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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 […]


Nexans supports circular economy with launch of recycling services

As the strain on resources and global waste generation continue to increase, efficient use of raw materials and state-of-the-art waste management is crucial for global sustainable development. In a few decades, metal will become increasingly scarce and recycling will become an ever more important source of metal. In fact, even today, more than 33 percent […]


BAM Infra ‘zips’ for TenneT cables in the ground

TenneT continually anticipates technological developments to reduce the impact of high voltage on the environment. TenneT is also working with contractors on the construction of the new high-voltage connection Randstad 380kV. With the construction of the Randstad 380 kV Noordring, the European construction company BAM is introducing its new innovation for the first time in […]


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 […]


Nexans’ new cable-laying vessel to bring more clean energy to the world

As global energy demand continues to grow, the need for clean energy is becoming ever more urgent. In the face of growing concerns around climate change, energy transition is now a top priority on the international agenda. Today, not only are nations developing their own renewable energy strategies, but they are also cooperating with other […]


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 […]


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 […]


Siemens Gamesa to supply 281-megawatt Nordlicht onshore wind project

With a diversified investor’s base and highly efficient direct-drive wind turbines, the Norwegian onshore wind power project “Nordlicht” is currently one of Europe’s largest and most innovative developments in renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received an order1 for the supply and installation of 67 units of its recently upgraded OptimaFlex wind turbine type […]


GE introduces the Digital Industrial Evolution Index

GE has presented a new study at its Minds + Machines conference that highlights the growing gap between management expectations and corporate realities in terms of digital transformation. The survey of IT and operations executives shows that companies see the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a significant opportunity for new growth and competitiveness – […]


Germany breaks solar record and gets 85% of electricity from renewables

Coal-fired power stations in Germany have been on the grid as never before in recent history: From 3pm until 4pm on April 30th, they only worked with a capacity of just under 8 gigawatts. The coal-fired power plants had been shut down to 1.8 gigawatts, while lignite-fired power plants still supplied about 6.2 gigawatts. Nuclear […]


Infineon partners with Smart Wires to transform existing grids

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is partnering with Smart Wires on the design of the SmartValve™. Infineon announced its collaboration with the Silicon Valley-based technology company at the OktoberTech 2017 Technology Forum. Since today’s grids are extremely challenged, utilities demand more economic, flexible solutions for the integration of renewable energies. New lines […]