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Don’t miss the latest developments and innovations in the storage tank industry. From cutting-edge technology and equipment, to advancements in safety and environmental practices, stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices that are shaping the future of the industry by exploring our technical news section.

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Baker Hughes to Support Strategic Gas Project in Algeria

Energy technology company Baker Hughes has been awarded a major contract from Sonatrach for a gas-boosting project for the Hassi R’Mel gas field in Algeria. The contract is part of a broader order awarded to a consortium between Baker Hughes and Tecnimont, part of technology and engineering group MAIRE. The

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Sherwin-Williams Introduces Pipeclad Frac-Shun ERC Technology

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine has introduced a new, patent-pending, erosion-resistant coating (ERC) technology to protect pipe interiors from the inherent sandblasting action of grit moving rapidly through the pipes. The applied powder coating remains intact far longer than other options, protecting the steel pipes from the significant metal loss that

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OPW Clean Energy Solutions Expands Model CV Valve Product Line

ACME Cryogenics, part of OPW Clean Energy Solutions, has completed development of new 6” and 8” valve sizes for its Model CV Valve product line. The global investment and growth in hydrogen infrastructure has compelled many companies to develop larger-scale production and storage equipment, which requires larger components. Therefore, the

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GE Vernova & CIC to Develop Renewable Hydrogen Production

Climate Impact Corporation (CIC) today announced a non-binding agreement with GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business (GE Vernova) to lay out their intentions to collaborate on a design for the possible future deployment of highly efficient green hydrogen production modules, with the objective of achieving a $2 per kg (€1.86 per

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DFS Launches Automatic Tank Gauge Console

Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) has launched its latest automatic tank gauge (ATG) console, the ProGauge MagLink LX Ultimate. Established in 1993, ProGauge (formerly Start Italiana) has evolved into a leading brand for ATG solutions, globally. As part of the long-standing ProGauge Maglink LX console family, the MagLink LX Ultimate is

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Shell Energy & Chemicals Park Rotterdam Uses UAB-Online Software

Shell has officially integrated UAB-Online’s innovative liquid bulk handling software into its sea shipping operations at Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This marks a significant step forward in Shell’s optimisation journey. Shell and UAB-Online are eager to embark on this journey together, working towards a future that’s

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Topsoe Awarded FEED Contract for US Ammonia Plant

Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, has signed a contract with CF Industries, the world’s largest producer of ammonia, for the licensing and engineering supporting a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study of a new low-carbon ammonia plant in Louisiana. CF Industries is evaluating the project in

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RegO Introduces Device and App Update for LPG Tank & Regulator Testing

RegO, part of OPW, today announced the launch of its RegO Presto-Link device and RegO app integration. The innovative Presto-Link redefines the landscape of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) container and regulator testing. With a focus on speed, accuracy and efficiency, the RegO Presto-Link Mobile App boasts updated features that have

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TotalEnergies partners with Vanguard Renewables for RNG

TotalEnergies, a global integrated energy company, and Vanguard Renewables, a US leader in farm-based organics-to-renewable natural gas production and a portfolio company of a fund managed by BlackRock’s Diversified Infrastructure business, have signed an agreement to create an equally owned joint venture to develop, build, and operate Farm Powered renewable

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Neste Partners with New Jersey Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources are partnering to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Expanding on its sustainability leadership, NJNG announced it is switching its medium-duty

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BASF Stationary Energy Storage Orders Battery Storage

BASF Stationary Energy Storage (BSES), a subsidiary of German chemical manufacturer BASF, has ordered NAS Batteries from NGK Insulators for a large-scale green hydrogen production project, developed by HH2E, a German green hydrogen producer. The NAS batteries that have been ordered have a maximum output of 18 megawatts and a

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Technip Energies Selected by Viridor for CCS Project

Technip Energies has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Viridor for the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at one of the United Kingdom’s largest Energy-from-Waste facilities in Runcorn, UK. The project aims to capture around 900,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, half of which will be

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UAB-Online Introduces Digital NoR for Seagoing Vessels

Maritime software solution provider UAB-Online has introduced the digital Notice of Readiness (NoR) for seagoing vessels, the latest in the company’s innovative solutions for streamlining liquid bulk operations. The NoR is an essential document for seagoing vessels and has traditionally taken the form of a paper document that serves as

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Cleanova Secures Filtration Contract for European Carbon Capture Plant

Cleanova has secured the contract to supply the filtration system for the first full-scale carbon capture facility to be added to a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility. The WtE plant, located in Norway, supplies heating and process steam to several industrial customers. The addition of the groundbreaking carbon capture facility will enable

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TotalEnergies Launches Belgium Battery Storage

On 3 April, Belgian Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten visited TotalEnergies’ Antwerp refinery battery storage project. TotalEnergies announced the development of a second similar project in Belgium on the occasion. The new project will be developed on the site of TotalEnergies’ depot in Feluy. It will have a power

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Setpoint Partners with Protego

Setpoint Integrated Solutions has announced a strategic alliance with Protego, a global leader in tank equipment and safety solutions for industrial process applications. As of April 1, 2024, Setpoint Integrated Solutions will officially represent the Protego brand across the Texas Gulf Coast, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi markets. Setpoint Integrated Solutions

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Fives Selected for Renewable Energy Storage Project

Fives has been selected by the Chinese company Zhonglv Zhongke Energy Storage Technology Co for the supply of cryogenic equipment as part of the largest renewable energy storage project on an industrial scale. The storage unit operated by Zhonglv Zhongke Energy Storage Technology Co will be installed in the region

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Tecam Showcases Emissions Treatment at StocExpo 2024

Tecam, a leading environmental technology company, proudly announces its successful participation at StocExpo 2024, the meeting point for tank terminals in Europe. Held on 12-13 March in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, StocExpo provided a key platform for Tecam to exhibit its cutting-edge environmental technology solutions tailored for the tank storage industry.

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Doosan Fuel Cell Passes DNV Test

Doosan Fuel Cell’s solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack has passed a DNV environmental test for marine use. Developed by a consortium of Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Shell, HyAxiom, and Doosan Fuel Cell, the solid oxide fuel cells are intended to supply large vessels. Passing DNV’s environmental test

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TWTG Introduces Advanced Sensor Fusion Technology

TWTG has announced the launch of new sensor fusion technology for compatible sensors within the company’s NEON product range. Sensor fusion technology represents a significant stride in I-IoT and the industries it serves by combining data from multiple sources to deliver a more comprehensive and accurate overview of industrial systems.

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AUMA launches smart PROFOX-X actuators

Electric actuator manufacturer AUMA has launched the small and smart PROFOX-X actuators, setting new standards in safe and precise valve control in oil and gas applications. ‘With the new PROFOX-X series, plant operators benefit from versatile, future-proof actuators that meet all the requirements of modern plant automation,’ says AUMA product

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Siemens hosts FETSA delegates in StocExpo warm-up

Last night, FETSA members and guests gathered to network and share knowledge at a dinner hosted by Siemens. The company treated attendees to a meal at The Millen, Rotterdam, after a networking reception. Key topics of conversation included the energy trilemma (discover more at StocExpo), reaching a just energy transition,

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CST Industries Acquires Ostsee Tank Solutions

CST Industries, a renowned global leader in storage tanks and covers, has announced the acquisition of Ostsee Tank Solutions, marking a significant step in CST’s strategic growth initiatives. ‘We are thrilled to welcome Ostsee Tank Solutions to the CST Team,’ says Jeff Mueller, president and CEO of CST. ‘This acquisition

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Adriatic LNG Chooses Technip Energies for Offshore Solution

Adriatic LNG has become the world’s first offshore LNG regassification terminal to use Technip Energies’ Loading Systems loading arm, equipped with the Targeting System, designed to maximise the availability of the loading arms regardless of the meteocean conditions. Starting operations in 2009, Adriatic LNG safely received its 1000th LNG carrier

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SAF One Partners with Kent

SAF One, a platform focused on the development of global sustainable aviation fuel solutions, has announced the appointment of Kent, a world-renowned engineering firm, to carry out a technology licensing review for its first synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK) production plant. This announcement further underscores the company’s commitment to support the

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Vitol Bunkers Takes Delivery of First Biofuel Barge in Asia

Vitol Bunkers has taken delivery of the Marine Future, its first specialised bunker barge in Singapore, strengthening its position in Asia’s expanding biofuel bunker market. The addition of this specialised IMO type 2 notation bunker tanker to the V-Bunkers fleet will uniquely make it possible to supply biofuel blends including

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TWTG and Aramco sign MoU aiming to accelerate digitalisation

Dutch pioneer in Industrial Internet of Things (I-IoT) solutions, TWTG, and integrated energy and chemical company, Aramco, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for advancing Aramco’s digital transformation of Saudi Arabia’s industrial landscape. Aramco is embracing digital transformation as a means to enhance operational efficiency, prioritise safety, and reduce

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Uniper Partners with Evonik for Sustainable Heating

This year, industrial waste heat from Evonik is to be used to supply district heating to Uniper customers in the Ruhr region. Representatives of Evonik and Uniper met at Uniper Wärme in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to sign the official start of the project. Uniper is initially installing an innovative high-temperature heat

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Emerson Named ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’

Technology and software company, Emerson has been named IoT Breakthrough ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’ for the sixth time. The 2024 award recognises Emerson’s advances in sustainability-enabling technologies and software, efforts to accelerate the development and delivery of life-saving drugs, and the company’s Boundless Automation vision of a next-generation,

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Emerson Launches Pilot-Operated Relief Valve

Emerson has introduced the Fisher 63EGLP-16 Pilot Operated Relief Valve for installation on pressurised bullet tanks used to store liquid propane and anhydrous ammonia. This type of pressure relief valve (PRV) is typically installed on tanks fabricated by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who provide them to end users, engineering firms

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Essar to partner with Topsoe at Stanlow refinery

Essar Oil UK has selected Topsoe as a second key licensor technology provider for the planned EET Industrial Carbon Capture (“ICC”) facility based at Stanlow, UK. This is a pivotal step towards Essar’s $1.2 billion (€1.1 billion) investment in decarbonising the Stanlow refinery, by reducing around 2 million tonnes of

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