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  • EI and The Crown Estate publish construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication - Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry - to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK. This guideline follows on from the publication Vessel safety guide – Guidance for offshore ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • RMT Recognized for Safety Achievements

      MADISON, Wis., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, is being recognized by ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • Wind Farm Environmental Assessment, Middle East

    WKC Group Continues to Support the Development of Renewable Energy Projects across the Middle East & Africa WKC Group has successfully completed detailed environmental assessments of two European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) wind farm developments in Jordan. Both projects are located within the Western borders of Ma’an in ...


    By WKC Group

  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • GL`s Woebbeking named to CENELEC Technical Committee Chairmanship

    Mike Woebbeking, Vice President and Head of Certification Body at GL Renewables Certification, has been appointed to the chairmanship of the CLC/TC 88 Technical Committee of CENELEC (the European Committee for Electrotechnical standardisation). Alongside his new role as the chairman of the CLC/TC 88 Committee, Mr Woebbeking has also taken over the chairmanship of its German mirror committee the ...


  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Sinovel receives GL Renewables Certification statement of compliance for design assessment

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine. The Statement of Compliance confirms that SL 3000/90 meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines,” Edition 2005, which addresses the safety philosophy, quality assurance and ...


  • Operating at extremes: new GL Technical note on turbine operation in cold climates

    As wind energy is being called to provide a greater share of the world's energy burden, more turbines are operating in areas where temperature tests the machinery to its limits. Wind turbines are usually designed to operate in a temperature range from -10°C to +40°C, but at some current installations temperatures can drop to -30°C or -40°C. To ensure that operators rely on turbine ...


  • ASTM D7655 / D7655M - 12 Standard Classification for Size of Aggregate Used as Ballast for Membrane Roof Systems

    The wind resistance of ballasted membrane roof systems is determined largely by the size and weight of the ballasted used. ANSI/SPRI RP-4 provides a method for the wind design of ballasted single-ply membrane roof systems and includes specific guidelines for the size and weight of aggregate used as ballast. The aggregate size classifications provided in this standard are intended for use ...


    By ASTM International

  • GL renewables certification appoints new Vice President project management & sales

    GL Renewables Certification appointed Rüdiger Urhahn as Vice President Project Management & Sales, with responsibility for worldwide customer management in the area of certification services, in January 2012. In addition to sales duties, Mr Urhahn has been given the task of overseeing all customer projects relating to wind, solar and marine energy. GL Renewables Certification is one of ...


  • Update to GL Rules for seagoing and naval ships

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery Installations, Electrical Installations, Automation, Structural Rules for Container Ships and Stowage and Lashing of Containers. ...


  • Pump Maintenance in 7 Easy Steps

    When things are running smoothly it’s easy to overlook common maintenance chores and rationalize that it’s not worth the time to regularly inspect and replace parts.  But nothing could be farther from the truth.  The reality is that most facilities have several pumps performing a variety of functions that are integral to the successful operation of the plant. If a pump ...

  • Product sustainability roundtable gives companies competitive edge

    Roundtable saves time, enables faster decision-making and provides practical insights so companies can quickly capture market demands for environmentally responsible products.Even if your company is not planning to launch a greener product this year, your competitors are. From Wal-Mart to the Auto Show, product designs that improve financial, environmental and social performance are increasingly ...

  • Admirable result for Eco Environmental Services Ltd on Pebble Ballast Roof

    What was the problem? We at Eco are seeing more and more commercial roofs having stones/pebbles laid over the top of a new roof to act not only as ballast for the roofing surface but to also provide a solar covering to the roofing material to protect and extend its life span. As a consequence of this we are seeing more and more of these buildings suffer with a particular type of ...

  • ASTM D1357 - 95(2011) standard practice for planning the sampling of the ambient atmosphere

    Since the analysis of the atmosphere is influenced by phenomena in which all factors except the method of sampling and analytical procedure are beyond the control of the investigator, statistical consideration must be given to determine the adequacy of the number of samples obtained, the length of time that the sampling program is carried out, and the number of sites sampled. The purpose of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Additives in Aircraft De-Icers Make Them More Toxic

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, has been examining the relative toxicity to aquatic life from chemicals used to remove or prevent dangerous ice buildup on aircraft. Not the basic chemicals for ice removal or prevention, but proprietary chemicals added by manufacturers are responsible for the toxicity they observed, agency researchers said after comparing ...

  • Johns Manville Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report

    Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials, today announced the publication of We Build Environments, its 2011 Sustainability Report. The publication can be viewed as a PDF file on the company’s website at ...


  • UNEP launches Shanghai Expo Green Report

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today its assessment of Shanghai's efforts to organize an environmentally-friendly Expo 2010 that aims to benefit not only the 70 million expected visitors but also leave a green legacy for the city's over 20 million residents. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, said: 'Since the first Expo in London ...


    By United Nations

  • China`s gray smog has a blue lining: Air improves this year

    Lawyer Wu Congsi has asthma and keeps air purifiers whirring away in his office, home and car to counter Beijing's hazardous smog. He prefers to stay inside unless the sky is blue. But this year, he's been able to regularly walk the 15 minutes or so to work. That's because of some good news that so far has gone little noticed outside of China: The air in Beijing - and across the rest of the ...


    By Associated Press

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