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Cable Enterprise cable laying vessel. Image credit: Prysmian

Prysmian Targets Half of Sales from Low-Carbon Products by 2022

by 2022 as part of plans to cut its carbon footprint.The Italian company, which supplies cables for industries ranging from high voltage power transmission to offshore wind-farms, telecoms and cars, said in a statement it aimed to cut carbon emissions by 2-3% by 2022.It said it also aims to reduce energy consumption by 3% in the time period."The energy transition is our core business and main driver of growth," Chief Executive Valerio Battista said in the statement.(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; editing by Agnieszka Flak

10 million m³ of sand have been deposited around the Houtribdijk levee, protecting infrastructure against waves and nature’s elements. Photo: Frank Janssens/Rijkswaterstaat.

Dutch Flood Defense, The Natural Way

an acceptable price. Nortek suggested various additional elements of the total setup that led to a more robust and reliable monitoring system,” says Rinse Wilmink, Project Manager and Advisor on coastal flood risk management and morphology at Rijkswaterstaat.Not only was accuracy vital, but energy consumption needed to be low, as the instrument arrays were mounted on small platforms in shallow water powered only by small solar panels.    “Low energy consumption was a key requirement, and our instruments consume very little power, even when working continuously,” says Rikke

Keppel O&M, EMA Launch Call for Smart Solutions in Offshore Sector

electricity to be exported to the national grid.Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “We hope to develop innovative energy solutions for the marine sector through this partnership with Keppel O&M. We are seeking solutions that incorporate the use of cleaner energy, optimise energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. By doing so, we are building Singapore’s Energy Story by co-creating solutions for a more sustainable energy future with stakeholders.”Chris Ong, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel O&M, said, “We are pleased to be able to partner EMA on developing

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PGS, Cognite Partner on Seismic Surveying

teaming up in an effort to make seismic survey vessels work better, faster and more efficiently.Venturing into a new area of the energy sector, Cognite has launched a digitalization project with Norway’s PGS, a leader in subsurface seismic imaging, to optimize its fleet’s performance, energy consumption and maintenance. PGS provides seismic images and 3D data describing the subsurface beneath the ocean floor, which oil companies rely on to find oil and gas reserves worldwide.To operate this physically and technologically complex work in ways that improve upon both data-driven insights and

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Steel Cut for 1st LNG-fueled Ship in France

solutions, used for instance in the automotive sector.The SOFC technology offers a very good electrical efficiency up to 60%, and as the heat produced can be self-consumed on board, its total efficiency – heat and electricity – can be much higher, resulting in a direct reduction of energy consumption and therefore of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.This SOFC solution fueled by LNG would thus reduce emission of GHGs by about 30% compared with a conventional dual fuel LNG engine, with no emission of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides or fine particles. In addition, it offers the advantage of being

A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

from the Singapore LNG Terminal. SLNG will provide key technical inputs and advice related to the LNG cold energy to the team.SLNG's CEO, Mr Tan Soo Koong, commented: "SLNG is conscious of and committed to its responsibility to help fight climate change where it can, especially in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. We are therefore pleased to be a part of this innovative collaboration with NUS Engineering and Keppel Data Centers. Concurrently, SLNG is also exploring other ways to harness the LNG cold energy from our terminal and be part of the circular economy in Jurong Island."

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EOMAP Wins Funding for Next-Gen Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

high-performance scientific computing employing field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). FPGAs are semiconductor devices that can be programmed by the user. They are currently used in applications such as automotive and communication technologies. Their big benefits are their higher speeds and lower energy consumption compared to normal processors. However, the optimal interaction of FPGA and CPU processing requires deep knowledge of scientific programming.“By combining FPGAs, physics-based data analytics and modern machine learning procedures we are confident we can slash the processing time for SDB

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Deutsche Bahn Signs Offshore Wind PPA in Germany

power in the rail power mix of DB is drawn from a broad portfolio. For example, innogy hydropower plants have been supplying DB with around 900 million kilowatt hours of green power annually since 2011. The company’s annual energy requirement is around ten terawatt hours, equivalent to the energy consumption of a city the size of Hamburg.This contract is the first offshore wind Corporate PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) in Germany. The power is produced at the offshore wind farm for a fixed price and is used directly by Deutsche Bahn. RWE Supply & Trading acts as the contract and retail partner

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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

more than onshore wind generation. In addition, offshore wind wires play a major part in the transport of fresh produced electricity from offshore wind farms to the coast. In addition, offshore wind cables provide stronger inclusion of renewable energy sources," said the report.Growing energy consumption across emerging economies and important public attempts to decrease damaging greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) will have a positive impact on the offshore wind cable industry's share. Low storage, restricted soil use and restricted human intervention will also improve item acceptance.Furthermore

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