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  • Adhesive factory explosion injures six in South Korea

    18 May 2023

    An explosion and fire at an adhesive factory in Cheonan, South Korea injured six people on 18 May. Officials said that three of the injured are in a serious condition while two are in critical conditions after receiving burns all over their bodies....

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  • Chemical plant explosion in China kills five, injures one

    02 May 2023

    An explosion at a chemical plant in China killed five people on 1 May in eastern China. The incident happened in a hydrogen peroxide production area of a chemical plant in the city of Liaocheng....

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  • Singapore fines 11 companies for not adhering to safe work procedures

    18 April 2023

    Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has fined 11 companies a total of $27,000 (£16,294) for inadequate safe work procedures relating to improper storage and management of flammable substances. The fines followed a series of enforcement operations conducted in March after a series of recent industrial fires occurred in Singapore....

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  • Pertamina to spend almost $2 billion on improving safety

    11 April 2023

    PT Pertamina, Indonesia’s state oil company, has announced plans to spend almost $2 billion (£1.6bn) on improving safety at its facilities between now and 2026. The announcement came as company executives continue to face questions following a series of incidents in recent weeks at facilities operated by Pertamina....

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  • Explosion at Pertamina refinery injures nine

    04 April 2023

    An explosion at a refinery in western Indonesia injured nine people on March 31. The incident happened at a refinery owned by a unit of state energy company PT Pertamina just a few weeks after two other incidents killed over 20 people....

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China's first deep-water floating wind power platform sets sail 03 April 2023

On March 26, China's first deep water floating wind power platform "CNOOC Guanlan" set sail in Zhuhai, Guangdong. This marks a key step for CNOOC's offshore oil and gas development as it looks to enter its "Green Power Era"....

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Japan-Australia hydrogen energy supply join venture awarded $1.62 billion 15 March 2023

An Australian joint venture between Japanese organisations J-Power and Sumitomo Corporation has been selected as the preferred hydrogen provider to Japan Suiso Energy (JSE). The clean hydrogen gas will be produced from brown coal in Gippsland, Victoria and JSE will liquify the hydrogen for export to Japan....

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Safety issue on world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier fixed 07 February 2023

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) has said that an electrical component failure on the world’s first liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier which caused a brief flame discharge, has now been fixed. The Suiso Frontier was built as a prototype ship to assess the technical aspects of transporting LH2 by sea....

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Oil tanker explosion kills one, seven people remain missing 17 January 2023

An explosion on an oil tanker at a dockyard in Thailand killed one person and injured four others on January 17. Seven people remain missing after the tanker caught fire and exploded while it was docked on the Mae Klong river....

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Petrochemical plant explosion kills five, injures eight in China 17 January 2023

An explosion at a petrochemical plant in the north east of China killed five workers and injured eight others on January 15. The incident occurred at an alkylation facility operated by Panjin Haoye Chemical Co Ltd in Panshan County, Liaoning Province....

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