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Offshore Wind to Power Green Ammonia Project in Netherlands

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and fertilizer company Yara have entered a joint project aimed at producing ammonia from renewable hydrogen instead of fossil hydrogen in the Netherlands.The two companies say their project had the potential to reduce more than 100…

Neptune Energy Appoints Director of New Energy Business

Oct 05, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has created a business branch named New Energy and has appointed Pierre Girard as a director who will lead it.Neptune announced in August the formation of a New Energy team to scale partnerships and investments in low carbon technologies…

Heerema Marine Contractors Says Will Become Carbon Neutral in 2020

Oct 02, 2020

Dutch offshore installation company Heerema Marine Contractors said this week that it plans to become carbon neutral in 2020. This will, according to Heerema, make the company 'the first carbon-neutral marine contractor.'Heerema produces carbon emissions through fuel combustion…

A First for Germany: Wintershall Dea Powers Mittelplate Oil Field with 'Green' Electricity

Oct 02, 2020

German oil company Wintershall Dea has said it has switched the power supply to the Mittelplate Drilling and Production island in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park in Germany to '100-percent certified electricity from renewable sources…

Aker Solutions to Electrify Edvard Grieg Platform

Sep 24, 2020

Lundin Energy, a Swedish oil and gas company with operations in Norway, has hired the Norwegian engineering and construction giant Aker Solutions to help it electrify its Edvard Grieg offshore oil platform in the North Sea.Under the contract…

World to Go Past Warming Limit Without Massive Investments

Sep 24, 2020

The world must combine COVID-19 recovery packages with massive investments in renewable energy and low-carbon infrastructure or it will fail to meet a global warming limit target, a report by leading energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Wednesday…

Vattenfall's Offshore Wind Focus: 'No need to go outside of Europe'

Sep 23, 2020

Vattenfall will focus on offshore wind power developments in Europe as the region seeks to boost green investments, instead of expanding globally, the Swedish utility said on Wednesday.State-controlled Vattenfall said the European Union's plans…

Shell, Microsoft in Alliance to Cut Carbon Emissions

Sep 23, 2020

Oil and gas giant Shell, which has been increasingly getting involved in renewables, has said it has partnered up with tech giant Microsoft 'to support progress towards a world with net-zero emissions.'As part of the strategic agreement signed between the two companies…

GE's Giant 13MW Offshore Wind Turbines to Debut at Dogger Bank A & B

Sep 22, 2020

Wind turbine constructor GE Renewable Energy will supply its giant 13MW Haliade-X wind turbines for the Dogger Bank wind farm phases A and B. Dogger Bank is a giant offshore wind farm project in the UK, jointly owned by SSE and Equinor. Once completed…

Report: Shell in Major O&G Cost-cutting Push to Prepare for Energy Transition

Sep 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40% off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters.Shell’s new cost-cutting review…

Norway to Launch $2,7B Carbon Capture and Storage Project 'Longship'

Sep 21, 2020

In what has been described as 'the greatest climate project in Norwegian industry ever' the Norwegian government on Monday submitted a white paper to parliament, proposing to launch a $2,7 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Norway…

Maersk Drilling Targets 50% Emissions Cut in Drilling Ops

Sep 18, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has set a target to cut the intensity of CO2 emissions from its drilling operations by 50% by 2030. Jørn Madsen, CEO of the company which leased drilling rigs to oil companies said:'Climate change…

Oil Majors' Renewable Push Drives Up Asset Prices - SSE CEO

Sep 17, 2020

Plans by European oil companies to increase their renewable power capacity are driving up the price tags on renewable businesses and projects, the CEO of British renewables and network company SSE, told Reuters.BP, Shell, and Total have all…

UK North Sea Road to Net-Zero: £430B Investment Required

Sep 16, 2020

'Reimagining the North Sea as an integrated energy system is essential for the UK and Scotland to achieve their net-zero ambitions. But we need to invest now to close the gap on the key technologies needed to make this ambition a reality,' Colette Cohen OBE…

Solstad, Westcon Working to Decarbonize Offshore Vessels

Sep 14, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad has signed a cooperation deal with Westcon Power & Automation, a provider of hybrid- and fully electric solutions, to develop environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, with the final aim to make the company carbon neutral by 2050…

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