TotalEnergies’ approach to shutdowns and turnarounds in an ever-changing market

07 March 2023

In the current energy market, TotalEnergies, like all the other major energy companies, books good operating results. Previously, the coronavirus pandemic weighed heavily on the operating results but didn’t disrupt day-to-day operations or planned turnarounds and shutdowns. We spoke with Jos Vermylen, plant manager of the refinery, and José-Manuel Araujo, director turnaround.

Maintenance of offshore wind turbines in pictures and films

24 February 2023

The engineers and technicians of offshore wind turbines live on a boat for days. Nicolas Job regularly travels to various wind farms around the world to follow in the footsteps of the maintenance technicians. Here, he describes in detail life aboard a boat for maintenance technicians at sea and explains how work is carried out, high up in the wind turbines.

Innovative Energy Storage Solutions – Key to accelerate the green transition

03 February 2023

As we are trying to limit our dependency on fossil fuels and solar panels and wind turbines are increasingly saturating our landscape, we find ourselves in front of yet another, potentially bigger, challenge: not the production of green, low-carbon energy, but its storage over both short and long periods of time. These are some of the most promising energy storage solutions to date.

The Dark Side of Variable Frequency Drives

23 January 2023

Variable Frequency Drives… We are unable to envision a world without them. Despite the fact that induction motors are among the most reliable electric motors currently in use, they once had a significant drawback.

Use robotics to take a firm grip on production flexibility

13 January 2023

Once the preserve of high-volume operations at automotive plants, we’re today finding that robots are infiltrating all sectors of the commercial world. Even beyond traditional manufacturing, inspection and packaging operations, we see robots fulfilling tasks that extend from mining and space exploration, through to surgery and laboratory research, and even fruit picking.

What is Pinch Analysis and how can it make a difference?

13 January 2023

Daniel Declercq, specialized in energy efficiency and CO2 reduction, explains the process of pinch analysis and how it can make a difference in industrial energy consumption.

EU grant for CO2 Export Hub at port of Antwerp, Belgium

15 December 2022

The EU Commission announced it will grant Air Liquide, Fluxys…

European Commission hosts webinar on Data Spaces in Manufacturing

14 December 2022

On the 7th of the December the Digital Factory Alliance…

ArcelorMittal inaugurates its € 200 million ‘Steelanol’ project at its belgian steel plant

13 December 2022

On December 8 2022, ArcelorMittal held an opening event to…

Industrial process heat: the shift towards sustainability is happening

09 December 2022

Generating sustainable heat in industry, it can be done! Jo…