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Heraeus Photovoltaics to hire 100 new employees to support its move from a paste supplier to an integrated solution provider

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Heraeus calls talents of the industry to join the Solar Superhero program – Live interviews at SNEC 2017 in Shanghai. Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, is on a … Read the full press release

Neste mobile app enables mobile payment for fuel without cash or a card

ESPOO, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aimed at motorists, the Neste mobile application enables now mobile payment for fuel without cash or a card. The application makes refuelling faster, safer, and easier for customers.“We want to be where our customers are, in … Read the full press release

DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire to retire; Matthew Wright to succeed

DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire will retire in June after 13 years with the company. Matthew Wright appointed as successor. FREDERICIA, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Brent Cheshire was DONG Energy’s first UK employee in 2004 and under his leadership, … Read the full press release

INEOS to acquire BP’s Forties Pipeline System business

LONDON, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BP today announced it has agreed to sell its Forties Pipeline System (FPS) business, with assets including the main Forties offshore and onshore pipelines and other associated pipeline interests and facilities, to INEOS. Subject to … Read the full press release

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC acquires Nesika Energy, LLC and its ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas

LONDON, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, today announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy, LLC and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. Butamax … Read the full press release

KfW funds construction of the largest solar power complex in the world

Breaking ground for the fourth solar power plant in Ouarzazate NOORo I – IV becomes the largest solar power complex in the world Electricity for 1.3 million people Frankfurt am Main, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the presence of the Moroccan … Read the full press release

Lloyd’s Register and GOSCO joint venture to provide services to the oil and gas sector in Ghana

LONDON, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyd’s Register has signed an agreement with GOSCO, to form a joint venture dedicated to providing well project management, well engineering and associated site survey, geotechnical and rig inspection services, in the territorial waters of … Read the full press release

ENGIE decided to transfer its 40% shares in U.K.-based nuclear energy company NuGen to Toshiba

La Défense, France, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NuGen, the U.K.-based nuclear energy company that plans to build three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors in West Cumbria, at Moorside, is facing some significant challenges which have led ENGIE to exercise its contractual rights in … Read the full press release

La Compagnie du Vent to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE

La Défense, France, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and SOPER, respectively 59% and 41% shareholders of La Compagnie du Vent, announce the signing of a share sales agreement by which, once the usual conditions precedent are met, La Compagnie du Vent … Read the full press release

Siemens successfully closes Gamesa merger and Mentor Graphics acquisition

Gamesa and Mentor Graphics transactions successfully closed Major portfolio steps in orientation toward growth fields in electrification, automation and digitalization Key milestones for customers, employees and shareholders MUNICH, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens today concluded the merger of its wind … Read the full press release

Ekokem’s brand will be changed to Fortum

ESPOO, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum and Ekokem teamed up in 2016 to form a major Nordic circular economy company. Following the successful integration of Ekokem’s operations, Ekokem will now also become Fortum. Ekokem’s brand will be changed to Fortum from … Read the full press release

Fortum and the City of Espoo continue partnership in developing carbon-neutral district heating

ESPOO, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mayor of Espoo Jukka Mäkelä and Fortum President and CEO Pekka Lundmark signed an agreement on 28 March 2017 to continue the implementation of shared energy targets and the development of city solutions in Espoo. “EU studies … Read the full press release

Wave Hub Ltd welcomes funding for major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone

CORNWALL, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wave Hub Ltd has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of the award of £324,000 to enable a major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone. The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Economy and … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable leading EPCI services provider digitize and standardize its processes

Industry Solution Experiences Integrate Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation in a Single Collaborative Digital Environment for Efficient Project Execution VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán tops ‘2017 All-Europe Executive Team’ ranking by the Institutional Investor Research Group

Iberdrola’s CFO, José Sainz Armada, was also ranked as Best CFO within the same category The company was also selected as having the Best Investor Relations team in the industry BILBAO, Spain, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio … Read the full press release

Iberdrola strengthens its role as Mexico’s foremost private power company

The planned investment for this power plant is around US$400 million Iberdrola awarded construction and operation of 766-MW combined-cycle power station in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico The new Topolobampo III power plant, to be located close to the town … Read the full press release

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