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Sellafield silo installs second waste retrieval machine 03 March 2023

Last month, another silo emptying machine was fully built inside the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, with the final piece of equipment – the main control cubicle – being lifted into the silo and fixed into position....

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Congratulations to all winners and highly commended participants at the Hazardex Awards 2023! 03 March 2023

A total of 20 nominees were shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex Awards 2023, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners and highly commended participants were announced during a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live! 2023 on March 1 in Harrogate. Find out the winning and highly commended entries here!...

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Thank you to everyone who attended Hazardex Live! 2023 03 March 2023

The Hazardex team would like to thank all Sponsors, Delegates, Exhibitors, Speakers, and Attendees for making Hazardex Live! 2023 one of the best to date! We are already looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Harrogate on 28th & 29th February 2024. Keep an eye on our event website for all the latest announcements!...

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BP launches plans for low-carbon green hydrogen cluster in Spain’s Valencia region 28 February 2023

BP announced on February 28 that it had launched a green hydrogen cluster of the Valencia region (HyVal) at its Castellón refinery. Led by BP, this public-private collaborative initiative is intended to be based around the phased development of up to 2GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030 for producing green hydrogen at BP’s refinery....

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Associated British Ports launches £2 billion plan for Energy Transition growth and Net Zero 2040 27 February 2023

Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates 21 ports and manages around 25% of the UK's sea-borne trade, has launched a wide ranging new sustainability strategy, ‘Ready for Tomorrow’ (RFT), backed by a plan to invest around £2 billion in decarbonising its own operations by 2040 at the latest and in major infrastructure projects to enable the wider UK energy transition....

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Two fires break out at Pemex facilities on same day, four workers dead and three missing 27 February 2023

Two fires at separate Pemex facilities killed four people and left five others injured on February 23. One of the fires broke out at a storage facility in the state of Veracruz where two workers died and three remain missing. A second fire happened at the Mexican state-owned oil company’s Minatitlán Refinery which killed two workers and injured three others....

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Essar to invest £3 billion in UK and India energy transitions 27 February 2023

Indian multinational conglomerate Essar Group has announced the formation of Essar Energy Transition (EET) to drive the creation of an energy transition hub in North West England. EET plans to invest a total of £2.9 billion in developing a range of low carbon energy transition projects over the next five years, of which £1.9 billion will be invested across its site at Stanlow and £1 billion in India....

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Victims of 2019 ExxonMobil plant explosion awarded almost $30 million 23 February 2023

Five victims of an explosion at ExxonMobil’s Olefins Plant in Texas, US in 2019 have been awarded almost $30 million after a jury found the energy major to be fully responsible. A total of 66 people were injured in the incident which occurred after a line rupture caused by a build up of polymer popcorn....

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Global hydrogen pipeline plummets, counterbalanced by record electrolyser manufacturing announcements new analysis shows 23 February 2023

The total global announced capacity for hydrogen projects reached 71.4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa), but 2022 falls short of becoming a record year according to latest analysis from energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie....

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US dust explosion incidents increased last year, no fatalities 23 February 2023

Purdue University in the US has published its annual summary recording nationwide grain dust bin explosions on February 21. The report shows there were nine incidents in 2022 compared to seven reported incidents in 2021 and a 10-year average of 7.8 explosions annually....


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Safety culture, energy-based hazard recognition, and SIF prevention

Serious injuries and fatalities (SIF) are emotional, tragic events that have a significant, lasting impact on organisations, communities, and families. Colleagues who have lost their lives at work are not forgotten – their stories take on a life of their own....

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Methane number determination in gaseous liquefied natural gas

Stringent legislation on air pollution and greenhouse gas emission and conflicts in countries with oil reserves all drive the shipping industry to focus on alternatives to heavy fuel oil....


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“State of the art”

Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards. This month he discusses harmonised standards and making sure you always work to the "state of the art"....

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