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Nuclear Reactor Control: AREVA Launches Unique Testing System

SOURCE: AREVA | 27 August 2015

AREVA has launched at its Creusot site in France a new testing system that reproduces on a smaller scale all the components of the reactor coolant system of an EPR-type nuclear reactor.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries And Suhail Bahwan Group Invest In Wind Energy Startup Altaeros Energies

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | 27 August 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") and the Suhail Bahwan Group ("SBG") have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine ("BAT") renewable energy and communication platform.

Amec Foster Wheeler An Excellent Employer Of Physicists, Says Professional Body

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 23 July 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has won a prestigious award for the way it trains and looks after its physicists.

ExxonMobil, Korea Institute Of Technology And Korea Gas Corporation To Collaborate On Research And Development

SOURCE: ExxonMobil | 18 June 2015

ExxonMobil today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning and the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) to hold discussions concerning natural gas technologies and new energy technologies.

First Solar Achieves World Record 18.6 % Thin Film Module Conversion Efficiency

SOURCE: First Solar | 15 June 2015

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has set yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6 percent aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.

SkyBenchTM, Hyundai Heavy Industries' Innovative Design Concept For Maximizing Cargo Loading Capacity Receives AIP from DNV GL

SOURCE: Hyundai Heavy Industries | 11 June 2015

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, announced today it recently received approval in principle (AIP) from DNV GL for SkyBenchTM (internationally patented and trademarked), an innovative design concept for maximizing cargo loading capacity of large containerships.

Arcticgas Making Active Use Of High-Technology Field Development Techniques

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 27 May 2015

JSC Arcticgas (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft and NOVATEK) has completed the first ever four-stage fracking of a horizontal well in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, undertaken as part of the development of Achimov deposits in the Urengoyskoye field.

UN Sustainable Energy For All announces Global Bioenergy Initiative

SOURCE: Novozymes | 20 May 2015

As part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum taking place at United Nations Headquarters this week, a new multi-stakeholder coalition, co-chaired by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), announced its intention to speed up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy

Wood Group Kenny Supports Industry Leading Oil Spill Containment Project

SOURCE: John Wood Group | 11 May 2015

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has secured a five year contract with Oil Spill Response (Capping) Ltd (OSRCL) to provide the maintenance support for a key part of a containment toolkit that would be used to control hydrocarbon release in the event of a subsea well control incident.

Linde Successfully Launches Compact Hydrogen Generator Line Called HYDROPRIME(R)

SOURCE: Linde | 08 May 2015

Technology company The Linde Group has successfully launched its new HYDROPRIME(R) plant line of innovative, cost effective hydrogen generators which are based on proven steam methane reforming technology. Hydro-Chem, a division of Linde Engineering North America, announced today that it has tested and proven the reliability and suitability of these units in various applications.