Tag Archives: ENERGY

Vattenfall to build the connection and the transmission of electricity between its 700 MW wind farm and the TenneT Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore platform

STOCKHOLM, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Grid operator TenneT and wind farm developer Vattenfall have signed agreements for the construction of an offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II wind farms. The agreements concern the realisation of … Read the full press release

Short stories on successful energy transition technologies to educate EU citizens about the European energy system of the future

BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) is launching a series of short stories on successful energy transition technologies to inform citizens and facilitate their involvement in the European energy system of the … Read the full press release

Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company selects Abengoa for the design, construction, operation and maintenance for 10 years of two wastewater treatment plants in Central India

They have the capacity to treat almost 10,000 m3/d of wastewater. The total value of both projects is around 10 M€. SEVILLE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to supply 260 GWh electricity yearly to Elkem for the period 2020 – 2026

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the Norwegian industrial group Elkem have signed a long-term electricity supply agreement for the period 2020 – 2026. The deal is the first major supply agreement with Elkem and includes supply of 260 GWh … Read the full press release

International Finance Magazine (IFM) awarded Pöyry the Best Engineering and Consultancy Company in Southeast Asia under its Utility/Energy Awards for 2018

HELSINKI, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Finance Magazine (IFM) has presented Pöyry with the award for Best Engineering and Consultancy Company in Southeast Asia under its Utility/Energy Awards for 2018. The IFM Awards is an annual event that recognises individuals … Read the full press release

France to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030

France today revealed plans for the build-out of wind energy to 2030 in its multi-annual energy plan. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — France intends to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030. And … Read the full press release

Volvo Construction Equipment and Skanska Electric Site research project: 98% reduction in carbon emissions, 70% reduction in energy cost and 0% reduction in operator cost

GOTHENBURG, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project – including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% reduction in … Read the full press release

Germany: new digital platform to significantly increase the efficiency of grid-stabilising measures to avoid grid congestion

Digital procurement platform to reduce the number of wind turbine output in case of grid congestion Regional producers, consumers and storage facility operators offer system operators flexible use of their installations for system support Flexibility platform has price decreasing effect … Read the full press release

World-leading nuclear operator EDF will provide a range of services to the Barakah Plant, the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab World

LONDON, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 21 November 2018, EDF, the world-leading nuclear operator, and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) that is mandated to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, … Read the full press release

BASF unveils new non-flammable mineral-based insulation material suitable for the energy renovation of buildings constructed from double-wall masonry

Non-flammable mineral-based insulation material Quick and simple processing No separation step in case of renovation or demolition Ludwigshafen, Germany, 22-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cavipor® FTX 1 combines the advantages of a mineral-based insulation material with the simple, safe and clean … Read the full press release

Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) report: full decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors is possible, making ambitious climate objectives achievable

New report on net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from hard-to-abate sectors published by ETC today Report shows that net-zero GHG emissions are technically and financially possible ETC commissioners are leading figures from industry, investors, not-for-profit organisations and academics, including EBRD Managing … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä Digitalisation: We have a 360-degree approach to creating a safe and compliant operating environment for marine and energy companies

Operators in the marine and energy industries face increasing demands when it comes to security throughout their product and service lifecycles. Digitalisation is taking over the marine and energy industries, building the importance of cyber security for data protection and … Read the full press release

Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski: Ambitious plans for the development of 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035

BRUSSELS, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 … Read the full press release

Iberdrola and IKEA partner to promote sustainable mobility in Spain

IKEA will offer free charging stations for electric cars and supply 100% renewable green energy at its stores and corporate buildings in 2019 The agreement forms part of the Iberdrola Sustainable Mobility Plan, which provides for the installation in Spain … Read the full press release

Sempra Energy and Total S.A. cooperate in the development of North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA and PARIS, France, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) and Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT) today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides the framework for cooperation in the development … Read the full press release

Aurubis and enercity deliver CO2-free heat for Hamburg’s HafenCity district

CO2-free heat supply for Hamburg’s HafenCity district 20,000 tons of CO2 emissions to be prevented annually Technical potential to extract three times the current heat volume HAMBURG, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the words “Wärme frei!” (“Release the heat!”), heat began to … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy secures preferred supplier agreement with Ørsted for its offshore wind power projects in Taiwan

900 MW projects to utilize approx. 112 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; Service agreement included Subject to final contract, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility near Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, going beyond the localisation requirements … Read the full press release

BlackRock Investment Management crossed below the 5% disclosure limit on total holdings in Wärtsilä Corporation

HELSINKI, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BlackRock, Inc. has informed Wärtsilä Corporation that BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited has disposed of Wärtsilä shares on 16 October 2018, crossing below the 5% disclosure limit on total holdings. The total number of shares held … Read the full press release

PwC joins the RE100 initiative of global businesses growing the global demand for renewable energy

PwC joins RE100 committing to 100% renewable power for its electricity consumption. New air travel offsetting programme targeting multiple benefits and backed by strict criteria. LONDON, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC’s new global environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions, source 100% … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

KfW Entrepreneurs’ Award 2018 winners announced

The 16 regional winners have been selected Awards presented to successful entrepreneurs who have expanded their business Awards ceremony held at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin on 11 October 2018 Total prize fund of … Read the full press release

EDF to invest in GIBB Power an engineering specialist in the energy sector

LONDON, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF, world’s leading electricity company, and GIBB, a major engineering player in Africa signed agreements for EDF to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering in the … Read the full press release

The EBRD supports FT Climate Finance Summit in London

The EBRD’s message to governments: renewables are now cheapest source of energy The Bank’s renewable energy investments top €6 billion LONDON, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  The EBRD is urging a step change in levels of investment in renewable sources of … Read the full press release

Valio takes the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions with its first bio-gas distribution truck

Over the years, Valio has tested equipment that runs on various environmentally-friendly fuels. Now, Valio is taking the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Valio’s first bio-gas distribution truck took to the Helsinki region’s roads in September. HELSINKI, 05-Oct-2018 … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp won the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards in Washington

The Alliance to Save Energy recognized thyssenkrupp’s MULTI elevator with its Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category MULTI, thyssenkrupp’s groundbreaking rope-less and sideways-moving elevator, will enable architects reinvent building design and improve the business case … Read the full press release

EDF successfully raised U.S.$3.75 billion through 3 senior bonds to further strengthen its balance sheet and refinance upcoming maturities

$3.75 billion senior bond issue in 3 tranches with maturity ranging from 10 to 30 years Return of EDF to the USD 144A/RegS bond market LONDON, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On September 19, 2018, EDF (A- S&P / A3 Moody’s … Read the full press release

ENGIE wins 25 photovoltaic projects in France, nearly 230 MW out of the 720 MW awarded

LA DÉFENSE, France, 07-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the fourth session of the fourth call for solar tenders organised by the Energy regulatory commission, “CRE 4-4”, ENGIE, through its ENGIE Green, LANGA and Compagnie Nationale du Rhône subsidiaries, has won … Read the full press release

LyondellBasell and Covestro to convert its water-based waste into energy with Circular Steam Project at Maasvlakte-Rotterdam site

Joint press release of LyondellBasell and Covestro Innovative new technology realizes annual reduction of up to 140,000 metric tons CO2 emissions LEVERKUSEN, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and its … Read the full press release

Lloyd’s Register: With the greater involvement of leadership and employees in ISO 50001:2018, continual improvement in energy performance will become a much stronger focus

The new version of the ISO 50001 standard provides the requirements for a data-driven process focusing on continual improvement in energy performance. LONDON, 22-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The publication of ISO 50001:2018 was announced today by the International Organization for Standardization … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä signs Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station nearby Honolulu

Clean, secure, and uninterrupted power is at the core of Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station. Wärtsilä has signed a Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the power plant, located on the island of Oahu, 40 kilometres from Honolulu. The … Read the full press release