Abu Dhabi considering investment in Russian gas

2019-07-18T17:13:33+00:00July 18th, 2019|Bureau News|

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is examining investments in Russia’s gas sector as part of growing ties between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia. UAE eyes Russia investment Meeting in Moscow in early July, Adnoc CEO Sultan al-Jaber and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak discussed investment opportunities in [...]

Haliade-X wired in Rotterdam

2019-07-17T16:31:15+00:00July 17th, 2019|Bureau News|

Dutch company Visser & Smit Hanab completes installation of 66kV cabling for 12MW prototype offshore wind turbine. Dutch company Visser & Smit Hanab has installed 66kV cabling for GE's 12MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype at Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. The cable will connect the turbine to the high-voltage [...]

EU sanctions Turkey for drilling offshore Cyprus

2019-07-16T16:36:01+00:00July 16th, 2019|Bureau News|

The European Union is set to sanction Turkey over ‘illegal’ drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean offshore Cyprus. The EU will, among other sanctions, stop high-level dialogues with Turkey and will reduce pre-accession assistance to Turkey for 2020. First, Reuters last week reported it had seen documents showing that the EU was [...]

Siemens signs local heroes for Moray East

2019-07-12T14:05:48+00:00July 12th, 2019|Bureau News|

BAM Nuttall and VolkerInfra among the companies contracted to deliver transmission infrastructure. Siemens has awarded several UK companies, including BAM Nuttall and VolkerInfra, contracts for the onshore infrastructure for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm off Scotland. The German giant is the lead contractor for transmission infrastructure construction works [...]

Orsted ‘committed’ to Netherlands after HKZ 3&4 loss

2019-07-11T16:21:11+00:00July 11th, 2019|Bureau News|

Developer says green hydrogen key part of future offshore wind strategy. Orsted is still keen to develop future projects in the Netherlands in spite of missing out on the right to develop the 760MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 offshore wind farm. “We remain strongly committed to the Netherlands, a front [...]

Ireland says no to offshore exploration ban

2019-07-07T10:04:06+00:00July 7th, 2019|Bureau News|

Ireland’s offshore oil and gas association has welcomed the government decision this week to block a bill that would ban the issuing of further licenses for oil and gas exploration and production. Had it been passed into law, the Climate Emergency Bill proposed by People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith would’ve banned [...]

Neptune’s Dutch North Sea platform selected for offshore hydrogen pilot

2019-07-05T08:29:35+00:00July 5th, 2019|Bureau News|

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy is taking part in a pioneering pilot project to create the first offshore hydrogen plant in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. According to Neptune, a megawatt electrolyzer will be placed within a sea container and installed on Neptune’s Q13a platform, in the [...]

Statkraft signs Spanish solar PPA

2019-07-04T08:48:16+00:00July 4th, 2019|Bureau News|

The deal with Audax will supply SMEs and private households in Spain with clean energy. Statkraft and Spanish renewable energy supplier Audax Renovables have signed the largest long-term power supply agreement in Spain. Under the terms of the agreement Statkraft will supply Audax with 525 gigawatt hours of electricity annually [...]

Siemens Gamesa repowers Iowa giant

2019-07-02T15:14:51+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Bureau News|

MidAmerican Energy orders 2.7-129 hardware for the Rolling Hills wind farm. Siemens Gamesa is to supply turbines to MidAmerican Energy Company for the over 429MW repowering of the Rolling Hills wind farm in Iowa. The deal covers 163 2.7-129 and 18 previously sold 2.3-108 machines totalling 429.3MW. Rolling Hills is [...]

Minor oil discovery for Aker BP in North Sea

2019-07-01T13:35:21+00:00July 1st, 2019|Bureau News|

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has finalized the results after drilling wildcat well 24/9-15 S (Froskelår Nordøst) and appraisal well 24/9-15 A, located in the North Sea offshore Norway. The drilling resulted in a minor oil discovery.  The wells are located in production license 340 where Aker BP [...]