€40bn coal-power phase out deal agreed by German government
17 January, 2020
Federal state leaders in Germany and Angela Merkel's government have struck a deal to bring an end to brown coal power in the country by 2038.
Microsoft announces US$1bn fund to develop carbon capture sectors
US technology giant Microsoft has unveiled plans to invest US$1bn in companies working on carbon capture and storage technologies.
Wärtsilä wins conversion contract for Brazilian power plant
15 January, 2020
Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä has won a contract to convert a Brazilian power plant to 100% natural gas, increasing output from 85MW to 92MW in the process.
TechnipFMC wins Greek naphtha refinery contract
10 January, 2020
Greek petroleum refining and trading specialists Motor Oil Hellas has awarded a contract to TechnipFMC for a new naphtha complex at its Corinth refinery in Greece.
Shell, MHPS and Patria Investments to build 565MW gas plant in Brazil
06 January, 2020
A joint venture between Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Patria Investments and Shell will build a new 656MW power plant in Brazil after the project secured US$2bn (£1.5bn) in financing.
Russia switches on first floating nuclear power plant
20 December, 2019
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant began producing electricity for the first time off the coast of far Eastern Russia.
First utility-scale gas power plant comes online in Papua New Guinea
19 December, 2019
Papua New Guinea’s first utility-scale gas engine power plant was switched on near the country’s capital city Port Moresby.
African Union unveils pan-continental electricity network and market plan
16 December, 2019
The African Union Development Agency and the African Development Bank have jointly agreed to develop a blueprint for a pan-continental electricity network and market.
Siemens to deliver gas turbines for Belarus back-up power plants
11 December, 2019
German engineering group Siemens has been chosen to deliver the power generation equipment for two new power plants for Belarus’ state-owned power company RUE Vitebskenergo.
UK battery storage specialists Zenobe receives £25m funding boost
09 December, 2019
British battery storage Zenobe has won £25m in funding from Santander to support construction of new utility-scale projects and behind-the-meter services.
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