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Wintershall and Gazprom joint venture Achimgaz reached production milestone of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas

The increase in production in 2017 was instrumental in achieving the new milestone: gas production rose to 6.6 billion cubic meters. Novy Urengoy, Russia, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Achimgaz, a German-Russian joint venture of Wintershall and Gazprom, has achieved a new … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa to supply 29 units of its SG 3.4-132 turbines for wind farm in the Mexican state of Coahuila

The wind farm will be equipped with 29 of the company’s SG 3.4-132 turbines MADRID, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order1 in Mexico for the supply of 100 MW as part of the last wind power … Read the full press release

Pittsburg Unified School District of Contra Costa County, Calif. to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel for some of its vehicles

ESPOO, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), a public school district based in Contra Costa County, California, has switched some of its vehicles from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. Neste MY Renewable Diesel … Read the full press release

Voith opens new office in Sydney to tap the enormous potential offered by hydropower in this area

New office strengthens Voith’s presence in a promising and dynamic energy market  Demand for pumped storage is growing to increase grid stability Support of national initiatives such as “Snowy 2.0” and “Battery of the Nation” SYDNEY, Australia, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson discussed the future of renewables in Europe at the German parliament

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Europe invested €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment … Read the full press release

TSCNET: new transformer necessary to connect the rotating phase shifter to the grid reached the substation Oberottmarshausen near Augsburg

MUNICH, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Already in February 2018, a controllable rotating phase-shifter was supplied to the west Bavarian substation Oberottmarshausen near Augsburg, operated by TSCNET shareholder Amprion, one the four German transmission system operators (TSOs). Due to the decommissioning of … Read the full press release

Eni gas e luce and Centrica Hive to show how smart home technology improve everyday living and energy efficiency for homeowners at FuoriSalone

Together they present smarTown, an experiential architectural installation that transforms part of the Orto Botanico di Brera into an interactive smart city, designed by young architects from the SOS – School of Sustainability under the supervision of the architect Mario … Read the full press release

ENGIE will offer AIR PRODUCTS tamper-proof traceability of the origin of its green energy in near-real time using blockchain

PARIS, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and AIR PRODUCTS have signed a contract that will allow AIR PRODUCTS to maximise, trace and certify the green energy used in its manufacturing process, using blockchain technology. The AIR PRODUCTS & ENGIE contract represents … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Axium Infrastructure to acquire microgrid and district energy system in the Longwood Medical Area, Boston

La Défense, France, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and Axium Infrastructure, operating jointly as Longwood Energy Partners, have just completed the acquisition of a microgrid and district energy system in the Longwood Medical Area, in Boston, Massachusetts. The energy system serves … Read the full press release

Statkraft enters the Spanish market with long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with BayWa r.e.

With the conclusion of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the renewable energy specialist BayWa r.e. and the Norwegian energy group Statkraft, everything is now clear to progress with the swift construction of the Spanish Don Rodrigo solar plant. … Read the full press release

Statkraft and Hydro Energi AS sign long-term power contract for the period 2021-2038

OSLO, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft and Hydro Energi AS have signed a new long-term power contract for the period 2021-2038. The total volume is 15.5 TWh with annual supply of 0.75 TWh from 2021 to 2030 and 1 TWh from … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery joint venture MTU Yuchai Power to start series production of MTU Series 4000 engines

Joint venture between Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company prepares for series production In-depth partnership for long-term success in power generation and in the oil and gas industry Friedrichshafen, Germany/Yulin, China, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MTU Yuchai Power, … Read the full press release

BP and Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production approved the development of the second phase of the giant Khazzan gas field in Oman

Ghazeer development to bring Khazzan production to an estimated 1.5 bcf/d gas MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BP today announced that, together with its partner the Oman Oil Company Exploration & Production, it has approved the development … Read the full press release

Brazil awarded interests in seven licenses to Germany’s largest internationally active oil and gas producer Wintershall

Wintershall awarded seven offshore exploration licenses in Brazil’s 15th oil and gas licensing round Entry into Brazil strengthens Wintershall’s position in South America Rio de Janeiro/Kassel, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wintershall is continuing its growth course and has now been … Read the full press release

Eni, Lukoil awarded rights to Block 28 offshore Mexico

This allows Eni to build up and consolidate a new core area with significant operational synergies in the Country. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and its partner Lukoil have been awarded rights to Block 28, located in … Read the full press release

Ericsson, Vertiv and NorthStar to form the Ericsson Energy Alliance

The alliance comprises Ericsson, Vertiv and NorthStar – with more members to follow Service providers will benefit from the cost-efficient, environmental and sustainability aspects offered by this partnership The alliance addresses the service providers’ needs on radio site evolution towards … Read the full press release

Royal DSM unveils full portfolio of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions

Elgin, IL , USA, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces its commitment to bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for … Read the full press release

EBRD and ING Romania to loan EUR 96 million to logistics park CTPark near by Bucharest

EBRD and ING financing supports resource-efficient warehouses LONDON, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD and ING Romania are joining forces to finance the logistics park CTPark, situated on the A1 Bucharest-Pitesti motorway and 2 km away from the Romanian capital. The financiers have … Read the full press release

La segunda conferencia del proyecto CORE LNGas hive se ha celebrado en Silleda

La conferencia ha sido inaugurada por el presidente de Puertos del Estado, José Llorca; el director xeral de Enerxía e Minas de la Xunta, Ángel Bernardo Tahoces; el director general de Infraestructuras de Enagás, Claudio Rodríguez, y el director general … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa AGM: shareholders approve FY 2017 financials; ratified the company’s management since the merger

Tacke underscored the company’s commitment to Spain and, specifically, the Basque region, home to Siemens Gamesa’s headquarters  “The rationale of our merger brings us a great competitive advantage, unlocking our size and scale; our unmatched business and geographic diversification; our … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) to provide EUR 300 million to the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. for infrastructure, social housing and energy efficiency in Netherlands

PARIS, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approved a €300 million loan to the Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V.(NWB Bank) in order to finance public infrastructure, social housing and energy efficiency investments across the Netherlands.  NWB Bank provides loans to … Read the full press release

Neste starts the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam

ESPOO, 21-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy, who will market and sell the product … Read the full press release

Hydro to expand the scope of SGW’s mandate and to launch an internal audit of Alunorte refinery

Hydro expands the scope of the ongoing independent review of Alunorte by Brazilian environmental consultancy SGW Services to include all interfaces with areas adjacent to the refinery operation. Hydro’s Internal Audit will conduct a full review of all licenses, complementing … Read the full press release

BMT launches advanced interactive asset data platform designed by offshore marine professionals for offshore marine professionals

Teddington, UK, 16-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT is proud to introduce BMT Deep, an advanced interactive asset data platform designed by offshore marine professionals for offshore marine professionals. BMT Deepdelivers deeper insights for enhanced asset performance management and is the product of over … Read the full press release

BMT upgraded Single Point Mooring (SPM) Telemetry and Control Systems (SPM-TCS) for Terminales Marítimas Patagónicas S.A.

Teddington, UK, 16-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT has completed an upgrade of Single Point Mooring (SPM) Telemetry and Control Systems (SPM-TCS) for Terminales Marítimas Patagónicas S.A. (Termap). The systems play an integral role in providing real time operational and environmental data, … Read the full press release

Gavin Graham: LOTOS Upstream is an umbrella organisation tasked primarily with effective oversight and management of the LOTOS Group’s global upstream operations

Gdańsk, Poland, 16-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — February 1st saw LOTOS Upstream commence its business operations. Its group already includes LOTOS Norge and LOTOS Geonafta, which will soon be joined by Baltic Gas. The plan is to expand operations into new areas, … Read the full press release

SENER and MASDAR co-owned company Torresol Energy turns 10

MADRID, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Torresol Energy, a company created by the engineering and technology group SENERand the alternative energy company from Abu Dhabi MASDAR to promote the technological development, construction, operation and maintenance of large solar power plants, owner of the innovative plants Gemasolar–a … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO loans USD 10 million to microfinance organisation VisionFund International (VFI)

THE HAGUE, 13-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — FMO, the Dutch development bank, has provided a five-year loan of USD 10 million to VisionFund International (VFI), a global microfinance organisation. This transaction will benefit the end clients of VFI’s microfinance institutions (MFIs) … Read the full press release

ENGIE’s Mirzapur solar power plant in India inaugurated by French President Macron and Indian Prime Minister Modi

In the context of the French State visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today Mirzapur solar power plant, Uttar Pradesh’s largest solar project, with a capacity of 101 MWp , in the … Read the full press release