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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP-2007-3.1-3 | Award Amount: 19.08M | Year: 2008

iNTeg-Risk is a large-scale integrating project aimed at improving the management of emerging risks in the innovative industry. This will be achieved by building a new risk management paradigm for emerging risks, which is a set of principles supported by a common language, commonly agreed tools & methods and Key Performance Indicators integrated into a single framework. As main impact, it will reduce time-to-market for the lead market EU technologies and promote safety, security, environmental friendliness and social responsibility as a trade-mark of the advanced EU technologies. The project will improve early recognition and monitoring of emerging risks, seek to reduce accidents caused by them (estimated 75 B/year EU27) and decrease reaction times if major accidents involving emerging risks happen. iNTeg-risk will reach its goals by promoting a EU-wide cross-sectorial life-cycle-based integration across all major disciplines, methods and tools as well as through integration of all relevant stakeholders. The project will be initiated from an empirical basis of 17 individual emerging risk issues (Emerging Risk Representative industrial Applications), and generalize their solutions addressing new technologies, products/materials, production and policies. The solutions will be validated in a second application cycle, and the overall solution made available to stakeholders in the form of the iNTeg-Risk platform: a one-stop shop for EU solutions addressing emerging risks. It will feature issues of early recognition and monitoring of emerging risks, communication, governance, pre-standardization, education & training, dissemination, as well as new tools such as Safetypedia, Atlas of Emerging Risks, Reference Library... The project has a solid industry leadership and involves the leading EU R&D institutions. It is coordinated by the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, the EEIG guaranteeing the sustainability of the results after the project.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

Barcelona, Spain has been announced as host city to the world's largest natural gas & liquefied natural gas (LNG) event - the Gastech Exhibition & Conference - when it will return to Europe between 17-20 September 2018, at the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via Venue. Hosted by a Consortium of Spain's leading energy stakeholders including Enagas, Gas Natural Fenosa, Repsol - and endorsed by the national gas association, Sedigas - the event (now in its 45th year) returns to Europe after the last three editions were hosted in Asia, reflecting the importance that Gastech places on representing the global gas & LNG industries. Global LNG demand outlook has revived and forecasts estimate that by 2026 global demand will grow by 50%, to around 430 million tonnes (source: Wood Mackenzie). Further robust growth in Asia will continue to see increased requirements and improved flexibility across the LNG business. Gastech arrives in Spain at a time of considerable resurgence for the European gas & LNG sectors. Antoni Peris, the President of the Spanish national gas association, Sedigas, comments: "It will be a great pleasure for us to host Gastech in Spain. This event has proven to be of great relevance when addressing issues around the global gas and LNG industry." European LNG imports are poised for a second year of growth following years of decline from 2011 to 2015, buoying the LNG market. Marcelino Oreja, the Chief Executive Officer of Enagas states: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome the world's largest meeting place for the global gas and LNG industry to Barcelona in 2018. In the Europe-led transition towards a low-carbon energy model, natural gas plays an essential role as a low emissions source." Rafael Villaseca, the Chief Executive Officer of Gas Natural Fenosa, also notes: "It is important primarily for companies across the world to share experiences, innovate and move the gas industry forward. We also believe this is a unique opportunity for Barcelona and for Spain to be at the forefront of our sector." Gastech will bring a multitude of markets together to discuss business. The Chairman of Repsol, Antonio Brufau, remarks: "We are honoured to host Gastech in Barcelona in 2018; a platform that will provide companies who operate across the up, mid and downstream sectors of the gas and LNG supply chain with the opportunity to meet with and influence highly-focused international decision-makers and buyers."


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: FCH2-RIA | Phase: FCH-02.3-2015 | Award Amount: 3.24M | Year: 2016

The overall goal of ECo is to develop and validate a highly efficient co-electrolysis process for conversion of excess renewable electricity into distributable and storable hydrocarbons via simultaneous electrolysis of steam and CO2 through SOEC (Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells) thus moving the technology from technology readiness level (TRL) 3 to 5. In relation to the work program, ECo will specifically: Develop and prove improved solid oxide cells (SOEC) based on novel cell structure including electrode backbone structures and infiltration and design of electrolyte/electrode interfaces to achieve high performances and high efficiencies at ~100 oC lower operating temperatures than state-of-the-art in order to reduce thermally activated degradation processes, to improve integration with hydrocarbon production, and to reduce overall costs. Investigate durability under realistic co-electrolysis operating conditions that include dynamic electricity input from fluctuating sources with the aim to achieve degradation rates below 1%/1000 h at stack level under relevant operating conditions. Design a plant to integrate the co-electrolysis with fluctuating electricity input and catalytic processes for hydrocarbon production, with special emphasis on methanation (considering both external and internal) and perform selected validation tests under the thus needed operating conditions. Test a co-electrolysis system under realistic conditions for final validation of the obtained results at larger scale. Demonstrate economic viability for overall process efficiencies exceeding 60% using results obtained in the project for the case of storage media such as methane and compare to traditional technologies with the aim to identify critical performance parameters that have to be improved. Perform a life cycle assessment with CO2 from different sources (cement industry or biogas) and electricity from preferably renewable sources to prove the recycling potential of the concept


News Article | December 8, 2016
Site: www.PR.com

SMi Reports: OPEC’s decision will present new opportunities for the FLNG market. London, United Kingdom, December 08, 2016 --( Despite the volatile market conditions, the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is developing quickly. This couple with the recent cut in oil production might very well presents a new landscape for the current FLNG market. New and current players in the market will need to act very quickly to take advantage of latest opportunities. Following this, SMi is delighted to announce that the Floating LNG conference taking place on 13th-14th February 2017 will share exclusive insight on the status of current and potential FLNG projects, the latest LNG opportunities as well as cover the impact of oil production cut on the FLNG market. Key presentations include: 1) Prospects for Floating LNG – the worldwide outlook – Douglas Westwood 2) LNG opportunities in Western Australia - Western Australia European Office 3) FLNG opportunities for the East Med - EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (eCNHC) 4) How FSRUs can accelerate the demand growth for LNG in East of Suez? - FGE Other notable presenters include: KBR, Enagas, Aragon, International Energy Agency, Moffatt & Nichol, Forbes Communications, Holmwood Consulting Limited, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Douglas West-Wood, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia, Affinity Ship, Penguin Energy Consultants, FGE, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and many more. Over 15 key presentations featuring latest topics on Floating LNG: Global prospects for floating LNG, worldwide development of FSRUs, overcoming key technology challenges from liquefaction through to regasification, the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG, how the oil – gas price margin impact the FLNG market and much more. The event agenda also includes two post conference workshops, taking place on 15th February 2017: • Workshop A: Developing a FLNG Project. Hosted by Penguin Energy Consultants. • Workshop B: Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. For those looking to attend, there is a £100 early bird saving available online ending on 16th December 2016. Further information is available at http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom *Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/opec-deal-is-bad-news-for-u-s-gas-and-good-news-for-lng-market 5th annual Floating LNG 2017 13th-14th February 2017 Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom Sponsors and Delegates Registration: Contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 207 827 6156, agibbons@smi-online.co.uk Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, December 08, 2016 --( PR.com )-- After OPEC’s announcement to cut their oil production last week, many are speculating that this will be a positive move for the Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Market (FLNG). Bloomberg reported that OPEC’s decision will provide more opportunities for global LNG’s exporters.*Despite the volatile market conditions, the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is developing quickly. This couple with the recent cut in oil production might very well presents a new landscape for the current FLNG market. New and current players in the market will need to act very quickly to take advantage of latest opportunities.Following this, SMi is delighted to announce that the Floating LNG conference taking place on 13th-14th February 2017 will share exclusive insight on the status of current and potential FLNG projects, the latest LNG opportunities as well as cover the impact of oil production cut on the FLNG market.Key presentations include:1) Prospects for Floating LNG – the worldwide outlook – Douglas Westwood2) LNG opportunities in Western Australia - Western Australia European Office3) FLNG opportunities for the East Med - EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (eCNHC)4) How FSRUs can accelerate the demand growth for LNG in East of Suez? - FGEOther notable presenters include: KBR, Enagas, Aragon, International Energy Agency, Moffatt & Nichol, Forbes Communications, Holmwood Consulting Limited, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Douglas West-Wood, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia, Affinity Ship, Penguin Energy Consultants, FGE, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and many more.Over 15 key presentations featuring latest topics on Floating LNG: Global prospects for floating LNG, worldwide development of FSRUs, overcoming key technology challenges from liquefaction through to regasification, the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG, how the oil – gas price margin impact the FLNG market and much more.The event agenda also includes two post conference workshops, taking place on 15th February 2017:• Workshop A: Developing a FLNG Project. Hosted by Penguin Energy Consultants.• Workshop B: Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.For those looking to attend, there is a £100 early bird saving available online ending on 16th December 2016.Further information is available at http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom*Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/opec-deal-is-bad-news-for-u-s-gas-and-good-news-for-lng-market5th annual Floating LNG 201713th-14th February 2017Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UKhttp://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcomSponsors and Delegates Registration: Contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 207 827 6156, agibbons@smi-online.co.ukMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Floating LNG 2017: FSRU and International Markets Updates from Africa, Middle East, USA and Asia SMi Reports: Floating LNG 2017 will bring together industry experts from Africa, Middle East, USA and Asia to discuss current projects and analyse market situation. London, United Kingdom, November 16, 2016 --( Taking place on the 13th-14th February in London, Floating LNG 2017 is a platform to meet and discuss new and current projects, LNG market dynamics, advances in construction and technology, new business opportunities and how to make the most of them. The global gas market has changed dramatically in recent years, but despite challenging market conditions, the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is developing quickly. Following this, SMi’s Floating LNG 2017 will look into just how quickly these markets are growing. - Africa – Alan Buxton, Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc will address the key commercial challenges for the development of import projects. - Middle East – Siamak Adibi, Senior Consultant, Head of Middle East Gas Team, FGE will discuss how FSRUs can accelerate the demand growth for LNG in East of Suez. - USA – Constanza Jacazio, Senior Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency will explore the impact of flexible US LNG supplies on the market. - Asia – James Richmond, Business Development Director, Peter Brotherhood will examine the Golar Hilli FLNG Steam Turbine Generators case study. You will also hear from Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd regarding the focus on small FSRU/ FRU in Asia. For further information or to register for this event, visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom Other speakers at this year’s event include key decision makers from KBR, Enagas, Aragon, International Energy Agency, Moffatt & Nichol, Forbes Communications, Holmwood Consulting Limited, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Douglas West-Wood, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia, Affinity Ship, Penguin Energy Consultants, FGE, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and many more. Over 15 key presentations featuring latest topics on Floating LNG: Global prospects for floating LNG, worldwide development of FSRUs, overcoming key technology challenges from liquefaction through to regasification, the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG, how the oil – gas price margin impact the FLNG market and much more. The event agenda also includes two post conference workshops, taking place on 15th February 2017: - Workshop A: Developing a FLNG Project. Hosted by Penguin Energy Consultants. - Workshop B: Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Early bird places are strictly limited, those interested are advised to register before the 30th November to secure their place and save £200. Visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom to view the complete list of speakers, the two-day event schedule and information on the workshops, delegates, sponsors and supporters. Floating LNG 2017 is proudly sponsored by Peter Brotherhood. Floating LNG 2017 is proudly supported by LNG Industry, Cedigaz, GNL Global, Interfax and European Gas Hub, Global LNG Hub, Petroleum Africa and many more. 5th annual Floating LNG 2017 13th-14th February 2017 Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom Sponsors and Delegates Registration: Contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 207 827 6156, agibbons@smi-online.co.uk Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, November 16, 2016 --( PR.com )-- SMi Group are delighted to announce that Floating LNG 2017 will play host for FSRU and international markets discussion from Africa, Middle East, USA and Asia.Taking place on the 13th-14th February in London, Floating LNG 2017 is a platform to meet and discuss new and current projects, LNG market dynamics, advances in construction and technology, new business opportunities and how to make the most of them.The global gas market has changed dramatically in recent years, but despite challenging market conditions, the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is developing quickly. Following this, SMi’s Floating LNG 2017 will look into just how quickly these markets are growing.- Africa – Alan Buxton, Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc will address the key commercial challenges for the development of import projects.- Middle East – Siamak Adibi, Senior Consultant, Head of Middle East Gas Team, FGE will discuss how FSRUs can accelerate the demand growth for LNG in East of Suez.- USA – Constanza Jacazio, Senior Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency will explore the impact of flexible US LNG supplies on the market.- Asia – James Richmond, Business Development Director, Peter Brotherhood will examine the Golar Hilli FLNG Steam Turbine Generators case study. You will also hear from Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd regarding the focus on small FSRU/ FRU in Asia.For further information or to register for this event, visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcomOther speakers at this year’s event include key decision makers from KBR, Enagas, Aragon, International Energy Agency, Moffatt & Nichol, Forbes Communications, Holmwood Consulting Limited, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Douglas West-Wood, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia, Affinity Ship, Penguin Energy Consultants, FGE, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and many more.Over 15 key presentations featuring latest topics on Floating LNG: Global prospects for floating LNG, worldwide development of FSRUs, overcoming key technology challenges from liquefaction through to regasification, the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG, how the oil – gas price margin impact the FLNG market and much more.The event agenda also includes two post conference workshops, taking place on 15th February 2017:- Workshop A: Developing a FLNG Project. Hosted by Penguin Energy Consultants.- Workshop B: Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.Early bird places are strictly limited, those interested are advised to register before the 30th November to secure their place and save £200.Visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom to view the complete list of speakers, the two-day event schedule and information on the workshops, delegates, sponsors and supporters.Floating LNG 2017 is proudly sponsored by Peter Brotherhood.Floating LNG 2017 is proudly supported by LNG Industry, Cedigaz, GNL Global, Interfax and European Gas Hub, Global LNG Hub, Petroleum Africa and many more.5th annual Floating LNG 201713th-14th February 2017Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UKhttp://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcomSponsors and Delegates Registration: Contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 207 827 6156, agibbons@smi-online.co.ukMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


News Article | December 1, 2016
Site: www.PR.com

SMi Reports: Floating LNG 2017 will feature an exclusive spotlight on floating infrastructure models and concepts when it returns to London next February. London, United Kingdom, December 01, 2016 --( Taking place on the 13th-14th February, Floating LNG 2017 is a platform to meet and discuss new and current projects, LNG market dynamics, advances in construction and technology, new business opportunities and how to make the most of them. In the past decade, many floating LNG projects have been built or commissioned and new projects are being put under considerations. However, despite the challenging market conditions and with the oil price still causing havoc, the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is showing no sign of stopping. Following this, SMi’s Floating LNG 2017 will feature three exclusive presentations to provide an overview of the scope and cost drivers for a variety of floating infrastructure models and concepts that have contributed to this rapid growth. • Christopher Bergsland from Affinity Ship will give insight into where the LNG shipping market is heading as well as analyse the factors facilitating the short term market such as LNG supply and demand, FSRU market and FLNG market. • Tom Haylock from Aragon will deliver an overview on the FLNG value chain and advise attendees on how to ensure their FLNG project is cost effective in the current market. • David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultants of Penguin Energy Consultant will provide an update on the latest technology and processing scale for topside design as well as the challenges that can occurred when implementing design into practice. For further information or to register for this event, visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom Other speakers at this year’s event include key decision makers from KBR, Enagas, Aragon, International Energy Agency, Moffatt & Nichol, Forbes Communications, Holmwood Consulting Limited, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Douglas West-Wood, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia, Affinity Ship, Penguin Energy Consultants, FGE, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and many more. Over 15 key presentations featuring latest topics on Floating LNG: Global prospects for floating LNG, worldwide development of FSRUs, overcoming key technology challenges from liquefaction through to regasification, the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG, how the oil – gas price margin impact the FLNG market and much more. The event agenda also includes two post conference workshops, taking place on 15th February 2017: • Workshop A: Developing a FLNG Project. Hosted by Penguin Energy Consultants. • Workshop B: Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Early bird places are strictly limited, those interested are advised to register before the 16th December to secure their place and save £100. Visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom to view the complete list of speakers, the two-day event schedule and information on the workshops, delegates, sponsors and supporters. Floating LNG 2017 is proudly sponsored by Peter Brotherhood. Floating LNG 2017 is proudly supported by LNG Industry, Cedigaz, GNL Global, Interfax and European Gas Hub, Global LNG Hub, Petroleum Africa and many more. 5th annual Floating LNG 2017 13th-14th February 2017 Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom Sponsors and Delegates Registration: Contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 207 827 6156, agibbons@smi-online.co.uk Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, December 01, 2016 --( PR.com )-- With a wide range of FLNG projects under consideration, in construction, or in commissioning, SMi's upcoming Floating LNG conference will feature an exclusive spotlight on floating infrastructure models and concepts when it returns to London next February.Taking place on the 13th-14th February, Floating LNG 2017 is a platform to meet and discuss new and current projects, LNG market dynamics, advances in construction and technology, new business opportunities and how to make the most of them.In the past decade, many floating LNG projects have been built or commissioned and new projects are being put under considerations. However, despite the challenging market conditions and with the oil price still causing havoc, the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market is showing no sign of stopping. Following this, SMi’s Floating LNG 2017 will feature three exclusive presentations to provide an overview of the scope and cost drivers for a variety of floating infrastructure models and concepts that have contributed to this rapid growth.• Christopher Bergsland from Affinity Ship will give insight into where the LNG shipping market is heading as well as analyse the factors facilitating the short term market such as LNG supply and demand, FSRU market and FLNG market.• Tom Haylock from Aragon will deliver an overview on the FLNG value chain and advise attendees on how to ensure their FLNG project is cost effective in the current market.• David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultants of Penguin Energy Consultant will provide an update on the latest technology and processing scale for topside design as well as the challenges that can occurred when implementing design into practice.For further information or to register for this event, visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcomOther speakers at this year’s event include key decision makers from KBR, Enagas, Aragon, International Energy Agency, Moffatt & Nichol, Forbes Communications, Holmwood Consulting Limited, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Douglas West-Wood, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia, Affinity Ship, Penguin Energy Consultants, FGE, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and many more.Over 15 key presentations featuring latest topics on Floating LNG: Global prospects for floating LNG, worldwide development of FSRUs, overcoming key technology challenges from liquefaction through to regasification, the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG, how the oil – gas price margin impact the FLNG market and much more.The event agenda also includes two post conference workshops, taking place on 15th February 2017:• Workshop A: Developing a FLNG Project. Hosted by Penguin Energy Consultants.• Workshop B: Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.Early bird places are strictly limited, those interested are advised to register before the 16th December to secure their place and save £100.Visit http://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcom to view the complete list of speakers, the two-day event schedule and information on the workshops, delegates, sponsors and supporters.Floating LNG 2017 is proudly sponsored by Peter Brotherhood.Floating LNG 2017 is proudly supported by LNG Industry, Cedigaz, GNL Global, Interfax and European Gas Hub, Global LNG Hub, Petroleum Africa and many more.5th annual Floating LNG 201713th-14th February 2017Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UKhttp://www.floating-lng.co.uk/prcomSponsors and Delegates Registration: Contact Andrew Gibbons on +44(0) 207 827 6156, agibbons@smi-online.co.ukMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukAbout SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


News Article | August 23, 2016
Site: www.theenergycollective.com

The French energy regulator has recently said that a long-awaited gas interconnector between Spain and France, which the European Commission says would help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas, is not needed and too costly in the current market environment. Juan Vila, President of the Spanish company Gasindustrial, disputes the CRE’s assumptions and calls its viewpoint short-sighted. “The people and industries in Spain and Portugal need to be connected to Europe.” This article comes courtesy of Natural Gas Europe. The Iberian peninsula, which has been part of the EU for more than 30 years, is urgently calling for the MidCat gas connection with France, and the rest of Europe. Its citizens and industries would like to be part of Europe from the energy stand-point, so that they can live and compete on equal terms with their European peers. Unfortunately, France’s reticence on the subject augurs a long wait. The Pyrenees, which are  the natural border between France and Spain were not a barrier to the railway system, even if Spain had decided to use a different gauge than the rest of Europe, for the unjustified fear that France would steal their hardware. Cars and trucks also go freely accross the many highways that today crisscross the range between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The boundary literally disappears. But when it comes to energy, things are altogether different. In France, La Commission de Regulation de l’Energie (CRE) has recently declared that the projected gas connection between France and Spain called MidCat, approved in 2015 by the presidents of France, Portugal, Spain and the EU, is actually not necessary. The CRE says that the costs are too high, and adds that Spain already has a number of regasification plants that are functioning at less than 25% of their nominal capacity and can feed all the required LNG to Spain and Portugal. The CRE justifies its decision as a saving for the French taxpayer. Something is really amiss here. It states that the cost of the pipeline would be around €3bn; but Enagas, the Spanish system operator, has reported that the capex for the 222 km to the French border, and on to Carcassone, would be a total of €471mn. The CRE defends their huge estimate by adding all sorts of pipelines north to south to debottleneck their system and to establish one market in France. These line improvements should have obviously been carried out much earlier, and their omission has unfortunately cost the French consumers in the south very dearly for years in the form of higher prices. The Iberian peninsula is consequently struggling to convince the French authorities that new MidCat capacity of 7.5bn m³, together with the existing 7.3bn m³ from the Basque country and Navarre connections, would facilitate the integration of the Iberian gas market to the rest of Europe in “low to normal” demand scenarios. At the same time, it would make the Iberian LNG terminals available to France and EU during possible disruptions from Russia or Norway when the existing European LNG terminals would have insufficient capacity. In fact, France would benefit both ways by charging (near) exorbitant fees to the southbound gas, and by being able to continue feeding gas from the Spanish LNG terminals to its citizens and industries if a major disruption does occur. The shortsighted report also proclaimed that there were more compelling reasons to invest in improving cross-border Germany to France pipeline capacity over the next six years when, at present, this capacity already amounts to 20bn m³/yr. The main gas transmission system operator in France, GRTgaz, is now engaged in a major program to upgrade north-to-south flow capacity into France and has recently substantially increased capacity from Belgium to 29bn m³. The integration of the Iberian market would contribute to European market liquidity that would be achieved by an effective interconnection. Today, even Switzerland enjoys better connections with France than Spain does. All of this forces the peninsula to have a gas supply mix with 50% LNG. This is a situation that makes Spain and Portugal uncompetitive, especially during periods of low gas prices, as LNG, with its liquefaction, transport and regasification elements, has an obvious added cost that under normal circumstances, the other central European countries generally do not have. None of this appears to matter to the CRE, nor the rights of almost 60mn people and its industries living and working in Portugal and Spain. They need to be connected to Europe if their industries are to compete on a level playing field. France and its CRE should look beyond its strict and somewhat misguided needs, take responsibility and facilitate the connection of its gas transmission system to the southern neighbours. As the EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete has asserted, Iberia cannot continue to exist as an energy island. This article was first published in Natural Gas Europe and is republished here with permission. Reuters has reported that “Italian gas transport group Snam has said its French unit, TIGF, wants to invest in a new Midi-Catalonia (Midcat) interconnector in the eastern Pyrenees that would more than double the cross-border gas exchange capacity. The Commission de Regulation de l’Energie (CRE) said the Midcat project would cost nearly 3 billion euros ($3.36 billion), of which 2 billion euros for France, to boost the gas import-export capacity to about 15 percent of gas consumption in France and Spain. ‘In light of stable demand and overcapacity in recent years, such a costly project should not create excessive risk for consumers,’ CRE said. The CRE said gas grid operators should establish whether there is a need for new infrastructure capacity, which it said is unlikely given the current market environment. It also said costs and benefits for each country should be outlined and that each should allocate financial support proportional to the benefits they could expect from the project. CRE president Philippe de Ladoucette told Reuters that in the past five years Spain had not exported one single cubic metre of gas to France. “The Spanish energy commissioner pushes this project, but today there is no economic need for it,” he said, adding that Midcat would also not boost the security of EU gas supply. EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, a Spanish national, met with French and Spanish energy ministers in Paris last year to discuss new power and gas infrastructure across the French-Spanish border. Spain has the potential to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas, as its chain of LNG terminals and its gas pipelines from Africa have a combined import capacity of about 80 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year, more than three times Spain’s annual consumption. Spanish energy companies have long complained that France is not doing enough to boost interconnections across the Pyrenees.”


Miana M.,Instituto Tecnologico Of Aragon | Hoyo R.d.,Instituto Tecnologico Of Aragon | Rodrigalvarez V.,Instituto Tecnologico Of Aragon | Valdes J.R.,Instituto Tecnologico Of Aragon | Llorens R.,Enagas SA
Applied Energy | Year: 2010

A group of European gas transportation companies within the European Gas Research Group launched in 2007 the 'MOLAS' Project to provide a software program for the analysis of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ageing process during ship transportation. This program contains two different modeling approaches: a physical algorithm and an 'intelligent' model. Both models are fed with the same input data, which is composed of the ship characteristics (BOR and capacity), voyage duration, LNG composition, temperature, pressure, and volume occupied by liquid phase at the port of origin, together with pressure at the port of destination. The results obtained are the LNG composition, temperature and liquid volume at the port of destination. Furthermore, the physical model obtains the evolution over time of such variables en route as it is based on unsteady mass balances over the system, while the i-model applies neural networks to obtain regression coefficients from historical data composed only of origin and destination measurements. This paper describes both models and validates them from previous published models and experimental data measured in ENAGAS LNG regasification plants. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Pieltain Fernandez L.,Enagas SA | Gomez San Roman T.,Comillas Pontifical University | Cossent R.,Comillas Pontifical University | Mateo Domingo C.,Comillas Pontifical University | Frias P.,Comillas Pontifical University
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems | Year: 2011

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) present environmental and energy security advantages versus conventional gasoline vehicles. In the near future, the number of plug-in electric vehicles will likely grow significantly in the world. Despite the aforementioned advantages, the connection of PEV to the power grid poses a series of new challenges for electric utilities. This paper proposes a comprehensive approach for evaluating the impact of different levels of PEV penetration on distribution network investment and incremental energy losses. The proposed approach is based on the use of a large-scale distribution planning model which is used to analyze two real distribution areas. Obtained results show that depending on the charging strategies, investment costs can increase up to 15% of total actual distribution network investment costs, and energy losses can increase up to 40% in off-peak hours for a scenario with 60% of total vehicles being PEV. © 2010 IEEE.


Conde R.,Enagas SA | Lana J.A.,Enagas SA
IGT International Liquefied Natural Gas Conference Proceedings | Year: 2013

In the last few years, Enagás has done a big effort in increasing the efficiency of their infrastructures, in general, and their LNG Import Terminals in particular. One of the main initiatives has been to optimize maintenance management, keeping the traditional high standards in availability and safety but decreasing the operating cost. This work shows an example of the actions taken for cryogenic (submerged) pumps, which is one of the most critical pieces of equipment in a LNG terminal. The work done includes: • Retrofit of vibration monitoring systems. • Utilization of process parameters to determine asset condition. • Validation of new technologies based on the measurement, processing and analysis of electrical parameters signals of the electric motors to trend mechanical failure modes. This work has been done in a series of controlled test.

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