Environmental

Optimarin ,Goltens Ink BWT Retrofit Agreement

Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry, have signed a nonexclusive

U.S. EPA to Finally Issue Coal Ash Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is due to issue long-anticipated regulations on Friday for the disposal of coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production

EnBW Buys Albatros Offshore Wind Project

German utility EnBW has bought Albatros, an offshore wind power project owned by Strabag and Norderland-Gruppe, for an undisclosed sum, the company said on Friday.

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

  Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

Abigail Ross Hopper Named BOEM Director

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today named Abigail Ross Hopper as the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages the development

Sweden Doubles Waste Fee for Nuclear Power Plants

Sweden's government has decided to almost double a fee nuclear power plant operators pay to the nuclear waste fund, in order to help it cover the rising costs of decommissioning,

Exxon Mobil Strikes More Shale O&G in Argentine Region

Exxon Mobil has struck nonconventional oil and gas at a second well in Argentina's Neuquen province, the company said on Thursday, referring to a region that sits atop Vaca Muerta,

Italian Shipbuilder Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes

An Italian shipping firm based in Genoa, Italy, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by falsifying required ships’ documents to hide

K Line to Expand Use of Eco-efficiency Software

Three further K Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software after reporting fuel savings during trials on an 8,600 TEU container vessel   NAPA

LR Supports Chinese Recycling Yards' EU Application

LR’s initial verification of the Ship Recycling Facility Plans for both Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling Co. Ltd. and Jiangyin Xiagang Changjiang

Bulker Chief Engineer Convicted of Environmental Crimes

A chief engineer from the M/V Trident Navigator was convicted by a federal jury in New Orleans late yesterday after a week-long trial, of knowingly falsifying the

Wrecked Bulker’s Bow Refloated, Scuttled off S.Africa

TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Houston-based marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company, has refloated and scuttled the largest section of the wrecked bulk carrier, Smart.

Thermal Coal Futures Steady at 7-yr Low

Russian rouble down around 45 pct this year; China unlikely to become coal exporter after tariff cut. Thermal coal futures prices steadied on Thursday, having

MHIEC's Waste-to-Energy Plant for Yamagata

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received

Wärtsilä's Desalination Systems for 7 Cruise Ships

  The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships.

Imperial Oil Exploration Plans in Arctic Unchanged

Imperial Oil Ltd's plans to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic have not changed despite the recent slide in oil prices, spokesman Pius Rolheiser said on Wednesday.

NOIA Disappointed by Obama’s Bristol Bay Action

On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama designated Alaska’s Bristol Bay area off limits for oil and gas leasing, the White House said.   National Ocean Industries

EU Lawmakers Fail to Approve Tar Sands Oil Veto

An attempt by some European politicians to veto the import of tar sands oil failed on Wednesday after a European Parliament vote, giving a boost to Canada but dismaying green campaigners.

NY Extends Fracking Ban after Health Report

New York Environmental Commissioner Joseph Martens said Wednesday he will issue an order early next year banning fracking in New York "at this time", extending

Linde, Sandia Look to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Sandia National Laboratories and Linde LLC have signed an umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development

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