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Higher Learning & SINTEF’s Existential Rise

; and information technology divisions — has tripled its revenues to about $356 million. The multidisciplinary research community “delivers innovation”, it says, and 4,000 customers worldwide attest to that by buying over $50 million worth of SINTEF R&D every year. Now one of Europe’s largest research institutes, some 2,000 international employees have pushed the 60-year-old institute to the forefront of purposeful commercial and publicly funded research.“Technology for a better society” is SINTEF’s stated vision, and contract R&D is the declared

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

usage effectiveness (PUE) by 20 per cent. The footprint of the cooling infrastructure could also be reduced considerably, saving space and construction costs.Mr Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centers, said, "As a leading designer, developer and operator of data centers across Asia Pacific and Europe, Keppel Data Centres continues to innovate so as to offer best-in-class, energy-efficient solutions to our customers. We are pleased to collaborate with NUS and SLNG on how we can make cooling, which is a key aspect of data center operations, more efficient, and thus contribute to a more sustainable

L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK. (Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

multisectoral collaboration, global partnerships and develop the new ocean development market.’’The project forms part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed between Scottish Enterprise and the Japanese philanthropic organization, The Nippon Foundation, at SPE Offshore Europe in 2017.Scottish Enterprise and Nippon Foundation run a joint competitive research and development fund to bring Japanese and Scottish universities and organisations together to develop innovative technology within the sector.The first round of funding, announced last year, saw £7.15 million

L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK.(Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest $25.6m for 'Blue Economy'

a wider opportunity for early adoption of the technology, advancing the sectors and the companies involved.”The project forms part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was signed between Scottish Enterprise and the Japanese philanthropic organization, The Nippon Foundation, at SPE Offshore Europe in 2017.The extensive collaboration with Japan will make a strong contribution to the delivery of the Subsea Engineering Action Plan, launched by Scottish Enterprise in 2017, with the aim of helping Scottish companies capture an even bigger slice of the $61 billion global subsea market

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Unique Group Buys Five USVs

and act as a true force multiplier in the marine renewables sector as well as subsea construction, IRM and decommissioning in the oil and gas market, Unique Group said.The acquired units will be placed within Unique Group’s global rental pool and accessible to clients across the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia and the Americas

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Prysmian Secures Major Contract

solution approach enabling an unparalleled reduction in power cable downtime and total cost of ownership.This agreement is the latest of a series of contracts awarded by TenneT, who have recently awarded Prysmian the DolWin5 grid connection project, supporting the growth of clean energy in Northern Europe

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LNGC Containment Market to Reach $16Bln By 2025

landscape.North America held the second-largest share of the LNG carrier containment market globally in 2018, due to the new discoveries of natural gas reservoirs in the region. The U.S. is conventionally the key LNG supplier at the global landscape and is a crucial market for LNG carrier containments.Europe ranked third in the LNG carrier containment market in 2018 globally, due to the regional presence of developed economies of Germany, the UK, France, and Russia, growing preference for a clean source of energy, and rising environmental awareness among the regional population.The Middle East and Africa

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Cruise Lines Invests $22 Bln in Clean Fuel Tech

progress.“While cruise ships comprise far less than 1% of the global maritime community, cruise lines are at the forefront in developing responsible tourism practices and innovative technologies. Our industry leads in environmental stewardship,” said Michael Thamm, Chairman of CLIA Europe and Group CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia.“The entire shipping industry benefits from early adoption of innovative technologies by cruise lines—many of which did not exist five to 10 years ago such as exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), LNG as fuel for passenger ships and shore-side

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Ørsted Sees Huge Offshore Wind Potential in S Korea

, with 17.7 GW coming from wind power. Ørsted claimed that South Korea will particularly thrive from offshore wind power generation considering its geographical characteristics.Orsted built the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991 and has installed over 1,200 offshore wind turbines in Europe and the US to date, said The Korea Herald.“We are building a long-term track record (here) by having relationships with Korean companies for Taiwanese projects and European projects. We are fairly confident we can collaborate with Korean companies,” Matthias Bausenwein, Orsted’s

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SMD Introduces New Work Class ROV

A new work class remotely operated underwater vehicle from SMD introduces electric drive technology to the subsea sector in a modular packageThe new Quantum EV ROV prototype, showcased at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen this week, is equipped with a new 25kW high power electric thrust system, a new long-distance DC transmission solution and locally managed DC power system. The new platform also features advanced flight processing for super stability, battery compatibility for tetherless operations and is built to accept AI command technology.SMD has been subjecting the newly developed technologies and the

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