Europe

Brunsbuettel LNG Hub Expected to Be Ready in 2026, Gasunie Says

Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie said its German subsidiary has signed deals related to the development of a new LNG terminal at Brunsbuettel with 8 billion cubic meters of throughput capacity, due to be completed by 2026.

OMV Petrom: investment of EUR 130 million at Petrobrazi refinery to build new unit of aromatic products

MV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, invests approximately EUR 130 million in the next 3 years to build a new unit of aromatic products at Petrobrazi refinery. The unit will function at modern BAT (Best Available Technology) operating standards with low environmental impact. The processing capacity of the new unit is about 1,500 tons/day of reformed gasoline.

Hungary, Serbia Agree to Build Pipeline to Ship Russian Oil to Serbia

Hungary and Serbia have agreed to build a pipeline to supply Serbia with Russian Urals crude via the Druzhba oil pipeline as Belgrade's shipments via Croatia fall under EU sanctions, the Hungarian government said on Monday. Last week the European Union agreed on new restrictions against Russia over its war against Ukraine, which include an oil price cap for Russian seaborne crude deliveries to third countries. Serbia gets its oil via the JANAF oil pipeline from Croatia.

RES announces new hydrogen project in Sweden - acquiring historic industrial area

RES announced the acquisition of a 60 acre industrial area in Ljungaverk, in northern Sweden. RES will use the site to develop a new hydrogen plant which will produce green hydrogen for local industry.

Hydrogen producer Lhyfe to develop 200 MW Plant in Netherlands

“Delfzijl is an ideal location for renewable green hydrogen production as it has direct access to renewable energies from its offshore wind power plants which are situated off the coast. Groningen is one of Europe’s pioneers when it comes to the energy transition. The region’s goal is to become the leading hydrogen valley of North-Western Europe and to build up a complete value chain from production, storage and transportation of green hydrogen. We fully support this development and are proud to be part of the journey”, said Luc Grare, Head of Central and Eastern Europe at Lhyfe.

Tree Energy Solutions and Fortescue Future Industries team up to develop green hydrogen integrated project

The partnership will see the companies work collaboratively to address the significant dual challenges of energy security and energy transition. Together, FFI and TES will develop industrial scale green hydrogen production globally with an initial focus on Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Further they will combine FFI’s market leading expertise in developing large scale renewable energy production, with TES’s unique sustainable business model and access to the European green hydrogen market.

Sojitz, Reganosa and Rubis Terminal sign a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) for the Development of a Green Hydrogen Supply Chain connecting Galicia and North-West Europe

Japanese Industrial conglomerate Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”), European bulk liquid storage company, Rubis Terminal Infra SAS (“Rubis Terminal”), and Spanish infrastructure investment company, Reganosa Asset Investments (“Reganosa”) have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (“MOU”) to conduct a joint feasibility study for the development of a green hydrogen supply chain in Europe.

Technip Energies Announces Award of a Large Contract for FEED, License and Proprietary Equipment Supply for INEOS’ Project One Ethane Cracker

Technip Energies has been awarded a large contract for the proprietary equipment supply for INEOS Olefins Belgium NV’s 1,450,000 tpy ethane cracker in Antwerp, Belgium. This latest award is in line with our early engagement strategy and consolidates the successful completion of the Ethylene License and Extended Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) previously awarded to Technip Energies by INEOS.

INEOS awards contract to Atkins to design its world scale low carbon hydrogen plant at Grangemouth

INEOS takes a huge step forward in delivering its plans for a world-scale low-carbon hydrogen plant at Grangemouth as it awards a key contract for the design of the plant to Atkins The hydrogen plant, expected to be operational by 2030, will further reduce emissions from the site by 1million tonnes per year as the site targets net zero by 2045. In developing a hydrogen hub at Grangemouth we will be supporting other end users of this low-carbon fuel source to reduce their carbon footprints too

Aquaterra Energy and Seawind Ocean Technology sign agreement for the development of world’s largest offshore floating wind and green hydrogen production project

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, today announces an agreement with Seawind Ocean Technology, a leading turnkey supplier of floating and bottom fixed offshore wind assets, to co-develop the world’s largest offshore floating wind and green hydrogen production project, named HyMed, with 3.2GW of production expected by 2027 in Italian ultra-deep waters.

RWE and ADNOC Agree on First LNG Delivery to Floating LNG Import Terminal at Brunsbuettel

RWE has reached agreements with two companies from Abu Dhabi: With Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on LNG supplies and with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s flagship renewable energy company, on cooperation in offshore wind.

Grant of €194 million assigned to NextChem as part of the “IPCEI Hy2USE” EU project

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been assigned a €194 million grant for the development of a waste-to-hydrogen plant as part of the "IPCEI Hy2Use" EU project. The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.

Neste launches a strategic study on transitioning its Porvoo refinery to a renewable and circular site and ending crude oil refining in the mid-2030s

Building on its capability of proactive transformation, Neste launches a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site.

Siemens commissions one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants

In Wunsiedel, Upper Franconia, one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants has been planned digitally and commissioned by Siemens, demonstrating the key role hydrogen can play in Germany’s energy future. Around one year after the official groundbreaking ceremony, Bavaria’s Minister-President Markus Söder, Siemens Managing Board member Matthias Rebellius and Siemens Financial Services CEO Veronika Bienert handed over the plant to the operating company WUN H2, represented by Managing Directors Thilo Rießner and Philipp Matthes.

HyCC and VNG to jointly develop green hydrogen projects for decarbonization of Central Germany

The Dutch hydrogen company HyCC and the German gas company VNG AG have launched project “GreenRoot” for the development of large-scale green hydrogen production to help industries in Central Germany reduce their CO2-emissions. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards this end at an existing electrolysis facility in Bitterfeld.

Woodside and Uniper Sign Agreement for LNG Supply to Europe

Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd has entered into a flexible long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Uniper Global Commodities SE for Woodside to supply LNG from its global portfolio into Europe, including Germany, for a term up to 2039, commencing in January 2023.

Carlton Power plans to build Devon & Cornwall's first low carbon green hydrogen hub

Carlton Power, one of the UK’s most experienced energy infrastructure development companies and the company who originated and developed the Langage gas-fired power station and the Langage solar farm (located eight miles east of Plymouth, Devon) has chosen to build its third green hydrogen hub in the UK on land within the Langage Energy Park. The 10MW hydrogen hub project, the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall, will provide local companies - for example energy intensive industries or those with transport fleets – with easy access to hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is expected to play a major role over the next 20-30 years in reducing the UK’s CO₂ emissions, helping the country’s journey towards Net Zero and the West Country’s own efforts to decarbonise.

Large-Scale Green Hydrogen for the UK: Air Products and Associated British Ports Partner on Renewable Hydrogen Production

Air Products and Associated British Ports (ABP) announced their intention to partner in bringing the first large scale, green hydrogen production facility to the UK. The facility would import green ammonia from production locations operated by Air Products and its partners around the world. This would be used to produce green hydrogen, which would decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors such as transport and industry.

Essar reaches new milestone in transition to low carbon operations

Essar Oil UK has achieved a new milestone in its ongoing transition to low carbon operations, following the UK Government’s decision to shortlist the construction of a new hydrogen project and separate carbon capture project at its site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Carlton Power establishes partnership to develop hydrogen project in Barrow-in-Furness

A new private-public sector partnership has been established to build Cumbria’s first low-carbon hydrogen hub to provide local businesses - for example energy intensive industries or those with transport fleets – with easy access to hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is expected to play a major role over the next 20-30 years in reducing the UK’s CO₂ emissions, helping the country’s journey towards Net Zero. The proposed 35MW commercial hydrogen hub, located on industrial-zoned land in Barrow-in-Furness - is being brought forward following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Carlton Power, one of the UK’s most experienced energy infrastructure development companies and local stakeholders, comprising the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Barrow Borough Council, Cadent and Electricity North West.

Wood to Engineer Europe’s Most innovative Olefin Complex

Wood has secured a new contract with INEOS in excess of $100 million to deliver engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Project One, a new state-of-the-art petrochemicals complex in Antwerp, Belgium, which will deliver an ethane cracker with the lowest carbon footprint in Europe.

ScottishPower vision for Green Hydrogen fuels hub at Port of Felixstowe

ScottishPower, with Hutchison Ports, is exploring the opportunity to develop, build and operate a multi-hundred MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe – with the potential to decarbonise industry and transportation in the region. Both companies have set out their vision to help create a greener port, which could provide clean fuel for customers at Britain’s busiest container port.

Centrica Signs LNG Heads of Agreement with Delfin

Centrica plc and Delfin Midstream Inc. today announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement to purchase 1.0 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of Liquefied Natural Gas for 15-years on a Free on Board (“FOB”) basis at the Delfin Deepwater Port, located 40 nautical miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Iberdrola and bp to collaborate to accelerate EV charging infrastructure and green hydrogen production

Iberdrola and bp today announced their intention to form a strategic collaboration aiming to help accelerate the energy transition. Together, the companies intend to collaborate to significantly expand fast EV public charging infrastructure to support the adoption of electric vehicles, as well as to develop large scale green hydrogen production hubs in Spain, Portugal and the UK.

Funding decision for hydrogen pilot project in Krummhoern natural gas storage facility received

Uniper Energy Storage will test the construction and operation of a new salt cavern specifically built for hydrogen storage on a large scale and in a real-world environment at the natural gas storage facility in Krummhoern, Northern Germany, which has not been used commercially since 2017. For this purpose, a new pilot cavern will be sol-technically constructed using an existing well. During the trial operation, equipment and materials will be examined for hydrogen compatibility, and experience will be gained in the storage of exclusively green hydrogen in a salt cavern and its delivery and further use.

Large-volume electrolysis plant is to be built in Burgenland

The largest electrolyser in Austria to date will be built in Burgenland. When fully expanded, 40,000 tons of green hydrogen will be produced from 300 MW of wind and solar energy . This makes the project – initiated by Burgenland Energie together with VERBUND and partners – one of the largest hydrogen projects, even in a European comparison. In a joint press conference, Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, Governor Hans Peter Doskozil, VERBUND CEO Michael Strugl and Burgendland Energie CEO Stephan Sharma presented the joint plans. Green hydrogen is an important step towards energy independence and climate neutrality, as is unanimously emphasized.

Technip Energies Awarded a Significant Contract by Neste for Renewable Products Refinery Expansion in Rotterdam

Technip Energies (PARIS:TE) has been awarded a significant(1) contract by Neste for the expansion of their renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as part of the existing Partnership Agreement between Technip Energies and Neste.

European Commission approves up to EUR 5.4 billion of public support by fifteen Member States for the hydrogen technology value chain

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support research and innovation and first industrial deployment in the hydrogen technology value chain. The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Tech” was jointly prepared and notified by fifteen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

HyCC launches 500-megawatt hydrogen project in the port of Amsterdam

Hydrogen company HyCC has launched Project H2era to construct a 500-megawatt green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port area. The project, launched in cooperation with the Port of Amsterdam, is a major step forward in the development of the regional hydrogen economy to help decarbonize industry and mobility.

Air Products and VPI Sign Joint Development Agreement for Large-scale, Low-carbon Hydrogen Production in Humber

Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen producer, and power generator VPI, are pleased to announce the signing of a joint development agreement to drive forward the “Humber Hydrogen Hub” or “H3”, which seeks to develop a flagship 800MW low-carbon hydrogen production facility in Immingham, UK. The majority of hydrogen produced would be used to decarbonise VPI Immingham’s existing power production.