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E.ON joins forces with municipal partners to drive e-mobility in Germany

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the German government’s program to promote e-mobility, E.ON’s regional companies have submitted applications for a total of more than 700 charging points. The majority of the applications were submitted by Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS … Read the full press release

E.ON integrates wind farm into its Virtual Power Plant; stabilizes the German electricity grid

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The fluctuating feed-in of wind power into the electricity grid has so far been regarded as a problem for grid stability and supply security. E.ON is now turning the tables. E.ON will be one of the … Read the full press release

IVECO’s pioneering work in developing natural gas vehicles recognized with “NGV Global Industry Champion” award

As a part of the NGV GLOBAL 2017 conference, the natural gas vehicles association held an international gathering on March 22 to present a series of sector awards. IVECO received the “NGV Global Industry Champion” award recognizing the brand’s 20 … Read the full press release

Eni confirms presence of oil in reservoirs in the shallow waters of Campeche Bay, offshore Mexico

Amoca-2 is the first well drilled by an international oil major in Mexico since the 2013 Energy Reform. Reserves are being assessed, but the well indicates a meaningful upside to the original estimates. The first well drilled by an international … Read the full press release

Eni obtains majority stakes in two new exploration blocks off the shore of the Ivory Coast

Eni will operate the two blocks by applying its proprietary technologies and by leveraging the important synergies with other activities in the region, reducing the time-to-market, as well as costs. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni today announced … Read the full press release

DNV GL Awards Voltamp Oman With Two KEMA Type Test Certificates for the Manufacture of GCC’s Largest Transformer

ARNHEM, the Netherlands, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has awarded Voltamp Oman with two KEMA type test certificates for a 125 MVA large power transformer (LPT), the largest transformer … Read the full press release

Siemens to Produce Wind Turbines for Two EDF Luminus Projects in Belgium

“Katoen Natie” project located in Beveren, “Sibelco” in Dessel 15-year service-contract included HAMBRUG, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered wind turbines at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located … Read the full press release

Preem Collaborates with Vattenfall on Large-scale Biofuel Project

STOCKHOLM, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Preem and Vattenfall have concluded an agreement to investigate the potential of using climate-smart hydrogen gas in the large scale production of biofuel for the Swedish market. Preem’s objective is to produce three million cubic … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and BMW Group Sign Contract to Supply Batteries for Storage Project

BMW i3-batteries for storage projects in Vattenfall wind farms STOCKHOLM, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries with a capacity of 33 … Read the full press release

Waste-to-Energy Power Plant In Kaunas Starts Investment

ESPOO, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The joint venture Kauno Kogeneracinė Jėgainė (KKJ), owned by Fortum and Lietuvos Energija, will build a waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Kaunas, Lithuania. On 16th March KKJ signed contracts for the main equipment … Read the full press release

Linde Strengthens Its Presence and Role in Shell Eco-Marathon

MUNICH, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology company The Linde Group is intensifying its contribution to the Shell Eco-marathon, an annual international competition for ultra-energy-efficient prototype vehicles. The year 2017 marks the seventh time in a row in which Linde supports … Read the full press release

ENGIE reaffirms commitment to play a leading role in development of green finance with issuance of its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion

La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ENGIE issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion. The Group reaffirms its commitment and determination to play a leading role in … Read the full press release

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box, world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box. The Netherlands-based company is one of the world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers with over 40,000 charging stations in service. La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electric mobility: a global fast-growing clean energy … Read the full press release

Gazprom and Moldovagaz Discuss Cooperation Between Companies

MOSCOW, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vasile Botnari, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Moldovagaz, took place at the Gazprom headquarters today. The parties discussed the ongoing and future activities of Moldovagaz and cooperation between the … Read the full press release

Wood Group awarded engineering and procurement services contracts for BP’s Mad Dog 2 project

ABERDEEN, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wood Group has won two separate contracts related to BP’s Mad Dog 2 project providing engineering services to further develop deepwater production. Wood Group has been contracted by Samsung Heavy Industries to provide detailed engineering and … Read the full press release

Eni acquires 50% participating interest of Block 11 Offshore Cyprus; Total remains the Operator of the Block

San Donato Milanese (MI), 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni announces that has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% Participating Interest of Block 11 Offshore Cyprus. The agreement, by which Total remains the Operator of the Block, has been … Read the full press release

Eni sells 25 percent interest in the natural gas-rich Area 4 block, offshore Mozambique to ExxonMobil

San Donato Milanese (MI), 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ExxonMobil and Eni have signed today a sale and purchase agreement to enable ExxonMobil to acquire from Eni a 25 percent indirect interest in the natural gas-rich Area 4 block, offshore Mozambique. … Read the full press release

Poyry Bags CEL II Engineer’s Services Assignment in Cambodia

HELSINKI, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cambodian Energy II Co. Ltd. has awarded Pöyry with an owner’s engineer services assignment for CEL II, a 150 MW coal-fired power plant project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Cambodian Energy II Co. Ltd is a project company … Read the full press release

Leonardo Signs Agreement with Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to Ensure Safety of Southern Corridor Gas Pipeline

An agreement was signed in Baku between Leonardo and the Azerbaijani oil company SOCAR, which is leading the construction of the new pipeline, a cornerstone of Europe’s energy strategy The agreement aims to ensure the physical and cyber security of … Read the full press release

Digitalisation to power Alpiq growth in coming years

Digitalisation and smart networking of decentralised flexible energy systems, smart buildings and e-mobility, industrial plant engineering and the dismantling of nuclear power plants are growth areas that Alpiq has already managed to successfully position itself in. Alpiq systematically focuses its … Read the full press release

US Gulf of Mexico deep-water project expected to produce up to 40,000 barrels of oil daily

THA HAGUE, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and MOEX North America LLC (MOEX NA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd, have each taken the final investment decision to execute phase … Read the full press release

SGS to exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition in Ravenna, Italy

SGS will Exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition (OMC) from March 29 to 31, 2017. GENEVA, 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OMC is an important conference and international exhibition for companies operating in the oil and gas and global energy … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

GasTerra announces the appointment of Annie Krist as new CEO

She succeeds Gertjan Lankhorst who resigned from this position on 1 January. GRONINGEN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The General Meeting of Shareholders of GasTerra has appointed Annie Krist (57) as CEO of GasTerra. She succeeds Gertjan Lankhorst who resigned from … Read the full press release

ContiTech takes part in Fraunhofer Institute’s project by developing a specialized hose for testing underwater energy storage unit

Fraunhofer Institute develops power station for energy storage in the sea High external pressure at great water depths a challenge for hose developers Approved for use in drinking water Reservoirs HANOVER, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electricity from wind and solar requires … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric and ENGIE to explore and deploy new digital solutions for operational efficiency of renewable assets

La Défense, France, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and ENGIE, a global energy player committed to be leader of the energy transition in the world, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) … Read the full press release

ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz achieve 95 percent outdoor coverage in deployment of the first IoT network in Singapore

The Sigfox network reaches 95 percent outdoor coverage island-wide, the first nationwide IoT network in Southeast Asia SINGAPORE, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At UnaBiz’s inaugural UnaDay, ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz today jointly announced that they have reached an important milestone … Read the full press release

British Gas launches new customer reward programme

WINDSOR, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — British Gas has embarked on a major drive to engage and reward millions of its loyal customers. It is launching a series of market-leading initiatives, including innovative product bundles, under a new customer reward programme backed … Read the full press release

BASF’s Master Builders Solutions presents series of ads and a dedicated website on energy-efficient and sustainable construction

MANNHEIM, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing economic benefits while at the same time reducing global warming potential: How products from the Master Builders Solutions® range contribute to this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign “Quantified Sustainable Benefits – Reduce … Read the full press release

Researchers from Technical University of Munich to develop a computer model to help improve wind farm efficiency

MUNICH, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Often hundreds of rotors can be installed in a typical wind farm. A little known fact, however, is that the shadowing caused by the wind turbine rotors impacts the performance of neighboring turbines and reduces their … Read the full press release