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18 Jun 24
UK: David Whitehouse’s speech at OEUK Economy and People report launch in Aberdeen
David Whitehouse – Chief Executive of Offshore Energies UK – delivered a keynote address to over 200 attendees at the Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Economy and People report launch event in Aberdeen on the 18th June 2024. David highlighted the need for greater collaboration and partnership between industry and governments to unleash the potential of our offshore energy industry to power the UK’s future.
18 Jun 24
Spain: Nordex Electrolyzers develops the first prototype of a 500-kW pressurized alkaline electrolyzer
On June 17, 2024, Nordex Electrolyzers – a joint venture between the Government of Navarra and Nordex Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, inaugurated a test bench in its plant at Lumbier. The company presented its first in-house-developed prototype of a 500-kW pressurized alkaline electrolyzer to the public.
18 Jun 24
Portugal: Iberdrola obtains final environmental authorisation to build Portugal's largest wind farm
Iberdrola obtained the final environmental approval from the Portuguese government to build the country's largest wind farm. The new wind farm will have a capacity of 274 MW, equivalent to the consumption of 128,000 households, and will be built in the town of Vila Real, in Braga.
18 Jun 24
UK: Costain selected to conduct pioneering transport study into use of hydrogen refuelling stations
Costain, the infrastructure solutions company, has been selected by Wales & West Utilities to lead a study exploring how hydrogen refuelling stations can be integrated into the UK’s existing gas network. The research, funded by Ofgem, will explore the potential of using the UK’s natural gas network – which provides energy to homes, businesses, and large industry - as hydrogen fuelling infrastructure in anticipation of increased demand for zero emissions vehicles.
18 Jun 24
UK: Offshore energy sector job opportunities could increase 50% by 2030 with supportive policy
UK energy production is at a turning point which could have a decisive impact on the nation’s future economic growth, according to the new Economy & People 2024 report published by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK). Government decisions following next month’s election offer the opportunity to focus on a homegrown energy transition which could secure the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of highly skilled people across the UK, the report shows.
18 Jun 24
Kazakhstan: Technip Energies and KPSP signs a long-term services agreement with KPO for the development of the Karachaganak field in Kazakhstan
Technip Energies, through its joint-venture TKJV LLP with KPSP, has announced the signing of a long-term services frame agreement with Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) for the development of the Karachaganak field, located in northwest Kazakhstan near Aksai.
18 Jun 24
Norway: Var Energi extends gas sales agreement with VNG for an additional 12 years
Vår Energi has extended the long-term agreement for delivery of up to five billion cubic meters (bcm) natural gas to VNG over a 12-year period. The agreement builds on the long-standing relationship between Vår Energi and VNG, dating back to the early 1990s.
18 Jun 24
Vestas signs conditional agreement with Vattenfall and BASF for the Nordlicht projects in the German Northsea
Vestas has secured a conditional agreement to supply 112 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for Vattenfall’s and BASF’s Nordlicht 1 and 2 offshore wind projects. The Nordlicht wind farm area is located 85 kilometres north off the island of Borkum in the German North Sea and consists of two separate locations: Nordlicht 1 and Nordlicht 2.
18 Jun 24
Poland: Equinor expands renewables portfolio in Poland with a new solar plant
Equinor’s third solar plant in Poland, Lipno has started test production. This brings the company’s onshore renewables capacity in Poland to ~200 MW, and further strengthens its position in one of the fastest-growing renewable energy markets in Europe.
18 Jun 24
Romania: Vestas to deliver a 192 MW full EPC turnkey project in Romania
Vestas has received a firm order from First Look Solutions, a subsidiary of Rezolv Energy and Low Carbon, to deliver a full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solution for the 192 MW Vifor project in south-eastern Romania.
18 Jun 24
France: Equinor and GRTgaz sign agreement to develop CO2 transport infrastructure in France
Equinor and main French gas transmission operator GRTgaz have signed a project development agreement (PDA) for a CO2 transport system for captured CO2 from industrial emitters in France to safe and permanent storage offshore Norway via the planned CO2 Highway Europe pipeline project.
17 Jun 24
UK’s first National Centre launched to advance geothermal energy in the UK
The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), Durham University, SHIFT Geothermal, and The Reece Foundation have announced the launch of the UK National Geothermal Centre (NGC). The NGC aims to accelerate the UK geothermal sector by stimulating and supporting research and innovation, transitioning and developing expertise, and driving the creation of a policy, regulation and investment framework which enables geothermal advancement.
17 Jun 24
Norway: Longboat Energy announces sale of shares in Longboat Japex Norge and exit from Norway
Longboat Energy has reached agreement to sell its 50.1% holding in Longboat Japex Norge to its joint venture partner Japan Petroleum Exploration ('JAPEX').
17 Jun 24
Denmark: BlueNord announces successful spudding of Harald East Middle Jurassic well
BlueNord has announced that drilling operations on the Harald East Middle Jurassic well ('HEMJ') has commenced. The HEMJ was spudded in the Harald East area, located close to the Norwegian border and the gas will be exported through the Tyra East facilities.
17 Jun 24
Azerbaijan: Baker Hughes awarded multi-year contract to help Azerbaijan maximize well productivity
Baker Hughes has announced an award from the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) to employ its electric submersible pump (ESP) technology and automated field production software solution, Leucipa, in the nation’s oilfields.
17 Jun 24
UK Infrastructure Bank, Centrica and partners invest £300 million in Highview Power clean energy storage programme to boost UK’s energy security
Highview Power has secured the backing of the UK Infrastructure Bank and the energy industry leader Centrica with a £300 million investment for the first commercial-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in the UK.
17 Jun 24
UK: Subsea7 awarded a contract for the Bittern field in the UK North Sea
Subsea7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Dana Petroleum, for the Bittern field development, located in the UK Central North Sea. The contract scope includes project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a 22km 12” water injection pipeline.



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