East German market can now benefit from Energyst Rental Solutions

East German market can now benefit from Energyst Rental Solutions We are delighted to announce the opening of our Leipzig depot, which means we can provide more efficient service to customers in the Eastern side of Germany from now on. With already three depots operating in Frankfurt, Duisburg and Hamburg, we are familiar with the …

Energyst UK & Ireland G99 approval for power generation

Energyst UK and Ireland, one of the few companies with G99 and G10 approval The Triad season of 2019 has started. Meaning that in the late afternoons of November until February the power demand increases, as well as the energy prices. Due to this increase, the national grid can become unstable and at-risk of being …

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 …

Construction starts on 50-megawatt UK backup power plants

Work has started at the first of two 50-megawatt (MW) backup power plants in Peterborough in the UK. SUPPORTING PEAK DEMAND Centrica announced that construction of the new plant at the existing Peterborough gas-fired plant will play a key role in supporting local peaks in demand. The plant is expected to produce enough energy to meet …

Dutch Borssele 1 and 2 Offshore Windfarms Advance

Two large Dutch offshore windfarms, Borssele 1 and 2, have moved forward. A contract for 94 turbines was awarded to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy by project developer DONG Energy. Borssele project The Borssele 1 and 2 offshore windfarms have generating capacities of 376 megawatts (MW) each. They are located 22 kilometres from the coast of the Dutch …

Germany commissions two offshore windfarms

WIND ENERGY LEADER DONG Energy has cemented its position as the world’s leading wind energy company. They did that by commissioning two offshore windfarms in the German North Sea. The two windfarms have a combined generating capacity of 582 megawatts (MW). WINDFARM INAUGURATION The official inauguration was held at the premises of the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin. The …

First oil produced at North Sea Kraken oil field

Kraken oil field First oil has been delivered from the Kraken oil field, one of the largest developments in the North Sea in recent decades. The field is estimated to contain 128 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) of gross reserves, making it one of the largest new oil fields to come on-stream in the …

Statoil Gets Green Light for Njord and Bauge Projects

APPROVAL FOR STATOIL Norway’s authorities have given the green light for Statoil and partners to develop the Njord and Bauge oil and gas fields located in the Norwegian Sea. Earlier this year, Statoil announced plans to spend $2.3 billion (NOK 20 billion) on the projects. These plans were submitted to the Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy, Terje …

Oil industry eyes renewable energy for future growth

Renewable energy projects The oil industry may be committing up to a fifth of their total investment in green energy projects after 2030 as hydrocarbons production declines. A growing number of key oil and gas players are starting to invest in renewable energy projects. Analysis from Wood Mackenzie suggests that major energy companies like Royal Dutch …

Floating Offshore Wind ‘Comes of Age’

Floating offshore wind reaching maturity Floating offshore wind projects have “come of age” with several projects representing hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power now under way. The first of numerous large-scale demonstration projects will be commissioned later this year. Another two are coming in 2018. Industry group WindEurope has reported that the technology behind floating offshore …

Electricity Interconnector between Germany and Norway gets financial surge

NordLink electricity interconnector The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €300 million loan agreement to help complete NordLink, the first electricity interconnector project between Germany and Norway. The loan has been made to Norwegian transmission system operator (TSO) Statnett, which is working with grid operator TenneT TSO BV and Germany’s state-owned development bank, KfW, …

Kuwait joins Saudi Arabia, Russia to seek oil cuts into 2018

OPEC oil cuts Kuwait joined Saudi Arabia and Russia in supporting an extension of oil cuts by OPEC and other global producers through the first quarter of 2018 to help trim global stockpiles. An extension of the cuts at already agreed-upon output volumes is needed to reach the goal of paring world inventories to their five-year …

Upstream players struggle with uncertainty

Wood Mackenzie survey indicates that upstream players are grappling with the current uncertain situation The oil and gas industry is facing a challenging year. Oil prices remain volatile, and uncertainty remains about whether prices will recover from around $50/bbl. Across the upstream sector, companies are considering their next investments, while weighing up how to remain …

RENTING INSTEAD OF PURCHASING YOUR EQUIPMENT: 5 REASONS WHY

Why should you rent instead of purchase equipment? We will give you five reasons why to choose rental. FINANCE Because the fleet is not used all the time Renting helps to avoid the burden of excessive investment, maintenance and other costs. Renting provides you with the equipment when you need it and so is more efficient …

Germany’s Energiewende turns successful corner

Germany’s “Energiewende” —the country’s low-carbon energy revolution— turned another successful corner last weekend when renewable energy sources nearly stamped out coal and nuclear. Thanks to a particularly breezy and sunny Sunday, renewables such as wind and solar, along with some biomass and hydropower, peaked at a record 85 percent, or 55.2 gigawatts, and even came …

World’s First ‘Subsidy-Free’ Windfarms Get German OK

GAME-CHANGING LEAP FORWARD The wind energy sector took a game-changing leap forward this week when two leading developers announced that they will be building the world’s first offshore windfarms without government financial aid. GERMANY’S FIRST WIND POWER AUCTION In the first German wind power auction, three of the four windfarms accepted will be built with …

Germany Charges Europe’s Largest Battery Storage Project

Europe’s largest battery storage project is set to kick off in the German region of Schleswig-Holstein, close to the border with Denmark. INSPIREME PROJECT Constructed near a substation in the municipality of Jardelund, the 48-megawatt system of lithium-ion batteries will have a capacity of over 50 megawatt hours (MWh). This capacity corresponds to the average …

30 New North Sea crude and natural gas projects

North Sea expected to see 30 crude, natural gas projects start operations by 2020, says GlobalData CRUDE AND NATURAL GAS PROJECTS Despite the low cycle that the market is facing, 30 crude and natural gas projects are expected to start operations in the North Sea by 2020. The UK will lead with a total of …

Renewables in Europe: the clean energy revolution is growing

GROWTH OF RENEWABLES IN THE EU New figures from leading European Union (EU) agencies Eurostat and the European Environment Agency (EEA) show that renewable energy’s share in the gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in 2015. That is nearly double the amount of 2004 (8.5%), when data collection first began. The EEA found that …

Borkum II North Sea windfarm gets green light

GREEN LIGHT FOR NORTH SEA WINDFARM Construction of the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore windfarm in the German sector of the North Sea has been given the green light. The approval followed a final investment decision by 20 German and Swiss bankers. The windfarm – formerly known as Borkum West II – is …

Tidal energy update:
France expands tidal power plans

FROM NICHE TO MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGY Tidal power continues its shift from a niche to mainstream renewable technology. That is becoming clear now that France announced it will offer a new round of commercial tenders targeting the northwest of the country. Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, revealed plans to add another …

CATERPILLAR EXPANDS XQP RENTAL POWER GENERATOR RANGE

The company has expanded its Rental Power product line with the new XQP generator set available in two configurations. XQP RENTAL POWER GENERATOR RANGE Caterpillar Inc. has expanded its CAT Rental Power product line with the introduction of the XQP100, a 50/60 Hz mobile diesel generator set. The new XQP generator set is available in …

UK awards new North Sea oil and gas licences

For the first time in 20 years, the UK has awarded new oil and gas licences for exploration and production across what it called “frontier areas” of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). LICENSES GRANTED The country’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced that 25 licences were granted in the 29th Offshore Licensing Award. This concerns …

UK’s bet on offshore wind energy pays off as costs plunge

The first green energy subsidy auction to be held for two years is expected to pave the way for an offshore wind energy boom, as the costs of building renewable farms out at sea tumble faster than experts predicted. OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY AUCTIONS The Government has set a £730m budget for three auctions for emerging renewable …

Scotland Approves Largest
Floating Offshore Windfarm

The Scottish government has given the green light to the development of one the largest floating offshore wind projects in the world. KINCARDINE OFFSHORE WINDFARM PROJECT The Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Project will have a generating capacity of 50 megawatts (MW) and will be capable of supplying enough power for roughly 56,000 homes when it is commissioned …

Coal mine in Germany turns into hydroelectric battery

RAG AG-owned Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine, located in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, will be turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy. Set to be totally transformed by 2018, the mine will become a 200-megawatt pumped-storage hydroelectric reservoir, which means it will behave as a battery and have the …

Britain’s CO2 emissions at levels
not seen since 1894

Coal use has fallen by almost three-quarters in a decade While newly-minted President Donald Trump is fighting to get coal back in the energy game, on the other side of the pond the fossil fuel is decidedly out of fashion. The closure of coal mines, including the last British underground coal mine in 2015, is part …

Energyst’s London office moving to Reading

ENERGYST LEADS GROWTH STRATEGY WITH IMPROVED SERVICE IN THE SOUTH Energyst Rental Solutions has pumped major investment into its UK operations by opening the doors to a new depot in Reading. That means we can now deliver the total solution of CAT power generation and heating and cooling temperature control equipment right across England, Wales, …

Securing electricity supply: new UK-France interconnector under way

The first foundation stone for a new 1,000-megawatt (MW) electricity interconnector between the UK and France has been laid. The foundation stone of the Folkestone converter station was laid by Jesse Norman, UK Minister for Industry and Energy. The newly named ElecLink will travel along the existing underwater train tunnel, the Channel Tunnel, and cost …

Germany’s Largest Offshore Windfarm Underway

Work on the largest planned offshore windfarm in Germany will kick off in June following a final investment decision by owner EnBW and its new investment partner, Canada’s Enbridge Incorporated. The 497-megawatt (MW) Hohe See offshore wind project is located in the so-called “exclusive economic zone” of the North Sea around 90 kilometres north of Borkum and …

Temporary engineered solutions
for the process industry

Energyst provides temporary engineered cooling, heating and power solutions that maximise production and minimise downtime for the process industry.  Our innovative turn-key services help alleviate bottlenecks caused by equipment failures, temperature or pressure-related issues. Work with Energyst and benefit from: Expertise and experience Work with experienced and knowledgeable engineers who have worked across a range of …

Europe Spending €444 Million on Energy Infrastructure Projects

The European Commission (EC) has announced its intention to spend €444 million on projects designed to improve its energy infrastructure. The 18 winning projects are classed as ‘priorities’ by the EC and cover electricity, smart grids and gas projects. The money for the chosen projects is coming from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European Union’s …

What oil crisis? Arctic drilling
off Norway set for record

Explorers look at drilling a record number of wells in Norway’s Arctic waters this year, undeterred by oil prices apparently stuck below $60/bbl. After making a discovery of as much as 100 MMboe in the Barents Sea, Lundin Petroleum said that it wants to squeeze two more exploration wells into its program this year, even …

Germany Opens First Offshore Wind Auction

Germany is looking to continue its recent surge in offshore wind rollouts by announcing that it is now accepting bids for the country’s first offshore wind auction, which will end on April 1. Grid regulator BNetzA said that the first of two rounds of auctions for offshore wind tenders will cover 1,550 MW of projects. …

Coal use in Europe on its way out — report

Coal generation in Europe is falling and will continue to do so due to competition from cleaner energy sources, such as natural gas and renewables, as well as governments efforts to cut emissions, a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) argues. The UK is leading the way when it comes to reducing coal dependency, helping to …

Subsea sector set to increase exports in 2017

British subsea companies are expecting to increase overseas activity in the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by industry body, Subsea UK. Of the 300 member companies surveyed, 27% are predicting increasing exports by 50% or more in 2017. More than half (56%) expect overseas sales to increase between 1% and 49%, with …

Shared decommissioning costs are new trend

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s $3.8-billion sale of North Sea oil and gas fields creates a model for further transactions in a region where the question of who pays to remove decades-old offshore platforms has been an obstacle for other deals. Shell’s agreement with Chrysaor Holdings Ltd. included the condition that Europe’s largest oil company covers …

Europe’s Offshore Wind Worth €18.2 Billion in 2016

Investment in Europe’s offshore wind sector attracted a record-breaking €18.2 billion ($19.5 billion) in 2016, but actual windfarm additions dropped by almost half. NEW INVESTMENT RECORD Last year 11 offshore wind projects reached the final investment decision stage, representing more than €18.2 billion in investment, a new record, according to industry group WindEurope, formerly the European …

New 110 kW heat pumps added to fleet

FLEET NOW CONTAINS 110 KW AND 300 KW HEAT PUMPS With the addition of new EC110HP heat pumps to the Energyst rental fleet, we recently welcomed one of the most compact units on the market. This 110 kW unit ensures high efficiency for cooling and heating application for full load (EER and COP) and part load …