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  • UK trade association updates risk assessment guidelines for flammable refrigerants

    18 March 2019

    Fresh guidance to ensure worker safety when handling a growing number of flammable refrigerant products being used in the climate control sector has been set out by UK trade body the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations. This focuses on assessing risk in the workplace to ensure compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR)....

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  • Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Exhibition

    28 February 2019

    The Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Exhibition was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. Many top process safety and high-hazard sector companies exhibited, with a full list available below. Attendance at the exhibition was free, as was participation in the Seminar Stream at the event, which included presentations from prominent industry figures. ...

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  • Explosion at UK logistics facility injures two

    14 February 2019

    Two people remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital after an explosion in Peterborough, central England. Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the XPO Logistics facility at an industrial estate in Woodston after a blast was reported in the coldstore. An XPO Logistics spokesman confirmed the blast occurred at a site sub-leased to a customer....

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  • News Extra: Global energy giants unveil plans for major integrated carbon capture project in UK

    01 February 2019

    Six major oil and gas companies announced plans on November 28 to study the development of the first full-scale commercial carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) facility at a site in Teeside, UK. To advance the project, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, Equinor, Occidental Petroleum and Total have formed a strategic partnership within the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a global consortium of hydrocarbon producers....

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  • Japanese engineering group shelves UK nuclear plans

    17 January 2019

    Hitachi has scrapped plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales, becoming the second firm in two months to abandon a major nuclear project. The £16bn Wylfa plant on Anglesey in north Wales was meant to be the next in a line of new nuclear plants behind Hinkley Point C but the Japanese conglomerate failed to reach an agreement with the UK government on financing for the project....

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Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Awards for Excellence - **LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS** 01 January 2019

The Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on 27 & 28 February 2019, will feature a hazardous area and process safety awards programme to highlight examples of excellence across the sector. Categories open for nomination are Contribution to Safety, Contribution to the Environment, Technical Innovation, Best User Application, PPTex Innovation and Best Customer Service....

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Recruitment recovers in UK oil & gas sector 30 November 2018

Workforce recruitment is on the rise among oil and gas contractors in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as business confidence reaches its highest level since 2013, according to the 29th Oil and Gas survey conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG....

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Drax starts Europe’s first carbon capture and storage bioenergy pilot project 26 November 2018

UK energy utility Drax has started a pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions at its biomass plant, the first of its kind in Europe, the company said on November 26. Drax said the CO2 will initially be stored on site but that eventually it will seek to find a use for the gas, such as in the drinks industry which earlier this year was hit with a CO2 shortage....

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BP announces start of oil production from giant Clair Ridge field offshore UK 23 November 2018

BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, has announced first oil production from the giant Clair Ridge project in the West of Shetland region on the UK continental shelf (UKCS). Clair Ridge is the second phase of development of the Clair field, 75 kilometres West of Shetland. The field, which was discovered in 1977, has an estimated seven billion barrels of hydrocarbons....

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EDF extends outage at UK reactor where cracks found 22 November 2018

EDF Energy has extended an outage at the no. 3 reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station in Scotland, offline since March when cracks were found in its core, until February 21. The reactor was initially scheduled to return to service on November 17, later pushed back until December 18. The cracks were found in graphite bricks used to control the nuclear reaction within the reactor. ...

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