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INDUSTRY NEWS
President Joe Biden has taken action to stop issuing new leases for natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters as part of his broader push to tackle climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. 
 
The Panama Canal has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Panama Ports Company (PPC) and PSA Panama International Terminal to help optimize supply routes for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and supplies to Latin America.
 
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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI is in the final stages of releasing edition 6.4 of the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations.

Some of the notable additions and revisions are:
• Expansion of the subsection on Underwater Lift Bag Operational Guidelines from 2 to 15 pages.  Examples of different air bag lifts, air inflation chart, pre-use checklist, common material densities, air requirements and practical considerations are included.
• New requirements for manifolds, pressure-reducing regulators and hot-water systems
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Repsol SA has produced the first batch of biofuel for the aviation industry at its 186,000-b/d Tarragona integrated refining and petrochemicals complex along northeastern Spain’s Costa Daurada of the Mediterranean Sea.
 
Marine Energy Test Area (META), Wales’ national marine test centre, has obtained the marine license for the second phase of the project from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
 
The total value of the firm contracts is approximately USD $100MM, including rig modifications, integrated services provided, and a mobilization fee for Maersk Valiant. The contracts include various extension options.
 
Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has signed a concession agreement with Mubadala Petroleum for oil and gas exploration activities in Red Sea block 4.
 
 
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Americal classification society ABS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI) have joined forces on a study of the potential of ammonia as a marine fuel for Singapore.
 
Shandong Shangneng Industrial has let a contract to Shell Catalysts & Technologies to provide a new heavy-feed hydrocracking catalyst system to help maximize diesel production capacity at the operator’s 3.5-millin tpy refinery in Shandong Province, China.
 
 
Scotland has unveiled plans to establish a new model of greenports focused on inclusive growth, fair work practices and delivering a net-zero economy.
 
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
Saab Seaeye Ltd
 

 

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