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Mott MacDonald is lenders’ technical advisor for 42MW wind farm in Croatia


The €66 million wind farm will comprise 14 V90 3MW wind turbine generators capable of generating 105,000MWh annually. A 9km 110kV transmission line will connect to the grid. Mott MacDonald is providing monitoring services for the project during construction phase. The consultancy had previously reviewed contracts, project design, construction and operational arrangements, as well as the project financial model. It also supported the development of environmental and social management plans to ensure compliance with international finance best pra... Read More »

Thornton Bank offshore wind farm officially inaugurated


Largest offshore wind farm in Belgium with 325 MW Green electricity for around 300,000 households RWE Innogy largest private shareholder Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, stated: "At the present time, the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm is unique throughout Europe in many respects. Equipped with the largest offshore turbines currently available, the wind farm has been setting standards in terms of construction, network connection and operation. The implementation of the project together with partners has been trendsetting in particul... Read More »

Watchful experts at your side, GE’s Power Conversion Business can’t control the weather but allows the mariner to control the ship


PARIS — September 18, 2013 — As much as we hate to admit it, success is based on how well we adapt to situations we simply can’t control. That’s why, when it comes to holding a drillship on-site, as winds whip the sea and the underwater currents into a frenzy, oil companies and their contractors turn to GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE). It’s what we do. We are your watchful experts on the bridge with a full knowledge of the ship putting one of the industry’s most powerful dynamic positioning systems at the mariner’s fingertips, and ... Read More »

Alstom supports development in Tanzania with the inauguration of the Millennium Challenge project


MCA-T was funded by the US government to support the development of energy infrastructure, including expansion of the high and medium voltage grid to bring energy services to Tanzania. The scope of this project included both substation and transmission lines. For its part, Alstom Grid delivered the high voltage substation in partnership with US Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company, Symbion Power. In 2010, the Alstom Grid-Symbion Joint Venture won a contract to rehabilitate and expand transmission and distribution substatio... Read More »

Alstom Wind is the company with the most European patents originating in Spain


With more than 200 engineers and technicians dedicated to developing new technologies, the Alstom Wind global R&D centre, located in Barcelona, presented last year (April 2012-March 2013) a total of 48 European and international patents originating in Spain, 30% more than the year before. The OBS study, which collects data from the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, reveals that in 2012, Spain requested 1,548 EPO patents (European Patent Office). Private companies were the main European patent applicants, in a ranking led by Alstom Win... Read More »

Heads of nine leading European energy companies propose concrete measures to rebuild Europe’s energy policy


The hearing was aimed at highlighting the risks of the EU’s present energy policy. Indeed, the efforts made by energy companies to attract the necessary private sector investors have been hampered by the uncertainty of the return on investments, in part due to the lack of a clear, foreseeable and objective energy policy framework based on stable and predictable regulation. As a result, European industry can neither fulfill its potential as a source of growth and employment nor play a key role in establishing a dialogue with producing countri... Read More »

Further support from EIB for energy efficient housing renovation in Lithuania


This is already the third EIB agreement with Šiaulių bankas, the aim of which is to increase energy efficiency in housing by improving funding conditions. Multi-apartment building administrators and owners can apply for 20-year loans with low and fixed interest rates which must be used for energy efficiency investments. These investments allow for a significant reduction in energy consumption and thus enable considerable savings on energy bills. Energy efficiency increasing measures include, for instance, reconstruction of the heating, hot a... Read More »

GE Power Conversion’s proven technology and constant innovation make them once more Maran Gas’s Partner of Choice for Propelling the LNG Transport Industry


PARIS—September 10, 2013—Induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) will be used to power four new LNG carriers that Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries will build for Maran Gas Maritime, the gas shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group. Contracts for the propulsion systems were signed in late May. Hyundai Heavy Industries will deliver the vessels over a 15-month period beginning in July 2015. The contracts provide a strong indication of the confidence that Maran Gas h... Read More »

An innovative offer in France: LNGeneration makes available natural gas to all industrial


Benefits for these remote networks gas distribution sites: rely on an energy reference to sustainably have a new source of competitive and environmental friendly energy, as an alternative to heavy fuel oil or liquefied petroleum gas (GPL). LNGeneration now offers its customers a reliable and offers "turnkey" LNG transportation by tanker to an LNG terminal to a site of consumption, construction and maintenance of a storage and regasification of LNG industrial site, and sale of natural gas to final consumers. LNGeneration also provides services ... Read More »

Bioenergy: AREVA wins a contract for a co-generation power plant in France


Using wood chips as fuel, this power plant will enable the reduction of 40,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. It will be able to generate around 15 MW of electrical power and 50 MW of thermal power. AREVA and its partner Leroux & Lotz Technologies will supply all the equipment and services required for the construction and commissioning of the plant, scheduled for the first quarter of 2015. Louis-François Durret, Senior Executive Vice-President of AREVA’s Renewable Energies Business Group, said: "the trust shown in us by neoen is in lar... Read More »

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