JGC wins refinery renovation deal in Iraq

Business Aug 12, 2020

JGC wins refinery renovation deal in Iraq

Japanese engineering company JGC Holdings Corp. said Wednesday that it has won a contract to renovate a refinery in Iraq. The deal between subsidiary JGC Corp. and the Iraqi government is worth about ¥400 billion, making it one of Japan's largest reconstruction aid programs for ...

The Japanese firms tied to the oil spill off Mauritius

Business Aug 12, 2020

The Japanese firms tied to the oil spill off Mauritius

The Japanese firm that operates a ship leaking fuel off the coast of Mauritius has been involved in accidents before, including a 2006 oil spill in the Indian Ocean. Mitsui OSK Lines operates the MV Wakashio, which ran aground on July 25 just off the ...

Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill

World Aug 10, 2020

Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship's oil spill

Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches. The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company and operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Line, ...