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  • £3 million nuclear robotics contract is first tranche in LongOps UK-Japan deal

    20 April 2021

    The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has awarded Veolia Nuclear Solutions (UK) and Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH separate contracts totalling £3 million to supply robotic manipulator arms to its RACE research facility. The £3M contract stems from the £12M UK-Japanese robotics deal for fusion energy and nuclear decommissioning research, called "LongOps", announced in January this year....

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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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  • INEOS Energy sells its Norwegian oil and gas business to PGNiG for $615m

    26 March 2021

    INEOS Energy has announced an agreement with PGNiG Upstream Norway to sell its oil and gas business in Norway in a deal worth $615 million. The deal includes all INEOS Oil & Gas interests in production, licenses, fields, facilities and pipelines, on the Norwegian continental shelf....

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  • INEOS Energy to acquire all oil and gas interests from Hess

    22 March 2021

    INEOS Energy has reached an agreement with Hess to acquire its subsidiary Hess Denmark for $150 million, effective 1 January 2021. INEOS said this is the first deal to be announced following the formation of the new INEOS Energy business, which incorporates INEOS’ Oil and Gas business....

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  • INEOS subsidiary launches clean hydrogen project to support decarbonisation in Norway

    16 March 2021

    INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, has announced plans to build a new clean hydrogen supply hub at its chemical manufacturing site in Rafnes, Norway. The development will contribute towards the decarbonisation of INEOS’s operations and the wider transport sector....

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Internet outage caused by data centre fire, says Russia – but Google disagrees 15 March 2021

Russian authorities have claimed that a destructive data centre fire in Strasbourg on March 10 was responsible for the disruption of access to a large number of websites, including Google and YouTube....

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Explosion on board bulk carrier injures four offshore Gibraltar 23 February 2021

An explosion on a bulk carrier vessel, the CSSC Cape Town, injured four people on February 19. The blast happened while the ship was in Gibraltar's territorial waters. Two of the injured were flown to hospital by helicopter after they suffered severe burns....

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Norwegian company fined £2 million for 2019 hydrogen fuel station explosion 22 February 2021

Norwegian hydrogen company Nel has been fined 25 million Norwegian krone (£2 million) for an explosion at a hydrogen fuel station in Sandvika, near Oslo in June 2019. In a statement, Nel said that two of its units had received fines relating to the incident in which three people were injured after a hydrogen gas leak ignited....

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Explosion kills one, injures one at explosives manufacturer in Poland 15 January 2021

An explosion at an explosives manufacturing facility in southern Poland killed one person and injured another on January 14. The blast happened in the town of Bierun at a factory belonging to Nitroerg, a manufacturer of explosives and initiation systems....

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Great Britain starts own chemicals legislation: UK-REACH 07 January 2021

With the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, the validity of EU Regulation No. 1907/2006 ("REACH") in Great Britain also ended. A corresponding British law will now come into force ("UK-REACH"). Companies that trade in chemicals across borders should quickly adapt to the new rules....

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