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LANXESS provides wings


Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones,have undergone rapid development over the past few years. Whether as a toy for children and adults or – in top quality – as support for rescue operations and in farming, drones are becoming increasingly common. Market research institute Gartner estimates that around three million …

Editor’s pickNational Stormwater Alliance releases first state-by-state snapshot of programmes managing polluted runoff

National Stormwater Alliance, 2018 State of Stormwater Report, state-by-state, programmes, polluted runoff, storm water, U.S

The National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) announced yesterday the release of its inaugural 2018 State of Stormwater Report. The report provides an overview of municipal stormwater programmemes across the U.S., detailing the challenges and opportunities communities face in managing polluted runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

Opposition not supportive of Johor’s second water operator plan

Water operator, Johor

There are plans to set up a second water operator company in Johor to rely less on existing company SAJ Ranhill Sdn Bhd, but the Opposition believes the plan is not viable. Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sap­ian said if the plan were to be implemented, water users in the state will have more options. He commented that the state government would …

Saudi Aramco, Air Products, and ACWA Power to team up on $8 billion gasification/power joint venture

Saudi Aramco, Air Products, ACWA, gasification, power, joint venture, Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco, Air Products (NYSE: APD), and ACWA Power announced on 12 August the signing of a Term Sheet to form an over $8 billion Gasification/Power joint venture located at Jazan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will enhance the overall value of the refinery and integrated gasification combined cycle power plant, aiding …

Editor’s pickWELTEC Group Takes Over 2.2-MW Biogas Plant in North Germany

WELTEC, Germany, Plant, Water

As of 1 August 2018, Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the WELTEC BIOPOWER Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony. The project development work is currently under way. „Following a takeover negotiation process of about two years, we will speedily modernise the plant technology in order to ensure its …

H+E Group names Paul Coe Chief Sales Officer

H+E Group, Chief Sales Officer

Aquarion Group, a leading provider of advanced water treatment solutions and technologies for industry, has announced that Paul Coe has joined H+E Group (formerly known as Hager+Elsässer) as its new Chief Sales Officer (CSO). A senior board appointment within the group, he will be responsible for all global sales and business development …

NAFEMS to organise its first Engineering Simulation Symposium in ASEAN

NAFEMS, International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community

The first ever NAFEMS (ASEAN) Engineering Simulation Symposium will gather delegates from over 30 regionally-based organisations to share knowledge and expertise in the rapidly developing area of engineering simulation. Founded in 1983, NAFEMS is the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community. With …

Multiple business wins for SUEZ in France

SUEZ, business, France

With a total revenue of about €1 billion (US$1.17 billion) in the form of around 20 awarded contracts, SUEZ has announced that they will strengthen their activities in France. This business dynamic is supported by an ambitious and differentiating innovation policy, working for a more circular economy. SUEZ is fully committed to the resource …

Editor’s pickAlgae management in the largest artificial lake in Lebanon


In collaboration with the Litani River authority and World Waternet, LG Sonic has started an algae control project in Lebanon. As part of the project, LG Sonic has installed 11 MPC-Buoy units that will monitor and control algal blooms in Lake Qaraoun, the largest artificial lake in Lebanon. The project marks the first time that LG Sonic will …

Sulzer experiences strong organic order growth and profitability increase


In the first half of 2018, Sulzer’s rebound continued. Order intake increased by 11.6 per cent and by 6.5 per cent organically. Sales increased by 10.5 per cent and by 5.4 per cent organically. The operational EBITA margin (opROSA) increased by more than one percentage point to 8.5 per cent, driven by volume and cost savings. Orders in the …