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Wärtsilä supplies 161 MW Flexicycle power plant to Saudi Arabia

June 28, 2016

Wärtsilä has signed a major contract to supply a 161 MW Flexicycle (combined cycle) power plant to Yamama Cement Company in Saudi Arabia. Wärtsilä will deliver a full EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) project. In addition to the EPC contract, a 5-year operation and maintenance management agreement and a 10-year spare parts supply agreement have… Continue Reading »

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Careers in Nuclear Diving: Helping to Ensure Power Plants Stay Safe

December 30, 2015

Can you imagine arriving to work each day, driving through security checkpoints, parking in a secure lot, walking through metal detectors, then having your identity confirmed via retinal scan or hand scan prior to making your way into your work area?  As jobs for divers go, this one is super intense.  If you are interested… Continue Reading »

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Seabased in Cable Swap at Sotenäs Wave Power Plant

September 12, 2015

Finnish energy company, Fortum, and Sweden’s Seabased Industry have agreed to replace an export cable at the demonstration wave power plant off the coast of Smögen, Sotenäs community, in western Sweden. Back in December 2011 Seabased and Fortum signed two contracts, one to deliver a 10 MW demonstration plant off Sotenäs and the other to maintain… Continue Reading »

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Nova Scotia diving regulations ‘at the bottom’ in Canada, says instructor

August 7, 2015

Gord Hay calls on province to improve diving safety with better regulations Gord Hay remembers Luke Seabrook as a “very keen” and eager student of commercial diving at the Canadian Working Divers Institute in 2010. In Hay’s 23 years running the school in Chapleau, Ont., Seabrook is the first graduate to die on the job,… Continue Reading »

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Dives involving water flow among most hazardous, says expert

August 3, 2015

Diving at a tidal plant ‘one of the most hazardous types of diving you can do’ Steve Donovan was at home in the Ottawa Valley reading about theLuke Seabrook’s untimely diving death in Nova Scotia and it moved him to speak out. Donovan started professional diving in 1971 with the Canadian Navy as a combat… Continue Reading »

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Diver Luke Seabrook died after Nova Scotia Power dam gate left open, brother says

July 31, 2015

It’s been exactly two weeks since Luke Seabrook died in a workplace accident at Nova Scotia Power’s Annapolis Tidal Power Plant. For his family, this mourning period has been especially painful because of the awful way in which he died. Seabrook, a 39-year-old commercial diver from Dartmouth, was underwater inspecting the gates controlling the flow… Continue Reading »

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Scientists Spot Fukushima Radiation Off British Columbia

April 8, 2015

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have for the first time detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in a seawater sample from the shoreline of North America. The sample, which was collected on February 19 in Ucluelet, British Columbia, with the assistance… Continue Reading »

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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS NUCLEAR DIVING?

February 23, 2015

Commercial diving takes our human bodies to pretty extreme places and situations – and then packs on an hour or two of challenging physical work. One of these extreme spaces is the hush-hush world of nuclear diving. Nuclear power reactors generate electrical energy with steam from heating large tanks of water via atomic fission. Commercial divers… Continue Reading »

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GE, Andritz Favorites for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

February 12, 2015

General Electric and Andritz Hydro have been appointed as preferred bidders to the £1 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project. The two companies, bidding together for the £300m contract to supply sixteen bidirectional turbines to the tidal lagoon power plant, have committed to a majority of British large turbine components, to British generators, and to the operation… Continue Reading »

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Minesto, FAU to Jointly Examine Feasibility of Ocean Current Power

June 25, 2014

Swedish marine energy technology company Minesto, developer of innovative tidal and ocean current power plant Deep Green, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Florida Atlantic University. The purpose is to examine the technical, environmental and economic feasibility to install demonstration and commercial power plants in the Florida current. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is… Continue Reading »

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