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  • New agreement to support UK’s onshore green hydrogen plants and associated industrial infrastructure

    21 July 2021

    Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has signed an agreement with px Group to progress plans for an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development in the North Sea. The Cerulean proposal has capacity to generate 3GWh of power, enough to electrify the majority of offshore facilities, reducing CO2 emissions by more than half from 2025. An excess of 1.5 GWh of power would be diverted to onshore green hydrogen plants....

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  • OPITO renews safety pledge on 10th anniversary of scholarship to commemorate Piper Alpha victims

    20 July 2021

    A scholarship that commemorates the victims of the world’s worst offshore oil disaster is set to mark its own landmark 10th anniversary. OPITO’s Piper Alpha Memorial Safety Scholarship was launched a decade ago to provide a fitting legacy for the 167 men who tragically lost their lives in the explosion on the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea on the night of 6 July 1988....

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  • Energy majors submit bids for Scottish offshore wind leasing

    20 July 2021

    Several energy majors have submitted bids to build offshore wind projects off the coast of Scotland, the first round of seabed leasing in Scottish waters for over a decade. BP, Equinor, Orsted, Shell, and RWE are among those which submitted bids as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing that will grant property rights for new large-scale offshore wind project development, including floating wind for the first time....

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  • UK Health & Safety Executive releases annual workplace fatality figures for 2020/21

    20 July 2021

    Provisional data released by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20 (113) was low compared to other recent years....

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  • UK HSE to launch four week consultation exercise on amendments to the PPE at Work Regulations

    15 July 2021

    The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on changes to the PPER 1992. The HSE is encouraging you to draw the attention of your stakeholders and other interested parties to this consultation launching on Monday 19 July 2021 and running for 4 weeks....

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Shell starts up Europe’s largest PEM green hydrogen electrolyser 05 July 2021

Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyser began operations on July 2, producing green hydrogen at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland. As part of the Refhyne European consortium and with European Commission funding, the fully operational plant is the first to use this technology at such a large scale in a refinery....

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UK engineering insurer sees 100% increase in operational plant fire claims in 2020 05 July 2021

HSB, an engineering and technology insurer, has said that it saw UK construction plant fire claims double in 2020. A review of claims data highlighted a surge in plant fire claims in the second and third quarter of 2020; reflecting the impact pandemic-related project delays have had on the construction industry....

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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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UK Tank Storage Association publishes 2021 Annual Review of the bulk liquid storage sector 25 June 2021

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) has published its 2021 Annual Review of the UK’s bulk liquid storage sector. The review contains key data and information on terminals, process safety, occupational health and safety as well as on the industry’s contribution to the UK economy....

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Jeff Bezos-backed fusion plant to be built in UK 22 June 2021

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Canada-based General Fusion have announced an agreement under which General Fusion will build and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) at UKAEA’s Culham Campus in Oxfordshire....

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