Archive for Renewables

Companies Commit to Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets

September 22, 2017 No Comments

More than 300 global companies have now committed to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating that the private sector is committed to aligning their efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to well below […]

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Xodus wins two ESIA contracts in Senegal

September 18, 2017 No Comments

Xodus Group has been awarded two Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa. Xodus’ environmental team will draw on its extensive deep water and drilling ESIA experience to undertake the study for drilling activities in the Sangomar […]

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GE Renewable Energy Unveils Another Onshore Wind Turbine

September 14, 2017 No Comments

GE Renewable Energy unveiled its brand-new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine, GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 offers a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP), reducing the cost of energy for customers with low to medium wind speed sites. Pete McCabe, […]

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MHPS Delivers First Boiler to Kusile Power Station in S.Africa

September 7, 2017 No Comments

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), in cooperation with group companies in Africa and Europe, has completed delivery of the first boiler on the Kusile Power Station(1) currently under construction in the Republic of South Africa for Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. The unit, a supercritical-pressure boiler which was part of an order received in 2007, […]

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Saudi seeks bids for the construction of wind farms

September 1, 2017 No Comments

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia has released a request for proposals (RFPs) for the construction of a 400MW wind farm at Dumat Al Jandal in the AL Jouf locality of the kingdom. So far, 25 companies have met the needed requirements and have passed the RFP phase as technical members, […]

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Wind Turbines in Pakistan’s Jhimpir Corridor

August 31, 2017 No Comments

GE recently signed an agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Private Limited (TBCPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) set up by Sapphire Textile Mills Limited, for the provision and installation of the largest 150 MW wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan. Under this agreement, GE will provide 87 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines to the engineering, procurement and […]

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GE’s Mobile Water Solutions

August 31, 2017 No Comments

According to the World Resources Institute[1], Bahrain is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world and will continue to be through at least 2040. To save as much water as possible in the production of oil and eliminate the need to deliver water via tanker truck, the Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C. (Bapco) is […]

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Why mobile water solutions are important

August 31, 2017 No Comments

If you are reading this article, there is a good chance you brushed your teeth, made coffee, or even showered with clean water today. And while clean water is a basic human right, in countries like South Africa, it is still a privilege. This is the exact reason why there is a need for mobile […]

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China leading in tackling climate change

August 30, 2017 No Comments

China’s leadership in tackling climate change has encouraged many countries to address the issue, a United Nations (UN) climate official said Monday. “We have seen an emerging and growing leadership of China in terms of clean technologies, and different initiatives they have taken nationally in order to accelerate the transformation of the Chinese society,” said […]

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Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

August 23, 2017 No Comments

The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according to a recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Rochester. Methane hydrate, which is also referred to as gas hydrate, […]

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