Spill Booms News

  • Solarplaza, NL, Name QE2 Floating Solar Array 3rd Largest in the World!

    In March 2016, Lightsource installed Europe’s largest ever solar PV system on a deep body of water. With a surface area of 57,000 square meters, and containing 23,046 solar panels on the surface of the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in Surrey, powering Thames Water via private wire, this floating solar farm is the third largest on the planet, according to Solarplaza. More and more PV plants ...

  • Saudi downstream O&G boss takes desal top job

    The head of one of Saudi Arabia’s largest refineries has been appointed as the governor of the state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) – the world’s largest desalination company – in a surprise royal decree. Ali bin Abdulrahman al-Hazmi was appointed to the SWCC top job late on Monday this week. He had previously been president of Sasref, the Aramco/Shell ...

  • RO-KITE - Eliminates the need of a second tow vessel

    The new aquatic device is designed to replace the functions of a second boom sweep vessel. Meeting the requirements for the open water, sheltered water, and shoreline/river water environments. The DESMI RO-KITE is a floating water kite based on a combination of trawl door and ram-air parachute principles. The purpose of this device is to act as a flow powered ‘tow ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Lamor & Markleen announce Global Partnership

    Lamor Corporation Ab and the Markleen Group recently signed a cooperation agreement that will form the most comprehensive and highest quality Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution network on the global market. The combined inventory of Lamor’s current range of trusted equipment and Markleen’s innovative product line will increase the equipment and service options for customers. Markleen ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Yet Another Ultimate DESMI Speed-Sweep System Demonstration in Burrard Inlet, B.C., Canada.

    DESMI Ro-Clean A/S has a mission to demonstrate our revolutionary product – the Ultimate Speed-Sweep System – all around the world. We want to ‘sweep’ close to our customers and let them see, feel and experience the DESMI Speed-Sweep sensation. We started this year with a demonstration at Odense ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Chemtex, Inc. announces a new manufacturing facility located in Milledgeville, GA

    Chemtex, Inc., a manufacturer of sorbent products used to clean oil spills on both land and water and with its corporate headquarters located in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA announced last month its building a new manufacturing facility located in Milledgeville, GA.  The facility is more than 80,000 sq ft and will be responsible ...


    By Chemtex, Inc.

  • Colorado`s high court to decide if cities can ban fracking

    The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state. The court will hear cases from Longmont, where voters banned hydraulic fracturing in 2012, and Fort Collins, where voters approved a 5-year moratorium in 2013. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The collision Wednesday evening near Columbus, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry oil. The cargo tank was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tianjin`s deadly blasts expose China`s work safety woes

    By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters - from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started at a hazardous material warehouse in the eastern city of Tianjin and killed at least 114 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • New efficiencies for single-vessel oil spill recovery

    DESMI has introduced a new oil spill recovery product, RO-Vane, combining it with a DESMI SpeedSweep boom and RO-Skim skimmer to make cleaning up spills with just one vessel far easier, faster and more cost-effective. One system does it all Every now and then, something comes along that makes a real difference to the way an industry works. The latest addition to the portfolio of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New efficiencies for single-vessel oil spill recovery

    DESMI has introduced a new oil spill recovery product, RO-Vane, combining it with a DESMI SpeedSweep boom and RO-Skim skimmer to make cleaning up spills with just one vessel far easier, faster and more cost-effective. One system does it all Every now and then, something comes along that makes a real difference to the way an industry works. The latest addition to the portfolio of oil ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The full environmental impact of the spill, which contaminated two creeks, might not be clear for months. Some previous saltwater spills have taken ...


    By Associated Press

  • After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

    Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant, had hoped to supplement his future retirement income in a guilt-free way and invested $200,000 in a 50 kilowatt solar-panel facility, set up earlier this year in a former rice paddy near his home in southwestern Japan. But Kyushu Electric Power Co., the utility to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil boom prompts US to push for crude exports

    Oil and coal producers in the US are planning to use mile-long tanker trains to transport vast quantities of fossil fuels to the coast through areas that environmental groups believe should be protected. The change in world fossil fuel production, consumption and costs caused by tar sands exploitation in Canada and the fracking boom in the US is causing what Bill ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build, mostly in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom in North America

    Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, the report says, because of ...


    By IHS

  • Eyeing Gas Boom in China, HongHua Group Signs Agreement for GE Waukesha Gas Engines to Power Drill Rigs

    With China seeking to boost its production of unconventional gas supplies to meet Asia’s growing energy needs, GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) and China’s leading drill rig ...


    By General Electric

  • Lagos aims to use trash to make electric power

    At Lagos' largest dump, dozens of men gather to sort iron, plastic and nylon atop a 20-foot wall of garbage where hundreds of white herons compete to eat the spoils. Lagos is engulfed in waste. With a population of more than 20 million, the city has garbage that piles up on streets, outside homes and along the waterways and lagoons, creating eyesores and putrid smells. The booming city also has ...


    By Associated Press

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