BRISTOL PLASTICS-TO-DIESEL PROJECT

SUEZ Environnement has delayed the official opening of a unique plant that will turn end-of-life plastics into diesel while it hunts for a commercial partner for the project. A spokesman said this fall the plant in Avonmouth, Bristol, was due to open in the spring but was slated for an official opening. “The plant is operational but not running fully commercially only yet,” he said. “The reason for the delayed official opening is because we’re looking for a commercial partner to take the fuel. “We are speaking to a few…

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Total annouces the approval of the development of Yamal LNG, a strategic liquefied natural gas project

Total holds a 20% direct interest in the job that will develop greater than 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent to reservations. “The successful sanction of Yamal LNG reinforces Total’s worldwide portfolio to keep up post-2017 generation over the following decades and further increases our existence in a high potential area of Russia when it comes to petrol resources”, said Yves-Louis Darricarrère, President Upstream at Absolute “Yamal LNG has made great improvement in recent months and Absolute will join forces with Novatek by exploiting all of its own expertise and…

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New Clair Ridge jackets safely installed west of Shetland

BP and its particular co-venturers, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell, are pleased to support the safe installation of the Clair Ridge stage jackets, a major landmark in the Clair Ridge job. Clair Ridge is a £4.5billion investment in the 2nd stage of development on the Clair field which lies 75km to the west of the Shetland Islands. The project will comprise two new bridge-linked new pipeline infrastructure, along with platforms to connect to processing facilities on Shetland. The next important milestone is the installing of the topsides, scheduled in 2015, with…

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Fast-track packaged power project for Total Oil Refinery

ABB has delivered a complete modular packaged substation, including 26 panels of UniGear ZS1 medium voltage (MV) switchgear and future-proof protection and management technology for an electricity network upgrade programme at one of the UK’s most significant oil refineries. ABB’s fast-track modular packed substation service has provided a new 11 kV substation for Total Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) as part of an ongoing programme to update the power distribution infrastructure at the site in North Lincolnshire. Working inside a tightly defined job window, ABB designed, produced, delivered and commissioned a…

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