BREMEN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - January 30, 2018) - Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF), is pleased to announce that its German subsidiary, Kraken Robotik GmbH was named a winner in the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) competition. The OWA is a collaborative R&D program funded by nine leading offshore wind developers and the Scottish Government to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy. Kraken Robotik was one of only four companies selected in the competition.
The U.S. Gulf Coast and Caribbean have experienced an active 2017 hurricane season, with many petrochemical facilities and floating platforms affected by major storms in a region that contributes 46% of U.S. refining capacity. Given the catastrophic risk of natural hazards such as hurricanes, the question has emerged as offshore wind farms enter the U.S. energy mix: how will offshore wind turbines fare in these conditions?
While it is true that the vast majority of offshore wind farms are not currently located in areas prone to hurricane activity, the risk of not being able to withstand hurricane force winds must be addressed if alternative resource developments continue to expand on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
Safe, quick and agile: Palfinger Marine’s new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat offers optimal working conditions in rough sea conditions – at competitive pricing.
In 2016, Harding Safety and Palfinger Marine merged into one company. Now the first product combining the lifesaving systems expertise of former Harding and the boat expertise of Palfinger Marine professional boats division is introduced to the market: The new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat. “FRSQ 630 features the best of both our worlds. The joint development has resulted in a boat with innovative design and excellent capabilities, ensuring great stability and optimal working conditions”, says Trond Paulsen, Palfinger Marine Sales Director for Lifesaving Equipment.
The Robin Rigg Wind Farms in the Solway Firth are the first commercial offshore wind farms in Scottish waters. They were designed and installed by MT Hjgaard ("MTD") for two companies within the E.ON group ("E.ON") following a competitive tender, but their foundation structures failed shortly after completion of the project. The tender documents from 2006 contained certain Employer's Requirements, which included Technical Requirements ("the TR"). Part 3.2 of the TR contained two key requirements:
1. Paragraph 18.104.22.168(i) required MTH to prepare the detailed design of the foundations in accordance with a document known as J101; and
2. Paragraph 22.214.171.124(ii) required that "the design of the foundations shall ensure a lifetime of 20 years in every aspect without planned replacement.The choice of structure, materials, corrosion protection system operation and inspection programme shall be made accordingly".
John Dugdale, associate at A&L Goodbodyin Belfast, explores a recent decision of the Supreme Court with implications for clients and contractors alike.
Following a competitive tender process, MT Højgaard A/S (MTH) was employed by two companies in the E.ON group to design and install the foundation structures of two offshore windfarms in the Solway Firth, on the border between England and Scotland.
The Chemical Center for Process Safety (CCPS) has authored books that have become the de facto best practice for process safety management (PSM) globally. A new CCPS concept book prepared with the UK Energy Institute will be issued in 2017 to standardize the use of the Bowtie Method in risk management. The goal is to improve the consistency and quality of bowties and therefore reduce the risks in operating environments to avoid major accidents.
Our presenter has been actively involved on the committee writing the new concept book, Guidelines for Barrier Risk Management (Bow Tie Analysis) and this webinar will highlight the publication's key recommendations, assumptions and improvements, including terms of reference as well as bowties and barriers.