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Indonesia Processing Requests for Deep-sea Mining Waste Disposal

Indonesian authorities are considering two companies’ requests to dispose mining waste into the ocean, a senior government official said on Sunday, at a time of heightened sensitivity about the environmental impact of mining.The requests come as mining waste management is increasingly scrutinized after a nickel plant in neighboring Papua New Guinea spilled red mud into the sea last year due to an operational failure.Indonesia was a major nickel ore exporter until last year, before the government stopped exports in January to support the development of domestic smelters.The government is keen to

Byron E. Vernicos Appointed as Ardent Rep

Byron E. Vernicos has been appointed exclusive Agent for Ardent for the Greek and Cypriot market.Ardent is a global specialist in emergency preparedness, emergency response, waste management, wreck removal, subsea services and decommissioning, servicing the marine and oil and gas industry. Byron E. Vernicos is a shipbroker who specializes in the offshore and maritime market since its establishment in 1978. Main focus areas are salvage, offshore vessels employment including deep sea towage and period charter, sale and purchase and other related activities. 

Wärtsilä’s Advanced Waste technology will enable the Regal Princess to dispose of waste safely, efficiently, and with environmental sustainability. Copyright: Princess Cruises

Wärtsilä Waste Treatment for Princess Cruises

projects over the years, and we have delivered a number of advanced waste treatment systems for their vessels. Our experience with the Auto Gasification technology will help support them in their focus on efficiency and environmental sustainability,” says Jason Hardy, Head of Sales, Advanced Waste Management (Retrofit), Wärtsilä Marine.Princess Cruises has made it clear that efficient waste management and reducing emissions are extremely important for the company, and for all Carnival Corporation brands. Wärtsilä’s innovative and advanced technologies continue to support

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Boat Made of Flip-flops Sails for Cleaner Seas

trees.UN Environment has been working with the local government to clean up and rehabilitate the Kibarani dump, which has emptied waste into the ocean for 50 years, according to Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho.The area's importance as a tourism destination meant there was a need for proper waste management, he said."We have serious historical damages to our environment that we need to deal with - the amount of plastics waste that was here was unbelievable," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation."We decided to change this, (but) Kibarani is just a fraction," he said, adding

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New Consortium for Offshore Decommissioning

and Ardent, brings together 350 years of collective experience to reduce the interfaces, costs and risks of decommissioning for the oil and gas industry.The consortium includes experts to cover all aspects of decommissioning, from late life management to planning, readiness for removal, execution, waste management and monitoring post removal. The consortium has the capability to take well operatorship, duty-holdership and title of offshore structures, in addition to providing independent third-party assurance.“This consortium offers a new, collaborative approach to decommissioning for operators

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ST Marine Winds Up Brunei Environmental Subsidiary

ST Engineering today announced that Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd has placed its subsidiary, STSE Engineering Services (B) Sdn Bhd (STSE Engineering), under members’ voluntary liquidation under the laws of Brunei Darussalam. STSE Engineering was formed to manage an integrated waste management facility project in Brunei. The project has since been completed in June 2016, hence the decision to wind up STSE Engineering.   This exercise is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for

Robbie Pond, General Manager – Abu Dhabi Photo TWMA

TWMA's ZADCO Project clocks 1 mi incident-free man hours

project, and is sincerely appreciated by ZADCO and the shareholders. The TWMA island team sets the example for all of us to follow and we would like to congratulate them on this fantastic milestone.”   The project’s work scope involves a full spread of environmental and drilling waste management solutions including treatment of NAF drill cuttings, with TWMA’s award-winning TCC RotoMill® technology.   Commenting on the company’s commitment to safety, TWMA’s General Manager – Abu Dhabi, Robbie Pond, said: “We’re extremely proud of our relationship

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NorSea Group, Scotoil Combine as NSDecom

by providing a single project focal point for all services related to quayside and onshore decommissioning activity. Targeted at operators, project managers and lead contractors the new partnership combines the logistics expertise of NorSea Group with Scotoil’s track record of experience in waste management and NORM decontamination.  NSDecom will deliver a complete onshore service from receipt of waste and equipment at the quayside through the cleaning and cutting process to the final reuse/recycle/disposal option. The main center of operations will be at NorSea Group’s purpose-built

CH2M diver with Fishers DHC-2, Inset – Grieg Seafarms aquaculture technician with Fishers DV-2 drop video (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Video Aids Aquaculture and Marine Research

when the aquafarm goes into full operation.   Another Canadian company involved in aquaculture is SIMCorp with offices in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The company offers clients a full range of services including environmental management, site remediation strategies and waste management plans. They have considerable experience working with licensing and environmental regulatory agencies, as well as extensive knowledge of environmental compliance monitoring, waste management and new site applications in each of the respective jurisdictions. “Our teams have worked with

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