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Confusion reigns over Austrian challenge to Hinkley Point C


I write this blog fully expecting the Austrian legal challenge to the Commission decision facilitating the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project to have finally been confirmed.

Siemens energy storage centre Mainz

Siemens storage plant another step forward for Energiewende


Siemens launched what it says is the largest hydrogen energy storage plant in the world this week.

 Steve Bolze

GE points to Chinese competition in persuading EU regulators


General Electric chiefs met EU antitrust regulators on Thursday, aiming to persuade them that their acquisition of Alstom will not contravene competition law.

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RWE teams up with HEP to target Croatian renewable potential


Croatia's HEP and Germany's RWE have announced a 50-50 joint venture aiming to exploit the renewable electricity potential of the Balkan region.

Danish investment fund has €2bn for renewable financing


A Danish company has set up a €2bn ($2.2bn) investment fund which will focus on renewable energy projects in Europe and North America.

Soenke Tangermann

German and Austrian utilities set to file lawsuit impacting on Hinkley Point C


Greenpeace and nine German and Austrian utilities selling renewable energy have announced today that they are launching legal action against state aid for a new British nuclear power plant, which was approved by the European Commission.

Niederaussem coal-fired power plant

RWE commissions Amec Foster to fit out coal-fired power plant


RWE Power has selected Amec Foster Wheeler to commission two 550 MW ultra-supercritical circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generators for BoAplus power generation facility in Niederraussem near Cologne, Germany.


Czechs compete E.ON Italy asset purchase


EPH has completed the purchase of E.ON's coal- and gas-fired power plants in Italy after agreeing to the deal in January.

Sigmar Gabriel

2.7 GW of German coal-fired power plants to be shut down


Intense discussions by Germany’s coalition government have led to a decision to order the shutdown of a total of 2.7 GW of coal-fired power capacity.

Forging ahead


A new 100,000-tonne press for forging turbine wheels for power generation applications, located in Italy, is the world's largest. Its engineers discuss the steps involved in working with it to produce a successful forging process

From ash to asset: fly ash as a vital secondary material


As fly ash becomes an increasingly important construction material in the UK market, Dr Robert Carroll explains how both operating and decommissioned coal-fired plants are continuing to create opportunities for growth

Flexibility brings new maintenance challenges for thermal power plants


Today's thermal power stations must increasingly offset the power fluctuations in the grid caused by solar and wind power stations.

Fuel-flexible utility-scale CFB


CFB technology has been typically associated with small-scale industrial boilers using difficult fuels. But with the emergence of utility-scale commercial installations, David Appleyard finds that this is changing

A winning formula for waste to energy power plants


For most power station operators the idea of using fuel that is not just free, but that they are actually getting paid to take, is probably something of an alien concept. But there is one generating industry where just such a model prevails, finds Ben Messenger

Africa: challenging energy market with limitless potential


Underdeveloped power networks coupled with surging economic and social growth mean that Africa is a vital market for Aggreko, says James Shepherd

Bright forecast for sub-Saharan Africa's power sector


A new reports states that the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa offers a unique combination of transformative potential and attractive investment opportunites

Alstom wins $110m Brazilian windfarm connection deal


Alstom has been awarded a turnkey contract worth around €100m ($110m) to integrate wind farms into Brazil’s transmission grid.

China windpower capacity to treble by 2025


China’s installed wind capacity will treble from 115.6 GW this year to an estimated 347.2 GW by 2025, according to a new report.

Gérard Mestrallet welcomes solar power deal

Engie assumes mantle of number one French solar firm after merger


Engie, formerly known as GDF-Suez, has just acquired a 95 per cent stake in Solairedirect.


500 MW oil-fired power plant commissioned in Sudan


Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has announced the commissioning of Sudan’s largest power plant.

Lisa Davis

EU grants approval for Siemens $7.8bn Dresser Rand takeover


Siemens has secured approval from the European Union to move ahead with the proposed acquisition of Dresser-Rand.

Andrea Leadsom

EDF and UK in liability talks ahead of Austrian challenge


EDF and the UK government are in discussions about potential liability should Austria wins its challenge to the European Commission decision facilitating the development of Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant

EDF purchase of Areva means changed financial structure for Hinkley


Plans for EDF to buy Areva's nuclear business are set to have an impact on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.

Hamitabat gas-fired power plant

Turkey’s oldest gas-fired power plant to undergo modernisation


Black & Veatch is to transform Turkey’s first gas-fired power plant into one of the world’s most efficient and modern combined cycle facilities.

Vestas wind turbine

Vattenfall goes with Vestas for Danish offshore wind project


Vattenfall has chosen Vestas as preferred supplier for a 400 MW project.

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