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Ultra-fast and accurate helium and hydrogen sniffer leak detector Designed for continuous use on production lines requiring high performance and rugged, reliable operation Features an ergonomic, high-flow sniffer probe Asslar, Germany, May 28, 2020. Pfeiffer Vacuum is one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum and leak testing solutions. To complete the leak detection product portfolio, Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a breakthrough unit, ASM 306 S, addressing any industrial sniffing applications, especially refrigeration and air conditioning. This new product stands for high sensitivity (10-7 mbar l/s) as well as precise and accurate measurements. Leakage control using sniffing measurements before the final refrigerant gas charge, is one of the last steps of the production process. This requires the highest testing reliability to increase productivity and quality levels. The ASM 306 S helps to meet those challenges. The product combines the advantages of a proven technology regarding sensitivity, accuracy and repeatability. The ASM 306 S has been designed to offer fast and repeatable measurements, whether helium or hydrogen is used as tracer gas. This unit offers the fastest recovery in case of big leaks to maximize uptime. Co-designed with the user in mind, the ergonomics of the sniffer probe has been a major focus allowing

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Over the past two decades, Rotamec has grown from a single engineer to an organisation of 65 employees providing responsive electromechanical repair services across the UK. Celebrating its 20th birthday this May, the story of Rotamec has been defined by a 24/7 service from its very beginning. It’s an ethos that will drive the business into the future too. Specialising in the repair and sourcing of motors, pumps, gearboxes and associated power transmission components, Rotamec is a key maintenance partner for leading companies in the utilities, food & beverage, healthcare, facilities management, printing and agricultural sectors. Its growth has been driven by a highly responsive 24/7 365 days a year service, an ability to adapt to engineering challenges and the commitment of its employees. Founder and Managing Director, Simon Brooks, set these precedents early on: “When I started Rotamec after years working for other engineering companies, it was just me on call 24/7. It was hard work, but this approach has defined our service as we have grown. In most cases, our on-site teams can be with a customer within hours after an emergency call out. We aim to provide quality repairs fast to minimise downtime.” From Simon, Rotamec has expanded to four

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Archer today announces its formal contract award for the provision of Derrick Equipment Set (DES) & Derrick removal services on Cormorant Alpha by TAQA. The scope of services includes the engineering design and preparation activities, derrick dismantlement in modular sections by specialist rope access teams followed by the de-construction and removal of the DES drillfloor and major structures. Following removal of the existing DES package Archer’s engineering teams will prepare the platform’s drilling and pipedeck structures to enable the platform to receive a modular drilling rig for Plug & Abandonment (P&A) operations. The engineering activities in relation to the derrick removal activities are estimated to commence from mid- May 2020 with the offshore deconstruction works estimated to commence mid to late Q1 2021. “We are very pleased with the award of this contract. The combination of significant experience in facilities brownfield engineering combined with our integrated rope access and construction teams will allow Archer to execute the project without use of heavy lift vessel.” said Bill Muir , Area Manager Engineering, Archer (UK) Limited.

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Top companies are innovating technology & financing options for comprehensive energy management, infrastructure upgrades, decarbonization, and other customer needs  May 21, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insightsevaluates the Strategy and Execution of 10 energy service companies (ESCOs), withSchneider Electric, Siemens, and Ameresco ranked as the leading market players. ESCOs are facing increased pressure to respond to changing consumer expectations and the competitive landscape associated with emerging turnkey energy as a service (EaaS) offerings. These market forces are widening the gap between ESCO market leaders and other companies as some ESCOs innovate in beyond efficiency solutions while others play catch-up in terms of developing comprehensive, integrated technology and financing capabilities. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @WeAreGHInsights, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Ameresco are the leading ESCOs. “These companies are innovating technology and financing options within and outside of energy savings performance contract (ESPC) structures to address growing customer interest in comprehensive energy management, infrastructure upgrades, decarbonization, and other beyond energy efficiency solutions,” says Sasha Wedekind, research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “While traditional ESPCs are not expected to go away anytime soon, it will be harder for ESCOs that do not evolve to meet new

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19 May 2020 – Global AIoT technology leader, Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (“Envision Digital”), today announces the launch of its German entity as part of its global expansion strategy. Part of the Envision Group, Envision Digital owns EnOS™ – the world-class AIoT operating system which currently connects and manages over 63 million smart devices and 120GW of energy assets globally. Envision Digital’s business in Germany will be led by Mr. Drazen Nikolic, who has been appointed as the Managing Director. Drazen joins from global management consulting firm, AlixPartners, where he was Managing Director. He brings 30 years’ of experience in technology-enabled business transformation, and has held leadership positions at global consulting firms and technology hardware companies. Drazen notably served clients such as European leading car manufacturers and key technology suppliers to the automotive industry. Headquartered in Singapore, Envision Digital has been playing an increasing role in smart city transformational initiatives globally. With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany, Envision Digital Germany will notably focus on home and office-based charging solutions as well as software and services supporting energy transition, decarbonisation for corporations and municipalities. Envision Digital brings together Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (into AIoT) to enable machine to machine,

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On Friday 15 May 2020, the shipping company Utkilen received delivery of their new vessel, Saltstraum, now ship number 4,000 worldwide in operation with Framo pumps on board. “It feels like an extra special celebration of ship number 4,000 with our pumps when we have such a good, long lasting relationship with the customer,” says Martijn Bergink, CEO at Framo. Norwegian supplier Framo has delivered pumps for chemical tankers since the end of the 1960s. The strong presence of chemical tanker companies in Bergen has enabled Framo to become an established supplier of cargo pumps in that region and globally which can handle any type of liquid cargo, even between different cargoes used on outbound and inbound voyages. Saltstraum is the third vessel in a series of four new chemical tankers ordered by Utkilen from Avic Dingheng shipyard in China to be fitted with pumps produced by Framo in West Norway. Saltstraum has capacity for 10,500 tonnes in a total, with 14 different stainless-steel cargo tanks, all fitted with Framo pumps. These ships represent a new era for chemical tankers, with the environment, energy saving, efficiency and simple maintenance top priorities in all the on-board solutions. “We are incredibly proud to take delivery of these

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Vehicle connectivity could potentially save between £4-6bn a year, with £400m alone saved by reducing congestion through lightning-fast data transfer between vehicles Connected vehicles could prove to be up to 20% more energy efficient than standard equivalents UK’s self-driving hub, Zenzic, says that enhancing connectivity between vehicles, drivers and cities can help reach the Government’s target of climate neutrality by 2050 New video launched today highlights the UK’s unique, comprehensive and coordinated connectivity testing capabilities for connected and self-driving vehicle technologies. London, 19 May 2020: Connected and automated vehicles could help pave the way towards a climate neutral Britain, according to Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, as researchers call for radical changes to be made if the UK is to meet its 2050 net zero deadline. Research investigating the positive impact connected vehicles will have on our environment has highlighted how connectivity can boost a vehicle’s energy efficiency anywhere between 5% to 20%, with other aspects of connectivity such as freight platooning potentially bolstering this increase. Aside from it being environmentally beneficial, it’s estimated that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity could potentially save between £4-6bn a year with £400m being saved from reducing traffic congestion

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ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for renewable energy projects with more than 40 years of global experience, is now providing expert technical, financial, and independent engineering services for stand-alone energy storage or hybrid projects. With over 100-gigawatts of operating renewable energy projects supported across 6 of 7 continents, ArcVera is recognized as one of the top technical consultants in the industry. Leaning on its expertise in both high-frequency time series resource and energy storage, ArcVera will enable a reliable and durable integration of storage capacities into a renewable energy plant design. Its evaluations will also include assessments of the manufacture and supply chain to assure the plant can be built and performs as designed. Post-construction, ArcVera will evaluate and advise operations, asset management, software controls, and best-practice maintenance. "Energy storage technology is fast becoming an economic standalone or hybrid solution for renewable energy project developers. With our advanced technical expertise sitting at the intersection of resource and energy storage assessment, we can deliver the accurate and bankable insights they need to deploy storage capacities effectively. Such highly specialized skills are what clients want to be able to rely on to make confident project development decisions, lower their

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- Attackers use COVID-19 pandemic to launch new attacks on organisations -   London, UK; 19 May 2020 – Cyber criminals are evolving their tradecraft with new innovations and increasingly automating their attacks, according to the 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR)launched today by NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider. In the UK and Ireland, Manufacturing became the most attacked sector representing almost a third of all attacks, while Technology was the most attacked sector globally. The GTIR also highlights the importance of cyber-resilience and security-by-design as cyber criminals look to gain from the COVID-19 pandemic. A comprehensive view of the threats impacting businesses in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific, as well as emerging trends across different industries, the GTIR reveals that threat actors are innovating faster than ever before. Developing multi-function attack tools and using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, attackers are investing in automation techniques; 21% of attacks globally were in the form of a vulnerability scanner. Despite efforts to layer up their defences, many organisations are unable to stay ahead of attackers, while others are struggling to do the basics like patching old vulnerabilities. UK manufacturing under attack Manufacturing regularly appears as one of the most

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A study by leading energy economists Professor Alex Kemp and Linda Stephen from the University of Aberdeen has highlighted the possible levels of oil and gas production, field investment, and decommissioning activity in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) following the collapse in oil and gas prices. A summary for media is attached, along with the full research paper (see documents for download below).  Please note the study is embargoed to 00:01hrs on Wednesday, May 20. Professor Kemp is happy to be contacted by media directly to discuss the paper – contact details are available within the media summary.

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