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Many cleansing products cause oil-water emulsions which will also have an adverse effect on the oil filtering equipment. 

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This is the story of the good old days when marine fuel use to be of really good quality and nobody really cared much about the quality of combustion in the engine and specific fuel combustion.

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The Integrated Bilge Water Treatment System (IBTS) is a system to minimize the amount of oily bilge water generated in machinery spaces by treating the leaked water and oil separately. 

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The Costa Concordia disaster, which has claimed at least 13 lives, has shocked the world. But maritime experts say such a catastrophe was just a matter of time. In recent years, the cruise industry has been building ever-bigger ships in pursuit of profit -- and disregarding the dangers the giant vessels pose. 

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Despite the well-known risks of severe penalties in most countries around the world for trafficking or possessing illegal drugs, some seafarers have been tempted by drug smugglers’ promises of easy money. Unfortunately, instead of receiving “big money” for helping smuggle drugs, many have been arrested, convicted and sentenced to stiff fines and long years in prison. 

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kea trader salvageTop management of US-based salvage and offshore decommissioning company Ardent will buy-out the company from founding partners Svitzer and Crowley after receiving financial support. The financing will come from AURELIUS Finance Company, an alternative direct lender. The deal will see Ardent’s senior management team become shareholders in the company. The financial terms of the deal […]

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saudi oil attack AbqaiqBy Rania El Gamal and Stephen Kalin ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Saudi state oil company Aramco said it will bring back by end September full crude output at Abqaiq and Khurais, the two oil facilities damaged by attacks last weekend that U.S. officials have blamed on Iran. Aramco is shipping equipment from […]

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offshore windBy Christopher Martin and David R. Baker (Bloomberg) –Dominion Energy Inc.’s customers have been pressing the Virginia utility giant for years to source more clean energy. On Thursday, the company heeded their call — with a $7.8 billion, ratepayer-backed plan to build the largest offshore wind farm in America. The proposal is unprecedented. Never has […]

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offshore wind turbineVirginia-based electric utility provider Dominion Energy is proposing the United States’ largest offshore wind development off Virginia’s coast. The proposal is for a 2,600-megawatt commercial offshore wind development that will ramp up to include 220 wind turbines providing renewable energy for up to 650,000 homes by the year 2026. If approved, the project would be […]

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By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery, a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas to shut, according to sources familiar with operations. Torrential rain has inundated the Gulf […]

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costa smeraldaFinnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku is postponing delivery of Costa Cruise’s new flagship vessel, the LNG-powered Costa Smeralda, by one month, the shipbuilder said in a statement.  Meyer Turku attributes the delay to difficulties with the ship’s LNG propulsion and other sophisticated technologies onboard, combined with its large size. Under the new timeline, Meyer Turku will […]

UK Set to Open $25 Billion Lease Auction for Offshore Wind Farms

offshore wind farmBy William Mathis (Bloomberg) –The U.K. is set to open the first contest in a decade intended to draw as much as 20 billion pounds ($25 billion) of investment in offshore wind farms. The move in a competitive auction for leases where developers can plant large-scale turbines at sea will bring at least 7 gigawatts […]

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