Posts tagged ‘safety’

July 11, 2011

‘Safety link’ to military crashes

By Tim Reid Political correspondent, BBC Scotland The wreckage of RAF Chinook ZD576 Twenty-nine people were killed when the Chinook helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994 A former engineer has claimed there may be links between two of the worst fatal accidents in modern military history.


Jimmy Jones believes there were safety issues years before the 1994 Chinook crash in Scotland and the loss of a Nimrod in Afghanistan 12 years later.


He is convinced the danger signs lie in official reports of both aircraft, one of which the MoD said has been lost.


His call to the defence secretary to release the paper comes days before a report into the Mull of Kintyre crash.


In September last year, Liam Fox ordered a review into the cause of the 1994 Chinook crash, in which 29 people died.


The two pilots were blamed for gross negligence by RAF air marshals but the findings have been disputed by campaigners ever since.


The review, chaired by Lord Alexander Philip, is due to report shortly.


‘Carbon copy’


Mr Jones, who worked on Nimrod fleet and advises the bereaved families of the 2006 crash, wants Mr Fox to give Lord Philip a 1998 report on the Nimrod’s airworthiness.


He said it should be considered alongside a similar report which casts doubt over the safety of the Chinook fleet two years before that crash.


The MoD said it could not find the Nimrod report.


Mr Jones said the Nimrod airworthiness review in 1998 was “almost a carbon copy” of the 1992 Chinook report.


He said both papers revealed a period of “neglect” during the 1990s culminating in lower staff levels and experience, inadequate training, over flying, failure to investigate faults, out-dated publications and poor communication.


Mr Jones said extracts of the Nimrod report could be found in the 2009 Charles Haddon-Cave QC report – a highly critical paper on the MoD’s safety procedures prior to the 2006 Nimrod crash.


Fourteen crewmen, based at RAF Kinloss in Moray, died when the aircraft – XV230 – blew up after air-to-air refuelling over Afghanistan when leaking fuel made contact with a hot air pipe.


The Chinook Mark 2 helicopter crashed on 2 June 1994 en route from Northern Ireland to Inverness in the worst RAF helicopter accident in peacetime.

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July 8, 2011

‘Safety link’ to military crashes

 The wreckage of RAF Chinook ZD576 By Tim Reid Political correspondent, BBC Scotland Twenty-nine people were killed when the Chinook helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994 A former engineer has claimed there may be links between two of the worst fatal accidents in modern military history.


Jimmy Jones believes there were safety issues years before the 1994 Chinook crash in Scotland and the loss of a Nimrod in Afghanistan 12 years later.


He is convinced the danger signs lie in official reports of both aircraft, one of which the MoD said has been lost.


His call to the defence secretary to release the paper comes days before a report into the Mull of Kintyre crash.


In September last year, Liam Fox ordered a review into the cause of the 1994 Chinook crash, in which 29 people died.


The two pilots were blamed for gross negligence by RAF air marshals but the findings have been disputed by campaigners ever since.


The review, chaired by Lord Alexander Philip, is due to report shortly.


‘Carbon copy’


Mr Jones, who worked on Nimrod fleet and advises the bereaved families of the 2006 crash, wants Mr Fox to give Lord Philip a 1998 report on the Nimrod’s airworthiness.


He said it should be considered alongside a similar report which casts doubt over the safety of the Chinook fleet two years before that crash.


The MoD said it could not find the Nimrod report.


Mr Jones said the Nimrod airworthiness review in 1998 was “almost a carbon copy” of the 1992 Chinook report.


He said both papers revealed a period of “neglect” during the 1990s culminating in lower staff levels and experience, inadequate training, over flying, failure to investigate faults, out-dated publications and poor communication.


Mr Jones said extracts of the Nimrod report could be found in the 2009 Charles Haddon-Cave QC report – a highly critical paper on the MoD’s safety procedures prior to the 2006 Nimrod crash.


Fourteen crewmen, based at RAF Kinloss in Moray, died when the aircraft – XV230 – blew up after air-to-air refuelling over Afghanistan when leaking fuel made contact with a hot air pipe.


The Chinook Mark 2 helicopter crashed on 2 June 1994 en route from Northern Ireland to Inverness in the worst RAF helicopter accident in peacetime.

June 30, 2011

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 – MEETING YOUR SAFETY NEEDS

BRINGING FIRE, SAFETY & SECURITY MARKET TO YOUR DOORSTEP

The International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN serves as an excellent platform in Pakistan for indigenous as well as foreign companies to showcase their product range.

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2009 proved to be an interactive and rewarding experience for the participants. It had the participation of 92 companies from 16 countries including Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, U.A.E., U.K. and U.S.A. The exhibition was visited by more than 7000 business professionals and was extensively covered by local and international media including 10 publications from countries like U.K., Russia, China and Pakistan.

The 6th International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 will address multi-dimensional safety and security needs of the region. The exhibition will showcase a wide-array of fire fighting, safety and security equipments and systems by leading international and domestic manufacturers, traders and integrators. The show will bring a highly targeted audience from the related industries to witness state-of-the-art technology and reap benefits through excellent networking opportunities.

Scanners to be installed in major cities soon: Malik

ISLAMABAD : Scanners will be installed in major cities to ensure maximum security to the citizens. This was said by Interior Minister Rehman Malik Tuesday in an interview with a private TV channel.

The fixed scanners will be installed at rush locations, after which manual checking of vehicles will not be required, he said.

The mobile and fixed scanners will be imported from China , and the first shipment will reach soon.

In the recent past, about 62 terrorists and their facilitators have been nabbed on check posts; out of which 10 were suicide bombers.

The government will also establish a Students Elite Force, and about 5000 e-mails have been received so far from the students who wanted to work as volunteers under this force. -APP.

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Pogee 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

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June 30, 2011

POGEE 2010

POGEE 2010

8th International Exhibition for the Energy Industry
(19 – 22 May 2010)

INTRODUCTION

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

The location of Pakistan at the crossroads of Central Asia and the Arabian Sea has brought into spotlight its significance as an attractive market and a regional transit route for energy. Oil and Gas are the two major components of the energy mix which contribute 79% to the 63 million TOE of energy requirement in the country. The Government is formulating investor-friendly policies to increase the share of indigenous resources in the country. As a result of these policies, the Oil & Gas sector has attracted foreign direct investment of over US$ 700 million in 2008-09.

Pakistan is one of the largest consumers of gas in the region. It has a well developed and integrated infrastructure of transportation, distribution and utilisation of natural gas with 10,285 km of transmission and 93,961 km of distribution network. The two gas distribution companies plan to invest about US$ 400 million to increase the capacity of existing distribution network.

Up till now 725 wells have been drilled by various local and international exploration and production companies with 219 Oil & Gas discoveries, bringing the gas reserves to 30 TCF. An investment of US$ 1 billion was spent in drilling activities with 60 new wells drilled in 2008-09. At the same time, the crude oil recoverable reserves are estimated at 313 million barrels. The current production of oil is 66,532 barrels per day, whereas gas production is at 4 billion cubic feet per day.

Currently seven refineries are operating in the country with a refining capacity of 13 million tonnes per year.

Pakistan is now the largest CNG user in the world. Currently, 2700 CNG stations are operating with an investment of over US$ 1 billion, serving 2 million vehicles in the country.

LPG

LPG is environment-friendly and an economical fossil fuel available in the country. It is mainly used by the people living in remote areas, having no access to natural gas. Annual LPG consumption is 600,000 tonnes out of which 20% is met through imports. Total investment of US$ 200 million has already been made to develop the LPG supply infrastructure.

COAL

Pakistan has the 7th largest coal reserves in the world, estimated at over 185 billion tonnes of Coal. The country is producing 2.4 million tonnes of coal to meet the current coal consumption of 6.4 million tonnes while 4 million tonnes is imported to fulfill the energy requirement of the country. The Government has allocated an annual budget of US$ 25 million for the development of Thar Coal Infrastructure. Thar Coal project has the potential to cater to the increasing national energy requirement for decades with a relatively low unit cost.

THE SHOW – OIL & GAS PAKISTAN

Oil & Gas Pakistan is geared to be an exclusive trade exhibition, showcasing state-of-the-art equipment and machinery providing its participants with a comprehensive technical insight into the regional Oil & Gas industry.

POGEE, featuring Oil & Gas Pakistan and Power Technology Pakistan exhibitions, has established itself as the premier event catering to the Oil, Gas & Energy sectors. It serves as a convergence point for national and international companies to explore business opportunities in Pakistan . With unprecedented experience and reach, POGEE is the ideal venue to interact with key decision-makers and government officials, discuss areas of mutual cooperation, implement government plans and fulfill the future requirements of this industry in Pakistan.

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June 30, 2011

4th Power & Alternative Energy Asia International 2010

4th Power & Alternative Energy Asia Int’l Exhibition Inaugurated by Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, Provincial Minister for Environment & Alternate Energy at Karachi Expo Centre
4th Power & Alternative Energy Asia Int’l Conference inaugurated by Provincial IT Minister, Mr. Raza Haroon today at Karachi Expo Centre. In this picture, the honorable Minister is presenting Souvenir to Mr. Robert Gibson, British Deputy High Commissioner who was the Keynote Speaker of the Inaugural Session.

4th Power & Alternative Energy Asia 2010
The 4th Power & Alternative Energy Asia 2010 Exhibition will be the biggest specialized event in Pakistan, covering power generation, transmission and distribution, development of newer sources of energy saving technologies. The Exhibition welcomes leading manufacturers and suppliers’ of equipment and services for the sectors: electric, hydroelectric, thermal, natural gas, fuels, nuclear & solar power supply systems, electricity transmission networks, manufacturers of energy saving equipment and technologies, safety, construction, repair & maintenance organizations etc.Being held in conjunction with International Trade & Industry Fair – ITIF Asia 2010, the Exhibition will not only be the premier meeting place for International power & alternative energy producing organizations who are interested to invest in the conducive market of Pakistan, but also the largest forum for discussing the real issues concerning energy.

Conference on Alternative Energy
Power Generation & Energy Conservation

The 4th International Conference on Power & Alternative Energy to be held on March 27-28, 2010 at Karachi Expo Centre. It is an ideal platform for establishing international linkages & transferring the state-of-the-art technologies know-how on renewable energy to local research institutions and industries in Pakistan. On ICAEP podium, prominent speakers will have an opportunity to highlight the key issues such as future growth in the energy sector, new emerging technologies, materials and processes for renewable energy; access the overall progress of industry and formulate strategies to strengthen this industry.
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Int’l Conference on
Power & Alternative Energy – ICPAE 2010

Conference Title
Int’l Conference on Power & Alternative Energy – ICPAE 2010

Theme:
Reliable & Efficient Sustainable Energy for Growth

Introduction

We are pleased to announce an International Conference on Alternative Energy with a focus on the Reliable, Efficient & Sustainable Engine for Growth.

The Conference is an ideal & effective platform where industrialists, decision makers, experts, stakeholders, analysts, policy developers, leading researchers and other practitioners & professionals would have an opportunity to bring in light the real energy concerning issues and highlight the role of the indigenous resources to generate energy to overcome the existing flux.

Focused Sessions

* Solar Energy
* Wind Energy
* Biomass Energy

Topics to be discussed:

* Wind Mapping/Data
* Wind Policy
* Wind Technology/Investment
* Micro Wind
* Land Issues
* Biodiesel
* Biogas
* Biofeul
* Waste of Power
* Solar Data/ Mapping
* Solar Geyser
* Solar Lighting Technology
* Solar Pumping & Desalination
* Village Electricity

3 Ways to Participate

* GAIN Maximum PROMOTION as SPONSOR
* EXPOSURE as a TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL
* JOIN the Conference as DELEGATE

International Conference on
Power Generation & Energy Conservation
ICPGEC 2010

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