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Energy Island cable route survey contract awarded
Fugro has secured a contract with Energinet to undertake cable route surveys for Denmark’s North Sea Energy Island project. The Energy Island will serve as an offshore power plant, a...
First supply contract in Spain for Siemens’ 5.X WTG
Siemens Gamesa is to supply its 5.X platform turbines to Iberdrola’s 94 MW Iglesias wind farm in Burgos in the north of Spain. This is the first in the country to deploy this turbine,...
Power cuts as USA and Canada are hit by winter storms
A major winter storm has brought heavy snow and ice to parts of the USA and Canada, and prompted weather warnings for more than 80 million people.
Huge New Mexico wind project comes online
The Pattern Energy Group said this week that its Western Spirit Wind project, a group of four wind farms capable of producing together a total of 1050 MW, is now online and producing...
Contracts awarded for proposed Aldbrough hydrogen storage
Equinor and SSE Thermal have awarded two key contracts for work on the proposed hydrogen storage facility at Aldbrough, in the UK, a sign of their commitment to kickstart a low...
Renewable power plants are reducing US gas demand
In its January ‘Short-term Energy Outlook’ the US Energy Information Administration forecast that rising electricity generation capacity from renewable resources such as solar and...
Coal’s sharp rebound ‘is threatening net zero goals’ – IEA
Rapid economic recovery is driving global coal power generation towards a record this year and overall coal demand to a potential all-time high, undermining efforts to reduce...
Large fuel cell order for SFC Energy
SFC Energy, a prominent supplier of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, has received a large order in the ‘clean energy’ business segment
Solar power – ‘half of new US capacity in 2022’
The US Energy Information Administration forecasts that in 2022, 46.1 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity will be added to the USA’s power grid.
Germany retires more reactors and lignite plants
Germany’s nuclear and coal phase-out programmes both took a step towards their completion on the last day of 2021, when the country decommissioned several GW of nuclear and lignite capacity
Hunterston B NPP retires
The 1.22 GW Hunterston B nuclear power station, the most productive clean energy asset in Scottish history, went offline for the final time on 7 January.
Ammonia co-firing project is funded
JERA Co and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have been granted funding, under the Green Innovation Fund programme of Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development...
$100m fund for grid-scale battery storage in Australia
A competitive funding round worth A$100 million (£53.5m) has been announced to support next generation grid-scale batteries in Australia.
Texas generation fleet ‘ready for winter’ – ERCOT
ERCOT – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas – mindful of the chaos created last winter in the wake of unusually severe storms, has completed on-site inspections of...
EDF consortium wins major UAE transmission project
A consortium of EDF, KEPCO and Kyushu Electric Power Co has signed a $3.6 billion strategic power transmission project, alongside the UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and...
VINCI completes the acquisition of ACS energy business
VINCI’s acquisition of ACS’s energy business Cobra IS for a consideration of €4.9 billion was completed on 31 December following an agreement entered into on 1 April 2021.
Energy prices rose by 59% in 2021
Energy prices used in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) ended 2021 59% higher than on the first trading day of the year.
Fortum and Uniper JV launches its first project
The joint team of Fortum and Uniper for wind and solar businesses in Europe is launching its first project. Fortum has made an investment decision to start the construction of the 380...
Langley completes acquisition of Bergen from R-R
Langley Holdings has completed the acquisition of the Norwegian Bergen Engines group from Rolls-Royce for a consideration of €91 million. €16 million of cash held within Bergen Engines...