Tag Archives: ENERGY

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

RWE Supply & Trading opens its first Chinese trading office in Beijing

New trading office to reinforce trading and grow customer base German Chamber of Commerce in China: “Good sign for the long-lasting and profound collaboration between Germany and China” ESSEN, 16-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Opening up to new countries and new … Read the full press release

EBRD invests EUR 100 million in a new seven-year €550 million bond issue by the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH)

EBRD invests €100 million in new bond issue of Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) BEH to refinance its 2013 issue and continue supporting liberalisation of electricity sector Largest corporate bond with longest tenor will deepen capital market LONDON, 15-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

The world’s largest wind energy gathering the Global Wind Summit will take place under the slogan “Breaking new ground”

Everywhere we look – geographically, politically, technologically and financially – wind energy is breaking new ground. BRUSSELS, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wind energy continues to expand all over the world. It’s at the heart of government thinking on the energy transition. … Read the full press release

Centrica appoints Chris O’Shea as new Group CFO

WINDSOR, 31-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After over four years in post, and in line with long-standing succession plans agreed with the Board, Jeff Bell will be standing down as Group CFO at the end of October this year and will … Read the full press release

French renewable energy producer Neoen to break ground on its Numurkah solar farm in Goulburn Valley Highway in northwest Victoria, Australia

Full construction on Victorian solar farm commences in July, creating up to 300 jobs for the local economy With over 1,000 MW in assets in operation and under construction in Australia, Neoen ranks as the country’s number one independent producer … Read the full press release

The winners of the 11th edition of the Eni Award: Omar M. Yaghi, Zhong Lin Wang, Sang Yup Lee, Emerance Jessica Claire D’Assise Goma-Tchimbakala, Michele De Bastiani and Gianluca Longoni

The award ceremony will take place at the Palazzo del Quirinale on October 22nd in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. ROME, 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has announced the winners of the 11th edition of the … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Nexity to develop future eco-campus in a wooded urban site near Paris

La Défense, France, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and Nexity have concluded a financial and technological partnership to acquire and transform together into an exemplary eco-district, a 9-hectares plot of industrial land at La Garenne-Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine department (92). This … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce becomes Bruce Power’s digital partner

LONDON, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a move that supports Bruce Power’s vision of providing reliable electricity to Ontario until 2064, Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding to be Bruce Power’s digital partner. This new agreement expands the two companies’ … Read the full press release

Shell: The Blauwwind Consortium announces Financial Close on the Borssele III/IV wind farms in the Dutch North Sea

The Blauwwind Consortium today announced Financial Close on the Borssele III/IV wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. This sets in motion the construction and subsequent operation of 77 V164 9.5 megawatt (MW) turbines produced by MHI Vestas, with a … Read the full press release

Eneco Group to undergo orgnisational change in three strategic areas: sustainable energy, energy supply and innovative services

ROTTERDAM, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eneco Group has started a change process with the aim to achieve further growth in three strategic areas: sustainable energy, energy supply and innovative services. This process will continue until the end of 2019 and includes … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and Swissgrid: hybrid overhead lines increase the transmission capacity

More power without any additional lines Laufenburg, Switzerland, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The modernisation of the power grid is yet to be realized in many places. The main reason for that is the lack of acceptance for new power lines. … Read the full press release

SUEZ Group appoints Jacques Audibert as Secretariat for the Board of Directors and Committees

PARIS, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting on 1 June, Jacques Audibert will supervise the management of Internal Audits, Legal, Real Estate, Registered Office General Services, Insurance, Ethics and Compliance, Risks and Investments, and the Secretariat for the Board of Directors and … Read the full press release

ACCIONA Energia received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL

Certification was carried out in line with the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice CHICAGO, IL, USA, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, today received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution … Read the full press release

CEZ Group’s Elevion Group to deliver complete central energy systems for combined electricity, heat, and cold generation for BMW Group’s headquarters and production facilities in Munich

The German Elevion Group, a member of CEZ Group, will deliver complete central energy systems for combined electricity, heat, and cold generation for BMW Group’s headquarters and production facilities in Munich. The delivery should be completed in the second half of … Read the full press release

Ballast Nedam: The greenest transferium in the Netherlands opened on 22 April

Nieuwegein, Netherlands, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The greenest transferium of the Netherlands has been officially been opened on 22 April. Go and have a look at the Deutersestraat, because in a little while it will be out of site for the … 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: 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

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

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

ENGIE and the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) extend cooperation in the nuclear energy field

Isabelle Kocher, CEO of the ENGIE group, and Daniel Verwaerde, Administrator General of the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), have signed up to continue their Research and Development agreement in the nuclear energy field. La Défense, … Read the full press release

Schuster Manfred Hubert agrees with future oil predictions

Oil and Energy BEIJING, China, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Crude oil prices will average $60/b in 2018 and $61/b in 2019. That’s an increase from last month’s Short-Term Energy Outlook by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In January 2018, oil prices briefly hit $70/b. In … Read the full press release

Centrica plc rolls out its distributed energy and power proposition in North America

We’re launching our distributed energy and power proposition in North America under the new Centrica Business Solutions banner. WINDSOR, 15-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today launched its distributed energy and power proposition in North America under the new Centrica Business … Read the full press release