Rolls-Royce has signed a repeat order for a ship developed specifically for transporting live fish. This will be the second vessel of this type for ship owner Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish. The first ship is due for delivery in June and the latest contract also includes options to build two more vessels of the same type. The live fish carrier (pictured) includes spacious temperature controlled tanks that can take in up to about 400 metric tones of live fish. The vessels feature an advanced diesel-electric propulsion system including two Rolls-Royce Bergen C6 diesel engines and a hybrid shaft generator that significantly reduces energy consumption on board, the company says.
The Dow Chemical Company has awarded Fluor Corporation a contract to engineer and build several new facilities in Freeport, Texas. Fluor’s scope includes the engineering, procurement and construction of a propane dehydrogenation unit, an ethane cracker, and associated power, utilities and infrastructure facility upgrades to support each unit. The facilities will be constructed in Dow’s Oyster Creek facility.
Air pollution control technology and systems provider Ceco Environmental has received several new orders totaling $17 million. The company says these new orders were from natural gas and traditional power customers located in Asia, Australia and the US, as well as from oil refinery, chemical and large industrial customers in the US, China and Germany.
Virent has delivered 100 gallons of its bio-based jet fuel to the US Air Force Research Laboratory for testing purposes. Product testing will begin at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to validate Virent’s jet fuel against the standards required for qualification and approval of new aviation turbine fuels established by the American Society for Testing and Materials. The validation plan includes fit-for-purpose, fuel system and combustor rig testing.
Packaging provider PaperWorks Industries has selected Transplace to manage its shipments throughout North America. Transplace will employ its Transportation Management System, which it says will reduce transportation costs and improve operational efficiency for outbound shipments from two PaperWorks mill facilities to its customers located throughout the country, as well as select inbound shipments from the manufacturer’s fiber supplier network.
Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has chosen Hara to track, verify and manage its carbon reporting on a UK-wide basis. The software company has provided Aviva with visibility and transparency into its current distributed energy and water activities through one system of record. Aviva, a founding member of the Carbon Disclosure Project, says its key focus areas are to decrease operating costs, CO2 emissions, water and waste consumption, and improve its bottom line. The company says it will use Hara’s software to ensure progress towards meeting these goals and the requirements set out by the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment.