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France's Albioma to develop new cogeneration operation in Brazil 31 May 2016 French power producer Albioma has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Vale do Paraná to establish a new cogeneration operation in the state of São Paulo, Brazil....

Enel begins operations at its 160MW solarpark in Chile 31 May 2016 Enel Green Power Chile (EGPC) has started production at its 160MW photovoltaic (PV) solarpark in Chile....

Ergon and Queensland Government agree to supply renewable energy through wind 31 May 2016 Australian electricity distributor Ergon Energy and the Government of Queensland have reached an agreement for supplying wind energy in the state....

M&As this week: NTR and Audax Energy 27 May 2016 NTR and China-based smart wind turbine designer and developer Envision Energy have announced an intention to jointly acquire UK-based renewable energy company Velocita Energy...

Deals this week: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, Calpine Corporation, and Gibson Energy 27 May 2016 Beatrice Offshore Windfarm special purpose vehicle (SPV) has announced that the European Investment Bank is providing a £525m ($761m) loan for development of the...

BWSC North Lincs opens Brigg Renewable Energy Plant in UK 27 May 2016 BWSC North Lincs (BNLL) has opened a new straw-fired biomass plant in the UK, which was built at a cost of around...

Atkins to design jacket substructure for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project 27 May 2016 Netherlands-based offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has selected British engineering company Atkins to design jacket substructure and foundations for the 588MW Beatrice...

Seacat Services to deploy four vessels to assist construction at Burbo Bank extension 27 May 2016 Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has made an agreement with Denmark-based Dong Energy to deliver all crew transfer services at its 258MW Burbo Bank extension project in the Irish...

Samsung SDI to produce PV paste at Wuxi Plant in China 26 May 2016 South Korean energy storage system manufacturer Samsung SDI will commence operations in China to produce photovoltaic (PV)...

SunPower and Total to supply power to world’s first solar energy-operated metro 26 May 2016 US solar energy company SunPower has signed a power purchase agreement with Total to deliver 300GW hours per year of clean energy to the Metro of Santiago in...

Nexans and Siemens to deliver transmission system for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm 26 May 2016 A consortium of France-based Nexans and Siemens Transmission and Distribution has been awarded a contract to link the new Beatrice Offshore Windfarm to the Scottish...

EDF Energy and Atkins start first nuclear training academy in UAE 25 May 2016 British design, engineering, and project management company Atkins and EDF Energy have introduced its nuclear training academy in the United Arab Emirates...

Ecotricity to supply 18,000 solar panels to develop hybrid energy parks in UK 25 May 2016 UK-based green energy company Ecotricity receives planning permission for hybrid energy parks in...

NDA selects French firm Areva for R&D in nuclear decommissioning 25 May 2016 UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has chosen French nuclear power and renewable energy company Areva to be part of its research and development (R&D) framework contract for a...

ReneSola and UCK Group to build 116MW of solar power projects in Turkey 24 May 2016 Chinese manufacturer and project developer ReneSola has entered into a partnership with UCK Group to build several solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in...

Joint venture Akita Katagami Windfarm to build 66MW windfarm in Japan 24 May 2016 Mitsubishi, Venti-Japan, and C-Tech have partnered to develop a 66MW windpower generation project along the Akita City-Katagami City corridor of Akita Prefecture in Northern...

Construction to commence on Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland 24 May 2016 In collaboration with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power of China, SSE has given approval for construction to begin on the £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Outer Moray...

Tata Power to build two solar projects in Karnataka, India 23 May 2016 Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has won two new solar grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power projects in...

BHEL commissions 250MW thermal plant in Maharashtra, India 23 May 2016 Indian government-owned power plant equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned a 250MW thermal power plant in...

Vestas’ UpWind Solutions to maintain 1.75GW of turbines, US 23 May 2016 Danish wind turbine company Vestas' wholly-owned subsidiary UpWind Solutions has signed a multi-site service contract with US-based Berkshire Hathaway Energy and its subsidiaries MidAmerican...

A2SEA completes installing 97 turbines at Gode Wind 2+1 windfarm 20 May 2016 Denmark-based offshore windfarm installation and services company A2SEA has completed the deployment of 97 turbines at Dong Energy's Gode Wind 2+1 offshore windfarm in the North...