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South Africa’s largest coal-fired power plant suffers explosion just one week after coming online 17 August 2021

An explosion caused extensive damage at South Africa’s newest and largest coal-fuelled power plant on August 8, just one week after the plant had come fully online. No injuries were reported in the incident at the Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in the northeast of the country....

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Working group says ageing FPSO fleet poses evolving safety challenges 16 August 2021

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has brought together leading companies in the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sector to address the safety challenges produced by a fleet where more than half of the ship type vessels are over 30-years-old and a quarter are over 40-years-old....

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Research project for the use of hydrogen in aviation starts in Hamburg 09 July 2021

A new development platform has been launched in Hamburg in order to test new hydrogen technology from as early as 2022. Funded by the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik will work with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport over the next two years to design and test extensive maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology....

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New plant near Hull could triple UK hydrogen production capacity 29 June 2021

Plans for two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region have taken a significant step forward after SSE Thermal and Equinor submitted a planning (DCO) application. The plans, which could triple the UK’s hydrogen output, comprise one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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Tanker explosion kills one person, injures another in South Africa 04 June 2021

A man was killed while cleaning the inside of a tanker in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on May 29. The incident happened on the premises of a cleaning services company in Cliffdale....

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Beijing Winter Olympics to be supplied by 100% clean energy 19 May 2021

As we approach the 24th Winter Olympic Games, various projects are proceeding intensively and efficiently. Being a "green Olympics" is one of the important concepts for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, and the aim for organisers is that the event and all venues will be completely powered by clean energy – a pioneering move in the history of the Olympics....

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Major US pipeline network shut down after cyber attack 10 May 2021

A cyber attack on US pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline led to the shut down of its entire network on May 7. The Colonial Pipeline network transports around 2.5 million barrels of gasoline per day – around 45% of the US East Coast’s gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel....

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Tanker explosion kills two workers at railcar repair facility in US 23 April 2021

An explosion at a railcar repair facility in Wyoming, US killed two people on April 21. The two men were found unresponsive inside a tanker railcar by emergency responders after the incident was reported at around 15:20 local time....

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ScottishPower announces plans for UK’s largest electrolyser as part of green hydrogen plant 14 April 2021

On April 12, ScottishPower announced that it had submitted a planning application to deliver the UK’s largest electrolyser. The 20MW electrolyser will be the key component of a green hydrogen facility located close to ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm. The planning application also includes proposals for a combined solar, up to 40MW, and battery energy storage scheme, up to 50MW, to help power the electrolyser....

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Equinor and SSE announce world’s first 100% hydrogen-fuelled power plant 08 April 2021

Equinor and SSE Thermal have announced plans to jointly develop two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region, comprising one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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