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Energy, Gas & Oil Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Siemens Gamesa announces first firm offshore order in France

Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be used; firm order … Read the full press release

wpd signs Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Colorado based Ball Corporation for its Corralnuevo wind farm

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms wpd has announced it achieved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for its project company for the onshore wind farm project “Corralnuevo” with the … Read the full press release

bp’s proprietary PTA production technology selected for Weilian Chemical’s new PTA production unit in China

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company bp has entered into a licensing agreement with China’s Dongying Weilian Chemical Co., Ltd. for its latest generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology. Weilian Chemical is a subsidiary … Read the full press release

The new Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine will be deployed in 300 MW project in Taiwan

New SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project Further discussions ongoing regarding deploying the turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline Siemens Gamesa’s manufacturing … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Norcable’s industrial electric cable are made with Hydro’s aluminium made from renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aluminium-based industrial power cables producer Norcable has chosen to purchase aluminium from Hydro as it is important for the company the aluminium used in its products has a small carbon footprint. For Norcable … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

COVID-19 crisis: Iberdrola Spain Foundation to cook 90,000 meals for charity in Madrid and Biscay

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola through its foundation (Iberdrola Spain Foundation) is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis by going to cook 90,000 meals for charity. The initiative … Read the full press release

Production milestone: Rolls-Royce’s 3000th MTU Series 4000 natural gas engine produced

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British engineering company Rolls-Royce has announced that the 3000th gas genset of its MTU Series 4000 natural gas engines has just been rolled off the production line. The production milestone has been achieved … Read the full press release

Total decided not to pursue the completion of the purchase of Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French broad-energy company Total has just announced it decided to discontinue the acquisition of Occidental Petroleum’s Ghana assets. Originally signed in August 2019, the Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) between Total and Occidental … Read the full press release

Total to acquire Energías de Portugal’s portfolio of 2.5 million customers and two gas-fired combined cycle power plants

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total has announced it is acquiring the portfolio of 2.5 million B2C customers and two gas-fired combined cycle power plants from Energías de Portugal. Combined the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall successfully installs first foundation on its latest and largest offshore project in Denmark

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The first foundation for Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm, 15-40 kilometres off the coast of Denmark, has been successfully placed in the sea bed of the Baltic Sea. The installation is well … Read the full press release

Vattenfall among the top most sustainable brands in Northern Europe according to the Sustainable Brand Index survey

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational power company Vattenfall is considered by customers to be one of the most sustainable brands all over Northern Europe according to newly published study. Performed annually in eight counties, the Sustainable Brand … Read the full press release

NORMA Group among the top one percent in EcoVadis’ sustainability rating

(PRESS RELEASE) MAINTAL, 14-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineered joining technology leader NORMA Group has announced it has achieved the Platinum status in the sustainability assessment by EcoVadis. The sustainability agency has assessed nearly 65,000 companies and the best possible status … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered’s sustainable deposit product that helps finance UN’s SDGs activities reached $2bn

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading international banking group Standard Chartered announced that its sustainable deposit product, helping finance UN’s SDGs activities, has just reached the $2 billion milestone with a significant deposit made by the French integrated … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Subsea 7 S.A. sign contract for the first subsidy-free offshore wind project in the Netherlands Hollandse Kust Zuid

Vattenfall and Subsea 7 S.A. sign contract for the first subsidy-free offshore wind project in the Netherlands Hollandse Kust Zuid

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish Government owned multinational power group Vattenfall announced it has signed a contract with Luxembourg registered subsea engineering, construction and services company Subsea 7 S.A. for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Total awarded over 135 MW of solar projects in the seventh round of the French Energy Regulatory Commission tender

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total, through Total Quadran, a wholly-owned affiliate dedicated to developing and producing renewable energy in France, was awarded with 131 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar projects – or 20% of the total up for … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval amends and extends maturity of EUR 400m / USD 543m Revolving Credit Facility

Alfa Laval amends and extends maturity of EUR 400m / USD 543m Revolving Credit Facility

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, Sweden, 21-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling leader Alfa Laval has announced it amended and extended the maturity of its Revolving Credit Facility. The company’s Revolving Credit Facility is now a facility … Read the full press release

Shell announces investment in Arrow Energy’s Surat Gas Project in Queensland, Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 17-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Oil and gas giant Shell has just announced an investment in Arrow Energy’s Surat Gas Project in Queensland, Australia. The investment will bring up to 90 billion cubic feet per year of … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Siemens Gamesa to match employee donation campaign to the International Federation of Red Cross’ Emergency Appeal

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, Spain, 16-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa launches a social campaign to let its employees help in the global fightback against the pandemic. This is in response to the impact of the crisis caused by the coronavirus … Read the full press release

Offshore: Alfa Laval to supply EUR 15.5 million worth of Framo pumping systems to customers in China and Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 14-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval wins two orders to supply Framo pumping systems to two customers in China and Singapore. The orders are worth approximately EUR 15.5 million (SEK 170 million). The bookings were recorded late … Read the full press release

E-mobility: Vattenfall decides on new policies to further electrify its own car fleet

E-mobility: Vattenfall decides on new policies to further electrify its own car fleet

Highest electrification rate in benefit cars Commercial passengers cars in scope now Lack of van models a barrier Infrastructure is improving (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European energy company Vattenfall announced its Executive Group Management has decided on … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro supports construction and maintenance of four new field hospitals in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Hydro donates BRL 5 million to support construction and maintenance of the new field hospitals as part of emergency measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The four new hospitals will create 720 … Read the full press release

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

Predictive maintenance: Alfa Laval signs 6-year agreement with Aker BP for its Framo seawater lift pumps

Predictive maintenance: Alfa Laval signs 6-year agreement with Aker BP for its Framo seawater lift pumps

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, Sweden, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval has announced it signed a 6-year predictive maintenance agreement with Aker BP, an oil exploration and development company, for Alfa Laval’s … Read the full press release

NWO: Technology Area (TA) projects in the Chemicals, Agri&Food, and Energy sectors scheduled to start in 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Three Technology Area (TA) projects are scheduled to start in 2020. A consortium led by Geert-Jan Boons (Utrecht University) will link allergenic proteins to complex sugars to open new avenues for preventing … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Vattenfall donates emergency stockpiles to reduce protective equipment shortage of health care providers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall in Norrköping sent approximately 200 cartons within the stocked van, each one holding 2,000 face masks, which totals over 400,000 pieces to the National Board of Health and Welfare’s central emergency stockpiles … Read the full press release

ENGIE Nederland: Marleen Prins volgt per 1 april 2020 Hans Boot op als Chief Operations Officer (COO) Services

(PRESS RELEASE) BUNNIK, the Netherlands, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Marleen Prins is in maart 2018 gestart bij ENGIE Nederland in de functie van CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer). Daarvoor heeft ze in verschillende rollen (IT-directeur, HR-directeur en Operations-directeur) een stevig … Read the full press release

Vattenfall deploys digital inspection technology in “impossible” places

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall maintenance work and inspections in various operations will soon be done with the use of drones. During inspections of hard-to-access plant components, drones can simplify these tasks and reduce the risk of … Read the full press release

Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy scores its largest order to date in Vietnam

Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy scores its largest order to date in Vietnam

25 units of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 4.5-145 turbine will be delivered for the Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm, one of the largest in Vietnam Operation and maintenance service contract secured for 10 years (PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, Spain, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release