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One of the world’s biggest marine energy transportation companies is deploying ABB Turbocharging’s engine diagnostics software to deliver deeper insights at fleet level. Teekay will roll out Tekomar XPERT for fleet, including the software’s new CO2 emissions indicator, across 54 Suezmax and Aframax tankers. The company, which has used Tekomar XPERT to monitor its vessels engines since 2015, will now be able to access deeper insights into fleetwide engine health and performance as well as at-a-glance CO2 emissions data. While Tekomar XPERT monitors the engines on an individual vessel to deliver diagnostics and advisory, Tekomar XPERT for fleet includes a management tool which enables benchmarking across the fleet, highlighting further opportunities for optimizing engine operations. The company will be able to access data, including fleetwide engine health and annual CO2 emission savings potential, through the Tekomar Fleet Portal. Information will also be integrated into Teekay’s Vessel Balanced Scorecard, a proprietary tool that collects data generated by operations systems into a daily digital dashboard for each vessel. “By proactive diagnostics and maintaining optimum engine performance across the fleet Tekomar XPERT not only enhances reliability and voyage performances but also assists meeting our emission targets. We thank ABB for developing such a pragmatic and user-friendly

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Singapore, 28 April 2021 – The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore announced “Advancing the Energy Transition” as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2021.   Given the global momentum to tackle climate change, the energy transition is an urgent priority for many countries including Singapore. While green growth and low carbon energy sources are developing rapidly, challenges remain. As energy demand growth is expected to remain high in Asia, more efforts will be needed to reset the balance between economic growth and energy sustainability. International collaboration will be vital to create business opportunities, green jobs and enhancing energy resilience to ensure a more sustainable energy future for all. Against this backdrop, global stakeholders will gather at SIEW 2021 to discuss how we can advance the low carbon energy transition.   The SIEW 2021 theme was announced at the hybrid SIEW Global Launch featuring speakers from Accenture, DBS, Envision, Sembcorp Industries, Shell, and also representatives from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Kingdom Government. The speakers shared their perspectives on promoting low carbon energy in Asia and the role of private sector in pursuing green growth. The launch attracted over 900 onsite and online attendees.   Highlights at SIEW

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The arrival of Earth Day today coincides with disturbing news from the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation that the effects of climate change are relentlessly intensifying. In 2020, the global temperature was 1.28C higher than pre-industrial conditions and the effects are de-stabilising the world as we know it. In the face of this, how can we ‘restore the earth’, which is the theme of this year’s Earth Day? Gaby Amiel, CEO and co-founder at technology company Sennen, considers the role of investment in making the structural shift that is needed. Financial markets speed up change. They remove capital from sectors in decline and allocate it to growth sectors. They are central to enabling change and there has never been a more urgent transition to be made than the one we face now – removing investment from fossil fuels and transferring it to renewable technologies and associated infrastructure. Time is running out to achieve the 1.5°C Paris Agreement goal. All the evidence shows that the gap between where we are and where we need to be is actually widening, not decreasing. We have around 10 years to deliver a 45% emissions reduction. This is going to require a speed and scale of deployment of

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With backers including an early Microsoft investor and the ex-CEO of DuPont, the move follows a successful £7.5M series A funding round for the Cambridge University spinout The new Boston office will serve as the global hub for Nyobolt’s battery cell development, with the first product prototypes expected later this year 22nd April 2021, London, UK: Nyobolt, the original founders of ultra-fast charging niobium-based battery technology, has expanded its global footprint with the launch of its first US office. Backed by Microsoft investor David Marquardt, former CEO of DuPont Marc Doyle and leading technology investors, William and Andy Matthes, the rapid expansion comes just two months after the company closed a £7.5M series A funding round, demonstrating robust investor confidence in the company’s transformational offering. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the new office will be in the heartland of several elite universities, including Harvard and MIT, offering Nyobolt direct access to some of the world’s most talented scientists and engineers. Serving as the main hub for Nyobolt’s global battery cell development, the US team - which combines the expertise of A123 engineers and other leading battery companies - will be responsible for creating the first demonstrative product prototypes for Nyobolt, which are expected to launch later

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There has never been a more exciting time for innovation in the electricity and gas networks as we look to a Net Zero future for the UK. This makes this year's free, virtual Energy Networks Innovation Conference a 'must attend' event for anyone involved in energy sector innovation. This year’s conference is a free, interactive virtual conference to be held on 12th - 15th October. Registration will open later in the year. The Energy Networks Innovation Conference (ENIC), run by Energy Networks Association (ENA), is the UK’s flagship knowledge dissemination event for the electricity and gas energy network operators. Taking place just weeks before the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), ENIC is a 'must attend' event for anyone involved in managing, developing or delivering innovations that will pave the way for a Net Zero future supported by our gas and electricity networks. Innovation is the foundation on which our Net Zero future will be built, enabling a smarter and more flexible energy system and new technologies like electric vehicles, while also supporting markets for storage and hydrogen. Confirming the date for this year's conference, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks said: “As we

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New Material Receives Industry Recognition SANDVIKEN, April 20, 2021 – Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has received a major industry award for its new alloy Sanicro® 35, a unique grade that bridges the performance gap between stainless steels and costly nickel alloys. The company won the materials design category in the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards 2021. The awards are organized by Materials Performance, which is published by NACE International and is the world’s largest circulation magazine dedicated exclusively to corrosion prevention and control. Launched just last August, Sanicro® 35 is the latest addition to Sandvik’s growing Sanicro® portfolio of nickel alloys and austenitic stainless steels. It offers exceptionally high-performance, strength and corrosion resistance at a wide range of temperatures. Designed for extremely corrosive environments and seawater applications, it is ideal for heat exchangers and hydraulic and instrumentation tubing. Its features include high mechanical yield strength, superior corrosion-resistance and excellent structural stability. Because of its versatile properties, Sanicro® 35 can potentially streamline inventories by replacing special grades, including 6Mo, Alloy 825 and Alloy 625. Receiving the MP award, Ulf Kivisäkk, Senior Expert Corrosion Resistant Alloys, Sandvik Materials Technology, said: “On behalf of

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20 April 2021, Edinburgh, UK: Delta-EE, the specialist new energy market research consultancy, today releases its Connected Homes; State of the Market 2021 report that reveals connected climate control expenditure reached €718 million – up 10% versus 2019. Approximately 4.4m devices were sold in 2020, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Though COVID-19 negatively affected the first months of 2020, the rest of the year saw steady growth. Lockdowns catalysed household investments in house improvements, including connected climate controls, helping total customer spending to rise from €670 million to €718 million. These sales were driven by around 3 million households across Europe purchasing the connected climate controls, up from 2.7 million in 2019, largely in the UK and Germany. Ricardo Lopez, Connected Homes Research Manager at Delta-EE, says “COVID-19 had brought our attention closer to our home – quite literally – with many of us looking more closely at our household’s climate. The demand for efficiency and connectivity skyrocketed and we don’t expect it to slow down any time soon. So far in 2021, we have already seen record sales in January and February for many connected climate control providers and we anticipate this trend to continue, with 23% market growth per year on average

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When maintenance-free is not an option, but a must. When there is no alternative to ergonomics. When longevity and reliability are the justified customer demand. Then Moog Rekofa GmbH offers the perfect way to combine all these requirements in one product. Founded in 1921, Rekofa has been building slip ring assemblies since 1960 and thus was the pioneer in the field of products also known as rotary unions. They are developed in Germany to this day. The group of companies within the Moog Group makes it possible to bundle all synergies from the sites Antweiler, Blacksburg, Halifax, Shanghai and Geisenheim and thus provide customers with the best solution for their application. Decades of experience in the wind power industry mean that the Moog Group can offer each customer the best product. These include numerous OEMs, but also wind farm operators, service companies and distributors. Opportunities at Moog One of the many advantages of Moog is its versatility. With 13,000 employees at over 50 locations in 30 countries, the Group acts in the interests of its customers. In the case of slip ring assemblies, we therefore are in a position to develop and produce large batches. However, customer requests can also be implemented in small

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An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HTPEM) technology from Blue World Technologies is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. The test installation, which will use methanol as fuel, will explore the technology’s potential as a source of marine auxiliary power. Funded by Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the project is a joint effort between fuel cell maker Blue World Technologies, Alfa Laval and vessel owners DFDS, Maersk Drilling and Hafnia. Creating a scalable fuel cell solution The aim of the project is to establish a highly efficient and cost-effective HTPEM fuel cell solution, giving marine vessels a realistic alternative to combustion-based auxiliary power within the near future. The fuel cell test setup will have a power of 200 kW, but the fully developed and modular design should be possible to scale up incrementally to a level of 5 MW. During a year of planned testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the fuel cell system’s durability and lifetime will be in focus. HTPEM fuel cells have a higher tolerance for thermal cycling than other fuel cell types, which makes them well suited to the

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Boston-based Sea Machines Roboticsannounces today that its SM200 wireless helm system is installed and finding successful use aboard two sister U.S.-flag articulated tug-barge (ATB) tugboats. Sea Machines’ dealer Rio Controls & Hydraulics, of Houston, managed the installations and technology integrations at a U.S. Gulf of Mexico shipyard. In the coming months, Rio and Sea Machines will continue to work together to install additional SM200 systems on at least five more ATB tugboats by the same owner. Sea Machines’ wireless helm system introduces flexible control for mariners, meaning the primary operator is no longer bound to a fixed control station. This system enables wireless helm and propulsion control, as well as remote control of auxiliaries and payload equipment, freeing mariners from the wheelhouse to conduct operations from any location that offers the greatest visibility and safety. Following the installations, Sea Machines and Rio provided on-board training to crew, helping them to become familiar with the modern technology. One significant advantage of using the SM200 aboard an ATB is for connecting the tug in the barge notch. This Sea Machines system empowers the pilot to be in full control of the tugboat and connecting pins with a direct local view of the task, as

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