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Ørsted Introduces Revolutionary Low-Noise Technology for Offshore Wind Foundations

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a leader in offshore wind energy, has unveiled a groundbreaking low-noise installation method for monopile foundations at the Gode Wind 3 wind farm in Germany. This innovative technology, successfully tested on three monopiles, utilizes a patented jetting … Read the full press release

SapuraOMV Upstream Achieves First Gas at Jerun Field Offshore Malaysia

(IN BRIEF) SapuraOMV Upstream Sdn Bhd has successfully started gas production at Malaysia’s Jerun field, where Shell plc holds a 30% stake through Sarawak Shell Berhad. Located offshore Sarawak, the field includes an integrated platform exporting gas via an 80-km … Read the full press release

E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus Partner to Establish Europe’s Largest Public Charging Network for Electric Trucks

(IN BRIEF) E.ON and MAN Truck & Bus are collaborating to create a vast public charging network for electric commercial vehicles across Europe, featuring approximately 400 charging points at 170 locations. With 125 sites planned in Germany alone, this initiative … Read the full press release

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes and Petrobras Advance Towards Potential Business Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Yara Brasil Fertilizantes and Petrobras have signed a non-binding Master Agreement to explore potential synergies in their operations, following a prior Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2024. The focus is on enhancing efficiencies in Brazil’s fertilizer and … Read the full press release

Edison and Webuild Collaborate on Major Pumped Hydroelectric Projects to Enhance Italy’s Energy Security and Economic Development

(IN BRIEF) Edison and Webuild have joined forces to develop pumped hydroelectric projects in Southern Italy, focusing on sites in Pescopagano and Villarosa. These projects aim to generate 500 MW of pumped energy by 2030, supporting Italy’s energy security and … Read the full press release

Eneco and Charged Partner to Trial Home Battery Integration for Grid Stability and Consumer Benefits

(IN BRIEF) Eneco and Charged have announced a collaborative initiative, ‘Gridease,’ aimed at leveraging home battery systems to enhance grid stability while offering financial rewards to consumers. The trial targets customers with Sessy home batteries and both fixed and variable … Read the full press release

EU Competitiveness Council Meets at MOL Group HQ to Drive Green Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) Under the Hungarian EU Presidency, the Competitiveness Council gathered at MOL Group’s headquarters to discuss Europe’s industrial competitiveness amidst the green energy transition. Key stakeholders emphasized the need for collaborative policymaking and a supportive regulatory environment. Zoltán Áldott … Read the full press release

Wood Secures Six-Year Contract for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility, Strengthening LNG Engineering Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Wood has secured a six-year contract to provide comprehensive brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia. This agreement extends Wood’s longstanding partnership with Shell and … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán Visits Spanish Women’s National Soccer Team to Show Support

(IN BRIEF) Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, visited the Spanish women’s national soccer team at their training camp in Las Rozas to express the company’s unwavering support ahead of their games in Paris. Galán praised the team’s talent and recent … Read the full press release

GTT Strategic Ventures Invests in Finnish Maritime Software Company Seaber.io

(IN BRIEF) GTT Strategic Ventures, alongside Counterview Capital, Lifeline Ventures, and Tesi, has invested in Finnish maritime software company Seaber.io. Based in Helsinki, Seaber.io specializes in digitalizing scheduling and chartering for bulk shipping, utilizing AI and machine learning for real-time … Read the full press release

Equinor and Partners Commence Production at Lavrans Well in Kristin South Area

(IN BRIEF) Equinor, along with partners Petoro, Vår Energi, and TotalEnergies EP Norge, has commenced production from the first well at the Lavrans field in the Kristin South area, marking the first phase of the Kristin South project. Approved in … Read the full press release

Germany’s Urban Heat Transition: E.ON Maps Path to Climate Neutrality

(IN BRIEF) Germany aims for climate neutrality by 2045, focusing on transforming heating systems in major cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. E.ON’s latest data highlights the prevalence of district heating and the adoption of heat pumps, alongside challenges … Read the full press release

Siemens Achieves EcoVadis Platinum Rating for Sustainability Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has attained the prestigious EcoVadis Platinum rating with an impressive score of 80 points, placing it among the top one percent of over 73,000 companies globally assessed. This recognition marks a significant advancement from Silver in 2021 … Read the full press release

BASF and Graphit Kropfmühl Partner to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Graphite Production

(IN BRIEF) BASF and Graphit Kropfmühl have entered a partnership to reduce the carbon footprint of graphite produced at Graphit Kropfmühl’s Hauzenberg site by at least 25% using renewable energy certificates. This reduced-carbon graphite will be used in BASF’s Neopor® … Read the full press release

Siemens and Boson Energy Partner to Transform Non-Recyclable Waste into Green Hydrogen

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG and Boson Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on converting non-recyclable waste into clean hydrogen energy. Utilizing Siemens’ advanced technology and consultancy services, including automation and digitalization from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the … Read the full press release

EIF and kompasbank Unlock €175 Million to Boost Danish SMEs and Green Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Danish corporate bank kompasbank a/s have partnered to provide at least €175 million in new loans to Danish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Supported by the InvestEU programme, the three portfolio guarantee … Read the full press release

SWU Verkehr Introduces State-of-the-Art Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G Buses for Ulm and Neu-Ulm

(IN BRIEF) SWU Verkehr, serving Ulm and Neu-Ulm, has introduced the first two out of 14 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses, marking a significant step towards sustainable urban mobility. These electric articulated buses, equipped with advanced NMC3 batteries for enhanced energy … Read the full press release

French Government Greenlights Neste’s Renewable Diesel for Public Fuel Stations

(IN BRIEF) Neste celebrates a pivotal regulatory milestone as the French government approves the sale of 100% renewable transport fuels, including Neste’s renewable diesel, at all public fuel stations across France. This decision expands access beyond logistics companies to private … Read the full press release

DNV to Utilize Advanced Lidar Technology at Bay of St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) DNV has been chosen by the Iberdrola Group to conduct power curve verification using advanced nacelle lidar technology at the Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind farm in Brittany. This project, featuring 62 turbines with a capacity of … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Expands Sustainable Lubricant Production with Tecoil Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has acquired Finnish company Tecoil, a leader in producing Re-Refined Base Oils (RRBOs) through an efficient used oil regeneration process. Tecoil operates a 50,000-ton RRBO facility in Finland and has developed a circular economy network for collecting … Read the full press release

Zurich and Aon Launch Comprehensive Insurance Facility to Accelerate Global Hydrogen Projects

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group and Aon have launched a comprehensive insurance facility to support blue and green hydrogen projects globally, with coverage for projects up to USD 250 million. This initiative, led by Zurich and brokered exclusively by Aon, … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Harnesses AI to Revolutionize Renewable Energy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) AI is crucial in scaling up the renewable energy industry, with Lightsource bp leveraging AI to address challenges like grid stability and asset protection. AI supports accurate forecasting, risk mitigation from extreme weather, and optimized site design. Lightsource … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Legal Team Earns High Commendation at The Lawyer Awards 2024

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp’s global Legal team received a ‘Highly Commended’ recognition at The Lawyer Awards 2024 for ‘In-house Commerce and Industry Team of the Year,’ securing second place behind BAE Systems. This honor reflects the team’s ability to manage … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall and SLR Giesserei Partner on Eco-Friendly District Heating System to Slash CO2 Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall and SLR Giesserei are collaborating on a district heating system at the KS Gleitlager site in St. Leon-Rot, expected to save up to 800 tonnes of CO2 annually. The system will utilize waste heat from the foundry, … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 105 MW Wind Turbine Order for LEAG’s Forst-Briesnig II Project in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 105 MW order from LEAG for the Forst-Briesnig II wind energy project in Germany’s Lausitz region. The project, set on a former brown coal mining area, will include 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 81 MW Wind Turbine Deal for Scotland’s Pencloe Project with Invenergy

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured an 81 MW contract from Invenergy for the Pencloe wind energy project in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The project involves the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of 18 V136-4.5 MW wind turbines. Vestas will also … Read the full press release

Vestas Wins 114 MW Wind Turbine Contract for Germany’s Ahlum-Dettum Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 114 MW contract from SAB WindTeam for the Ahlum-Dettum wind project in Lower Saxony, Germany. The order includes the supply, delivery, and commissioning of 17 V162-6.2 MW and two V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, along … Read the full press release

Report by E.ON and Thüga Highlights Strategic Role of Electrolyzers in Germany’s Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) A joint report commissioned by E.ON and Thüga, conducted by the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI), assesses the strategic placement of electrolyzers across Germany to support the energy transition. The study identifies regions … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to Sell West of Shetland Assets to The Prax Group in Strategic Portfolio Realignment

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has agreed to sell its entire stake in West of Shetland assets, including several fields and the Shetland Gas Plant, to The Prax Group. This transaction, pending regulatory approval, is part of TotalEnergies’ strategy to divest mature … Read the full press release

Portgás Proposes €128 Million Investment Plan for Gas Network Expansion and Decarbonisation

(IN BRIEF) Portgás, a subsidiary of REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, has announced a comprehensive investment plan totaling €128 million aimed at expanding its natural gas distribution networks and promoting decarbonisation initiatives. The plan, outlined in the Natural Gas Distribution … Read the full press release

Neste and Partners Introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ for Sustainable River Cruises in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) Neste, in collaboration with OK Slurink and Scylla, has launched an initiative to enhance sustainability in the river cruise industry in the Netherlands. Since February 2024, OK Slurink has been supplying Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to Scylla’s fleet … Read the full press release

EIB and Cepsa Partner on €285 Million Biofuels Plant to Boost Energy Security and Decarbonisation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €285 million loan to Cepsa for the development of an advanced biofuels plant in Andalusia, Spain, adjacent to the La Rábida Energy Park. In partnership with Bio-Oils, the facility will … Read the full press release

Wood to Redevelop UK’s Rough Field for Hydrogen Storage, Eyes Global Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Wood has been awarded a contract by Centrica Energy Storage (CES) to redevelop the UK’s Rough field in the Southern North Sea for hydrogen storage. This project aims to repurpose the long-standing natural gas storage facility to potentially … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Earns EDGE Certification for Gender Equality, Sets Sights on Highest Recognition by 2026

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola has achieved EDGE certification, recognizing its commitment to gender equality in the workplace. Awarded the EDGE Move label in its first year, the company aims for the highest certification by 2026. Over the past two decades, Iberdrola … Read the full press release

DNV Accredited by MDSAP for Streamlined Medical Device Audits

(IN BRIEF) DNV has achieved recognition as an auditing organization under the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), enabling it to conduct consolidated regulatory audits for medical device manufacturers. This designation streamlines global market access by fulfilling the compliance requirements … Read the full press release

Barbara Frencia Appointed Chair of IIOA at Greater China Meeting

(IN BRIEF) Barbara Frencia, CEO of Business Assurance at DNV, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Independent International Organization for Assurance (IIOA) during their recent meeting in Greater China. She has previously served as Deputy Chair and … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Expands Offshore Presence in São Tomé and Príncipe with Block STP02 Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has entered into an agreement to acquire a 60% stake and operatorship in Block STP02 offshore São Tomé and Príncipe from the country’s national petroleum agency, ANP-STP. The remaining interests will be held by Sonangol (30%) and … Read the full press release

Shell Advances Carbon Capture Initiatives with New Projects in Alberta

(IN BRIEF) Shell Canada Products has announced the Final Investment Decision (FID) for two major carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Scotford, Alberta. The Polaris project is designed to capture approximately 650,000 … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €1.2 Billion for Denmark’s Largest Wind Farm to Power Over a Million Homes

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €1.2 billion loan to support the construction of the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea, developed by RWE. The 1.1 GW wind farm, consisting of 72 turbines, will … Read the full press release

EnBW and LevertonHELM Forge Alliance for Sustainable Lithium Production to Power European Electromobility

(IN BRIEF) EnBW and LevertonHELM have successfully collaborated on a project to produce high-purity lithium carbonate using direct lithium extraction (DLE) from thermal water at EnBW’s geothermal power plant in Bruchsal, Germany. LevertonHELM processed the extracted lithium chloride solution to … Read the full press release