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Protecting woodland in the EU and beyond – 24/09/2013


To protect this important resource, the EU’s new forest strategy calls for woodland to be managed sustainably, improving competitiveness and creating jobs. The strategy also aims to improve quality of life for EU citizens by enhancing recreational opportunities while protecting ecosystems, biodiversity and the environment. Joined-up approach These aims will be achieved through a holistic approach to managing forests, bringing together related policy areas on rural development, enterprise, the environment, climate change, research and deve... Read More »

RWE Innogy inaugurates Nowy Staw wind farm


The sixth Polish wind farm of RWE Innogy was connected to the grid on schedule with an installed capacity of 45 MW. The wind farm was named after the Polish town of Nowy Staw. It will supply more than 50,000 Polish households per year with green energy. The amount invested totalled more than 60 million euros. Paul Coffey, Chief Operating Officer of RWE Innogy, explains: “Wind power in Poland is a success story. Nowy Staw was rapidly realised like all of our wind projects in Poland. Our success here is thanks to the excellent cooperation with... Read More »

Daimler moves up to take the lead in climate protection


Performance Band A for outstanding performance in climate protection Maximum points for disclosure and transparency in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index The CDP analysts are therefore acknowledging the company's efforts not only to develop sustainable products, but also to realise an environmentally friendly production and disclose its own environmental goals. Daimler has the declared aim of adopting a pioneering role in climate protection, and has made a major step further forward on the way to achieving this. For example, over t... Read More »

Offshore & Trawl Supply AS and DSM Dyneema are proud to congratulate Costa Crociere and Titan Micoperi for the success of the Costa Concordia parbuckling project


Dextron® 12 Plus ropes made with Dyneema® fiber took the strain of the Costa Concordia, holding it in position and relieving some of the tension felt by the engineers from Titan Salvage and Micoperi during this historic marine exercise. Up ending the wreck, known as ‘parbuckling’, has been the most critical stage of a marine salvage operation, like no other in history, involving the best international expertise and advanced technologies. Before this extremely difficult and critical operation could be executed, the wreck had to be held in posit... Read More »

Market framework for a successful energy turnaround: opportunities for growth and innovation in Germany and Europe


The promotion of renewables by the Renewable Energies Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz;EEG) has led to a strong increase in photovoltaic and wind energy generation capacity. However, the scale of the expansion has far exceeded what had been envisaged politically. The great success in the development of renewable energies increasingly poses huge challenges for the German economy as well as its European neighbours. Conventional power generation, which continues to be necessary to balance intermittent renewables, can no longer be operated in an... Read More »

Offshore wind public tender: French developer Neoen Marine joins the GDF SUEZ-EDP Renewables consortium


Neoen Marine is a subsidiary of the Neoen Group (80% stake), which has operating and construction assets totaling 200 MW, and the Caisse des Dépôts (20%), and specializes in offshore renewable energy. Since it was founded in 2008, the company has invested more than €6 million in development projects along France’s coastline, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the English Channel and the North Sea. The company’s technical and environmental expertise enabled it to join forces with its partners in one of the consortiums selected for the fi... Read More »

Stéphane Le Foll and Gerard Mestrallet sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the ecological transition in agriculture, food industry and forestry


Under affirmative action of the President of the Republic in energy transition, the MoU, which will be rolled out at regional level, participate in the goal of making France the nation's environmental excellence. It will contribute to the ecological transition, especially the energy transition, based on the simplicity and efficiency, as well as the development of renewable energies. It is also an important contribution to agro-ecological project for France carried by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. It comes on the eve of the ... Read More »

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 »

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