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Sempra US acquires Michigan’s 100MW Apple Blossom wind project 26 July 2016 Renewable energy and natural gas projects developer Sempra US Gas & Power has acquired the 100MW Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan, US, from wind and solar energy developer Geronimo...

STA, PwC survey reveals significant job losses in UK solar industry 26 July 2016 Detailed analysis published by the UK-based Solar Trade Association (STA) and professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that there have been significant job losses...

ENEC installs Unit Three reactor vessel at UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant 26 July 2016 The UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully installed its Unit Three reactor vessel (RV) at Barakah nuclear power plant, the first nuclear power station in the...

Boskalis receives €100m contract for Scotland’s Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm 25 July 2016 Royal Boskalis Westminster has secured an Offshore Balance of Plant contract worth more than €100m from Swedish power company Vattenfall for the construction of 92.4MW Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm...

REWDT trials new Heat Smart project on household heating devices in Orkney 25 July 2016 UK-based Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust (REWDT) will trial its new Heat Smart Orkney project in Scotland’s Orkney Islands by connecting renewable generation from wind turbines to...

Gamesa receives 460MW wind turbine projects in India 25 July 2016 Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has secured seven new orders in India to supply a total of 460MW of wind...

M&As this week: Albireo Energy and Unified Power Corporation 22 July 2016 Albireo Energy has completed the acquisition of Advanced Power Control (APC) and Energy Systems Technologies...

Vattenfall to invest £300m on Scotland’s Aberdeen offshore windfarm 22 July 2016 Swedish power company Vattenfall has decided to invest more than £300m for the development of the 92.4MW, 11 turbine Aberdeen offshore windfarm in...

SDU report reveals CHP could facilitate £26.4m of energy savings in NHS England 22 July 2016 The Securing Healthy Returns report released in the UK has reveald combined heat and power (CHP) allows £26.4m of energy savings every...

Deals this week: NRG Energy, Mytrah Energy, and Blueknight Energy Partners 22 July 2016 NRG Energy has priced the offering of its 6.625% senior notes, which mature on 15 January...

Report: Global battery energy storage system market to grow to more than 14GW by 2020 22 July 2016 The global battery energy storage system market (BESS) is poised to grow dynamically by 2020, increasing from 1.5GW in 2015 to reach 14GW, says a GlobalData...

PfW and EI host roundtable discussion to encourage more women to join energy sector 21 July 2016 The UK’s Energy Institute (EI) has hosted a roundtable discussion with POWERful Women (PfW) organisation to discuss issues faced by women working in the global energy...

BHEL commissions third 40MW hydro electric plant in India 21 July 2016 Indian power plant equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the third unit of the four 40MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in West...

Evoqua to deliver equipment for $200m cogeneration plant in Georgia 21 July 2016 US-based construction company DCO Energy has appointed Evoqua Water Technologies to deliver equipment and services for a new $200m 50MW cogeneration plant for consumer goods company Procter &...

DON and Dominion collaborate to develop new solar facility at Virginia’s NAS Oceana 20 July 2016 The US Department of the Navy (DON) has collaborated with power and energy company Dominion Virginia Power to develop a 21MW direct current (DC) (18MW alternating current) solar facility at...

Scarborough Group and CNEEC sign EPC agreement for heat and power plant project in Serbia 20 July 2016 UK-based Scarborough Group International has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement with state-owned China National Electric Engineering (CNEEC) to develop a new...

EIB and SaarLB sign €100m guarantee agreement to invest in renewable energy sector 20 July 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €100m guarantee agreement with German bank Landesbank Saar (SaarLB) for investments in the renewable energy...

Finland's Neste launches new education concept to simulate carbon cycle 19 July 2016 Finland-based oil refining and renewable fuels producer Neste has launched futuristic education concept EduCycle, which shows a real-life simulation of the world and the role of the carbon...

Pöyry receives supervisory services contract for UTE’s Uruguay CCPP project 19 July 2016 Finland-based engineering company Pöyry has secured an extension assignment from Uruguayan national electricity company UTE to provide supervisory services during development and commissioning...

Siemens and UNE agree to modernise energy infrastructure in Cuba 19 July 2016 German engineering company Siemens and Cuban state-owned utility Unión Eléctrica (UNE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to upgrade the energy infrastructure of the...

JFN receives contract for Mitsubishi’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan 18 July 2016 UK-based decommissioning and remote handling company James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) has secured a new high-value contract from engineering company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...