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Russian state nuclear company develops small reactors

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear company, has developed small reactors effectively placed on floats can be assembled quickly, these reactors can be put in a wider range of locations and respond more nimbly to fluctuating supply on power grids that increasingly rely on wind and solar. The Russian design involves...

Latin America steel market

The Latin American Steel Association says that for the first six months of 2018, steel consumption remained roughly the same as it was during the same period in 2017. However, crude steel and finished production grew 3% and 5% respectively while imports were down 10%. Steel consumption consisted of 35%...

A new radio telescope for South Africa

South Africa has given the go-ahead for a radio telescope that will detect fast radio bursts as well as track neutral hydrogen gas on cosmic scales. Costing R70 million ($5m), the Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) will consist of 1024 dishes, each 6 m in diameter. It will be located...

Wind Energy: the European situation

According to a study by the association WindEurope, in the whole 2018 was expected 3.3 GW of new offshore wind and 10.2 GW of onshore wind. This meant 13.5 GW of new wind capacity in total for the year. Countries like Germany, France, UK continue to drive the market growth:...

Cement industry grows in Vietnam

According to the Vietnam Building Material Association, Vietnam’s cement industry gained 30 per cent YoY in June 2018. Domestic demand reached 6.91Mt, with an increase of 29 per cent compared to June 2017, including 2.18Mt sold by the Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (Vicem). Exports also increased by 35 per cent on...

Earthmoving Equipment: the global market continues to grow

According to a recent report from ResearchAndMarkets the global Earthmoving Equipment market will grow 7% by 2026. The current situation records a global market for earthmoving equipment valued at $81.5 billion in 2017. And must of all, it is expected to cross $145 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of...

Tunnel boring machine ‘Blanche’ is making good progress

Blanche has already travelled 600 meters underground, a third of its planned journey inside Shakespear Regional Park, in New Zealand. The Watercare project entrusted to Blanche provides the installation of a new wastewater pipe, cutting through the ground from Watercare’s Army Bay Treatment Plant to the coast. The machine is travelling at 28-35 mm per minute, and has traveled...