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Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Nears Completion

Jun 03, 2021

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is almost complete with just 100 kilometers (62 miles) left to build, TASS news agency quoted Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak as saying on Thursday.'We hope that construction…

Norway and Germany Open NordLink Power Cable

May 27, 2021

Germany and Norway officially opened NordLink on Thursday, a direct power cable between the two countries that will provide Europe's largest economy with green energy at a time it is phasing out polluting coal power.Norway's electricity production…

Biden: Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2 Would Harm European Relations

May 26, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he decided to waive sanctions against the company behind the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because the project was nearly complete, and doing so could have harmed ties with Europe.Biden, who is preparing…

Vestas to Deliver Turbines for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

May 25, 2021

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won a contract to deliver 50 wind turbines for Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind project being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. The…

BASF, RWE Planning $4.9B Offshore Wind Project in Germany

May 21, 2021

Chemicals giant BASF and German utility RWE on Friday announced a potential 4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) offshore wind power project to cut emissions at Germany's most energy-intensive industrial site.As part of the project, which depends on more favorable legislation…

U.S. State Secretary: Completing Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Ultimately up to Builders

Mar 29, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that it was ultimately up to those building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline whether to complete it despite opposition from Washington.On Wednesday, Blinken said he had told his German counterpart that U…

Reuters: Germany Bets U.S. Will Make the Best of 'Bad deal' Nord Stream Pipeline

Mar 16, 2021

Germany is betting the U.S. administration will take a pragmatic approach to the Nord Stream 2 project to ship Russian gas to Europe and is pushing for the pipeline’s completion in defiance of U.S. opposition, officials and diplomats said.To try to block the $11 billion project…

Aker Solutions Awarded $80M in Offshore Wind Arbitration Case

Mar 05, 2021

Aker Solutions has been awarded some 67 million euros (USD 80 million) in damages by an arbitration tribunal in Germany in a case related to Kvaerner's work on RWE's Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm delivered back in 2013.To remind, Kvaerner last…

Unique Floating Wind Turbine Set for Middle East Debut

Feb 17, 2021

The Middle East might soon be home to a unique floating wind turbine project led by a group of European companies. Namely, unlike the other floating wind projects currently developed or being worked on, aimed purely at producing electricity…

Dutch End Exclusive Talks with Germany over TenneT Grid Stake Sale

Feb 03, 2021

The Dutch government said on Tuesday that talks on Germany taking an equity stake in grid company TenneT have stalled over the question of which would control the company's German subsidiary.Talks with Germany are continuing but no longer on an exclusive basis…

German Regulator Awaits Details for Complaints Against Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 22, 2021

Construction work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could be stopped for an indefinite period in German waters but opponents still need to give detailed reasons to justify the halt, Germany's federal maritime regulator BSH said on Thursday.Two…

Germany Surpassed Its Offshore Wind Targets in 2020

Jan 20, 2021

Germany boosted its offshore wind power capacity last year, topping its own targets, as Europe's largest economy drives its push into renewables, data from grid company TenneT GmbH showed on Wednesday.The Berlin government has raised offshore capacity targets to 20…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Vessel Bound for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 20, 2021

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a ship involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, as the Trump administration sought to raise pressure on the project on its last full day in office…

Germany 'Regrets' U.S. Plan to Sanction Vessel Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 19, 2021

The United States has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday…

Germany's Switch from Coal to Renewables: Gap to be Filled by Offshore Wind

Jan 18, 2021

German high-voltage grid operator Amprion is confident the country's planned switch to renewable energy can be mastered by its network, it said on Monday, rejecting claims that power supply could be at risk.Coal importers group VDKi last Friday…

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