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Durable fitters cabinets are now being tailor-made by ergonomic product specialist Actisafe specifically for industrial, Defence Industry and general manufacturing applications. Actisafe, a ‘Defence Recognised Supplier’, has developed its fitters cabinets to meet the growing call for non size-specific products of this type. As longstanding commercial brands normally manufacture ranges in selected dimensions, industrial companies often find it difficult to fit catalogue sizes in specific locations. And it’s not just the dimension aspect of the Actisafe fitters cabinets that is custom-designed. All shelving and ancillaries fittings can also be made to order, so little aspects of the products ~ inside and out ~ such as handles, shelf inclusions, rollers etc can be procured to the exact requirement. For example, a recent order called for one section of the cabinet to be devoid of flooring. This request was made to allow a secondary cabinet the room to slide into the main fitters cabinet for a security lock up. All Actisafe fitters cabinets have a durable, industrial powder coating to provide many years in protection and service. Because Actisafe has its own powder coating facility, an extensive range of colour choices are available to allow companies to align with their own branding, safety procedures and identification needs. Actisafe fitters cabinets are 100% Australian made and are built to last.

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The energy agency of the German state of North Rhine has granted the 100th funding approval for a fuel cell based microCHP unit. The funding program was launched in late 2012 and provides a grant of 65% of the investment costs for fuel cell microCHP systems. Just like the first system that received the funding, the 100th unit is also a BlueGEN from CFCL. Overall, BlueGEN units take up a significant share of the units funded so far. While the 100th unit to receive the funding will be installed at a construction company based in Wassenberg, NRW, the first unit has been running flawlessly for over a year now.
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Floating nuclear power station ready 2016
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The Baltiysky Zavod in St Petersburg is on schedule to deliver the first floating nuclear power plant to its customer, Russian nuclear power plant operator Rosenergoatom, in September 2016, the shipyard's general director Aleksey Kadilov said.

According to Russian news agency ITAR-TASS (3/10/14), Rosatom director general Sergey Kirienko said last week the Academician Lomonosov could start operating in Chukotka as early as in 2017 but the region “lags far behind” in creating the coastal infrastructure required for that.

Rosenergoatom signed a $239m purchase contract for the floating plant for Vilyuchinsk, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, in July 2009.

The 2x35MWe Academician Lomonosov was due to be completed in 2011 and commissioned in 2012, but the project was delayed due to shipyard insolvency.

The two reactors were installed in October 2013.

The keel of Academician Lomonosov was laid in April 2007 at Sevmash in Severodvinsk, but in August 2008 Rosatom cancelled the contract ~ apparently due to the military workload at Sevmash ~ and transferred it to the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard, which has experience in building nuclear icebreakers.

New keel-laying took place in May 2009 and the two reactors were delivered from OKBM Afrikantov by August.

The 21,500 tonne hull ~ 144 metres long, 30m wide ~ was launched at the end of June 2010.

The state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation acquired the shipyard in 2012 and a new contract with Baltijsky Zavod-Sudostroyeniye, the successor of the bankrupt namesake, was signed in December 2012.

In June 2009 Rostechnadzor approved the environmental review for the siting licence for the facility, as well as the justification of investment in it.

The reactor assembling and acceptance tests were carried out at Nizhniy Novgorod Machine Engineering Plant (NMZ).

Three companies had contributed: OKBM — development of design and technical follow-up of the manufacture and testing, Izhorskiye Zavody — manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel, and NMZ — manufacture of component parts and reactor assembling. — World Nuclear News 23/10/2014

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Floating nuclear power station ready 2016

The Baltiysky Zavod in St Petersburg is on schedule to deliver the first floating nuclear power plant to its customer, Russian nuclear power plant operator Rosenergoatom, in September 2016, the shipyard's general director Aleksey Kadilov said.

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Nukes in week of celebration

Georgia Power is celebrating national Nuclear Science Week (October 20-24) by hosting and participating in a series of special local events in and around the company’s Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia.

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China keen on new gambling venue

A Chinese city of 9m people is getting in on emissions trading, despite being left out of an official pilot programme.

Qingdao missed out on China’s official pilot programme, under which seven cities and regions are developing emissions trading schemes.

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UK renewables are heading to the Pots

The renewables industry is in for a shakeup next year and the government transfers from Renewable Obligations (RO) to Contract of Difference (CfD).

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Spains's renewable cos saved by diversity

If a less than year ago changes in Spanish renewable energy law meant the future looked bleak for names such as Abengoa and Acciona, in the last six months the main players in the sector have demonstrated nothing short of management genius in producing sparkling financial Read More..

Lasers make for better electric steel

Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel and manufacture it more efficiently, using an optimised laser process.

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A new dawn for a new grid?

The New York State Public Service Commission is trying to flatten those peaks in the electricity grid.

To do it, it’s proposing an ambitious re-engineering of the energy grid.

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Example Norway the best way forward

As part of as push for indepenmdence, the Scotish Government's energy minister Fergus Ewing (pictured), compares Scotland and Norway’s experience since the discovery of North Sea Oil, highlighting the mismanagement of the resource in the UK and the opportunities with indep Read More..



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Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report today (16/10/2014) on third quarter funding and mergers and acquisitions activity for the solar sector in 2014. Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including venture capital, private equity, debt financing, and public market financing raised by public companies, jumped to $9.8bln, compared to $6.3bln in the second quarter of 2014. This quarter also saw the third yield Initial Public Offering so far this year, the $577m float of TerraForm Power, a subsidiary of SunEdison. Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group, commented: “financing activity was strong all around this quarter whether you look at VC, debt or public markets and it was the best fundraising quarter since tghe first quarter 2011. Venture capital funding in solar has now crossed $1bln in the first three quarters this year.” Global veture capital and private equity funding, in the third 2014 totaled $326m in 21 deals, down from $452m in 22 deals in the second quarter 2014. Like the previous quarter, solar downstream companies attracted most of the venture capital funding in Q3, with $205m in 11 deals.

Eletrosul Centrais Eletricas SA, a Brazilian state-run power company, arranged 81.4m reais ($34m) in loans to expand its renewable energy generation and transmission operations. The company will borrow 11.3m reais from the country’s research-financing agency Finep to develop wind and solar projects, the Florianopolis, Santa Catarina-based company said in a statement. It’s borrowing an additional 70.1m reais from the state development bank to expand transmission lines in the country’s south. The company received approval October 3 for a €66.8m loan from German bank KfW to expand a wind project in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

As part of the US Obama Administration’s effort to double energy productivity by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings, the Energy Department has announced $9m to encourage investments in energy- saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings. The funding will facilitate the implementation of market-ready solutions across the US to improve commercial building energy efficiency, with a goal of demonstrating 20% savings or more across a variety of approaches.