiative aims to replace fossil with renewable carbon

The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI), formed by 11 leading companies from six countries, aims to support and speed up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials. More than 100 well-known experts support the initiative personally


GE wins 576MW onshore wind turbine order in US

GE Renewable Energy has announced a trio of orders for its 2.X onshore wind turbines with Invenergy. The 576 MW, 187-turbine order will power the equivalent of 160,000 American homes across three US states. The agreement includes: •    54 2.X-12


Adnoc Distribution opens 3 new service stations in Dubai

Adnoc Distribution, the UAE’s leading fuel and convenience retailer, has opened three new service stations in Dubai, at Jafaliya, Nad Al Sheba, and Studio City. Customers can refuel, refresh at the Adnoc Oasis convenience store, as well as avail a range of car services incl


MEA power industry contracts plunges 33pc in August

The power industry contracts across the Middle East and Africa plunged 33 per cent in August with just 20 contracts announced compared to the last 12-month average of 30, according to GlobalData’s power database.   Looking at contracts by country, Iran led


Liwa Plastics on track for commercial production in Q4

Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC), Oman's biggest petrochemicals investment to date, is on track to commence commercial production later this year, a report said quoting a senior official.   The commissioning phase of the project began in May and marks


Aberdeenshire ROV services company expands fleet

Film-Ocean, an Aberdeenshire-based ROV services company, has expanded its fleet with the addition of a further Quasar 150 HP Workclass ROV system.   The Ellon-based firm said the significant investment is part of its fleet expansion strategy, which has seen four


World Future Energy Summit set for April 5-7

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will return to the UAE capital’s Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) from April 5–7, 2021, with a broader market focus and expanded business agenda. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, the business event will feature a new, th


UAE nuclear energy plant Unit 1 reaches 50% power capacity

The reactor of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the UAE has achieved 50% of its electricity production capacity, said Nawah Energy Company, the joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power C


Firms review scalability of global decarbonisation project

ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat have expanded their joint development agreement following 12 months of technical evaluation to determine the feasibility and potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air.   


Total strengthens presence in industrial lubricants market

Total Lubrifiants, the world’s fourth-largest international lubricants company, has announced the acquisition of Lubrilog SAS.   Lubrilog SAS is a French company based in Romans sur Isère, specialised in the formulation and production of very high-p

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