World’s first solar & hydrogen powered cabins cut carbon at HS2 construction sites.

AJC Trailers, a British company, has designed, manufactured, and supplied the world’s first solar & hydrogen-powered cabins that have been rolled out across the HS2 construction site in the United Kingdom in an effort to make the sites greener. The EasyCabin EcoSmart ZERO product is the world’s first solar and hydrogen-powered welfare unit, combining solar and […]

3.1MWp Solar Carport launched for Al Nabooda Automobiles in Dubai

Yellow Door Energy, has successfully commissioned a 3.1MWp solar carport and rooftop solar plant for Al Nabooda Automobiles Located in Dubai Industrial City, the solar carport and rooftop solar plant are expected to generate 4,620 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean energy in the first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per […]

Zanzibar plans construction of sea bridges linking its islands

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in its ‘new vision 2050, plans the construction of sea bridges to link its main islands i.e. Unguja and Pemba, with its inhabited islets which are Tumbatu, Fundo, Kojani, Kisiwapanza, Kokota, and Makoongwe. The objective of the plan is to increase human activities such as food, fish production, and trade in the […]

Vessel spotlight of the week is Armada Olombendo FPSO

  Armada Olombendo FPSO is a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel located on Eni’s Block 15/06 offshore Angola. The vessel originally built in 1999 was converted by Keppel’s shipyard in Singapore for the Malaysian FPSO operator Bumi Armada in 2016 and chartered to the Italian oil company Eni. The FPSO Armada Olombendo is […]

China wants to be carbon neutral by 2060. Is that possible?

President Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement that China plans to go carbon-neutral by 2060 has left many questions, none more important than: “How?” China is the world’s largest energy user and greenhouse gas emitter, mines and burns half the world’s coal, and is the top importer of oil and natural gas. Transitioning that economic behemoth to carbon-neutrality […]

World Jewellery Confederation welcomes new ISO diamond grading standard

The World Jewellery Confederation (Cibjo) has welcomed the new publication by nongovernmental body International Standards Organisation (ISO) of the internationally recognised diamond grading standard and says it is a historic moment for the global diamond industry. The confederation explains that the standard is the first-ever that has been approved by the body that specifies the […]

Polyus to buy out partner in Sukhoi Log

Russia’s largest gold producer, Polyus, on Wednesday announced that it would exercise its right to accelerate the buyout of RT Business Development’s participation interest in SL Gold – the holder of the Sukhoi Log deposit and licence. The company would consolidate its participation interest from 78% to 100% for a total consideration of $128.2-million, the […]

Baby born on EgyptAir flight given free air travel for life

A baby has been given free flights for life after her mother gave birth while still airborne. EgyptAir flight MS777 from Cairo to London had to do an emergency landing when Yemeni passenger Hiyam Nasr Naji Daaban realised she was going into labour. The pilot diverted the service to Munich, Germany, in hopes that Daaban […]

Samsung is shooting an 8K Korean film using the Galaxy S20

Are you ready for 8K entertainment? Ready or not, the next evolution in resolution is coming. In fact, today’s smartphones already have the ability to shoot 8K video, fitting perfectly well with the recent influx of 8K TVs. All that’s left is actual content. Blessed with a growing list of 8K-compatible hardware, Samsung is shooting […]