Scottish oil sector creates 240 jobs

Oil and gas services and manufacturing firm FMC Technologies is expanding its Scottish operations creating 240 new jobs, Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. On a visit to the company’s base the Minister welcomed their plans to create 240 research and development and manufacturing posts. FMC plan to deliver 170 jobs at the site in […]

Solar power station opens

One of the largest solar power stations in the country has officially opened in Dorest. Slepe Farm, near Poole can generate more than 500kWh per year enough to power 200 households. The site is unusual as it was built using local suppliers and has 1,780 PV panels managed by energy solutions company Anesco. It’s CEO […]

Guinea brings in US firm to develop petrochemical industry

Equatorial Guinea has brought in Energy Allied International to develop the petrochemical sector in the country. The new partnership with the Houston based firm will also bring more jobs hopefully drive the country closer to become an emergent and sustainable economy by 2020. The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy will work with Energy Allied […]

Forgemasters secures £1.3m offshore deal

Sheffield Forgemasters’ specialist offshore design and project management division, Vulcan SFM, has secured a £1.3m deal with a fast growing offshore engineering supplier. The contract, which will see the company deliver six drill riser joints to Norwich-based Aquaterra Energy Ltd, is one of the first of its kind for Vulcan. The components, each measuring between […]

US nuclear plants withstand Irene

Hurricane Irene may have battered much of the US but it appears most nuclear plants escaped damage. Although millions suffered power failures from downed cables and blown transmission networks only a few nuclear power stations were affected according to the US regulatory authorities. The worst was Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs 1 reactor which automatically and safely […]

Solar could power the world in 50 years

Solar generators may produce the majority of the world’s power within 50 years according to an International Energy Agency analyst. Cedric Philibert of the IEA’s renewable energy believes photovoltaics will overtake all other forms of energy to become our principle power source. He told Bloomberg news: “Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power together can become the […]

The Market Report – 30th August 2011

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Gulf spill scientists get £69m boost

Research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took a major step forward today with the award of £69m ($112m) of funding. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) said eight scientific consortia are to share the money over the next three years. These teams will investigate the […]

Is the Ocean key to clean energy?

Using the world’s oceans for energy could be the start to solving many other problems. That’s the view of the US based Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC), which has just launched a publicity campaign to highlight what can be done. The company which is headed by scientists believes the untapped potential from the world’s oceans […]

GDF SUEZ creates 100 North Sea jobs

GDF SUEZ’ s exploration arm has signed two contracts with engineering firm Petrofac to create one hundred new jobs in the North Sea. The deal worth £30m will mean Petrofac will service the needs of GDF’s exploration work particularly in the Cygnus field. Jean-Claude Perdigues, managing director at GDF SUEZ E&P UK, said: “These two […]