Greenpeace Protestors Board North Sea Oil Rig in Protest Against BP

Greenpeace climate activists have boarded an oil rig being towed out to the North Sea to protest against continued fossil fuel exploration. Two campaigners climbed onto the 27,000-tonne platform from a boat as it was being taken out of the Cromarty Firth – they did so in protest against BP’s …

German 252 Megawatt Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm Moves Forward

The new 252 megawatt Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm set to be developed in the German North Sea has hit two major milestones, with developer Northland Power reaching financial close, and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind being chosen to supply wind turbines. This week saw two separate announcements that kick the …

Europe Must Triple Offshore Wind Growth Rate To Bring Paris Goals Within Reach

If Europe is to fall in line with the Paris Climate Agreement intention of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the region must significantly increase its rate of growth for offshore wind development, tripling it at the very least. These are the primary conclusions published by Michiel Müller …

Veolia Partnership Gears Up to Recycle Former Shell Oil Rig

Veolia-Peterson is gearing up to recycle a former Shell offshore oil rig, after the top platform of the structure arrived for decommissioning in Great Yarmouth yesterday. The company, a joint venture between resources firm Veolia and logistics specialist Peterson, has accepted the topside of the Shell Leman BH platform accommodation …

EnBW Hohe See 500 MW Offshore Wind Farm To Proceed With Siemens & Enbridge

The 497 megawatt EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm off the coast of Germany is set to proceed following Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge’s decision to invest in the project, and German engineering company Siemens committing for the first time to provide complete construction work. German public utility company EnBW …

OMV Group Report January – September and Q3 2016

“OMV continues to deliver on its strategic targets. We further optimized our portfolio by selling a 49% stake in Gas Connect Austria, the gas transportation business. This will bring us sales proceeds of EUR 601 mn at closing in Q4/16. We also continued to optimize our North Sea portfolio. OMV …