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GE and GAMA Enerji to benefit from fuel savings at Turkish power plant

Adding value to an existing service agreement, GE’s Power Services business has announced that it will help GAMA Enerji A.Ş. (GAMA Enerji) to reduce fuel costs and improve power generation asset reliability and visibility at its İçanadolu Doğal Gaz Elektrik Üretim Ve Ticaret A.Ş.(ICAN) power plant in Turkey using a variety of digital solutions. The […]


SABIC’s new PP extrusion line is now operational in the Netherlands

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry announced the start-up of its new Polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, The Netherlands. This new extrusion line adopts state-of-the-art process technology to produce SABIC® PP products and the next generation PP copolymers and underlines the company’s drive to provide advanced materials that can support customers developing […]


Schneider Electric contributes to the fight against climate change

To mark COP23, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is reinforcing its aim to become carbon neutral by 2030. At COP21 in Paris in 2015, Schneider Electric announced 10 Commitments for Sustainability. The commitments were aligned with the Planet & Society Barometer, its sustainability scorecard, and contribute to the […]


Testing digital technology to improve energy trading efficiency

‘Blockchain’ may sound cryptic, but the mystique is limited when it comes to what it could offer a company doing thousands of physical energy trades every year. Any transaction, whether it is of funds, services or commodities, needs a system that makes transfer of ownership secure, transparent and efficient. Such systems might be based on […]


Nexans opens latest high voltage test laboratory in Calais

The high voltage (HV) market is requiring an increasing number of tests at increasingly higher voltage levels. In order to support this growing business, Nexans has decided to significantly enhance its testing capacity by building a new state-of-the-art direct current (DC) laboratory in Calais, France, that allows for the simultaneous testing of three independent qualification […]


Microsoft to buy power from Vattenfall’s 180MW Dutch onshore wind farm

Technology giant Microsoft has agreed to buy 100 percent of the power generated by Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall’s new 180MW onshore wind farm to be built in The Netherlands. As per, the ten-year agreement signed by the parties, the power from the repowered and expanded Wieringermeer Wind Farm will be supplied to Microsoft’s international […]


Electricity from Dutch solar park to power local Google data centre

Google and Eneco announced that Google will purchase all of the green electricity generated by Sunport Delfzijl, the largest solar energy park in the Netherlands, for a period of ten years. The agreement with Eneco is Google’s fourth investment in sustainable energy in the Netherlands and the second agreement between Eneco and Google. The electricity […]


One of the largest wind deals in the Netherlands is announced

Microsoft Corp. have announced its second European wind project in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retail producers. Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the wind energy generated from a re-powered and expanded wind farm that is adjacent to its local data centre operations in the Netherlands. The 180-megawatt wind […]


Siemens at European Utility Week 2017 – MindSphere for Energy

Extended Digital Enterprise Suite for the discrete industries “With our extended portfolio of software-based systems and leading automation technologies across the entire value chain, we’re helping support the discrete industries on their way to the digital transformation. And we’re continuing to expand our lead in this field: firstly by completing our portfolio with further acquisitions. […]


Nexans supplies 320 kV cables for “DolWin6” offshore DC link to TenneT

In July 2017, transmission system operator TenneT awarded Nexans the contract to supply and install the cables for the DolWin6 direct-current link. These cables will transport the electricity from the offshore wind farms of North Sea Cluster 3 from the DolWin Kappa HVDC converter station to the Emden/Ost onshore HVDC converter and transformer station. Two […]


Nexans sets a new world record to strengthen Norway’s power grid

While the Nordic countries are among the most advanced in terms of clean electricity generation, their consumption of energy per capita is also among the highest in the world due to cold climate and a sparse population distribution. To meet growing electricity demand and accompany increased energy production, BKK Nett AS, one of Norway’s largest […]


Largest nuclear steam turbines ever made to boost UK grid

Securing the UK’s energy future with carbon-free technology With an increase in power plants retirement by 2030, the UK is facing a critical challenge to secure and stabilise its energy production. The need for additional energy supply to secure the UK grid is now critical and the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant is […]


First steam turbine-generator upgrade in Turkey

Challenge: Turkey’s electricity generating capacity is expected to grow more than 60 percent by 2023 to meet increasing demand. Private power producer Bereket Enerji has launched a modernisation initiative at the Yatagan steam power plant as part of an effort to satisfy the country’s anticipated 6 percent annual energy demand growth. Solution: GE is helping […]


Antargaz goes digital by fitting gas metres with automatic sensors

Being an innovative gas supplier in the Benelux, Antargaz is taking further steps towards digital development and automation. Thanks to the LoRa® network of Proximus and the expertise of SilentSoft, a European pioneer in the remote monitoring of energy consumption, Antargaz has decided to equip its gas metres with connected sensors. More specifically, Antargaz will […]


The first hybrid FPV and hydroelectric dam power plant system

It is a major milestone in Europe to install a floating solar farm on a hydroelectric dam located on the Alto Rabagão River in Montalegre, Portugal. Mixing hydroelectricity and solar energy could seem like an intriguing concept, but there are huge benefits of this hybrid system. The French company Ciel & Terre (C&T) International – […]


WElink powers ahead with Europe’s largest unsubsidised solar project

WElink Energy is to lead in the renewable generation revolution as it begins to construct its flagship 221MW Portuguese solar PV project located in Vaqueiros, Southern Portugal. Once constructed, Solara4 will be the largest unsubsidised solar PV plant in Europe – generating enough to power 150,000 homes for a year.Construction follows the signing of an […]


GE Renewable Energy presents its largest onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy today unveiled its new onshore wind turbine 4.8-158, GE’s largest high-efficiency turbine to date. With the largest rotor in the segment and an innovative blade design, it offers a significant improvement in the Annual Energy Production (AEP), reducing the cost of energy in low and medium wind sites. According to Pete McCabe, […]


GE will help PGE Giek thermal power plant meet EU air quality standard

GE Power and PGE Mining and Conventional Energy, a company from the PGE Group, have concluded an agreement to develop a complete flue gas desulphurisation system in the PGE Power Plant Complex in Bydgoszcz. With GE’s patented NID™ mid-range technology, the Bydgoszcz unit will meet tightened EU emission standards, which will come into effect in […]


Siemens renewable energy will deliver its D8 platform for French projects

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France SAS, plans to deliver its 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast, namely Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, for a total of almost 1 GW. The direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens Gamesa’s […]


GE upgrades main power grid in Oslo and Akershus

GE Power (NYSE: GE) will provide a new substation as part of Statnett’s upgrade of the main power grid in Oslo and Akershus. The Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) will provide increased capacity and improved security of supply to the network as Statnett prepares for a more environmentally friendly energy mix. The upgrade of the main […]