Watermark Projects (part of leading engineering services company, W.A Cooke & Sons) has introduced a Landia mixing system to help handle wastewater at an expanding organic poultry producer in South Wales.

Prior to the effluent being treated by Watermark Projects’ bespoke DAF (Dissolved Air Flotation) as part of their design and build service, Landia’s AirJet will keep the balance tank aerated, ensuring that solids are kept in suspension.

Comprising a Landia Chopper Pump and a venturi nozzle (ejector) that sucks in air (and therefore oxygen) and then mixes the wastewater, the AirJet eliminates the need for compressors, bottom-mounted diffusers and advanced controls.

W.A Cooke & Sons’ (Watermark Projects Division) DAF system, which together with Landia’s AirJet is helping a poultry producer achieve local discharge consent.W.A Cooke & Sons’ (Watermark Projects Division) DAF system, which together with Landia’s AirJet is helping a poultry producer achieve local discharge consent.

Alistair Fielding, Water Projects Manager for Watermark Projects, said:

“Landia equipment is always very reliable; easy to install and maintain. We know we can depend on it to deal with the peaks and troughs of this application, including after clean-down in the poultry processing plant when the wastewater is more contaminated. Working on the specification with Landia was very straightforward. They are always quick to respond”.

He added: “Together with our DAF system, which is built in-house, Landia’s AirJet plays an important part in the help we are giving our poultry customer in reducing their environmental impact – significantly reducing their operational costs, as well as ensuring that they achieve local discharge consent”.

The Landia MPTKR-I Chopper Pump for the externally-mounted AirJet, is a soft-start, 1500rpm, 7.5kW unit, mixing and aerating screened poultry effluent with a pH of 4-8 in an above-ground 300m3 steel balance tank.

This latest work for Landia follows the recent successful installation of its submersible Chopper Pump for the handling of wastewater at a chicken processing plant in Scotland.

Industry can now submit information on substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA’s SCIP database. The aim is to make recycling of products safer and improve information about dangerous chemicals in products.

The SCIP database was launched today and companies can submit data on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in their articles. The Waste Framework Directive requires companies to submit their data as of 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards.

2021 01 21 120935“We need to know more about the hazardous chemicals in products so that they can be safely recycled. This is key for a better circular economy and essential to make the EU Green Deal work. The increased knowledge protects workers, citizens and the environment, helps consumers make safer choices and encourages industry to replace hazardous chemicals with safer ones. We call on industry to start submitting the data to us now and we stand ready to support them,” says Bjorn Hansen, ECHA’s Executive Director.

The database has been developed in close cooperation with stakeholders and a dedicated IT user group of more than 60 members. Based on industry feedback, the database includes mechanisms that simplify the work for companies. For example, a system-to-system submission function helps companies submit notifications in an automated way. It also allows them to work together so they can submit notifications by referring to data that has already been submitted. 

For support, companies can consult the material published on ECHA’s website or contact ECHA’s helpdesk. A webinar on SCIP, including a demo of the tools and new features, will take place on 19 November.

Further information

SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

The database ensures that the information on articles containing SVHCs on ECHA’s Candidate List is available throughout the whole lifecycle of products and materials, including the waste stage. The information in the database is made available to waste operators and consumers.


SCIP database

Tools to prepare and submit SCIP notifications


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is an Agency of the European Union implementing EU chemical regulations. We, together with our partners, work for the safe use of chemicals.

ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants worldwide, will showcase its portfolio of leading renewable energy and water desalination projects at the at 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment exhibition (WETEX) as a Titanium Sponsor. Unlike any of its former editions, WETEX 2020 is launching virtually and will be the first ever carbon-neutral, 3D exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa on Water, Energy, Sustainability and Innovation.

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Cementing its role as a global accelerator of energy transformation, this year at WETEX 2020, ACWA Power will be exhibiting its record-breaking projects that played an instrumental role in lowering renewable energy tariff levels and opened new opportunities in energy efficiency and water production through a virtual 3D interactive stand. The milestone projects will include Shuaa Energy, (MBR Solar Park Phase II); Noor Energy 1 (MBR Solar Park Phase IV); ACWA Power’s newest win – Shuaa Energy 3 (MBR Solar Park Phase V); Umm Al Quwain IWP; and Taweelah IWP, the largest desalination project in the world.

150 41194As always, we are pleased to play a strategic role in one of the largest and most important global water, environment, and energy exhibitions led by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). We are honoured to have established a robust partnership with DEWA to develop and operate vital projects that promote the sustainable development of the United Arab Emirates and fortify Dubai’s position as a global hub for the green economy, all the while contributing towards Dubai’s ambitious Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase its renewable energy share to 75% by the year 2050. The partnership between ACWA Power and DEWA serves as a global module for successful public-private partnerships geared towards supplying energy at a cost efficient and reliable rate.

This year, WETEX is going to be more critical than ever as a result of the increasing economic implications incited by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prioritising innovation today is key to unlocking postcrisis growth – and WETEX is the ideal platform that gathers like-minded stakeholders, governments and companies who are eager to explore and reciprocate insights and visions on forward-looking smart technologies and electrification solutions for a collective prosperous future.
Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman

Abunayyan also highlighted that this year’s edition is of particular importance in regards to Dubai’s water desalination sector as the emirate has taken a strategic focus on enhancing the sector’s efficiency by increasing its reliance on reverse osmosis technology, expanding its deployment and leveraging modern solutions that utilise energy sources to produce desalinated water.

ACWA Power is partaking in three leading seminars during WETEX this year. Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power, is joining the CEO Roundtable alongside CEO of Engie KSA, Turki Alshehri and CEO of Sterling & Wilson, Bikesh Ogra, to discuss the challenges posed by the pandemic and how to prepare for a post covid-19 world.

Abla Addas, Business Development Manager at ACWA Power, will run a seminar on the challenges and opportunities of “Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Conservation” following the immense impact of the lockdown period on the environment. Dr. Andrea Lovato, Vice President & Head of Renewables Development at ACWA Power, will lead a robust session on the potential of green hydrogen as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels.

With a constantly evolving portfolio of clean energy plants, ACWA Power has been a prominent contributor to the development, investment, and operation of renewable energy plants internationally, with 21.5% of its current global portfolio dedicated to renewable energy.

The 22nd WETEX and the 5th Dubai Solar Show (DSS) 3D virtual exhibition will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide a new experience for exhibitors and visitors from around the world to learn, engage and network with the pioneering industry players. The DEWA-led event will enable exhibitors to display their products innovatively through 3D customisable stands and facilitate meetings, seminars, and workshops using the latest smart technologies.

Swedish wave energy company, Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB; ECOWVE) , develops a new software for real-time production verification. In addition to guaranteeing production efficiency, it also allows for the timely maintenance of the wave energy power plants.

The company's R&D and engineering department used extensive analysis of the global wave energy industry and found a strong need for the possibility of real-time production verification, which shall have significant impact on the possibility of the wave energy sector to secure debt financing and also impact on maintenance processes, including cost minimisation and duration.

The ensuing research focused on developing a computer system connected to a wave measuring technology on the one side and to the wave energy conversion unit, on the other side. The aim of which will be to provide a complete and fast live report of the current efficiency status of production of each wave energy module in a wave energy power plant.

The result will be the preventative-predictive and corrective smart Wave Power Verification (WPV) software. The software can speed up efficiency verification of the different sub systems of wave energy generation technologies, as well as detect failures in wave modules instantly.

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Eco Wave Power’s team of engineers currently work to finalize the development of the WPV (Wave Power Verification) project, which will get its first trial launch in the EWP-EDF One project, which is financed by the Israeli Energy Ministry and EDF Renewables IL.

Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power said : "With this software, Eco Wave Power will put an end to some of the prevailing problems in the wave energy industry – which significantly affect commercialization efforts – by verifying the production, while predicting the failures. As soon as we will finalize the software’s development, we will add it to our product portfolio and position Eco Wave Power not only as a technology provider, but also as a world-leader in a proprietary software for the growth of the whole industry.  We plan to release the software for use by third parties, such as other wave energy developers, as well as relevant research institutions and leading universities, through unique licensing agreements. We strongly believe that the production of clean electricity from the waves is an important segment for the fight against climate change and are looking forward to contribute to the sector’s rapid development and commercialization."

About EWPG Holding AB (SE0012569663)

EWPG Holding AB (publ) (“Eco Wave Power”) is a leading onshore wave energy technology company that developed a patented, smart and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. Eco Wave Power’s mission is to assist in the fight against climate change by enabling commercial power production from sea and ocean waves.

EWP is recognized as a “Pioneering Technology” by Israel’s Ministry of Energy and was labelled as an “Efficient Solution” by the Solar Impulse Foundation. Furthermore, EWP’s project in Gibraltar has received funding from the European Union Regional Development Fund and from the European Commission’s HORIZON2020 framework program. The company was also recently recognized by the United Nations in receiving the “Climate Action Award”, which was granted to the company during COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

The Eco Wave Power share (ECOWVE) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG (ISIN DE000A1DAHH0), the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, decided about the scope of Project Brenntag, the company’s comprehensive transformation program, that is expected to deliver a sustainable annual contribution of additional operating EBITDA of 220 million EUR in total, which will increase year by year to the full annual potential already by beginning of 2023. The program is designed to further expand Brenntag’s global market leading position through an increased focus, reduced complexity, and even stronger partnerships with customers and suppliers. Starting in January 2021, the company will be steered in two global divisions with a strong focus on changing customer and supplier needs: Brenntag Essentials and Brenntag Specialties. As part of the transformation, Brenntag will invest in optimizing its global site network and improve its utilization.

  • Transformation program “Project Brenntag” to deliver additional operating EBITDA contribution of 220 million EUR in total, which will increase year by year to the full annual potential already by beginning of 2023
  • Significant investments in optimizing the global site network to improve utilization 
  • Reduction of about 1,300 jobs globally intended and to be carried out in a socially responsible manner over the next two years
  • Total net cash outflow of around 370 million EUR by 2023
  • Christian Kohlpaintner, Chief Executive Officer Brenntag Group: “We are determined to sustainably strengthen our global leading position. With Project Brenntag we take decisive action and will ensure consistent execution of our transformation journey.”

Christian Kohlpaintner, Chief Executive Officer Brenntag Group, said: “With our transformation program Project Brenntag, we take decisive action to create the strong basis for sustainable organic earnings growth in the coming years. The introduction of our new operating model was a first important milestone to cope with future requirements and stay at the top of our industry. To harvest our full potential, it is crucial to become leaner and more efficient. The implementation of the various measures of Project Brenntag will also include an adjustment of our global workforce. This step will be anything but easy for us, but it is necessary to ensure Brenntag’s success in the long-term. We intend to perform any planned reductions in a socially responsible manner and strive to avoid compulsory redundancies.”

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Significant operating EBITDA uplift 

The Group expects Project Brenntag to deliver a sustainable annual contribution in additional operating EBITDA of 220 million EUR in total, which will increase year by year to the full annual potential already by beginning of 2023. The total net cash outflow to incur in course of the implementation of Project Brenntag is expected to amount to around 370 million EUR. Project Brenntag will lead to significant efficiency gains and will contribute to top-line growth as well. 

Brenntag expects the implementation of the various measures over the next two years to lead to a reduction of approximately 1,300 jobs in total out of its workforce of about 17,500 employees worldwide, of which a reduction of less than 200 jobs is expected to impact Germany. Brenntag plans to use natural fluctuation, mutually agreed separation, and regular and early retirement schemes to perform the adjustments in a socially responsible manner and strives to avoid compulsory redundancies. The measures will be further elaborated over the coming months in line with local rules and labor regulations. Brenntag will maintain a close and trusting dialog with employee representatives and follow the appropriate information and consultation procedures in the concerned countries.

Consolidated global network of sites with increased proximity to customers

To become leaner and more efficient, Brenntag will invest significantly in its site network to support customers faster, broader, and better. While maintaining its global reach, with the optimized network Brenntag will improve efficiency, leverage scale benefits across divisions and products, and increase proximity to business partners. The optimization envisions closing sites to consolidate the site network in geographies and improve the utilization of existing sites. Brenntag plans to close about 100 sites across all regions, half of which are Third-Party Logistics Sites. At the same time, the Group will invest into existing and new sites, create regional hubs, and close white spots in the network. 

New leadership culture with clearly defined accountabilities

In line with the operating model, Project Brenntag also entails new roles and clearly defined accountabilities and responsibilities. It includes a new leadership structure, starting with the composition of the Management Board and the top leadership team. The competences and skills needed for the transformation have been defined, and Brenntag will invest significantly in training to enable its employees to bring in their strengths and expertise in the best possible way.


Further details regarding the transformation of Brenntag Group and "Project Brenntag" will be presented at a Capital Markets Update on November 4, 2020.

About Brenntag:

Brenntag is the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution. We connect our suppliers and customers in value-adding partnerships. Our almost 17,500 employees provide tailor-made application, marketing and supply chain solutions. Technical and formulation support, market, industry and regulatory expertise as well as advanced digital tools are just some examples of our services that are aiming to create an excellent customer experience. Our full-line portfolio comprises specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients of a world-class supplier base. Building on its long-standing experience, unmatched global reach and local excellence, Brenntag works closely alongside its partners to make their business more successful. We are committed to contribute towards greater sustainability in our own business and the industries we serve, and to achieve sustainable profitable growth. Headquartered in Essen (Germany) and with regional headquarters in Philadelphia, Houston and Singapore, Brenntag operates a unique global network with more than 640 locations in 77 countries. The company generated sales of EUR 12.8 billion (USD 14.4 billion) in 2019. Brenntag shares are traded at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BNR).

Just south of Aberdeen, improvements continue to be made at Scottish Water’s Sludge Treatment Centre (STC) in Nigg – but at a site still approaching its full potential, 0.9~1.0MW per tonne of Dry Solids is already being consistently produced.

2020 10 23 082159Part of its trailblazing route-map to lead the water industry to net zero emissions and beyond by 2040 (five years ahead of the Scottish Government’s ambitious plan to become carbon neutral by 2045), Scottish Water’s go ahead STC at Nigg is becoming a showpiece energy generation centre.

In recognising some sweeping transformations that would have to happen over the next 25 years to achieve its target, Scottish Water’s refurbishment at Nigg has seen an upgrade of Cambi’s Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) – and the introduction of a new Digester Mixing System – from Landia.

Scottish Water was a pioneer in 2001, when it commissioned the fifth ever Cambi THP plant. Over the past two years, Cambi has modernised outdated control and measurement systems – and is currently upgrading the heat exchangers. The plant can treat up to 60 tonnes of dry solids per day, but further improvements could increase this considerably.

“A quarter to one third more biogas than we were previously”

Simon Wrigglesworth of Scottish Water Services, Grampian, said: “We’ve still got work to do, to deliver the full suite of improvements – and will keep fine tuning – but since the refurbishment, taking everything into consideration, we are producing approximately a quarter to one third more biogas than we were previously”.

He added: “We’ve come a long way since the old compressor mixing system at Nigg, which failed regularly. This resulted in the effective digester volume being reduced, because the fouling up of vessels with an accumulation of solids lessened the amount of gas that we could produce”.

When the two 4,000m3 digesters at Nigg were cleaned out during the centre’s refurbishment, it was revealed that 45% of the volume had been lost due to grit and heavily compacted sludge. Central to the need to help make this STC electrically self-sufficient and significantly reduce its carbon footprint was the important choice of a new mixing system.

“We looked at various options”, continued Simon Wrigglesworth, “but as has been proven, Landia, who were confident that their system could handle the thickness of the sludge, did exactly what they said they were going to do. There was nothing showy; they gave us a good feeling right from the start and provided an impressive whole life cost analysis. They were clearly very determined to bring about the benefits we required”.

Both digesters at Nigg are now fitted with two diametrically-opposite Landia Chopper Pumps, which draw thick liquid from the bottom of the tank, where solids are chopped to accelerate the digestion process and prevent clogging of pipes and nozzles.

“A 25% to 30% increase in our gas production”

2020 10 23 082107In the first stage of the mixing process, the liquid is injected into the upper half of the tank, whilst biogas is aspirated from the top of the tank and mixed into the liquid. This not only has the benefit of reducing buoyancy at the surface of the liquid, but also sees the rising gas bubbles continue to mix after the pumps are switched off. With two 30kW systems on each digester, the installed power of the Landia mixing system equates to a very economical 15 watts per cubic meter. When factoring in reduced running times, as low as 20 minutes in the hour, energy savings are substantial. Reduced running times also means that pump-wear components last significantly longer.

Cambi’s proven Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) exposes sewage sludge at Nigg to high temperatures (1600C to 1800C) and pressures (about 6 bars), typically for 20 to 30 minutes for each batch to ensure pathogen kill. Sterilised and hydrolysed sludge is passed to the flash tank, which operates at atmospheric pressure. The sudden pressure-drop leads to substantial cell destruction of the organic matter in the sewage sludge, which is then cooled to its optimum temperature before it is fed to the digesters.

“Post-refurbishment”, concluded Simon Wrigglesworth, “we’ve now had a decent period of stabilisation, with no major hiccups in the performance or reliability of the Cambi and Landia equipment.

“With a 25% to 30% increase in our gas production, we’re in such a better place”.

DRI-STEEM Corporation (DriSteem), the leading manufacturer of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment products, announced today the release of its latest whitepaper titled “Using Dricalc to Confidently and Easily Specify and Select Humidification Systems.” 

DriSteem’s mission is to provide customers with exceptional service and superior products and has developed DriCalc® Sizing and Selection software to provide an easy way for Engineers to navigate the process of selecting a humidification system to meet their needs. Engineers face many challenges when designing HVAC systems; demanding customers, tight schedules, limited budgets, competing requirements, new and changing technologies, and meeting rigorous standards. DriSteem understands these challenges and is committed to making the process of selecting the best humidification system as easy as possible, while ensuring that the selected systems will perform as expected. 

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This white paper is aimed toward engineers and includes four main goals: an introduction to incorporating humidification intodesigns, an overview of what the DriCalc software offers, benefits that the DriCalc software brings to the design team, and information about accessibility and training options. 

The full paper is available to all and can be downloaded following the link below:

“We are excited to bring this whitepaper to the Engineers and HVAC communities.  It offers factual and pertinent information to help select DriSteem humidification systems with ease,” said Valerie Bradt, DriSteem Communications Manager. 

About DriSteem:

DriSteem is a premier provider of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment solutions for commercial and industrial applications.  DriSteem offers custom systems for critical indoor environments such as health care, data centers, and other facilities requiring precise control of moisture in the air. 

DriSteem’s 50-year history of development and innovation has resulted in multiple patented designs that not only meet, but anticipate, customers’ unique needs.  DriSteem is a subsidiary of Research Products Corporation, manufacturer of Aprilaire®, the leading residential humidifier brand, as well as air cleaners, heat-recovery systems and HVAC accessories.   

Visit DriSteem at

Gas to liquids (GTL) plants can be installed at oil production facilities to capture the associated gas that is otherwise flared off. This approach provides oil producers with an additional way of generating revenue, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

GlobalData’s latest thematic report, ‘Gas to Liquids (Oil and Gas) – Thematic Research’, highlights the potential opportunities and challenges that can influence the GTL market.

A key opportunity for the GTL market is in the landlocked countries with significant natural gas production. Turkmenistan’s state concern Turkmengaz currently operates a 15,500 bpd GTL plant, with plans to further expand its GTL portfolio.

Various high value products can be obtained from GTL conversion, including gasoline, diesel, naphtha and waxes.

The process of GTL conversion also results in the production of cleaner fuels that offer better environmental performance over conventional fuels produced from crude oil.

Ravindra Puranik, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “GTL products use natural gas as feedstock, which is a low carbon energy source. Hence, the fuels produced from GTL are also relatively low on emissions than crude oil-based fuels. The GTL fuels have a higher hydrogen-to-carbon (H/C) ratio. These products are also low on impurities of sulfur compounds, as compared to the conventional fuels generated from crude oil. This translates to better environmental performance of GTL fuels.”

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Capital expenditure required for constructing large-scale GTL plants are generally on the higher side when compared to conventional refineries. High capital cost has been a major deterrent for the development of larger GTL plants worldwide.

Puranik adds: “Projects that were likely conceptualized when oil prices averaged at US$80 or so, may find themselves under stress amid the ongoing oil price downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is crucial for GTL operators to successfully navigate through the coming months in order to survive in the long-term.”

GlobalData’s thematic research identifies Chevron, PetroSA, Qatar Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell and Turkmengaz, among the leaders in the GTL theme in the oil and gas industry. It also highlights some of the major GTL technology providers for oil and gas industry, namely BgtL Inc, Calvert Energy, CompactGTL, Gas Technologies LLC, Greyrock, Haldor Topsøe, INFRA Technology, Primus Green Energy, Sasol Ltd, and Velocys.

A number of technology vendors have developed variants of the GTL process that can be implemented in a modular fashion at a smaller scale. Governmental pressure on oil companies to reduce their carbon footprints could prompt these companies to adopt small-scale, modular, and portable GTL technologies in their operations. 

Puranik concludes: “By reducing gas flaring, companies can effectively meet their emission targets to mitigate climate change. Moreover, cleaner GTL liquids can be marketed as an alternative fuel. Thereby, companies can increase their portfolio of higher value finished products.”

About GlobalData

4,000 of the world’s largest companies, including over 70% of FTSE 100 and 60% of Fortune 100 companies, make more timely and better business decisions thanks to GlobalData’s unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions, all in one platform. GlobalData’s mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative across a range of industries, including the healthcare, consumer, retail, financial, technology and professional services sectors.

DEPCOM Power and their system integrator partner Vertech use Seeq to support data-based decision making for performance optimization across wide-ranging solar power generation assets.

2020 10 21 100227Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and industrial internet of things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announces the release of a new success story bylined by their customer DEPCOM Power and system integrator Vertech. Titled “Don’t Look at the Sun—Look at the Data,” the story shows how DEPCOM, based in Scottsdale Arizona, uses Seeq to improve operating efficiency and optimize maintenance across multiple solar generation sites. The story further describes how DEPCOM Power found a better way to create insights from the wealth of data sourced from multiple solar generation sites. The full story is available at .

At DEPCOM, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and historians were already providing extensive weather, power controller, and position tracking data and automation. The performance engineering team had invested years of effort creating and fine-tuning spreadsheets to view and analyze this data, both live and historical.

But the spreadsheets became enormous, making this approach burdensome in practice and difficult for collaboration, and introduced delays and the possibility of user error. DEPCOM desperately needed to efficiently apply their deep expertise.

Realizing there must be a better way, DEPCOM engaged Vertech, a systems integrator based in Phoenix AZ, to develop a solution based on Seeq’s Server, Workbench, and Organizer applications. Seeq empower engineers and subject matter experts to rapidly investigate, collaborate, and share insights to improve operations and business outcomes.

Seeq was selected for its abilities to:

  • · Connect with most any type of historian
  • · Work well with time-series process data
  • · Cost-effectively be procured, installed, run, and maintained
  • · Scale for any size application
  • · Flexibly enable users to configure, run, and report on varying assets

2020 10 21 100144An architecture consisting of a centralized enterprise “hub” and many local site “spokes” was quickly established, and Seeq was linked to Canary Labs historians. Seeq connected to and indexed the source data for best fidelity—never moving, copying, or transforming the data. Modular and hierarchical asset tree model structures matched the available data with the physical world in a logical way, aiding with identification, deployment, and re-use of configurations.

Analyses and dashboard displays were readily arranged to evaluate operations against industry-standard benchmarks and calculations including expected performance level, instantaneous generation, and other energy key performance indicators. Users can delve into the details and share their investigations as they develop insights.

Seeq has been instrumental for empowering DEPCOM’s experts to apply their expertise and provide timely reports to their solar site clients for optimizing operations, while freeing up performance engineers to work on other tasks.

To learn more about Seeq, visit:

About Seeq Corporation

Founded in 2013, Seeq enables manufacturing organizations to rapidly find and share data insights. Oil & gas, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, utility, renewable energy and numerous other vertical industries rely on Seeq to improve production outcomes, including yield, margins, quality, and safety. Headquartered in Seattle, Seeq is a privately held virtual company with employees and partners in the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, and South America. 

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Company’s software and project expertise enables expedited timeline and on-time start for new BP-operated platform

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has been awarded a $14 million contract to provide automation technologies for the new Azeri Central East offshore platform in the Caspian Sea, the latest development in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli oilfield. Emerson will serve as the main automation contractor, providing its Project Certainty methodologies and digital technologies that transform capital project execution to help BP bring this fast-track project onstream in 2023.

Digital twin solutions and cloud engineering services, part of Emerson’s Project Certainty methodologies, will help accelerate project execution. Emerson’s digital twin solution enables virtual testing and system integration while the platform is being built and provides a simulated environment for platform operators to train, helping ensure a safe, smooth start-up and ongoing operational excellence. Cloud engineering reduces engineering costs and time by enabling global teams to collaborate and engineer in parallel, regardless of location.

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Emerson will apply its portfolio of automation software and services to help BP achieve greater production and safe operations. This includes Emerson’s DeltaV™ automation system that controls critical safety functions in addition to wellhead production, drilling and the transfer of oil and gas to the onshore Sangachal Terminal.

Automation technologies also anticipate safety risks and enable remote monitoring, which reduces exposure of people and extends intervals between major maintenance turnarounds. Wired and wireless networks will connect more than 1,000 Emerson measurement instruments to monitor pressure, flow, temperature and pipework corrosion. Emerson will also provide all critical control, emergency shutdown and isolation valves, connected by its digital positioning technology.

“This latest project builds on the successful collaboration between BP and Emerson on the West Chirag and Shah Deniz Stage 2 developments,” said Jim Nyquist, group president for Emerson’s systems and software business. “Our extensive experience helping organisations achieve capital project success has enabled us to become a trusted partner to digitally transform mega projects such as Azeri Central East.”

About Emerson  
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit

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