Nicolas Hulot, France’s Environment Minister, has announced that France could close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025.
Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement for the supply of 94 8MW turbines, for a total capacity of 752MW at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant being developed in Dutch waters.
EDF has estimated that the cost of completing the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant will be nearly 10 per cent more than it had expected.
A coalition of 13 major energy industry firms, including Siemens, Shell, Statoil, Solar Power Europe, and Total, have launched a new initiative to limit the amount of state aid subsidies to power plants with high emission levels across the European Union.
Siemens Gamesa have installed five 6 MW wind turbines on floating platforms in Stord, Norway for the 30 MW Hywind Scotland project, the world’s largest floating wind farm.
UK-based Centrica has agreed to sell two of its combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations, Langage and South Humber Bank, to EP UK Investments (EPUK) for £318 million.
EnBW has awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the 112 MW EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant.
EU anti-trust regulators have cleared the buyout of Areva’s state-owned nuclear reactor business by EDF, which is also owned by the French state.
Switzerland has voted to exiting nuclear power as part of an energy strategy that is intended to reduce consumption and increase wind and solar power generation.
Siemens has launched its new E-series 2 MW gas engine. It includes both the SGW-86EM for the 50 Hz market and the SGE-100EM for the 60 Hz market.