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Energy, Gas & Oil Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Neste Jacobs lunches series of games to enhance operator training significantly

ESPOO, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs releases a new product portfolio called NAPCON Games, which will gamify operator training. NAPCON Games can be combined with traditional operator training methods to maximize the benefits and … Read the full press release

GroenLeven Heerenveen will install solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms

670,000 m2 solar panels on roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms Amersfoort, Netherlands, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, granted over 200 million euro SDE+ subsidy for the installation of solar panels at the roofs … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä now targeting a rapid global growth in the hydro market

HELSINKI, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2016, Wärtsilä acquired American Hydro, a specialist in optimising, upgrading and servicing hydroelectric and water distribution systems. With its offering of consultancy, design and precision performance enhancement services for hydro-turbines and pumps, the company … Read the full press release

MVV Energie CEO Dr. Georg Müller: sustainability-driven growth of our group of companies

MANNHEIM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Operating earnings rise 2 percent to Euro 250 million in first nine months of current 2017 financial year – MVV’s CEO Dr. Georg Müller: “In all our activities we never lose sight of one goal … Read the full press release

Axium-ENGIE consortium finalizes 50-year concession to operate and optimize The Ohio State University’s district energy system

Houston and New York, USA, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE North America Inc. and Axium Infrastructure US are pleased to announce the financial close of a transaction to operate and maintain The Ohio State University’s utility system at the 485-building campus in … Read the full press release

New data analytics application developed to predict unplanned shutdowns at Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg production platform

Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns … Read the full press release

AMOLF developed technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels

AMSTERDAM, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the … Read the full press release

The Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site now under review by the public

SWINDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two of the UK’s leading scientific agencies have issued an open invitation to come to the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock on 5 September 2017, when plans will be unveiled for an exciting new research development proposed for … Read the full press release

BP Trinidad and Tobago: first gas from the Juniper development

LONDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Juniper is the fifth BP Upstream major project, and second in Trinidad, to start-up in 2017. BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) today announced first gas from the Juniper development, the fifth of BP’s seven Upstream major … Read the full press release

BP CEO Bob Dudley: five of our seven planned major projects now onstream

LONDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gas projects in Australia and Trinidad are fourth and fifth of seven major projects start-ups BP expects in 2017 BP today confirmed the start of production from another two of the seven Upstream major projects that … Read the full press release

CLH Group: nearly EUR 37 million invested in environmental projects in the 2014-2016 period

The initiatives aim at increasing the sustainability of its activities and reducing energy consumption in the company   MADRID, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The CLH Group invested nearly 37 million euros in environmental projects in the 2014-2016 period, enabling a more … Read the full press release

Solar Team Eindhoven’s solar-powered family car features high performance coatings supplied by AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Eindhoven University of Technology taking part in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia will be aiming to blaze a winning trail in a stunning new vehicle featuring high performance coatings supplied by … Read the full press release

Russia, Israel and Bulgaria team cleaned up Vilkitsky Island in the east of the Kara Sea supported by LUKOIL

MOSCOW, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LUKOIL supported an environmental expedition to scavenge Vilkitsky Island in the east of the Kara Sea, as envisaged by a cooperation agreement between the company and the government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. After two … Read the full press release

Continental tests environmentally friendly synthetic fuel called oxymethylene ether (OME) in test vehicles

CO2 emissions reduced in proportion to the OME share: in the Continental diesel car, a 15 % OME share reduces CO2 emissions by approximately eight grams per kilometer Entire technology chain being optimized, from the injection system, combustion, sensor technology, exhaust-gas aftertreatment … Read the full press release

Classification society’s first offshore drone survey done by DNV GL on Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea

DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. This 25,383 GT tender support vessel (TSV) is owned and operated by Prosafe, supporting Statoil’s drilling operations … Read the full press release

EBRD-financed 1.5 MW solar power plant in Cyprus sent its first electricity into the national grid

1.5 MW plant in Nisou, unveiled today, is one of five plants which will add 12 per cent to country’s solar capacity LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of a cluster of five brand new solar plants, financed by the EBRD, … Read the full press release

Centrica to protect its most vulnerable customers as electricity price rises by 12.5% from 15th September

Electricity will rise by 12.5% from mid September; gas price to be held at current level*, leaving British Gas as one of the cheapest in the dual fuel standard tariff market Average annual dual fuel bill for a typical household … Read the full press release

Bulgaria’s competition authority approves Dietsmann’s acquisition of Energoremont Holding

AC BREDA, The Netherlands, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dietsmann has acquired 97.5% of the shares of Energoremont Holding in Bulgaria [BUL: 6EG]. The remaining 2.5% of the shares are held by minority shareholders through the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. Dietsmann made the … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

Leading international energy experts in Eni’s new Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will analyze the main geopolitical, technological and economic trends, including issues related to the decarbonisation process for the Board and Eni’s CEO. C San Donato Milanese (Milan), 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni’s Board of Directors has established an Advisory … Read the full press release

French Energy Regulatory Commission: ENGIE awarded 10 photovoltaic projects in France

La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the second solar bidding session organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE4-2), ENGIE, through its subsidiaries ENGIE Green, La Compagnie du Vent, CNR and Solairedirect, has been awarded 10 photovoltaic … Read the full press release

ENGIE makes new investments in Latin America, India and Cambodia through its social impact investment fund Rassembleurs d’Energies

Avec 3 nouveaux investissements d’ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies en Amérique Latine, en Inde et au Cambodge, près de 2 millions de personnes disposeront d’un accès à une énergie propre et durable d’ici 2020. La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Announcing the … Read the full press release

Shell: new era for the Australian LNG export industry with the arrival of the Prelude FLNG facility

the HAGUE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Australia today confirmed that its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters. Prelude is the first deployment of Shell’s FLNG technology, that will see a 488 metre long floating … Read the full press release

Renewables: EBRD invests EUR28.3 million in bonds issued by Hellenic Petroleum

Bank invests €28.3 million in corporate bond by Hellenic Petroleum to support diversification LONDON, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has signed the first project under its new framework for renewable energy in Greece by subscribing to €28.3 million in bonds issued by Hellenic … Read the full press release

RenewableUK: Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the world-leader in innovative battery storage technologies

LONDON, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK is responding to Business Secretary Greg Clark’s speech today, which launched the Government’s new £246 million Faraday Challenge. RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said: “Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall: Sandbank 288 MW offshore wind farm put into operation

STOCKHOLM, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offshore wind farm Sandbank with an installed capacity of 288 megawatt (MW) is now officially inaugurated. It is the latest cooperation between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the 72 wind energy plants will provide … Read the full press release

Eni World Oil and Gas Review: oil reserves increased slightly in 2016; OPEC countries remain the biggest reserves holder

In 2016 oil reserves increased slightly (+0.2%) mainly due to the contribution of additional reserves in Iraq. World oil production remains nearly at the same level of 2015 (+0.3%). Along with production changes, a significant discontinuity emerges in terms of … Read the full press release

Cepsa becomes world’s only producer of Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) to obtain Environmental Product Declaration

Cepsa awarded Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its LAB and LABSA production The company is a world leader in the production of Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB), a crucial raw material in the production of biodegradable detergents MADRID, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cepsa … Read the full press release

ABB to upgrade the control and protection system for Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan HVDC transmission link

ABB AbilityTM MACHTM control system will boost energy exchange in upgrade of Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan link ZURICH, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark. ABB will upgrade the control … Read the full press release

Husqvarna Group to build its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas

Husqvarna Group is building its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2  footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately … Read the full press release