Open Day Energyst Rental Solutions (UK)

This year’s Energyst Rental Solutions (UK) Open Day will be held on 22nd June 2018, and it will give you the chance to come and meet the team, see our equipment and to learn more about Energyst and what we do. We’re inviting you to come and talk to our team, whether it be about …

Work underway on first UK-Belgium power link

The interconnection of Europe’s electricity grids is advancing rapidly with the start of cable laying operations for the first power link between Belgium and the U.K. Nemo project Nemo Link is a 50:50 joint venture between Belgian grid company Elia System Operator and the UK’s National Grid. The company said that the first 59-kilometre stretch …

UK approves Wood Group takeover of Amec Foster Wheeler

The £2.2 billion ($2.7 billion) takeover of Amec Foster Wheeler by rival engineering giant Wood Group plc is on course to be completed next month following approval from the UK’s competition watchdog. Watchdog approval The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation in June over concerns that the deal would harm competition in the …

ENGIE commits to hydropower project in Wales

The UK’s first major pumped-storage power facility is set to undergo a £50 million refurbishment. Ffestiniog hydropower station ENGIE has signed a construction contract with Voith Hydro to refurbish two of the four units at the 360-megawatt (MW) Ffestiniog hydropower station in North Wales. Commissioned in 1963, the station can generate enough power to supply …

UK drug industry fears Brexit regulatory ‘apocalypse’

It has been just more than a year since UK citizens took to the polls in June 2016 and, in a shock heard around the world, voted to leave the European Union (EU). That outcome set off a cacophony of dire economic predictions and warnings of all sorts of horrible things that would occur in …

Scotland’s largest solar power project gets green light

Scotland has given the green light for its largest solar power project to date at the 47-hectare site in Speyslaw, near Urquhart. Largest solar power project in Scotland Moray Council granted permission for the 20-megawatt project to Elgin Energy. It will cost an estimated £20 million to construct. Featuring roughly 80,000 panels covering an area the size of …

Breaking: Total buying Maersk Oil in $7.45 billion deal

French oil giant Total is set to acquire its Danish rival Maersk Oil and Gas for $7.45 billion dollars. Danish Maritime giant Maersk A/S informed on Monday it had entered into an agreement to sell its subsidiary Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S to Total S.A. for $7.45bn in a combined share and debt transaction. This …

200-Megawatt onshore wind deal in Scotland for Ireland’s ESB

New deal for Ireland’s ESB Ireland’s state-owned Electricity Supply Board (ESB) continues its drive into the UK energy market after signing a deal with REG Power Management for delivery of two onshore wind farms in Scotland. Scottish onshore windfarms with 200 MW capacity The Development Services Agreement spans two concept-stage onshore windfarms in Scotland at Knockodhar and …

Milestone Hit at First “Float and Submerge” Offshore Windfarm

World’s first “float and submerge” offshore windfarm The world’s first “float and submerge” offshore wind turbine foundation has made its way up the River Tyne in England. It is the start of the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project. The concrete gravity-based foundations (GBFs) form part of the project and are being installed using a new …

Sandbank offshore windfarm blows Germany toward wind target

2020 Goal With the commissioning of the 288-megawatt Sandbank offshore windfarm, Germany is set to achieve its goal of having 6.5 gigawatts of grid-connected offshore wind power by 2020. Sandbank offshore windfarm This week saw the official inauguration of the Sandbank project, the latest joint venture between Sweden’s state-owned utility Vattenfall and Munich’s municipal utility …