Serving the needs of the training sector; HTL Training Services


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HTL Group are delighted to have Bob Fogerty BSc CMIOSH as Director of Training for HTL Training Services.

Personally delivering training alongside a team of highly skilled Technical Trainers, Bob is responsible for developing a training programme to serve the growing training demands of the oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors.

With over three decades of experience in engineering and a team of Technical Trainers with expertise in a number of industries, Bob ensures that HTL Training Services consistently delivers training which exceeds industry standards.

World class training facilities based in Cramlington, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth coupled with an ever increasing portfolio of approved courses ensures delegates have the best learning experience with HTL Training Services whether they are looking to reskill, upskill or transfer skills.

A full suite of approved courses can all be delivered onsite at client’s premises globally or at any dedicated HTL training facility with flexible study periods to suit individual requirements.

Worldwide recognised courses available include the ECITB’s Mechanical Joint Integrity training (Topside, Subsea & Wind Energy), Gas Turbine Introduction and Operations, Mechanical Valves and Maintenance, Effective Communication in Construction Engineering, CCNSG Safety Passport, NEBOSH National General Certificate in Health and Safety, IOSH Managing Safely and QNUK First Aid training.

Bob Fogerty comments:

Having spent the past 25 years in the Controlled Bolting Sector, the role of Director of Training for HTL Training Services felt like a natural step for me. The position allows me to take the successful HTL business model and apply it to the training services arena, ensuring that HTL will continue to develop its training course portfolio in response to its clients and industry needs.”

To view the full course portfolio available from HTL Training Services visit

To enquire about individual or group course bookings please call +44 (0) 1670 700 005 or email

Bob Fogerty


AFL launches FlexScan PON OTDRs for testing In- or Out-of-Service

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Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – August 24, 2016  AFL expanded its FlexScan family of pocket-sized OTDRs adding two PON OTDR models. The FS200-304 PON OTDR offers 1310, 1550 and 1650 nm OTDR testing to verify and troubleshoot both in-service and out-of-service FTTH PONs. The FS200-300 FlexScan supports 1310 and 1550 nm out-of-service testing for both PON and point-to-point networks.

All FlexScan OTDRs include AFL’s SmartAuto™ multi-pulse acquisition, enabling users to detect closely spaced events before a PON splitter while still testing effectively through the splitter. FlexScan OTDRs also display test results in both AFL’s icon-based LinkMap® view and OTDR trace view, allowing users to quickly and easily locate faults and identify necessary corrective action. With up to 37 dB dynamic range, both models verify PONs with split ratios up to 1:64.

FlexScan PON OTDRs include 4.3-inch indoor/outdoor touchscreen display, Bluetooth®/WiFi wireless interfaces and an integrated Visual Fault Locator (VFL). The integrated Optical Light Source (OLS) and Optical Power Meter are optional.

FlexScan OTDRs are available in several pre-configured kits combining a user-selected FlexScan with additional fiber verification and troubleshooting tools:

  • FlexScan Basic Kits: combine FlexScan with TRM® 2.0 Basic Test Results Manager reporting software, USB cable and a soft carry case. 
  • FlexScan Plus Kits: adds a fiber ring (launch cable) and One-Click® cleaner plus upgrades TRM to TRM 2.0 Advanced.
  • FlexScan PRO Kits: includes a fiber ring, TRM 2.0 Advanced, One-Click cleaner and adds a FOCIS Flex connector inspection probe with user-selected inspection adapter tips. The carry case easily accommodates additional adapter tips.
  • FlexScan Complete BI/BIPM Kits: includes a fiber ring, TRM 2.0 Advanced, FOCIS Flex with adapter tips and adds a user-selected Optical Fiber Identifier for bend-insensitive fiber (OFI-BI or OFI-BIPM). The OFI-BIPM includes an integrated power meter.

The FlexScan PON OTDRs join previously announced FS200-50 (1550 nm only troubleshooting) and FS200-100 (1310/1550 nm point-to-point verification and troubleshooting) to provide the industry’s smallest, easiest-to-use handheld OTDRs for network installation verification and troubleshooting.

To learn more about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit


Bamboo Composites for Wind Power Market

The global wind power industry is research and technology intensive and witnesses innovations at a rapid pace. Bamboo fiber composite materials are among the most recent and interesting innovations aimed at improving operational efficiency of wind turbines. These composites are known to reduce the overall weight of turbine blades, while still keeping mechanical and physical properties of the turbines in line with wind power requirements. Bamboo composites devised for wind power applications also demonstrate characteristics such as good corrosion resistance, high strength, high density, good weathering resistance, and high abrasion resistance.

The global bamboo composites for wind power market is the focus of study of the TMR market research report. This research study gives comprehensive insights into the market. It presents a 360-degree overview of the present state of the crucial elements of the market. The report forecasts the future growth prospects of the market over the period between 2013 and 2019.

The report also analyzes the projected effect of the major growth drivers, challenges and trends on the development of the global bamboo composites for wind power market over the forecast period. Key segments of the market have been explained with the help of vast qualitative and quantitative data, making the report a data repository that can help decision makers formulate efficient business strategies.

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Global Bamboo Composites for Wind Power Market: Overview

The global bamboo composites for wind power market has been segmented in the report on the basis of geography into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World.

Europe is expected to dominate the global bamboo composites for wind power market over the forecast period. The region is expected to increasingly adopt biodegradable and reusable materials to make its flourishing wind power sector more sustainable and environment friendly in the coming years. Wind power companies in the European Union are more receptive to innovations that can improve operational efficiency majorly owing to the vast incentives and funds granted by governments to strengthen the green energy sector.

China is one of the strongest players in the market due to its vast bamboo resources. China is also amongst the world’s leading countries in the wind power market, with wind power generation capacity higher than the combined wind power installations in many regional markets. Thus the global bamboo composites for wind power market is expected to witness significant growth in the country over the report’s forecast period. Abundance of bamboo resources in other countries in Asia Pacific will also lead to significant development of the bamboo composites for wind power market in the region over the forecast period.

Global Bamboo Composites for Wind Power Market: Key Market Players

Some of the most prominent vendors in the global bamboo composites for wind power market are Lianyungang Zhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co., Jizhou Khan Wind Power, Jilin Chemical Fiber Equipment Co., Windey, Dezhou Shijiweineng Wind Power Equipment Co., Dasso Industrial Group Co., Hebei KNT Group, Chengdu Huaming Cellophane, and Miracle Zhufeng.

The report segments the industrial protective footwear market on the basis of geography as:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World

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CMP Launches New Website and Cable Gland Selector

CMP Products, a worldwide leading cable gland and cable cleat manufacturer, is inviting online visitors to explore its new cable gland website and online product selector. The revamped site,, has been designed to provide a more engaging user friendly experience, with all the technical knowledge and industry expertise that the business is renowned for.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been developed with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access a wealth of product and technical information with ease.

As well as ensuring that CMP’s vast portfolio of products is easier than ever to browse, the inclusion of the intuitive cable gland selector, an enhanced feature in the industry, will aid users in specifying the most appropriate product for their installation.

David Saxon, Marketing Manager at CMP Products, said:

“Ultimately, our customers are at the heart of what we do at CMP Products and a website which is more focused on the needs of our customers better reflects those values. The new website and product selector allows customers to benefit from richer online content, which can assist the specification process.”

The new gland site complements the company’s recently launched cable cleat website; both having recently been developed and designed by North East Based digital design agency, Inspired.

The new cable gland website,,  launched 17th August 2016.

Sasol disposes of its investment in the Iranian joint venture Arya Sasol Polymer Company (“Arya”)

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – On 16 August 2013, Sasol Investment Company (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasol, entered into a definitive sale and share purchase agreement pursuant to which Main Street 1095 (Pty) Limited, a South African subsidiary of an Iranian investor, completed and effected the acquisition of 100% of the shares of SPI International (Pty) Limited (“SPII”)(“Transaction”).  SPII is the indirect owner of a 50% interest in Arya. Read more…

Praxair to expand Kirtland, New Mexico nitrogen facility

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), announced today that it has started up a second nitrogen plant at its facility in Kirtland, New Mexico to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan basin, which includes southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The new plant, along with an additional liquefier expansion to be completed later this year, will increase total capacity at the site to 300 TPD (tons per day) of liquid nitrogen, in addition to gaseous nitrogen that is being supplied to local pipeline customers under long-term contracts. Read more…

Chevron introduces GST® Premium 32 turbine oil

Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today introduced its new GST® Premium 32 turbine oil. The new oil has exceptional thermal and oxidative stability and meets strict requirements of a wide variety of turbine OEMs, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens and Alstom. The product is well suited for power generation applications in markets like petrochemical production, utilities and heavy industry. Read more…

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. provides operational update on its West Africa and Gulf of Mexico drilling operations

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (“Cobalt”) (NYSE:CIE) today provided an update on its deepwater drilling operations in West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico, and announced that it has entered into a new rig contract. Read more…

Scana Offshore Services signs a contract for BOP Stacking services

Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Offshore Services Inc been awarded a contract for BOP stacking services of approx. 2,7 MUSD to a non-disclosed customer. Read more…

ABB to provide power distribution and automation solution for Sevan offshore accommodation vessels

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod® CZ and automation system onboard two offshore accommodation vessels. Read more…

Unique System FZE appoints new division head for its oil & gas division

Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group company, which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, has announced the joining of Martin Bolton as the new Division Head for its Oil & Gas Division for the Middle East Region.  He will be based at Unique’s head office in Sharjah in the UAE. Read more…

Dundee Corporation acquires further interest in Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation

In accordance with regulatory requirements, Dundee Corporation (TSX:DC.A) (“Dundee”) announces that it has acquired in a private placement, 62,346,000 units (“Units”) of Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation (“Eagle Hill”) at a price of $0.075 per Unit. Each unit consists of one common share (“Share”) in the capital of Eagle Hill and one-half of one transferable common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Share at a price of $0.10 per Share at any time within 48 months. Read more…

TAG Oil Ltd. announces prepping for a 12-well kickoff

This coming weekend marks the kickoff of our 12-well drilling campaign, fully funded with income from the sale and production of TAG Oil’s own Taranaki oil and gas, and the Company’s strong balance sheet. Read more…

Samson oil & gas requests Trading Halt

Samson Oil & Gas Limited (ASX: SSN; NYSE MKT: SSN) announced today that, per its request, an immediate Trading Halt of its Ordinary Shares has been issued by the Australian Securities Exchange Limited {“ASX”) commencing Monday 19 August 2013 until Wednesday 21 August 2013 pending the announcement to the market of a capital raising. Samson has also requested the NYSE MKT to order a similar halt to the trading of its American Depositary Shares in the United States pending that announcement, which request is expected to result in a similar halt in the U.S. trading of its ADSs. Read more…

Halliburton opens expanded manufacturing and technology centre in Malaysia

Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) officially opened the expansion of its Malaysia Manufacturing and Technology Centre in Senai, Malaysia, today. The additional capability will allow the company to expand its delivery of high-quality products to meet the growing needs of customers in the Eastern Hemisphere and globally. Read more…

ConocoPhillips announces sale of Trinidad and Tobago asset

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that it has closed a transaction with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) for the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Trinidad and Tobago Holdings LLC, for a total consideration of $600 million plus customary adjustments. Read more…

Abest Power & Gas launches energy services in the State of Massachusetts

Corporate Resource Services, Inc. (OTCBB: CRRS), a diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, today announced that Abest Power& Gas, its joint venture in retail energy, has been issued its license to begin selling energy services in the State of Massachusetts. Read more…

Eni announces Paolo Scaroni meets Denis Sassou Nguesso in Congo

The President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and Eni’s CEO, Paolo Scaroni, met today in Djambala, in the Central region of Plateau, to discuss Eni’s ongoing activities and projects in the country. Read more…

Number of events planned for 2013 Year of Ecology in Gazprom already three times surpassed

A meeting of the Gazprom Coordinating Committee for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency took place at the Gazprom headquarters under the chairmanship of Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee – Head of the Coordinating Committee. Taking part in the meeting were Members of the Gazprom Management Committee and heads of the Company’s structural units and subsidiaries. Read more…

Roc Oil Company Limited (ROC) announces Beibu Gulf project – fifteen well development drilling campaign completes

Roc Oil (China) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roc Oil Company Limited (ASX: ROC), advised today that final stage of the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 development drilling has been completed with the successful conclusion of the five well drilling programme on the WZ 12-8 West field and the demobilisation of the jack up drilling rig COSL HYSY 931. Read more…

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