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Q+A-What is Known about the Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Explosions?

Sep 27, 2023

One year on from explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic sea between Russia and Germany, the question of who was behind them is unresolved.On Sept. 26, 2022, Swedish seismologists registered several blasts, some 17 hours apart off the Danish island of Bornholm that ruptured three out of four lines of the Nord Stream system, sending plumes of methane into atmosphere. Russia's Gazprom said about 800 million cubic metres of gas…

ABL Wraps Up German Subsea Pipeline Survey Job

Feb 13, 2024

Global energy and marine consultancy ABL has finalized the marine warranty survey scope in connection with the successful installation of Germany’s Ostsee Anbindungsleitung (OAL) subsea pipeline, with the first gas feed-in expected imminently…

German Offshore Wind Power Share Dropping

Jan 29, 2024

Years of network expansion on land in Germany has led to a drop in the proportion of offshore wind power contributed from the North Sea to the country's total wind energy output, Dutch grid operator TenneT said on Monday.In 2023, the share of…

Britain's Octopus Makes First Investment in German Offshore Wind

Nov 13, 2023

Britain's Octopus Energy said it has made its first investment in German offshore wind under plans to scale up its renewables activity in the world's third-largest market.Octopus Energy Generation has taken a 5% stake in Butendiek, an 80-turbine offshore wind…

Energy-hungry Germany's Scholz Courts Africa as Crises Elsewhere Bite

Oct 27, 2023

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz this weekend makes his third visit to sub-Saharan Africa in two years, as conflicts elsewhere highlight the growing importance of an energy-rich region in which Berlin has traditionally had little involvement.He will visit major energy producer Nigeria…

Germany's AQUOS and Scotland's Swift Anchors Unite as SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies

Sep 05, 2023

SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies said Tuesday it was integrating its operations to exploit the growing business opportunities in offshore renewables, and in particular within the floating offshore wind sector. The floating offshore wind sector is…

Construction Starts on First UK-German Power Link Project

Jul 19, 2023

Work has begun on a 2.4 billion pound (2.8 billion euro) project to build the first power cable linking Britain and Germany, said NeuConnect Interconnector, which is leading the move to connect two of Europe’s largest energy markets for the first time…

Germany Tells UN: Nord Stream Inquiry Found Subsea Explosive Traces on Yacht

Jul 12, 2023

Germany found traces of subsea explosives in samples taken from a yacht that it suspects 'may have been used to transport the explosives' to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, it told the U.N. Security Council in a letter with Sweden and Denmark…

Germany, Denmark Sign Offshore Wind Cooperation Deal - Handelsblatt

Jun 01, 2023

Germany and Denmark have signed an agreement to connect at least 3 gigawatts of wind energy generation capacity on the Danish island of Bornholm to the mainland by the beginning of the 2030s, the German economy ministry said on Thursday. 'The…

TenneT Sale Talks Slow as Germany, Netherlands Differ on Price, Offshore

May 04, 2023

Talks on a planned sale of Dutch state-owned electricity grid operator TenneT's German unit to Berlin have hit a hitch over price, the company's outstanding bonds, and offshore infrastructure, people familiar with the matter said.The sale would…

Denmark, Germany to Study Hybrid Power Interconnector

Apr 27, 2023

Danish transmission system operator Energinet and German counterpart Amprion said on Thursday they will study the development of a hybrid electricity interconnector between Denmark and Germany, tying in offshore wind power.'An interconnector…

Nord Stream Pipeline Blast Inquiries Ongoing, Denmark, Sweden, Germany Tell UN

Feb 23, 2023

Investigations by Denmark, Germany and Sweden into explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines have not yet concluded, the three countries said on Tuesday as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the September incident.Russia, which called for the meeting…

Equinor, EnBW in German Offshore Wind Farm Collaboration

Feb 17, 2023

Norway's Equinor and German energy group EnBW plan to jointly develop offshore wind farms in Germany, the two companies announced on Friday.Germany, which seeks to cut its reliance on fossil fuel, in November raised its national renewable energy target to 80% of power generation by 2030…

UAE's ADNOC Delivers First LNG to German Floating LNG Terminal

Feb 15, 2023

German utility RWE's trading arm received its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Brunsbuettel port from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Wednesday, saying the gas will be fed into to onshore pipelines from the end of this month…

Germany's North Sea Offshore Wind Capacity Up 5.3% in '22

Jan 30, 2023

Germany boosted its offshore wind power capacity by 357 megawatts (MW) to 7,036 MW last year, inching towards a planned 30,000 MW by 2030, power grid operator TenneT said.The German arm of the Dutch transmission group will play a key role in achieving the target…

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