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Scottish Government grants consent for 370MW wind farm in Shetland

The Scottish Government has granted consent for the 370MW Viking wind farm on Shetland.  More »

RWE gets permit for Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm in Germany

RWE Innogy has secured the permit for the construction of the EUR3bn Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm in the island of Juist, Germany.  More »

GE to provide aeroderivative gas turbine for Italian power plant

GE will provide an LM6000-PF Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine and related services to Enipower (Eni) for its Bolgiano district heating plant in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy.  More »

Apollo, Riverstone to invest $600m in Talos Energy

Talos Energy has partnered with investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings to form a new company with up to $600m of investments in oil and gas opportunities in the US Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico regions.  More »

FX Energy starts drilling on Komorze-3K well in Poland

Oil and gas firm FX Energy has started drilling on the Komorze-3K well in the Fences concession in central Poland.  More »

BP, Sempra begin construction work for $800m wind farm

BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power have revealed that the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm worth more than $800m near Wichita, Kansas, in the US has moved into full construction.  More »

Mexico’s mining industry to see healthy growth over next four years: report

The mining sector in Mexico is anticipated to see a significant growth over the next four years, according a new report by the UK based research firm BRICdata.  More »

Serbia seeks bidders for smart metering expansion project

Electric power of Serbia (EPS) has invited bidders for financing a smart metering expansion project in Serbia.  More »

Ameren Illinois unveils advanced metering infrastructure plans

Ameren Illinois, an electric and gas distribution unit of Ameren Corporation, has announced a $625m plan to install about 780,000 new electric meters over the next decade in a proposal submitted to the Illinois Commerce Commission.  More »

Algae.Tec to operate Australian biofuel production facility by this month end

Algae.Tec is set to commission its Shoalhaven One showcase facility in Australia by the end of this month.  More »

BioNitrogen, LEDC to build second fertilizer plant in Texas

BioNitrogen Corp has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Levelland Economic Development Corp (LEDC) to build the company’s second planned fertilizer plant at the Levelland Industrial Rail Park, Levelland, Texas, US.  More »

Solazyme, Bunge form JV for renewable oil production in Brazil

Solazyme and Bunge Global Innovation, a subsidiary of Bunge Limited have signed definitive agreements with other Bunge subsidiaries to set up a joint venture (JV) to construct a renewable oil production facility in Brazil.  More »

SGS wins Brazilian refinery testing services contract

SGS has secured a contract by Jaraguá Equipamentos in Brazil to offer third party testing services for the construction of a new refinery, RENEST, in the northeast of the country.  More »

SSE, Wheelabrator partner to build multifuel generation plant

SSE and Wheelabrator Technologies have formed a joint venture company, Multifuel Energy (MFE), to build a new £300m multifuel generation plant at the company’s Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire, UK.  More »

Cape Verde signs Japanese loan for electricity transmission project

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has entered into an agreement for JPY6.186bn ($75m) with the government of the Republic of Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa for electricity transmission and distribution network development project.  More »