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27.07.2021 (352 Clicks)

Electricity from Hydropower: Bauer involved in the Teesta VI Hydro Electric Project in India

Bauer Engineering India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH, was tasked by Jaiprakash Associates Limited with execution of specialist foundation engineering and geotechnical work for the Teesta VI Hydro Electric project.

 

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26.07.2021 (471 Clicks)

International Consortium of Cemex, Enertrag and Sunfire launches ground breaking Green Hydrogen Project

Renewable energy company ENERTRAG, global cement producer CEMEX and electrolysis company Sunfire are launching “Concrete Chemicals”, a lighthouse project aiming to decarbonize the cement industry. Together with industrial and academic partners, the international consortium has submitted a funding application under the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funding call to receive financial support for the challenging startup-phase of the project.

 

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23.07.2021 (943 Clicks)

Hydrogène Québec welcomes Hatch as new Executive Member

Hydrogène Québec is the provincial branch of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) in Québec and a public-private partnership with the mandate to promote the commercialization of hydrogen energy and educate the public about the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The branch also works to motivate stakeholders to invest in hydrogen and understand its economic opportunities in the future of mobility and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Hatch announced its membership in the CHFCA.

 

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23.07.2021 (449 Clicks)

SMT Scharf AG supplies Tunnel Logistics for green Energy Project Snowy Mountain 2.0 in Australia

  • Supply of a specific monorail system for personnel and ambulance transportation in the tunnel
  • EUR 2.3 million order volume agreed
 

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22.07.2021 (407 Clicks)

Sika announces Record Results in first Half of 2021 – strong Growth in Sales and EBIT

  • Sales increase of 23.5% in local currencies
  • First-half sales at CHF 4,448.7 million (+23.1% in CHF)
  • Operating profit (EBIT) at CHF 685.9 million (+67.2%)
  • Record EBIT margin at 15.4%
  • Operating free cash flow increase at CHF 318.4 million (+26.4%)
  • Acquisition of Kreps (Russia), DriTac (USA), BR Massa (Brazil), and Hamatite (Japan)
  • Outlook for 2021 fiscal year
    • Growth in local currencies of 13%–17% (previously: double-digit sales growth in local currencies)
    • Over-proportional increase in EBIT, EBIT margin to reach 15% for the first time
  • Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth
 

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22.07.2021 (569 Clicks)

Expansion of Boliden Odda and more Zinc with world-leading Climate Performance


Boliden has decided to invest in the expansion of Boliden Odda in Norway to an annual zinc production of 350 Ktonnes. The investment is for a total of EUR 700 m and will be completed at the end of 2024. The expansion means that the production of zinc with world-leading climate performance will almost double.

Today, Boliden Odda has an annual production capacity of 200 Ktonnes of zinc. The operation will be supplied with fossil-free electricity, and waste deposition will take place in mountin caverns using unique, sustainable technology. The investment will mean an increase in the annual production capacity for zinc to 350 Ktonnes and substantially improved productivity while also avoiding a significant amount of future maintenance. In addition to zinc, it will also be possible to extract the bi-metals lead, gold and silver. The increased production capacity together with improved energy efficiency and a new, long-term contract for the supply of fossil-free electricity means a further reduction in the already low carbon dioxide intensity. All of the environmental permits for the operation have been obtained.   

“This is one of the largest investments in Boliden’s history. By increasing the production of zinc with the highest climate performance while also improving resource efficiency and productivity, we are setting a new standard for zinc smelting both in terms of sustainability performance and cost effectiveness,” says Mikael Staffas, President and CEO, Boliden.

The investment also includes several new facilities at Boliden Odda, including a new roaster, a new sulphuric acid plant, expansion and modernization of the leaching and the purification plant, a new cellhouse and expansion of the foundry and quay infrastructure. The major part of the total investment of EUR 700 m will be carried out during 2022 and 2023. The expansion project also means that the level of digitization and automation in the operation will increase, which will help improve productivity. As a result of this significant technological development, Boliden Odda has been granted investment support by Enova and Innovasjon Norge.

Source: Boliden



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21.07.2021 (437 Clicks)

Nornickel Produces First Batch of Certified Carbon-Neutral Nickel

Nornickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, headed by Vladimir Potanin, has produced its first batch of certified carbon-neutral nickel, which will be shipped to customers. 

 

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20.07.2021 (418 Clicks)

Pair of Crossover TBMs completes Triple Tunnel Drives in Mumbai

Robbins XRE TBMs cross the Finish Line in Massive Metro Project

 

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20.07.2021 (823 Clicks)

Fugro awarded geotechnical Contract for Landmark La Gan Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro. The award is part of CIP’s development plan for the La Gan offshore wind project in Vietnam which, with a potential capacity of 3.5 GW, will be one of the first large-scale offshore wind farms in Vietnam.

 

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20.07.2021 (451 Clicks)

Europe floods: 'We must learn lessons from this tragedy''

Professor Hannah Cloke is one of a number of University of Reading scientists researching global flood forecasting and supporting advance warnings to help countries and organisations around the world to prepare for flooding events.

 

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20.10.2022 

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18.07.2022 

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18.07.2022 

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17. October 2022 (380 Clicks)

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13.04.2022 (645 Clicks)

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23.05.2022 (587 Clicks)

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09.06.2022 (569 Clicks)

Femern A S and SICE-COBRA sign multi-billion Contract

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