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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

Hydro achieves carbon neutral goal ahead of schedule

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 25-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Through extensive use of renewable energy sources for aluminium production to ever-advancing technology to reduce electricity consumption and emissions from its operations, Hydro has worked long and hard to reduce its own carbon … Read the full press release

Extra-high voltage line in the Rhône Valley now taking shape and work is underway

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 24-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The preparations for the construction of the new 380kV line in the Rhône Valley started by TSCNET shareholder Swissgrid, the Swiss transmission system operator (TSO) in early 2018. The new power line, which … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval introduces Compabloc+

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 20-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alfa Laval Compabloc range is widely recognized as the market leader in bloc-type heat exchanger technology with over 30,000 units installed around the world. Now Alfa Laval offers support for a greater … Read the full press release

Total enters floating offshore wind market with the acquisition of 80% stake in project Erebus

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total enters floating offshore wind segment in line with its strategy to develop renewable energy. Total to acquire 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project Erebus located in the Celtic Sea, in … Read the full press release

Total to help stabilize the French power grid with new battery-based energy storage system

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces investment of around €15 million for the largest battery-based energy storage project in France. The new lithium-ion energy storage system will be constructed in Mardyck, at the Flandres Center, in Dunkirk’s … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy: EIB to loan EUR 250 million to TSO TenneT Holding B.V. for the Zuidwest 380 kV project

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNHEM, Netherlands, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — TenneT Holding B.V. and The European Investment Bank (EIB) sign EUR 250 million loan agreement to finance the western section of TenneT’s “Zuidwest 380 kV” project. The EIB financing will support the … Read the full press release

Total to help one of Thailand’s largest food companies shrink its carbon footprint

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total to provide 25 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar rooftops for 24 facilities of Betagro. The binding contract was signed through its affiliate Total Solar Distributed Generation. Betagro is one of the largest food … Read the full press release

Hydro releases its primary aluminium range with low CO2 footprint to the extrusion market

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro REDUXA certifiably contains up to 4 kg CO2 per kg aluminium compared to the average aluminium consumed in Europe which contains 8.6 kg CO2 per kilo aluminium. Hydro sees an increase in … Read the full press release

BP and Albert Heijn to expand retail cooperation across the Netherlands following successful pilot

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BP and Albert Heijn are extending their retail partnership to more than 100 locations throughout the Netherlands. Albert Heijn ‘to go’ shop’s tasty, fresh food and drinks for the road will soon be … Read the full press release

EH GROUP ENGINEERING awarded EU Horizon 2020

EH Group Engineering AG awarded EU Horizon 2020

Accelerator Pilot Grant: EUR 1.48M (PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EH Group Engineering AG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the European Commission as part of the highly competitive Horizon 2020 … Read the full press release

Vattenfall participates in the second round of funding of PV management firm Solytic

Vattenfall participates in the second round of funding of PV management firm Solytic

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 25-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading electricity and heat producer and retailer Vattenfall has announced it is taking part of the 2nd round of financing of Berlin-based solar management startup Solytic. Other investors include energy and telecommunications … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä’s expertise to address complex vessel conversion project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 24-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to convert Netherlands based Boskalis’ existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. Wärtsilä comprehensive thruster solution is a key element in the vessel conversion project. Aside addressing the technical challenges … Read the full press release

APG signs Dutch Business Sustainable Mobility Pledge

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, the Netherlands, 21-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — APG signed up with Anders Reizen to cut its own carbon footprint to half. Anders Reizen is a coalition of some 50 organizations with the common ambition of halving carbon emissions … Read the full press release

Dr. Christian Jacobsson will lead Fortum’s newly established Data Science & Analytics unit

Dr. Christian Jacobsson will lead Fortum's newly established Data Science & Analytics unit

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading clean-energy company Fortum has just announced it is going to establish new Data Science & Analytics unit as part of the Business Technology function that is responsible for the IT, innovation and … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and DNV GL partner to contribute to marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announces collaboration with classification society DNV GL. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, both companies agreed to … Read the full press release

BP / Shell: Alligin field starts oil production, performs better than initially expected

Alligin field starts oil production, performs better than initially expected

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Oil and gas giants BP, as an operator, and Shell, partner of BP with 50 percent, have announced early oil production from the Alligin field in the west of Shetland region, offshore United … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval launches new version of double-wall heat exchangers with more compact and enhanced design

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, Sweden, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A lot of people have been depending on double-wall heat exchangers to use for heating and cooling needs. Alfa Laval has improved this technology and launches new double-wall brazed plate heat exchanger … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce closes sale of its North American nuclear services business to Westinghouse Electric Company

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces that it has completed the sale of its North American nuclear services business to Westinghouse Electric Company, a leading global nuclear business with a strong presence in North America. The recent … Read the full press release

Caisse des Dépôts’ Banque des Territoires buys 50 per cent equity stake in Total Quadran portfolio of solar and wind energy for EUR 150 million

Caisse des Dépôts' Banque des Territoires buys 50 per cent equity stake in Total Quadran for EUR 150 million

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading energy player Total has just announced that Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts) will acquire a 50% equity stake in Total Quadran’s portfolio of solar and wind energy assets in France for … Read the full press release

Eni, SNOC discover new gas field in UAE Sharjah’s onshore

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The partnership between Eni, Italian gas company and Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) has borne fruit after a year, following concession agreement, in a discovery of gas and condensate in … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval joins initiative to accelerate shipping industry’s decarbonization

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval joins initiative aimed to get zero-emission vessels into operation by 2030. The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the … Read the full press release

ENGIE and EDPR combine expertise and capabilities on offshore wind

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, France, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE announces 50/50 joint-venture (JV) agreement with EDPR (edp renewables), bringing together the industrial expertise and development capacity of both companies in fixed and floating offshore wind. The agreement follows the … Read the full press release

First installation of De Nora’s latest generation of advanced electrode package for water electrolysis

First installation of De Nora's latest generation of advanced electrode package for water electrolysis

De Nora electrodes will be installed into the largest GREEN HYDROGEN plant in Europe (PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — De Nora announced it has been selected to deliver electrodes to the largest ZERO – CARBON HYDROGEN PLANT in … Read the full press release

20,000 new charging points for electric vehicles to be provided by Total in Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has entered into an agreement in which the oil and gas company will install and operate 20,000 new public charging points in the three provinces of The Netherlands, namely North-Holland, Flevoland, and … Read the full press release

Centrica champions on climate change disclosure

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, UK, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational energy and services Centrica proves itself once again to be the world leader for strategic action on climate change, said by CDP Worldwide. Based on the climate change report in 2019 … Read the full press release

Hydro: Contemporary, Greener building for Ticon

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 20-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — MODERN TICON BUILDING – The historic Ticon Building in Drammen, Norway has undergone modernization integrating Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum but retaining its original architectural design. The Ticon Building, built in 1963, has … Read the full press release

Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This … Read the full press release

CMC Poland signs 10-Year contract with Statkraft

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAWIERCIE / AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Statkraft, a hydropower company, has joined forces with Commercial Metals Company Poland (CMC) signing a 10-year financial Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providing 20 percent fixed-rate for CMC Poland starting in 2021. … Read the full press release