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Alstom inaugurates its first wind tower factory in Latin America

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“The geographical position of the plant allows us to be close to our customers and enables important interaction with other countries such as Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. We have a long and established history in the wind markets of Latin America, and we continue to invest in the region to meet its growing power needs.” explained Marcos Costa, Country President of Alstom Brazil. It is Alstom’s second wind manufacturing unit Latin America, following the commissioning of its first wind nacelle plant in Camaçari, State of Bahia, in November 20... Read More »

Bilfinger succeeds in Poland once again: Power-plant unit in Belchatow to be modernized for €80 million

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Bilfinger Power Systems has already modernized three of the Belchatow power plant’s steam generators and is currently working on the modernization of six further boilers. With the new order the client has placed its confidence in Bilfinger for the rehabilitation of a total of ten boilers. The aim of the conversion is to adapt the power plant with the help of the latest technology to comply with the European Union’s strict environmental standards. The modernization and expansion of conventional power plants are core competencies of Bilfinger ... Read More »

Greater Gabbard gears up for official opening

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A 50-50 joint venture between SSE and RWE Innogy, the £1.6bn project was ten years in the making and pushed the boundaries of developing larger scale offshore wind farms in more challenging, deeper and more distant waters. Now, with all 140 turbines generating, the wind farm is capable of providing enough clean energy to power over 500,000 homes*. During his visit to the Lowestoft base, hosted by SSE Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies and RWE Innogy Chief Executive Dr Hans Bünting, the minister will meet some of the people behind the c... Read More »

Three ETAP customers win GreenLight Award

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The total energy savings achieved by the nine winners is comparable to the annual consumption of 1,200 households, i.e., 3,568.5 MWh. The majority of energy saving was due to new lighting technologies and light control systems. Bayer achieved an energy saving of 728 MWh/year or 72%, Banque de France saved 68 MWh/year or 78%. VINCI Park achieved a saving of 250 MWh/year or 61%. Commitment rewarded As the Main Endorser of the EU GreenLight-programme, ETAP encourages its customers to become a GreenLight Partner. This implies that the custome... Read More »

Investing in Spain’s electricity grid: EIB signs loan contract with Iberdrola

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The loan will co-finance a comprehensive investment programme designed to reinforce and modernise Iberdrola’s electricity distribution network. A large number of supply points in the full range of voltages operated by Iberdrola will be connected to the existing network. Furthermore, the programme will comprise the installation of new digital electricity meters in compliance with Spanish legislation, which requires the deployment of digital meters for residential customers by 2018. The investment programme provides for the installation of up ... Read More »

Proud moment for SSE: Beauly-Denny north section goes live

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The line has been designed to carry the large volume of renewable energy being built and generated in the Highlands of Scotland to the centres of population, taking advantage of the wind resource in the area and decarbonising electricity supplies for households and businesses. Mark Mathieson, Managing Director of Networks at SSE, said: “This is a proud moment for SSE. Our progress is testament to the teamwork which identified the need for the line, guided it through planning and has now delivered the first section of the UK’s longest transmi... Read More »

Fukushima crisis rolls on as TEPCO admits radiation leaks

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Backtracking on previous denials, TEPCO's statement comes, coincidentally, just a day after the pro-nuclear Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cemented its hold on power with a big win in parliamentary elections last Sunday. The question is, did TEPCO delay making its statement to avoid a potential political fall-out for Abe's LDP party, which has tried to avoid making nuclear energy part of the political debate? Abe is looking to restart the country’s nuclear reactors, most of which have been idle since the nucle... Read More »

GDF SUEZ and EDP Renewables join forces to respond to the call for tenders for wind sea in France

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The consortium signed an industrial partnership with AREVA for the design and manufacture of offshore wind AREVA has a return unique experience in this field through the use of turbines on the marine field Alpha Ventus ( North Sea) since 2009 and the current installation of 600 MW of wind projects at sea. With this ambitious partnership, GDF SUEZ and EDP Renewables want to achieve with the stakeholders performing projects and practices. The new offshore wind farms will include actively contributing to the re-industrialization and participate... Read More »

EIB to reinforce support for renewable and energy efficiency investment across Europe

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Over the last 10 months the EU Bank has undertaken a comprehensive review to ensure that its energy lending criteria reflect EU energy and climate policy, as well as current investment trends. The new proposals were discussed by the Bank’s Board on Tuesday 23rd July, who approved them with additional clarifications on proposed exemptions to the Emissions Performance Standard. Following the review the European Investment Bank will focus on financing energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy networks, as well as related research and innovati... Read More »

Songwon announces global price increases for its range of Polymer Stabilizers and Specialty Antioxidants

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Recent cost escalations in key raw materials combined with the need to reach profitability that supports reinvestment have made the increase inevitable. Within the Polymer Stabilizers product range, the increase will apply primarily to SONGNOX® 6260, SONGNOX® 6280, SONGNOX® 2590, SONGNOX® PTBP, SONGNOX® 1077 and SONGNOX® 6180 as well as to AO FR and AO RD within the Specialty Antioxidants product range. About Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading producer and seller of Songnox® Antioxidants, Songnox® O... Read More »

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