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Europe remains the bastion of wind energy where Germany leads the region in onshore capacity, the UK leading the offshore markets, and countries like Denmark and the Netherlands ushering the EU toward a fossil free future through their commitments to renewable technologies.
The EU continues to strengthen its position on green energy through its targets for renewably sourced electricity and is working hard toward an energy sharing network to enable complimentary generation capacity to be exchanged as needed.
Market leaders such as Siemens and Vestas work closely with entities like Vattenfall, DONG Energy and Statoil, providing state-of-the-art wind farms for national energy providers working in close conjunction with Europe’s grid operators. As such, their combined expertise is the driving force behind some of the most significant innovations within the industry, and their commitment to investing into ongoing research and development programs are producing world leading technologies. Hornsea Project One will have the capacity to provide power to one million homes, which is a genuine milestone achievement for an offshore wind farm, and demonstrates how advanced Europe’s wind energy solutions have become. Projects such as Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak have also shown the World how cost effective wind power can be and is paving the way to removal of wind energy subsidies. These developments are crucial to wind power becoming a ubiquitous part of our energy landscape and reducing electricity costs for the consumer.
The technologies being developed within Europe now to support wind energy generation and storage will have far reaching and lasting consequences for the World as their refinement and development has knock on effects for electrically powered travel and for mobile digital communications. InDepth NRG will remain heavily invested in Europe’s energy market place reporting on each new development and looking at their ramifications for our industry and our planet.
6 September 2017 The Shah Deniz consortium is pleased to announce the launch of the Khankendi – a new flagship vessel for the Caspian. The state-of-the-art subsea construction vessel has been specifically designed and built to install the biggest subsea production system in the Caspian Sea as part of the
21 August The Company has acquired a stake in a high-tech refinery equipped with all the necessary infrastructure (refining throughput – 20 mmt, Nelson index – 11.8, conversion rate – 95.5%) A platform for further development of international trading – entering the high-premium markets of the Asia-Pacific region and
2017/08/21 Total is pleased to announce that the Boards of Total and A.P. Møller – Mærsk have both approved the acquisition of 100% of the equity of the E&P company Maersk Oil & Gas A/S (Maersk Oil), a wholly owned subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, by Total in
15 August 2017 UFF to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its logistics chain Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, will reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF’s logistics chain. UFF is an organization that recycles clothing for non-profit purposes, and the organization’s
08 August 2017 First gas has been exported from Cygnus Bravo, the satellite wellhead platform in the Southern North Sea’s Cygnus development, operated by ENGIE E&P UK Limited. On the morning of Tuesday 1st August first gas from Bravo was exported 7km SE to Cygnus Alpha, which itself has been
07 AUG 2017 Cairn is pleased to announce the results of the SNE North-1 exploration well offshore Senegal. The well encountered oil and gas in the primary objective and oil in the deeper secondary objective, in a separate accumulation to the SNE field. Further work is being undertaken to establish