RSK Australia expands APAC advisory and project delivery capabilities with acquisition of Projence; completes third acquisition in eight months Recognising immense potential in Australia, RSK Group continues to invest in organic and acquisitive growth to build a multidisciplinary environmental and engineering business spanning each state and territory Projence is the fourth business acquired …
· Siemens brings technology expertise in decarbonization · SGS provides carbon accounting competency, advisory and reporting · Partnership will help companies evaluate existing operations and chart sustainability strategies
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed at Energy Innovation (EI) 2022 seeks to upskill more engineering talent with strategic three-year collaboration to supercharge expertise in the energy sector
In a candid interview with IAA magazine, Lawrence Ng, Vice President, APJ Sales, and Tommy Kers, Senior Director, APJ Solutions Consulting, Aspen Technology, Inc talk about showcasing the new AspenTech (transaction release), dual challenge, and sustainability. Goh Tz’en Long reports.
Digital solutions help Toyota incorporate sustainable fuel generation Global software and technology leader Emerson and Toyota Australia have collaborated to transform part of Toyota Australia’s operations into a commercial-grade hydrogen production, storage and refueling plant. The project, supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), adopts Emerson’s automation expertise to provide the control system that helps …
The partnership focuses on global licensing of commercial green ethylene technology, which will accelerate the development of chemicals and plastics made from bioethanol, a renewable feedstock. Braskem, the largest biopolymer producer in the world, and Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, have formed a partnership that aims to license …
Global standard for data centers: New ISO certificate maps complete infrastructure Top team at the Arvato Systems data center: Klaus Ruhmöller, Jürgen Matzat, Markus Schwarz, Robin Röseler (from left to right). Arvato Systems is the first data center operator in Germany to be certified by TÜV SÜD according to the new ISO/IEC 22237 standard. …
Majority (84%) of employees seek office cleanliness to work effectively, expressing positive sentiments towards robot cleaners at the workplace Indoor air quality (70%) cleaning frequency (65%) and virus transmission risks (61%) are key concerns In a recent Workplace Smart Cleanliness Study conducted by consumer research firm, Milieu Insight in collaboration with SoftBank Robotics and Infogrid …
The new multi-year partnership will see Lightsource bp leveraging Envision Digital’s AIoT platform for Net Zero.
ABB has been awarded a major contract by NatureWorks, a leading manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA), a low-carbon bioplastic made from renewable agricultural resources, to automate their new, greenfield plant in Thailand, converting sugar cane to the polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer, Ingeo.
The commercial operation allows South Korea to reduce carbon emissions per unit of fuel used at the plant and supports a stable supply of heat and power in the Anyang region.
For ASEAN to accelerate and meet the requirements by its global partners for greater sustainable trade and commerce, leaders must adopt a mega shift in behaviour and mindset. They must recognise that sustainability will require fundings and it should be accepted as an investment to the business; not a cost to doing business.
The study examines the current take-up of the Industrial Internet of Things and its potential for improving energy efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and driving change.
During the 2021 Pertamina Energy Webinar held in Jakarta, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, believes that PT Pertamina (Persero), the largest Indonesian state-owned enterprise (SOE) in the energy sector, is a pillar in reaching the Government of Indonesia’s target of Net Zero Emissions by 2060.
As pressure to minimise industrial energy consumption mounts, how can industry reduce its environmental impact?
Schaeffler pilots project with Hydron Energy to generate green hydrogen from seawater on the Dutch island of Texel. A similar design could be used in offshore wind farms in a few years’ time.
An in-depth look into what makes the technology of VFlowTech’s batteries cost-efficient for utility scale implementation ensuring the installation of green EV charging stations are powered by renewable sources.
This all-industry engagement can be fostered by working in greater concert with both public and private stakeholders focused on improving environmental sustainability.
In this interview, IAA finds out how improved repair capabilities for energy-efficient GE HA gas turbines will introduce new technology instrumental in easing the transition towards renewables with cleaner, efficient gas power.
The author suggests organisations that are reliant on IT systems and data to keep their operations running at optimal efficiency explore the power of lithium-ion as a backup power source.
The combined capacity of 7 gigawatt-peak (GWp) solar power system is one of the largest cross-border interconnect clean energy project in Southeast Asia and will help Singapore and Indonesia in meeting their green goals.
Singapore takes the lead as the only country in APAC to achieve two out of the five United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, according to latest research report by Autodesk.
Asahi Kasei has sought to transition to sustainable feedstock in order to reduce CO2 emissions throughout its supply chain.
Thailand and Indonesia are positioned to become an EV ecosystem hub in South East Asia, according to Roland Berger’s 10th edition Automotive Disruption Radar (ADR).
Unlike Japan’s 62 million smart residential electricity meters, over 50 million residential LPG and city gas meters are currently offline.
The collaboration will bring together AWS and IBM open data for Industries for a comprehensive OSDU Data Solution.
The manufacturer of biodegradable plastic packaging, TIPA Corp Ltd., has announced the launch of its first home compostable, transparent laminate for food packaging.
Schaeffler will source 100,000 tons of the steel, which is produced virtually CO2-free and with the use of hydrogen, from 2025.
VinGroup‘s VinFuture Foundation will hold its Online Science Dialogue series’ second installment discussing “Renewable energy and new materials for the future” on 12 November 2021.
French energy group ENGIE to install 2.45MWp rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) integrated with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers at NTUC FairPrice Hub in November 2021.
The new sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free Switchgear enables companies in Singapore to eliminate the world’s most potent greenhouse gas.
The offering is the first to bring together AI, weather data, climate risk analytics, carbon accounting capabilities, operational data, and environmental performance management into a single solution.
Schneider Electric and the Enel Group join the World Economic Forum (WEF) to announce the launch of the beta version of the Net Zero Carbon Cities Toolbox at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit (20-23 September 2021).
Fujitsu will outline its vision for the future through seven key focus areas: Sustainable Manufacturing, Consumer Experience, Healthy Living, Trusted Society, Digital Shifts, Business Applications, and Hybrid IT.
In keeping with the Singapore Government’s goal of producing nearly 30 percent of the country’s nutritional needs by 2030, Flex Singapore’s site in Kallang has converted its rooftop into a pesticide-free farm.
A low carbon city is a society where people collaborate and put efforts into reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emissions, whether emitted from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or from commercial and industrial activities.
Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal.
This mini review highlights the technological pathways of utilizing natural gas in a transition to sustainable renewable energy systems, with a focus on the natural gas components and resources point of view for ASEAN member states.
Crown’s V-Force Energy Storage Systems (ESS) include lithium-ion batteries and chargers and are now available for Crown’s entire forklift truck portfolio.
From 1 September to 31 December 2021, participating stores and retailers across Indonesia will receive free replacements for all verified Mowilex Cat Kayu dan Besi paints manufactured before 2019.
SSAB, a global steel company, is doubling down on its campaign to promote sustainability practices by continuously improving its current line of steel products, while pushing forward with the development of the world’s first fossil-free steel.
Schneider Electric experts work with supply chain partners to identify and extract energy savings and sustainability benefits throughout the entire product creation, delivery, and support lifecycle.
Thin, light, and bendable Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) is suitable for indoor and semi-outdoor environments.
Themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” the World Expo will be participated by 192 countries and organisations to promote global cooperation, innovation, technological development, human progress and education.
International real estate group Lendlease and Google Cloud announces on 9 September 2021 a new global partnership aimed at transforming the construction and operation of buildings and cities around the world.
To achieve the company’s green power goals, Advantech will partner with RFD Micro Electricity to jointly develop a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for operating a solar power plant.
SPTel Enables Next Generation Urban Farms With Fast And Scalable IoT Deployments On An IoT-a-a-S Platform.
Nouryon To Build Bermocoll Facility In Southeast Asia To Meet Global Demand For Sustainability In Paints And Coatings End-Market.
The plant goes live to address Singapore’s growing demand – 430 million gallons a day – of clean drinking water. Daily production set for up to 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water – equivalent of 45 Olympic swimming pools.
The Optima Group has developed machine solutions to increase the production capacity of fuel cells.
The investment from POSCO in the facilities of SNNC transforms it into a high purity nickel refining factory and plans to produce 20,000 tons (only nickel contents) per year by 2023.
Conservationists Are Urging Electric Car And Technology Companies Not To Support Or Use Resources Derived From Deep-sea Mining
SSAB has announced its intention to be the first steel company in the world using HYBRIT technology to bring fossil-free steel to the market.
Vortex Energy, a renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, has reached first close of US$200 million for its fourth fund
The biennial SIWW gathers the international water community to share best practices, co-create innovative urban water solutions.
Schaeffler and drive manufacturer Flender have joined forces to create a new, innovative and eco-friendly reusable packaging system.
Braskem, Latin America’s largest petrochemical company, has entered into a strategic partnership with global logistics player A.P. Moller and PSA.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Johnson Controls will be initiating a joint venture and commit S$5 million for a smart buildings research programme.
5G will be the most transformative communications technology in a generation and enable a universe of new services.
Grundfos has launched a new service model in Thailand that can help local businesses cut energy consumption by more than one-third.
Dassault Systèmes has unveiled ‘Water for Life,’ to increase awareness of societal and environmental challenges and to drive sustainable innovations.
With innovative technical upgrades, SIG have reduced water consumption up to 50 percent on new and already installed third generation filling machines.
Innovative digital technologies go hand in hand with sustainability when it comes to increasing business performance and resilience.
Johnson Controls has opened its S$50 million OpenBlue Innovation Centre to create a future-ready built environment for Singapore and the region.
Climate change, sustainability, and digital transformation will drive massive change for future chemicals companies.
National Water Agency PUB and Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore has commence construction of the 60 MWp floating (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir
More than 70 percent of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections.
Grundfos Philippines has launched its Prefabricated Pumping Stations (PPS) to help meet the country’s growing flood and wastewater management needs.
A new report, published by the MTA has found that if the UK moves towards Green manufacturing, we could see between £8–20 billion added to the UK’s GDP and 400,000 to 1 million jobs created.
Although the pandemic dominates the world’s attention, climate risk is simmering in the background, with 57 percent of Asia Pacific CEOs and CFOs reporting that addressing climate risk is a high priority in their company.
The Circulate Initiative, Ocean Conservancy, and Global Resilient Cities Network has announced the first cohort of partner cities that will take part in the Urban Ocean program.
Vestas has secured its largest order in Vietnam to date for a total of 144 MW for the three wind parks Lien Lap, Phong Huy, and Phong Nguyen in the Quảng Trị Province.
Monitoring solutions are essentially IoT applications that require lots of sensors. By Nadia Cheraitia, Schneider Electric.
Azbil Corporation has revealed that its low-carbon technology has reduced approximately 35,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 10 months at a refinery unit of Indonesia’s largest gas and oil company
Honeywell has launched its Forge Energy Optimisation, a cloud-based, machine learning solution that continuously studies a building’s energy consumption
Grundfos has appointed Kenth Hvid Nielsen to the role of General Manager of Grundfos Thailand (GTH), with effect from 1st November 2019.
Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies.
Schneider Electric annually organises its global student competition, Go Green in the City, inviting students around the world to submit their bold ideas of energy management and automation for a smarter and more sustainable future.
Ahmad Alshidiq catches up with Tommy Leong, Zone President of East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric and discusses, among others, about the Southeast Asian opportunity for the industry and how is Industry 4.0 shaping up in the region.
Building managers in Southeast Asia often look to resolve the challenges of reducing the heat output and carbon footprint. To reach these goals, building managers can leverage Delta’s automated and energy-efficient HVAC solutions.
Technology is changing the world’s energy infrastructure and operations and the Internet of Things is deeply penetrating the energy domain, driving new capabilities and ecosystems.
Schaeffler Aerospace Germany will be presenting a range of solutions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the aviation sector at the Paris Air Show 2019.
Digitalisation is about automating workflows and reducing the degree of assumptions in decision-making, enabling more precise executions at all levels to provide higher assurance of delivering the desired outcome.
Bosch ended its 2018 fiscal year with SG$1.34 billion in consolidated sales across Southeast Asia – an increase of nearly five percent compared to the previous year.
Tetra Pak has announced that it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs.
Schneider Electric will complete the transformation of their East Asia and Japan regional headquarters at Kallang Avenue into a carbon neutral building by the middle of next year.
Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of industrial automation markets. Our IoT technologies are delivered through our EcoStruxure architecture and are ready for smart manufacturing.
Loss of hydrocarbon containment is a significant problem in refineries, not only for the potential environmental impact, but also due to the significant…
Global pump manufacturer Grundfos is showcasing its sustainable water and wastewater solutions at the Ninth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific
While energy consumption regulations are increasingly being imposed worldwide, organisations continue to demonstrate that energy efficiency and the associated cost savings are beneficial for business. The ISO has long recognised the need for improving energy efficiency in all types of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities.
More than ever, the world needs bold ideas for reducing emissions and transitioning to renewable resources. A recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report stressed the need to cut global emissions by 45 percent by 2030 to minimise the risk of irreversible changes to our environment.
The power monitoring system provides maintenance managers with the information to prompt necessary upgrades to the ageing facilities. Improved reliability and fewer maintenance and repair hours are also major benefits of the EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert.
In addition to the renewal of water mains, Veolia will also work together with Goulburn Valley Water on its valve insertion programme, which will help to reduce the effects of future water main failures throughout the region.
As one of several modernisation initiatives, the university moved its political science department to a building equipped with a modern Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Building Operation building management system. By Thomas Peregrin, PowerTag Launch Leader and Business Developer, EMEA, Schneider Electric.
As the complexity and sophistication of our electrical distribution infrastructure increases, it becomes more important to have the appropriate digital sensors, advanced controls and analytic capabilities. By Markus Hirschbold, Marketing Director, Healthcare Solutions, Schneider Electric.
These are exciting times for our automotive engineering community as countries around the world fuel the momentum for a cleaner future with incentives for end-users to adopt hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV). Article by Keysight Technologies.
The concept of an “extended enterprise” – that is, a network of partner relationships – is not new, according to Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO and Chairman, Schneider Electric. A single company cannot operate successfully in a silo to serve its customers best. Instead, a successful corporation depends on an ecosystem of partnerships, including suppliers, system integrators, and innovation partners such as universities, startups, technology alliances, and more. For Schneider Electric, this extended enterprise ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, and at every moment.
SINGAPORE: Grundfos has launched its new generation of CR pumps – which exceeds current energy efficiency limits for multi-stage in-line pumps. Grundfos’ renowned range of CR pumps are one of the world’s first vertical multistage centrifugal inline pumps, which line up pump pressure and pump suction port in a straight pipe. The centrifugal CR pumps can transport corrosive, hot, and high-pressure liquids used across various applications including water supply, water treatment and almost all industrial solutions.
SINGAPORE: PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, has been able to deliver for Singapore a robust, clean and sustainable water supply over the decades because of its strong commitment to research, technology and innovation. With a belief in nurturing continuous innovation for the long run, the agency aims to further harness R&D to meet tomorrow’s water demand at today’s energy and sludge footprint.
How remote management can be used to cut costs and improve maintenance. By Henrik Arleving, IIOT Innovation Architect, HMS Industrial Networks
Industrial Automation Asia, spoke with Alexander Lenz, CEO, Conergy on the state of the solar energy market and the business case for solar in land scarce Singapore.
Berson and Hanovia have jointly launched a new low-pressure UV disinfection system for the treatment of municipal, re-use and wastewater. The easy-to-install AmaLineR UV range has been third-party validated, in line with US EPA and NWRI guidelines. It provides effective treatment while reducing lifecycle costs by being simple to maintain and extremely energy efficient.
According to LNS Research, two of the top three strategic objectives for food and beverage companies are ensuring consistent quality and increasing production capabilities to meet rising demand. At the same time, limited capital expenditure budgets means these goals are ideally met using existing equipment.
Technology As A Silver Bullet To Mitigate Upstream Economics In an increasingly complex world of finite hydrocarbons, traditional rules no longer apply. By Ron Beck, Energy Industry Marketing Director and Pramodkumar Lakhmapure, Area Sales Manager, Southeast Asia, AspenTech Energy.
The energy needs of the Data Centre (DC) industry continue to grow at a brisk pace. In the past, preferred DC locations were near inexpensive, reliable power sources. By Dr Marcelo Algrain, Senior Engineering Technical Steward, Caterpillar Inc. Electric Power Division
Profound changes are occurring across the domains of traditional energy, renewable energy, demand-response and overall energy management. Energy efficiency has emerged as a topic of keen interest across these domains. By Maria Vallet, and Jérôme Brenguier, Schneider Electric
Yokogawa Joins World Business Council For Sustainable Development Tokyo, Japan: Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
ABB will be providing critical components on a landmark one megawatt floating solar photovoltaic test-bed in West Singapore. This project measures 1 hectare or 1.5 football fields. The energy generated will be fed into the national energy grid, providing electricity for up to 250 households.
Darktrace and Siemens have announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for Operational Technology (OT) to electric utilities and the oil and gas industry.
The rise of IoT has enabled a greater demand for low-power efficient semiconductor components. By Claudia Mosca, Infineon Technologies
Technology products and practices will be explored that are being deployed to address vulnerabilities in a more interconnected energy grid.
As advancements in connectivity, new technology, and service deployments powered by IoT and Big Data continue to make their way into the smart buildings’ landscape, cybersecurity concerns will intensify further.
Gas leak detection has undergone several developments to arrive at what it is today. The importance of gas leak detection will be discussed together with the latest development in this field.