During 2020 and the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the UK’s sickness absence rate fell to its lowest level since the Office of National Statistics (ONS) began collecting data in 1995.
It’s been quite the year at Blaze, we have seen ourselves grow our staff by over 30%, have broken into Nuclear with large contract wins, now have three multi million pound wind energy projects under our belts and we’re currently working on a fourth.
The recently agreed Glasgow Climate Pact was important for setting direction on a global scale for climate change mitigation and decarbonisation.
For how long will fossil fuel-generated electricity remain a critical part of our electrical systems? That is the question for those seeking to predict the pace of the global energy transition.
As SSE commits to invest £15m in the UK’s largest turbine tower manufacturing facility in the Scottish Highlands, CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies says the scale of the company’s ambition and pipeline in offshore wind is behind its decision to inject the funds needed to make Nigg Offshore Wind happen.
Now more than ever – in terms of cost and the impact on the environment and ESG reporting – energy management is important to your organisation.
The oil-field-services-and-equipment sector has steadily declined for more than a decade. Companies can consider three broad strategies to revive their fortunes and chart a pathway for the future.
Since it opened its first UK office in 2006, Statkraft has invested £1.4billion in the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure, helping the country to achieve its net zero targets.
Inductosense develops the WAND-Remote Data Collector: a cost-effective wireless solution for accurate, remote thickness monitoring of pipework and vessels
Bristol based technology developer Inductosense, has developed the WAND Remote Data Collector (WAND-RDC) for cost-effective remote internal corrosion/erosion monitoring. The product is based on Inductosense’s inductively coupled WAND sensor technology and reduces the need for NDT personnel on-site to take ultrasonic thickness measurements. It also eliminates the indirect costs associated with inspections - such as the costs of scaffolding or removal of insulation.
People are the lifeblood of any organisation and those who support their training, recruitment and skills development are more important now than ever.
Having only officially joined Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) as CEO just last month, it’s been an exciting time to start working again with the organisation as it continues to promote the fast growing renewable energy industry.
A link between the new James Bond movie and decommissioning in the North Sea may not be immediately obvious; that said, all good things must perhaps come to an end?
The potential for investing in the future of wind power and the associated supply chain for Orkney and the north of Scotland cannot be underestimated. I have a vested interest in this working for Orkney – having lived here for 30 years.
Taking on a newly created role, for a new (for me at least) employer - mid-pandemic and as the narrative surrounding oil and gas dramatically shifted, was not something I took lightly. The opportunity and its timing, however, could not be ignored!
Decommissioning is well underway in the North Sea, but the longevity and the continued requirement for oil and gas remains among the industry’s enduring features.
STATS Group has established a new Australian entity and will invest up to $AUD 2 million (£1 million) in workshop facilities and intervention equipment to support its drive in the country’s pipeline integrity market.
A combination of changing technologies and new ways of working has completely transformed the way people access and deliver training, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant that there’s been an even greater uptake of eLearning in the past 18 months.
One of the main concerns of any decommissioning program is the potential of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) on subsea and topside structure and equipment that is to be decommissioned. John Davidson, NORM Operations Manager at ASCO, discusses the process involved in the disposal of NORM and the key role that NORM Solutions can play in this specialist area.
Few people would dispute the fact that the planet is fast-approaching a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to carbon emissions, which explains why achieving net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050 isn’t just a UK target, but a legally binding responsibility. This ambitious decarbonisation commitment will force multiple industries to undergo transformational change, and a shift in mindset is key among organisations large and small. But what role will digitalisation play?
The latest Energy Voice monthly supplement has been published with The Press & Journal.
During Q3 2021 we have seen continued M&A activity within the global energy markets. A major contributing factor to this has been the price uptick of Brent Crude, jumping above $80 per barrel for the first time since October 2018.
In the energy sector, as elsewhere, fundamental change happens slowly … until it happens all at once. We are witnessing just such a dynamic as energy companies adopt new or more ambitious goals to achieve “Net Zero” greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow.
The world is changing. Oil and gas companies have been given a deadline to transform. The energy industry is under increasing pressure to make operations cleaner, more efficient and less wasteful.
Jens Thomsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Decom, is on a mission to change the conversation around decommissioning.
Its been around 18 months since office life as we knew it came to a grinding halt. In the time since restrictions eased and people started to return to work there has been a marked change in approach with many, particularly the bigger corporates, reassessing their work cultures as they look for employees to return to offices instead of working from home (WFH) full time.