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Wärtsilä Wastewater Treatment Helps Cruise Ship Meet Environmental Regulations

One of the world’s major cruise ships, the Queen Mary 2, is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system to enable the ship to fully comply with the International Maritime Organization’s water pollution regulations. The Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor (MBR) systems are designed to facilitate the management and … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: GKN Land Systems, Odyne Systems, Honda, VW

GKN Land Systems is increasing production of its Gyrodrive electric flywheel hybrid for buses (pictured) following successful trials in London. The Gyrodrive system offers real-world fuel savings of up to 25 percent, and is smaller than conventional battery or super-capacitor hybrid units. Odyne Systems has delivered six new trucks featuring … Read more »

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Contract Wins: SAIC, Waste Control Specialists, CH2M Hill, Swansea, Wartsila

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was awarded a contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore district to provide architectural and engineering services for hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste and military munitions projects managed by the Baltimore district. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: BYD, Renault, Hyundai, Caterpillar

BYD’s all-electric, long-range, 40-foot buses (pictured) will this month ply the streets of Quebec in a 10-month field test, operated by Société de transport de l’Outaouais and Société de transport de Montréal transit companies. The buses have in-wheel-hub motors, regenerative braking/re-charging systems, and a large 324 kWh battery pack that … Read more »

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Contract Wins: BP, AMEC, Hara, Wartsila, Ceco Environmental

AMEC: The engineering and project management company has been awarded a framework contract by BP to provide environmental and related consulting services for all of BP’s assets in its upstream, refining and marketing, alternative energy and shipping businesses worldwide. Under the agreement, AMEC will provide a wide range of services … Read more »

AkzoNobel Pledges to Cut Carbon Emissions 25-30%

AkzoNobel has set new sustainability targets that include reducing carbon emissions by 25 to 30 percent per ton of product by 2020, compared to 2012 levels. The Dutch paint and specialty chemical company also says that by 2020, its downstream eco-premium products will account for 20 percent of revenue. The environmental … Read more »

Maersk Beats 2020 Carbon Goal

Maersk Line has reached, eight years early, its target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25 percent from 2007 levels. The shipping company has now increased its 2020 goal to a 40 percent reduction. The company says increased operational efficiency, network and voyage optimization, slow steaming and technical innovation helped it … Read more »