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Eni and Snam to create 20 new CNG refuelling stations for vehicles in Italy

Eni’s aim is to further strengthen its sustainable mobility offering with this initiative. ROME/ MILAN, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and Snam, through its subsidiary Snam4Mobility, have signed a second contract implementing the framework agreement signed in May 2017, aimed … Read the full press release

The world’s largest wind energy gathering the Global Wind Summit will take place under the slogan “Breaking new ground”

Everywhere we look – geographically, politically, technologically and financially – wind energy is breaking new ground. BRUSSELS, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wind energy continues to expand all over the world. It’s at the heart of government thinking on the energy transition. … Read the full press release

Iberdrola: The ‘Andalusia II’ substation began its sea crossing from the shipyard in Puerto Real (Cádiz) to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

It will be installed in the biggest offshore wind project currently being developed in the world The biggest alternating current (AC) offshore substation ever built will cover 1,333 nautical miles (2,468 km) in around one week travelling to the wind … Read the full press release

Covestro supports Tongji University Shanghai / TU Darmstadt team and Indian Institute of Technology’s team Shunya in the Solar Decathlon China competition

Promotion of two student teams at the Solar Decathlon China competition Innovative material solutions for energy-efficient solar houses LEVERKUSEN, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ongoing urbanization brings with it many challenges, especially in megacities as they are currently developing in countries such … Read the full press release

Brett Martin now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsource BP

LONDON, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Brett Martin, one of NI’s most successful independent manufacturing companies announced that they are now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsource BP, a global leader in the solar industry. Lightsource … Read the full press release

DNV GL part of the due diligence of the Bjerkreim cluster of wind farms in Norway

OSLO, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced that the company’s technical expertise was an important part of the due diligence of the Bjerkreim cluster, a 294-megawatt group of … Read the full press release

DNV GL to support Shell’s Penguins Field redevelopment on the UK Continental Shelf

DNV GL has won a cross-service contract to support Shell’s Penguins Field redevelopment on the UK Continental Shelf. OSLO, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The contract with Shell involves a team which will deliver an integrated verification and class project for the … Read the full press release

Lower-carbon future: Lloyds Banking Group will no longer finance new coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines

Lloyds Banking Group will not fund new coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines The Bank will not bank new clients where most of their revenue is  derived from coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines LONDON, 07-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Eni announces Development Plan approval for the discoveries of Amoca, Miztón and Tecoalli in Area 1, offshore Mexico

This achievement occurs just 32 months after Eni signed the Area 1 Production Sharing Contract (PSC), won in an international bid round, and 17 months after the drilling of the first well. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord consortium selected as preferred contractor for Fryslân nearshore wind farm construction

Supply of 89 SWT-DD-130 wind turbines with a total rated power output of over 380 MW Zamudio, Spain, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord has been selected by Windpark Fryslân B.V. as … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest battery and H/EV event moves to manufacturing hub for e-mobility

3rd annual event to take place in Stuttgart, Germany, home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche 200+ exhibitors already signed up for the event in the region known as ‘birthplace of the car’ More than 8,000 international attendees anticipated in 2019 (7 … Read the full press release

Borealis implements the international energy management standard ISO 50001 with the help of DNV GL

VIENNA 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers, has implemented the international energy management standard ISO 50001, with the help of DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of … Read the full press release

Kingfisher plc to install energy storage batteries at B&Q’s Swindon distribution centre

Energy storage batteries will reduce B&Q distribution centre’s grid power consumption by 31% WESTMINSTER, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, has unveiled plans to install energy storage batteries at B&Q’s Swindon distribution centre. The installation is the … Read the full press release

Centrica appoints Chris O’Shea as new Group CFO

WINDSOR, 31-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After over four years in post, and in line with long-standing succession plans agreed with the Board, Jeff Bell will be standing down as Group CFO at the end of October this year and will … Read the full press release

French renewable energy producer Neoen to break ground on its Numurkah solar farm in Goulburn Valley Highway in northwest Victoria, Australia

Full construction on Victorian solar farm commences in July, creating up to 300 jobs for the local economy With over 1,000 MW in assets in operation and under construction in Australia, Neoen ranks as the country’s number one independent producer … Read the full press release

Total starts up production of Kaombo in Angola; will produce an estimated 115,000 barrels of oil per day

PARIS, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has started up production of Kaombo, currently the biggest deep offshore development in Angola, located on Block 32, 260 kilometers off the coast of Luanda. Kaombo Norte, the first Floating Production Storage and Offloading … Read the full press release

Total President Exploration & Production Arnaud Breuillac: The Ichthys LNG Project will be an important addition to Total’s portfolio in the fast growing LNG market

PARIS, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ichthys LNG Project reached a major milestone on July 27 with the opening of the first offshore production well, marking the start of 40 years of operations of this gas and condensate field. At full … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: The new 87 MW Beryl Solar Farm will offset the entire operational needs of clean energy for the new Sydney Metro Northwest railway

PARIS, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Beryl Solar Farm helps deliver Sydney’s new fully automated train services in 2019 The recent financial close of an 87 megawatts (MW) Beryl Solar Farm project in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, will help deliver power to … Read the full press release

ENGIE acquires 13% minority stake in HomeBiogas, an Israeli startup pioneering the field of household biogas solutions

This investment will boost the development of HomeBiogas’ easy-to-install B2C biogas systems in both Europe and emerging countries and contribute to the global development of green gas and access to low-carbon and reliable energy. La Défense, France, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Siemens: Completion of the Egypt Megaproject in record time; transforming the power landscape in Egypt

Plants add up to 14.4 GW capacity to Egypt’s national grid Enough power to meet the electricity needs of up to 40 million people Helping the country save over $1 billion annually on fuel costs CAIRO, Egypt, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €25 million to QNB Finans Finansal Kiralama A.S. for energy efficiency investments

€25 million loan to support leasing finance for energy efficiency investments EBRD promotes leasing as a tool to address financing needs of Turkish enterprises Financing is part of a larger facility backed by the European Union LONDON, 25-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD, EIB and EU Commission to support the modernisation of Zagreb’s electricity and heat supply

Loans totalling €130 million will finance investments in new electricity and heat cogeneration units in Zagreb to replace outdated oil- and gas-fired turbines and boilers EBRD, EIB and EU Commission join forces to support Croatia’s energy company HEP Modern and environmentally friendly system to benefit population … Read the full press release

The winners of the 11th edition of the Eni Award: Omar M. Yaghi, Zhong Lin Wang, Sang Yup Lee, Emerance Jessica Claire D’Assise Goma-Tchimbakala, Michele De Bastiani and Gianluca Longoni

The award ceremony will take place at the Palazzo del Quirinale on October 22nd in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. ROME, 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has announced the winners of the 11th edition of the … Read the full press release

Shell Exploration and Production Mauritania (C-10) B.V. and Shell Exploration and Production Mauritania (C-19) B.V. sign two Production Sharing Contracts for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons offshore Mauritania

The HAGUE, 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell Exploration and Production Mauritania (C-10) B.V. and Shell Exploration and Production Mauritania (C-19) B.V. (“Shell”) today signed two Production Sharing Contracts with the government of Mauritania for the exploration and potential future production … Read the full press release

Stora Enso invests EUR 25 million for a more sustainable operations at its Maxau Mill

HELSINKI, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso has decided to install a new steam turbine with a closed-loop cooling system and additional biomass storage at its mill in Maxau, Germany. The investment cost is approximately EUR 25 million and implementation of … Read the full press release

Snam, Enagás and Fluxys consortium to acquire 66% interest in Greek natural gas infrastructure operator DESFA

ATHENS, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European consortium consisting of Snam (60%), Enagás (20%) and Fluxys (20%) signed today in Athens the agreements with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and Hellenic Petroleum for the acquisition of a 66% interest … Read the full press release

EnBW expands engagement on the Swedish wind market with the creation of “EnBW Sverige AB”

KARLSRUHE/FALKENBERG, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has expanded its engagement on the Swedish wind market by founding the company “EnBW Sverige AB” which will be based in Falkenberg in southern Sweden. With the foundation of the company, … Read the full press release

Neste explores ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining

ESPOO, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial … Read the full press release

ENGIE appointments: Olivier Sala as Managing Director of ENGIE Digital and Matthieu Pestel as CEO of ENGIE IT

La Défense, France, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Olivier Sala  is appointed Managing Director ENGIE Digital as of 1st August 2018. He will report to Yves Le Gélard, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, Chief Digital Officer, in charge of Group Information Systems. With a Master of … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Nexity to develop future eco-campus in a wooded urban site near Paris

La Défense, France, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and Nexity have concluded a financial and technological partnership to acquire and transform together into an exemplary eco-district, a 9-hectares plot of industrial land at La Garenne-Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine department (92). This … Read the full press release