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Oil & Gas

OpenHydro notches up grid first at EMEC

OPENHYDRO has become the first tidal energy company to complete the connection of a tidal turbine to the UK national grid and commence electricity generation. Its 250kW Open-Centre Turbine, which is installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off Orkney, started generating to the grid on May 26.

Oil & Gas

New FPAL service – the evolution

THE next few months herald an exciting time for FPAL. Members have been advised through other communication channels that the FPAL system, which has provided the backbone of oil & gas supplier selection, is set for an upgrading process, including a new look and feel.

Oil & Gas

A kingdom of opportunity

Located in of one of the fastest-growing regions in the world and spurred on by increasing global oil demand, record commodity prices and the demands of a rapidly growing population, Saudi Arabia is experiencing an unprecedented programme of economic development.

Oil & Gas

U is for underground

UNDERGROUND mine - a mine where coal is produced by tunneling into the Earth to the coal bed, which is then mined with underground mining equipment such as cutting machines and continuous, long-wall and short-wall mining machines. Underground mines are classified according to the type of opening used to reach the coal - that is, drift (level tunnel), slope (inclined tunnel) or shaft (vertical tunnel).