Europe

200 MW solar power plant in Uzbekistan

Phanes Group, an international solar energy developer, headquartered in Dubai, signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Investment Agreement (IA) for a 200 MWАС grid-connected solar PV plant in Nurata, Navoi Region.

Hydrogen – data telling a story

The Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) team held a webcast earlier in March which looked at trends in traditional and new energy markets which reveals major trends in global energy markets.

On the road to net zero

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its <i>Global Wind Report 2021</i>.

bp plans UK’s largest hydrogen project

bp announced that it is developing plans for the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. The project would capture and send for storage up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year, equivalent to capturing the emissions from the heating of one million UK households

EnBW building two more large-scale photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg

EnBW is building two more subsidy-free large-scale photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg with a capacity of 150 megawatts (MW) each. These follow on from Germany’s largest solar park, Weesow-Willmersdorf, which EnBW has already completed in Werneuchen, Brandenburg. The two new projects each occupy roughly 125 hectares and are located just under 40 kilometres away in the Märkisch-Oderland district, in Alttrebbin and Gottesgabe.

18 Companies Quit Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Europe's first carbon-neutral LNG

Shell Global LNG recently took delivery of the first ever carbon-neutral LNG cargo in Europe from Gazprom.

Dutch nearshore nears completion

The installation of turbines has begun in the Frisian part of Ijsselmeer lake, near Breezanddijk in the Netherlands.

Enel Green Power buys eleven photovoltaic projects from Arena Power, totalling 519 MW, to help decarbonise the industrial community of Huelva

Enel Green Power España (EGPE) has acquired a photovoltaic portfolio of 519 MW from the Spanish developer Arena Power. The portfolio includes eleven projects being developed in the province of Huelva. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and operations in 2024. (EGPE has also recently begun work on its first solar park in San Antonio, in the city of Huelva, with 30 MW of capacity and investment of 18 million euros, creating 100 jobs during the construction period.)

Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands. Iberdrola, though its subsidiary ScottishPower, has teamed up with some of the UK's main distilleries and spirits companies and the Port of Cromarty Firth to launch a green hydrogen project in the Highlands. The result will allow the whisky and spirit production industry in Scotland to develop this technology and fight climate change.

Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura: 750 MW of new photovoltaic plants in the pipeline

Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura and continues its investment plan in the region, with 750 MW of new photovoltaic capacity under development in the province of Cáceres, with which it will contribute to economic recovery and the demographic challenge in the region.

What technology is shaping the solar markets?

The Global Energy Infrastructure solar database is dominated by two types of technology: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV).

Is Sweden's enthusiasm for onshore wind running out of puff?

Sweden is facing up to the prospect of a looming green-electricity shortage, but its plan to build its way out of the problem has been dealt a blow.

Are all oil and gas majors onboard with the energy transition?

In recent months we have seen an interesting trend, it has become clear that the oil and gas majors have started to present themselves as Integrated Energy Company’s (IECs) rather than International Oil Company’s (IOCs).

Big Oil transitions to Big Wind

The Crown Estate announced the results of its Round 4 seabed leasing for offshore wind in the UK.

Cero Generation launched by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) launches Cero Generation (Cero), a specialist solar energy company working across Europe to support the transition to a net-zero future.

Major new European solar enterprise

In February 2021 we announced the creation of AMPYR Solar Europe through the merger of NaGa Solar with the existing Ampyr Energy UK solar joint venture between AGP Group and Hartree Partners.

Shell takes a shine to Emerald

Shell has taken a majority stake in a large Irish floating wind project being developed off the South coast.

Data is king, integration is queen

Harnessing the power of data science and real-time intelligence offers a powerful single view of the market Few people know that data intelligence firm Kpler’s journey actually started in 2014, when the founders were told by an LNG trader: “I receive many proposals for ship-tracking software, but I don’t care about the ships. I care about cargoes into them, their volumes and the commercial information related to them”.

Pipe-laying Vessel Started Work in Danish Waters for Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW (Reuters) — A pipe-laying vessel has started work in Danish waters ahead of the resumption of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the consortium behind the project said on Sunday, amid pressure from the United States and European Union to halt it.

Scotland's future is offshore

The Crown Estate Scotland launched ScotWind, a round of seabed leasing for offshore wind. The 10GW first cycle was opened following the publication of the Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy by Marine Scotland, which outlines the areas most suitable for development. This will enable regis..

Additional Petrochemical Investments in Burghausen Refinery

OMV, the integrated, international oil, gas and petrochemicals company headquartered in Vienna, is expanding and modernizing its cracker units and petrochemical cold section at its Burghausen Refinery in Germany. The measures aim to increase the site’s ethylene and propylene production capacity. Following the planned turnaround of the refinery, the upgraded units are expected to go live in the third quarter of 2022, whereby the initial groundwork is already underway.

Total announces the acquisition of a 20% minority interest in Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) from Adani Group

Total announces the acquisition of a 20% minority interest in Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) from Adani Group. The transaction marks the deepening partnership between the Adani Group – India’s leading infrastructure platform - and Total, in the transition and green energy fields in India. The investment in AGEL is another step in the strategic alliance between Adani Group and Total, which covers investments in LNG terminals, gas utility business, and renewable assets across India. This is in line with the commitment of both Adani and Total to be leading participants in the sustainable economy of the future and help India in its quest for development of renewable energy.

UAE Energy Minister believes oil demand could recover by the end of 2021

According to recent reports, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei has commented on a potentially updated timeline for a return to form for global oil demand. He believes that global demand will make a somewhat optimistic return to pre-pandemic level by the end of 2021 or early 2022.

Total and Engie Partner to Develop France's Largest Site for the Production of Green Hydrogen from 100% Renewable Electricity

otal and Engie have signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France's largest renewable hydrogen production site at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur South region.

Energy minister pushes to diversify energy sources with 'hydrogen-ready' gas pipelines

After the EU turned down funding for natural gas energy infrastructure to focus on clean-hydrogen networks, Malta’s application for a proposed pipeline from Malta to Sicily was denied.

Eni Considers More Renewable Fuel Production in Italy

Eni SPA of Italy is designing new renewable fuel projects in the country, including a conversion of its 84,000 barrel per day Livorno refinery into a biorefinery for hydrotreated vegetable oil production and a new waste to methanol plant. Both projects are scheduled by Eni to be in operation by the end of 2024.

ReneSola Power and Eiffel Investment Group Announce MOU for Joint Venture to Fund Solar Development in Europe

ReneSola Ltd, a leading fully integrated solar project developer, today announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eiffel Investment Group ("Eiffel"), a leading asset management firm with 3 billion euros under management, to establish a joint venture that will provide financing for ReneSola Power's current and future solar projects across Europe.

German State to Create Foundation to Facilitate Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) — The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern plans to set up a foundation to facilitate the completion of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany and to fend off the threat of increased U.S. sanctions that halted work last year.

ENCAVIS is already completing the second major Spanish project to the power grid on time.

The SDAX-listed wind and solar park operator Encavis AG, fed yesterday the first kilowatt hours (KWh) from the largest solar park in the group's portfolio "Talayuela" into the Spanish high-voltage network.