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UPS, the international package delivery giant, has announced its intention to supply 35 state-of-the-art electric delivery vehicles to its logistics bases in London and Paris, for primary tests by the end of this year. The "delivery vans of the future" sport the iconic brown paint job of UPS along with fluid structural lines and an engine which is 100% motorised by an electric power source.

This ultra-light weight models were designed by the British company Arrival - specialists in the manufacturing of electric light commercial vehicles (E-LCVs). All vehicles will have advanced driving aids, (systems developed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving), have a capability of travelling 150 miles, and include "hyper-connected cockpits" to make life easier for delivery drivers.

UPS intends for 25% of all new vehicles purchased by 2025 to be exclusively non-fossil powered, i.e. diesel or petrol engines; rather, choosing to invest in hybrid electric, hydro-hybrid, ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and propane powered LCVs. The company already has a fleet of 9000 vehicles, across its international markets, operating on "alternative fuels". The company is also committed to achieving commendable green energy targets of 25% of its energy mix to come from renewable energy sources by 2025.

Electron Beam Services are proud to be part of the manufacturing sector at this point in time, as many of our clients in the automotive and general engineering industries​ are going through similar phases of technological development. Our company has equally been dedicated to staying at the cutting-edge of manufacturing techniques and standards. In keeping with this commitment, EBS have been ISO approved since 1994 and have recently attained approval to AS9100 rev D.

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Touchstone Exploration has recently published its latest operational and drilling update, showing that production increased by 21 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.

This meant that the organisation was producing an average of 1,543 barrels per day between January and March this year, while in April this year average production hit 1,669 barrels per day.

New wells in Trinidad and Tobago have helped the organisation boost its production, with the first five wells of its 2018 program drilled and cased so far. Of these, two have been completed and are currently producing oil.

Two wells have been drilled in the Forest Reserve WD-8 block, while a further two were also drilled in the company’s Coora 2 Block.

It added that it is also preparing two locations in the Coora 1 Block for drilling in the coming weeks, with the two new wells situated in follow-up locations for its successful CO-368 and CO-369 wells which were drilled last year.

President and chief executive officer at Touchstone Paul Baay commented: “We are excited to see the stabilised production results from these wells as we accelerate to our target of 2,000 barrels per day.”

Earlier this month, Energy Voice reported that the energy industry is planning to drill 16 high-impact wells in the UK and Norway this year, with the aim of producing 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent from these sources.

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