Europe

FSRU Neptune Arrives off Lubmin, Germany

Located on the Baltic Sea coast in northeast Germany, the Port of Lubmin took delivery of the country's first floating import terminal for liquefied natural gas in December 2022. Chartered by TotalEnergies, the Neptune FSRU is now being operated by Deutsche ReGas.

HH2E announces its second major green hydrogen production project in Germany

The HH2E Thierbach project is located in the region of Borna and designed for an initial input capacity of 100 MW by 2025, scalable to over 1 GW by 2030 First phase of project (100 MW) is supported by two substantial institutional investors in green energy and environmental infrastructure, Foresight and HydrogenOne.

Floating LNG terminal arrives at Brunsbüttel and increases German liquid gas import capacity

This morning, the floating liquefied natural gas terminal “Hoegh Gannet” arrived at Brunsbüttel’s Elbehafen port near Hamburg. In the near future, liquid gas from LNG carriers can be regasified and then fed into the German gas network via this Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU).

bp reveals plans to evaluate expansion of Germany’s green energy port with a new hydrogen hub

bp will evaluate the feasibility of building a new hydrogen hub in Germany. The project, which would be located in Wilhelmshaven, is expected to include an industry leading ammonia cracker which could provide up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen from green ammonia, per year, from 2028.

Bulgaria Looking to Revive 186-Mile Trans-Balkan Pipeline Project

Bulgaria is looking to revive a trans-Balkan oil pipeline project to secure non-Russian crude oil supplies for its only oil refinery on the Black Sea, controlled by Russia's Lukoil, President Rumen Radev said on Tuesday.

Nel signs agreement with HH2E for potential 120 MW capacity in Germany

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has agreed with HH2E for a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) study and a Letter of Intent for two 60 MW electrolyser plants in Germany. The FEED will commence after a firm purchase order is made, and the parties intend to conclude a contract for electrolyser equipment within the first half of 2023.

Equinor and RWE have agreed to work together to develop large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen.

The partners aim to replace coal fired power plants with hydrogen-ready gas fired power plants in Germany, and to build production of low carbon and renewable hydrogen in Norway that will be exported through pipeline to Germany.

H2Carrier AS and Anori A/S to co-operate in developing a large PtX project in Greenland

H2Carrier AS and the Greenland based company Anori A/S have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the purpose of developing the first commercial wind farm in Greenland with subsequent production and export of green ammonia. The wind farm is projected to comprise 1.5GW renewable energy which will supply power to H2Carrier’s floating production vessel for hydrogen and green ammonia, the so-called P2XFloater™. Green ammonia will be stored in tanks onboard the vessel, then exported to smaller shipping vessels and carried to the international market for ammonia. This large project will enable Greenland to play a key role within global decarbonisation.

Six partners have signed a cooperation agreement to develop Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor

The EU member states are currently in the process of dynamic changes related to the energy transformation and the decarbonisation of the European economy. Hydrogen is expected to be one of the key fuels in the EU's energy transformation. Now, the gas transmission systems operators (TSOs) are moving in good collaboration from European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) vision to action. On December 14, 2022 TSOs from six EU countries signed a cooperation agreement on a cross border project, Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor.

280-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Connecting Spain to France to Cost $2.6 Billion

An underwater pipeline set to carry green hydrogen between Spain and France will cost about 2.5 billion euros ($2.6 billion), Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday, adding he hoped the European Union would partly fund the project. The pipeline between Barcelona and Marseille will have a capacity of 2 million tonnes a year and be ready by the end of the decade, Sanchez said at a summit of Mediterranean European Union leaders in the southeastern Spanish port city of Alicante.

Technip Energies Awarded a Contract for Sustainable Aviation Fuels Production at TotalEnergies Grandpuits Zero-Crude Platform in France

Technip Energies (PARIS:TE) has been awarded a contract by TotalEnergies for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) at Grandpuits platform in France.

TES and EWE to build 500-MW electrolyzer at Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub

Tree Energy Solutions (TES) and EWE are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build an electrolyzer in TES’ Green Energy Hub in Wilhelmshaven. The electrolyzer is to be installed and operated starting in 2028. The planned capacity of the electrolyzer is 500 MW and one more unit is planned to reach a total capacity of 1 GW. This MoU is in line with Germany’s strategic energy policy to develop clean energy generated by the North Sea and broaden the possible supply for H2. The signing marks a joint interest in delivering national energy security as Germany continues to diversify its energy supply from renewable energy sources.

First FSRU for Germany reaches Rügen

The NEPTUNE enters the Mukran Port today. It is the first FSRU (Floating Storage & Regasification Unit) intended for use at a floating LNG terminal in Germany and is now reaching a German port. Here she makes a stopover before she will start the final transfer to the industrial port of Lubmin. There it will soon take its place in the first and so far, only privately financed LNG terminal that is being developed by Lubmin-based Deutsche ReGas.

Flexens and KIP to develop Finland’s largest H2 plant planned in Kokkola

Project developer Flexens Oy Ab and KIP Infra Oy, part of Kokkola city council, have signed a letter of intent regarding a land lease agreement for a facility with a H2 production capacity of approximately 300 megawatts (MW) in the Kokkola Industrial Park area. Such a facility would certify a strengthened energy and ammonia self-sufficiency for Finland. Production of mainly green H2 and ammonia is meant to start running at the end of 2027. The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Mika Lintilä, considers this good news for both Central Ostrobothnia and the development of the Finnish H2 economy.

Northern Gas Networks and partners to work on an ambitious low-carbon H2 production

Gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has partnered with clean energy pioneers Hygen Energy Holdings (Hygen) and Ryze Hydrogen to work on an ambitious low carbon H2 production and dispensing facility in the heart of Bradford.

Gen2 Energy awards Wood FEED contract for first large-scale green hydrogen production facility in Mosjøen in Norway

Gen2 Energy has awarded Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, the front-end engineering design (FEED) scope for Gen2 Energy’s green hydrogen production facility, located in Mosjøen in northern Norway.

Italy's Emilia Romagna region backs new floating LNG terminal in Ravenna

(Reuters) - Italy's Emilia Romagna region has approved a project for a new floating LNG terminal off the coast of Ravenna in the upper Adriatic sea, it said on Monday, part of the country's broader efforts to replace dwindling Russian gas supplies

Centrica and Equinor sign co-operation agreement for East Yorkshire hydrogen hub

Centrica and Equinor have signed a co-operation agreement to explore developing a low-carbon hydrogen production hub at Easington in East Yorkshire, further strengthening the region’s growing status as the UK’s foremost hydrogen super place.

Technip Energies selected as FEED contractor for Uniper’s H2Maasvlakte 100 MW green hydrogen project

Following the announcement by the European Commission that Uniper's H2Maasvlakte project has been selected as an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI), Uniper took another important step towards the realization of their 100 MW electrolyzer project for green hydrogen at the Maasvlakte power plant site in the port of Rotterdam.

Italy commissioner gives OK for new LNG terminal in Piombino

A state-appointed commissioner in Italy on Tuesday gave his formal go-ahead to the set up of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Piombino, on the western coast of the country.

IPCEI Hy2USE to fund joint projects in Gela and Taranto

Two projects by Italian multinational corporations Enel Green Power and Eni to develop green hydrogen through electrolyzers fueled by renewable energy will receive public funding approved under IPCEI Hy2Use, a project of common European interest aimed at supporting research and innovation and construction of related infrastructure to enable the first industrial applications of hydrogen. Both electrolysis systems are to be installed at the Eni Biorefinery in Gela and near the Eni Refinery in Taranto.

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.

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.

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.