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Stara’s machines and trucks in Helsinki to use entirely waste and residue based Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces emissions of Stara’s working machines in Helsinki, Finland  ESPOO, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of Europe’s largest coordinated advanced biofuels project BioSata, Neste provides Helsinki City Construction Services, Stara, with premium-quality, entirely waste and residue based Neste … Read the full press release

Pioneering collaborative hydropower study between Voith and the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina

Argentina is the third-largest economy in Latin America and also the third-largest energy consumer in the region Uprate initiatives in the hydropower scenario are targeted to benefit Argentina, as the country relies on this energy source for ~30% of its … Read the full press release

KfW funded rAREH to build 2.7 MW hydropower station in Rwanda

KfW supporting public-private company rAREH with the construction of hydropower stations in Sub-Saharan Africa USD 8 million for Rwanza hydropower station Frankfurt am Main, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Set up and funded by KfW on behalf of the German Ministry for … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply engineering and equipment deliveries to Iranian energy companies Baran Niroo Beshel Co. and Tamin Niroo Saam Co.

HELSINKI, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä will supply engineering and equipment deliveries for two baseload power plants to Iranian energy companies Baran Niroo Beshel Co. and Tamin Niroo Saam Co. This is a breakthrough project as Wärtsilä is supplying … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) show that renewables are maturing into market based solutions

BRUSSELS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Google, Norsk Hydro and Facebook are leading the growing trend of major companies looking to secure reliable and competitive power from renewable energy and reduce the risks associated with fossil fuel-based power supply. 100 top companies … Read the full press release

VINCI Energies to acquire 85% of the shares in Acuntia from GPF Capital

Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Energies, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in energy and information and communication technology services (ICT), has reached an agreement with the GPF Capital* investment fund to acquire the Acuntia company. The agreement covers acquisition of … Read the full press release

BOURBON to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations

Marseille, France /Kongsberg, Norway, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading marine Offshore services company, BOURBON has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: Belgian GeoSea to acquire full ownership of A2SEA

Fredericia, Denmark, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (07.07.2017), DONG Energy and Siemens signed an agreement with Belgian GeoSea stating that GeoSea will acquire the full ownership of A2SEA. A2SEA will continue to operate out of Denmark with offshore wind turbine service … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: Siemens Gamesa to supply and service 94 units of 8MW wind turbines for the 752MW Borssele project

​DONG Energy has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa for its Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Fredericia, Denmark, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa will supply and service 94 units of their 8MW wind turbines  for … Read the full press release

Dana Petroleum looks forward to the further evaluation of the Eagle exploration results in due course

ABERDEEN, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 July 2016, EnQuest announced a discovery in respect of the recently drilled Eagle exploration well in the Central North Sea. EnQuest asserted that it had drilled the well on a 100% working interest basis. … Read the full press release

Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings now available in Europe

COPENHAGEN, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings are now also available in Europe to protect steel and concrete tanks in challenging and highly corrosive environments. As a single coat system, they ensure assets are returned to service … Read the full press release

ENGIE Group opens the new biomass boiler unit of Saint-Denis

La Défense, France, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By now contributing over 50% of renewable energies to the energy mix of the district heating network of the city and towns of Saint-Denis, Stains, Pierrefitte et L’Ile-Saint-Denis, this boiler unit, converted to biomass, … Read the full press release

Carrefour and ENGIE open public natural gas vehicle station at La Courneuve in the Paris region

La Défense, France, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By late 2017, a fleet of 200 Carrefour trucks will be driving on biomethane fuel, resulting in a 75 % reduction of CO2emissions and no more fine particle pollution. ENGIE is offering the green … Read the full press release

ENGIE Appointments: Paul Maguire as CEO ENGIE Asia Pacific; Nadine Jaudet as Director of ENGIE Global Business Support

La Défense, France, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Paul Maguire is appointed as Chief Executive Officer ENGIE Asia Pacific, from June 1st. He succeeds Jan Flachet, who is retiring. Nadine Jaudet is appointed as Director of ENGIE Global Business Support, the Group’s … Read the full press release

Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths welcomed news that British Gas has already installed around 18,000 smart meters across Wales

WINDSOR, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, attended an Energy Innovation Showcase event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay today (4 July) to help encourage Welsh businesses to embrace the disruptive technologies transforming … Read the full press release

Greenbird Integration Technology AS: We are excited to welcome Bill Joss as our new Chairman

OSLO, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European Smart Meter software company greenbird Integration Technology AS appoints Bill Joss as Chairman of the Board to support international expansion. Greenbird is a profitable and rapidly growing software vendor and technology-leader in IT integration in … Read the full press release

Scania’s production unit in Zwolle will install the largest solar roof in the Netherlands

Zwolle production unit gets solar-powered roof equivalent to the size of nearly eight football pitches, bringing it nearer to the goal of being carbon neutral by 2020. Södertälje, Sweden, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has taken its latest significant step in … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group exceeds current carbon emission and energy consumption targets

ZURICH, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global insurer already exceeding current carbon emission and energy consumption targets and sets new ambitious targets to be achieved by 2025. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has reached a great milestone in its ambition to limit … Read the full press release

Flender GmbH will be the new name of Siemens Mechanical Drives unit (MD)

Transformation to a stand-alone company under the Siemens umbrella advancing on schedule Affiliation also visible in the name: Flender GmbH, a Siemens Company Important step in enhancing market lead Wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, headquartered in Bocholt MUNICH, 30-Jun-2017 — … Read the full press release

New figures show that onshore wind has now passed the 1GW milestone in Northern Ireland

LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New figures show that onshore wind is powering ahead in Northern Ireland, generating nearly a quarter of its electricity needs. The latest generation figures released by NI Electricity Networks, show that onshore wind has now … Read the full press release

EBRD launches €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility to help Romanian households invest in energy efficiency

Banca Transilvania first partner bank to start lending under Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Romanian households to save energy and money, the EBRD is launching the €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) for … Read the full press release

Cairn: EnQuest confirms first oil from the Kraken development was delivered

EDINBURGH, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The enclosed announcement has been reported by EnQuest PLC (70.5% Operator) with regards to the Kraken development in which Cairn has a 29.5% working interest. EnQuest announcement: EnQuest confirms that first oil from the Kraken development … Read the full press release

Eni: first LNG shipment from the Jangkrik field for the Indonesian domestic market

San Donato Milanese (Milan), 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni carried out today its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced for the Indonesian domestic market by the Jangkrik field, which is located in Indonesia in deep water. The 22,500 m3 … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) opens its new Research Center for Energy and Information (ZEI) at Garching Research Campus

MUNICH, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) now has a home of its own: In the new Research Center for Energy and Information (ZEI), built on the Garching Research Campus at a cost … Read the full press release

Rabobank and online platform Bleeve to help customers implement energy-saving measures

UTRECHT, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lower energy bills, greater comfort and a home that appreciates in value. A sustainable home gives homeowners a host of benefits, but they often also see the path to solar panels and extra insulation as a … Read the full press release

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and University of Bristol form the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH)

£2.3 million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year … Read the full press release

French and Belgian nuclear authorities approved the transport license for AREVA’s new TN® MW transport cask

PARIS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the end of April and the beginning of June 2017 respectively, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and its Belgian counterpart, the AFCN, approved the transport license for the new TN® MW* transport cask developed … Read the full press release

Red Electrica, SEPI Foundation: 62 ‘PracTica’ training grants for newly-qualified graduates or students now available

MADRID, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Red Electrica de España and the SEPI Foundation have announced the opening of the period to submit applications for 62 ‘PracTica’ training grants for newly-qualified graduates or students in their final academic year of various specialties, … Read the full press release

Wintershall supports the MINT School Student Congress organized by the North Hesse School Student Research Center (SFN)

12,500 euros in sponsorship ensures latest congress in 2017 / Commitment strengthens young scientific talent at the Kassel site KASSEL, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wintershall not only produces crude oil and natural gas throughout the world, but also fosters young scientists … Read the full press release

Veolia to design, fabricate, and commission major remote waste access and conditioning system at the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba, Canada

Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A., 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Veolia announced that its Nuclear Solutions entity, through its subsidiary Kurion (Canada) Inc., has been selected to design, fabricate, and commission a major remote waste access and conditioning system at the Whiteshell Laboratories … Read the full press release