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Largest Offshore Wind Farm Nearly Complete

Danish wind energy firm Ørsted, in charge of constructing what will be world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One, recently reported that the project was nearly finished and on ...


World's First Commercial Nuclear Plant Defueled

It's official: The world's full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel, taking the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Program one step closer to completion.


Salt-Powered Battery to Energize Wastewater Plants

Private research institution Stanford University recently announced the development of a new technology, intended to make coastal wastewater treatment plants both energy-independent and carb...


Electric Road to Charge Vehicles

Near the center of Lund, Sweden, construction is about to begin on the city’s first prototype of an electric road. Elonroad, having no relation to Elon Musk, is the tech company behind the i...


Floating Solar Plant Approved in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has recently approved the installation of a 100-megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya Reservoir.


Straits Fluid Spill Raises Pipeline Concerns

A chemical leak from a submerged electric transmission line in the Straits of Mackinac last week led to a temporary shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 liquids pipeline over concerns that whatever...


GE Introduces Largest Offshore Turbine

GE Renewable Energy, a Paris-based division of General Electric, last week unveiled its Haliade-X, a 12-megawatt turbine for offshore wind facilities that boasts an industry-leading generato...


DOE Announces Offshore Wind Research Funds

The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that it would provide $18.5 million in new funding for research related to offshore wind power in an effort to overcome challenges to the ad...


UK Offshore Wind Rates Drop Below Nuclear

A drop in the cost of energy generated by offshore wind farms in the U.K. is leading some in the country to rethink the future of other power technologies, including new nuclear facilities.


New Tall Turbines Highlight Drive for Size

Wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa announced Tuesday that it has successfully installed the tallest wind turbines in Asia, at a wind farm in Thailand, underscoring an industry trend toward lar...


Tower Prep: An Interview with Curt Hickcox

You might call Curt Hickcox a “towering” figure in the coatings industry: Hickcox is vice president of business development for Public Utilities Maintenance Inc., an SSPC QP-1, QP-2 and QS-1...


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Testing Firm Opens Dedicated Coatings Center

A materials and product qualification testing provider based in the United Kingdom is expanding its coatings testing services with a facility offering enhanced offerings to the oil, gas and ...


Gel-Based Coating Fights Off Ice

Researchers at Colorado State University believe they have made a breakthrough in the realm of anti-icing coatings with the invention of a new ice-repellent coating they claim outperforms to...


Firm Seeks Coatings Assist on New Tech

A robotics startup is looking for a coatings industry partner to put its system to the test in a project conducive to automation.


Epoxy Lining Offers Fast Cure, Protection

Announcing the launch of its Hempaline Defend epoxy linings, protective coatings company Hempel (Copenhagen, Denmark) says it now offers a complete range of linings for applications where he...


UK Goes Offshore for Massive Wind Farm

Government officials in the United Kingdom have given the green light on planning for what would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.


‘Self-Installing’ Innovation

A European construction services group will achieve an industry first with the design, fabrication and installation of five full-size gravity base foundations (GBFs) for a wind farm off the ...


Linings Target Energy Sector

A new series of linings has just been launched for the power generation and oil and gas markets, says protective coatings supplier Hempel (Copenhagen).


Carboline Acquires Chinese Venture

A St. Louis-based manufacturer of high performance coatings, linings and fireproofing products has completed an acquisition of a Chinese joint venture.


Carboline Buys Out Chinese Venture

Medina, OH-based multinational holding company RPM International Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Carboline Company now holds full ownership of its Chinese joint venture.


Mudslide Envelops Hydro Construction Site

Hundreds of rescuers assembled to search for the missing after a landslide swept through a hydropower plant construction site in southeast China.


Buildings at Risk Due to Induced Quakes

The threat of damaging earthquakes in the Central U.S. is similar to that in tremblor-heavy California, a new government report suggests.


USGS Studies ‘Induced’ Seismic Activity

For the first time, maps showing the potential for earthquakes as a result of human activity, not just natural movements, have been released by the scientific agency responsible for studying...


Iraqi Dam Threatens Failure, Flood

Italian construction firm Trevi Group has secured the contract to make critical repairs to a failing hydroelectric dam in Mosul, Iraq.


SSPC Event Spotlights Power Industry

From chemistry and application to inspection and specification, coatings professionals will find a variety of topics to choose from among the power and power generation programs offered at S...


It’s Not Graffiti if it’s Just Dam Dirt

Sometimes cleaning off decades of industrial dirt and grime can stir the imagination.


Power Plant Asbestos Draws 3 Felonies

Three people have pleaded guilty to their roles in what may have been the largest asbestos release in Michigan since record-keeping began, investigators announced.


New Coating Touts Icing Prevention

A new nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the substrate is the latest offering from NEI Corp.


$2M Reclaimed for Shorted Workers

Nearly 150 skilled tradespeople will recover almost $2 million in back pay and benefits owed to them from work on a federally funded solar energy project.


Solar Project Crew Gets $2M in Back Pay

Painters, bridge crane operators and other skilled laborers will share $1,914,681.50 in back wages and benefits they are owed for months of work on a solar energy project in a Nevada desert,...


Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.


 
 
   

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