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ABB secures switchgear contract for new Kilgallioch windfarm in Scotland 11 February 2016 Power and automation technologies group ABB has received a contract from ScottishPower Renewables to supply medium voltage (MV) switchgear, which will connect the wind turbines to the grid at...

China’s Kaidi plans €1bn biofuel refinery in Kemi, Finland 11 February 2016 China’s bioenergy giant Kaidi has unveiled plans to construct a second-generation €1bn biofuel refinery in Ajos, Kemi,...

Dong Energy to sell 50% stake in 258MW UK wind farm for £660m 11 February 2016 Denmark-based Dong Energy has agreed to sell its 50% stake in 258MW offshore wind farm project Burbo Bank Extension in the UK, for approximately...

Canada’s Algonquin Power to buy Missouri-based Empire District for $2.4bn 10 February 2016 Canadian-based renewable energy and regulated utility Algonquin Power & Utilities (APUC) has agreed to acquire Empire District Electric Company in Missouri for approximately...

Fortis to buy US electric transmission firm ITC for $11.3bn 10 February 2016 Electric and gas utility firm Fortis has signed an agreement to acquire US-based independent electric transmission firm ITC Holdings, for approximately...

GMB urges UK Government to revoke closure of Rugeley Power Station 10 February 2016 Engie, one of the UK’s largest independent power producers, has announced the possible closure of its 1,000MW Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire, owing to a dwindling market condition for...

PIRA announces integration of its energy and power divisions 09 February 2016 PIRA Energy Group has integrated its energy and power divisions to address a shift in the gas and power market...

Siemens wins ten-year contract to support three power stations in Egypt 09 February 2016 Siemens has secured a long-term contract to continue to provide services at the Nubaria, Talkha and El Kureimat power stations in...

UK’s Cyan secures smart metering contract from Micromodje in Iran 09 February 2016 UK-based Cyan has received a smart metering contract from telecommunications contractor Micromodje in...

Energinet.dk receives Danish approval to invest in new interconnection to Germany 08 February 2016 Energinet.dk has received approval from Danish energy, utilities and climate minister Lars Christian Lilleholt to invest in a new interconnection between the Eastern Danish and German...

MHPS to refurbish eight units at Ulaanbaatar thermal power facility in Mongolia 08 February 2016 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has secured an order for a refurbishment of eight units at fourth thermal power plant in Ulaanbaatar,...

US DOE’s OTT seeks proposals to bring new energy technologies to market 08 February 2016 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is seeking proposals to bring new energy technologies (engineered in national laboratories) to market, in a bid to...

Beijing Enterprises to buy Germany’s EEW Energy from Waste for €1.4bn 05 February 2016 Beijing Enterprises Holdings (BEHL) has entered into an agreement with EQT Infrastructure II (EQT) to acquire German-based EEW Energy from Waste (EEW), for approximately...

EnBW signs deal with Iberdrola for Wikinger wind farm project 05 February 2016 German-based company Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) has signed a contract with Spanish company Iberdrola to provide services for construction of the €1.4bn Wikinger offshore wind farm in...

Morocco commissions first phase of Noor-Ouarzazate solar power project 05 February 2016 Morocco has commissioned 160MW Noor 1, the first phase of the world’s largest solar power plant located near Ouarzazate...

Siemens to deliver reactive power compensation system for supply grid in Germany 04 February 2016 Siemens has received a contract from the transmission grid operator Amprion to deliver reactive power compensation system, in order to stabilise power supply grid in the Greater Frankfurt...

SolarEdge's revenue increases to $124.8m in fiscal Q2 04 February 2016 Israel-based photovoltaic inverters supplier SolarEdge Technologies has reported a 8.5% in its revenue to $124.8m for the fiscal second quarter ending in 31 December 2015, compared to $73.2m...

Dong Energy to start construction on 1.2GW offshore wind project in UK 04 February 2016 Dong Energy has taken a final investment decision to begin construction on Hornsea Project One offshore wind project in the...

CWE to develop 450MW hydroelectric project in Guinea 03 February 2016 China International Water and Electric (CWE) has received a $1.38bn worth engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to develop Souapiti hydroelectric project in...

ABB commissions Lithuania-Poland HVDC interconnector 03 February 2016 Power and automation technology group ABB has delivered the Lithuania-Poland high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector, the LitPol...

BCPG to buy SunEdison’s Japanese solar power business 03 February 2016 Thailand-based Bangchak Petroleum’s (BCP) subsidiary BCPG has agreed to purchase the entire Japanese solar power business of SunEdison, for nearly...