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Fracking could be licensed on more than 60% of British land

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The Future of Fracking

An assessment finds major fracking effort would create jobs and income for local communities, but require thousands of fracking wells to be drilled and dozens of daily tanker journeys.

Two-thirds of the UK’s land will be available for fracking companies to license, a government map published on Tuesday shows, with new areas opened up in the Midlands, Cumbria and Wales. Read More…



HazardEx 2014

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

HazardEx 2014 Exhibitor – C&P Engineering Services 26th & 27th February 2014

C&P Engineering Services is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at HazardEx 2014. The two-day International Conference & Exhibition will be staged 26th & 27th February 2014 at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK.

The HazardEx 2014 Conference and Exhibition is THE networking event for senior staff involved in high hazard industry safety, and attendees include senior engineers and safety managers, company directors, product manufacturers, regulators and certification bodies, amongst others to attend.

HazardEx 2014 DELEGATE BOOKING & MORE INFORMATION

Find out how C&P Engineering Services can assist you with your Ex asset performance, safety and integrity…come and talk to us at HazardEx 2014, Stand #17.

C&P Engineering Services will be holding meetings throughout the 2 Day Exhibition on the 26th & 27th February 2014.

While you visit us, why not enter our prize draw and get the chance to win one of 4 WOLF ATEX T6 SAFETY TORCHES for use in any Zone 1 or Zone 2 atmospheres.

Visit us at Stand #17 during the Exhibition, or alternatively book a meeting with us in advance…register your details below:

HazardEx 2014

More About HazardEx 2014

The HazardEx 2014 conference will include presentations by senior HSE Inspectors, UKPIA, and from prominent companies involved in the sector.  Subjects will include explosion prevention in mines, the latest IEC electrostatic guidance, DSEAR/ACOP revisions, hazard analysis, process safety standards, functional safety, SILs, ageing assets and maintenance, amongst much else.

Attendees will be engineers from the major process industries including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Energy & Utilities etc. Essentially anywhere dust, vapour or gas can become an explosion risk hazard. To complement the two day conference (fee required, contact us for details), there will be a specialist exhibition alongside with free access, offering a range of products & services to all visitors. The Institute of Measurement & Control will also be running a workshop & seminar for all attendees as part of HazardEx, contact us for details & to register.

 

 

 



Grangemouth Petrochemical Plant Will Remain Open

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Grangemouth dispute: Ineos says plant will stay open

The Grangemouth petrochemical plant near Falkirk will remain open after a new deal was struck with workers. Staff were told in a mass meeting at 11:00 that the decision to close the site would be reversed.

Operator Ineos announced on Wednesday that the plant was to shut, with the loss of 800 jobs, after union members rejected a survival plan. But on Friday, Ineos said that Grangemouth Petrochemical lant and the neighbouring oil refinery with immediate effect. Read more…



Unite accepts survival plan for Grangemouth

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Grangemouth Refinery Survival Plan

Optimism has been expressed by political leaders for the future of the closure-threatened Grangemouth petrochemical plant after unions accepted a survival plan put forward by management.

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney and Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael spoke to plant owners Ineos on Thursday afternoon.

Unite had earlier agreed to “embrace” the firm’s proposals “warts and all”.

All 800 employees were told they would lose their jobs on Wednesday.

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Grangemouth petrochemical closes permanently

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Grangemouth Petrochemical Closes

Ineos this morning announced it was permanently closing its Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland.

Following direct negotiations with its employees over the weekend, Ineos said that half of its staff had rejected its survival plan for the complex, which includedproposals to scrap the site’s final salary pension scheme.Read more…



Offshore Ex Inspections and Maintenance

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Offshore Platform

Offshore Ex Inspections and maintenance of explosion protected (Ex) electrical equipment in hazardous areas

Advice for Offshore operators and employers on the need for Offshore Ex inspections and maintenance of Offshore Ex equipment and in particular the need for relamping of Ex luminaires in line with manufacturers’ recommendations. This followed several incidents of overheating, component meltdown, and internal explosions of luminaires installed in Offshore hazardous areas. (more…)



Safety initiative work programme increases safety at work on power generation sites

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Power generation contractor engagement safety programme gains momentum

The Energy Institute (EI)’s new Power Utility Committee (PUC) is developing a safety work programme to increase safety at work on power generation sites. The EI is has announced the appointment of global management consultancy, Oliver Wyman, to lead an industry-wide initiative drawing together a snapshot of commercial best practice.

The EI’s Power Generation Industry Contractor Engagement programme will seek to capture good safety practice from projects and working arrangements, improving the safety approaches across the industry, and incorporate lessons learnt from previous incidents. (more…)



Nuclear

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Nuclear expert raises concerns about Chinese role in UK’s new nuclear plants

UK government adviser John Large says Chinese firms are rooted in state system without independent safety regulators.

One of Britain’s leading nuclear engineering consultants has raised serious concerns about the safety implications of handing over some of Britain’s nuclear plants to Chinese operators. (more…)



BP

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

BP PLC has started up a 250,000-b/d crude distillation unit at its Whiting, Ind., refinery. USA

The BP unit will result in the Whiting refinery returning to its 413,000-b/d nameplate processing capability and clears the way for remaining upgrades of new coking and hydrotreating units, the company said (OGJ Online, Feb. 1, 2011). (more…)



Total

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Total will use KBR’s proprietary ROSE solvent deasphalting technology in its upgrade of the 338,000-b/d refinery at Antwerp, Belgium (OGJ Online, May 23, 2013).

The ROSE unit, due on stream in early 2016, will split 48,000 b/sd of residue from a mix of crude oils into deasphalted oil and asphaltene. (more…)