Story Highlights September 30 is the deadline for registration for the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) 2018 Energy Champion Competition. Project Manager for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme at the PCJ, Jody Grizzle, told JIS News that this second staging of the competition has seen over 100 per cent increase in enrolment, with more than 40 public-sector entities registered, so far. September 30 is the deadline for registration for the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) 2018 Energy Champion Competition.Project Manager for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme at the PCJ, Jody Grizzle, told JIS News that this second staging of the competition has seen over 100 per cent increase in enrolment, with more than 40 public-sector entities registered, so far.“This is a strong indication of positive behaviour change in the public sector, and that the message of energy conservation is being embraced,” she said.The competition, which seeks to award energy-efficient public entities, will run from October 1 to December 31, 2018.All government agencies operating on their own energy meters are eligible for the competition, whether or not they were beneficiaries of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project (EECP) implementation programme.Competitors stand the chance to win more than $1.5 million in energy-efficient interventions.Interested agencies may visit the website www.pcj.com and complete the entry form.Ms. Grizzle said that the competition is an innovative way for the Government of Jamaica to be a role model in energy-conservation initiatives across the island and to lead by example.“It is the vision that members of the private sector will join us in the effort to reduce energy consumption, and that behaviour change in the workplace among employees will transcend into their households as together we secure Jamaica’s energy future,” Ms. Grizzle said.
zoom Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit launched MV Arklow Clan, an open hatch single decker, at its Westerbroek yard on April 7.The 5,200 dwt Arklow Clan is the fourth in a series of ten ships that will be delivered to Ireland-based Arklow Shipping.With a hold volume of 220,000 cft, the newbuilding features a length of 86.8 meters and a width of 15 meters.The ship has one single hold and an 1A iceclass notation and is propelled by a 1740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.Market value of Arklow Clan currently stands at USD 5.97 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The vessel, which will fly the flag of the Netherlands, was ordered by Arklow Shipping in August 2014.Arklow Castle, the third ship from the batch, was launched in January this year.