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2008-09-02 06:00:20

PARIS, September 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy International through its North American subsidiary announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire FirstLight Power Enterprises, Inc. FirstLight owns and operates a unique portfolio of 15 power generation plants - primarily pumped storage and traditional hydro facilities - and has a state-of-the-art natural gas peaking facility under construction. Together, these 16 facilities have a combined capacity of 1,538 MW located...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

GDF Suez Energy International has won the contract to build, own and operate the Al Dur-1 power generation and seawater desalination plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Al Dur-1 is a greenfield, natural gas-fired installation that is expected to deliver 1,234MW of electricity and 218,000 cubic meters (cbm) of water per day. Completion of the plant is scheduled for 2011. GDF Suez Energy International and the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) each hold a 50% stake in the bidding...

2008-08-28 09:01:11

Electrabel and Jan De Nul have submitted two separate concession requests to the Electricity and Gas Regulatory Commission for the building of two wind farms in the North Sea. A first project, Blue4Power I, is to be built in the zone north of the Bligh Bank. This zone, which is located 60km from the coast, is the most northerly zone of the area which has been set aside by Royal Decree for the construction of wind farms. With Blue4Power I, Electrabel is thus aiming to build the biggest...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

French utility giant to develop power project in UAE: report ABU DHABI, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- A French utility giant has planned to participate in the development of a major power project in Abu Dhabi, the largest emirate of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE), local newspaper Gulf News reported on Friday. The Paris-based GDF SUEZ, the world's second largest utility company, will own 40 percent of the stake of the project, the Shuweihat 2 power generation and water desalination plant,...

2008-07-29 15:01:08

POWERTECH URANIUM CORP. ("Powertech" or the "Company") (TSX: PWE)(FRNAKFURT: P8A) is pleased to announce that at the Company's Annual General Meeting of the shareholders (the "Meeting") held on July 15, 2008, the Company's shareholders approved the re-election of its current directors, being Richard F. Clement, Jr., Wallace M. Mays, Thomas A. Doyle, Douglas E. Eacrett, Greg C. Burnett and Malcolm F. Clay, and the election of Robert Leclere and Gerard Pauluis, the nominees from Societe Belge...

2008-07-17 09:01:12

The combined ordinary and extraordinary Suez shareholders' meeting has approved by nearly 100% the six resolutions presented to deliberate and decide upon transactions necessary for the Suez-Gaz de France merger. The resolutions which were approved include the market listing of Suez Environment, and distribution to Suez shareholders of 65% of the capital of Suez Environment. The merger between Suez and Gaz de France (GDF) will reportedly create a world energy leader with top-flight...

2008-07-17 09:01:12

Suez shareholders on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a long- delayed euro 100 billion merger with Gaz de France to create one of the largest electricity and natural gas groups in Europe. The GDF Suez group - the union of the largest European natural gas supplier and one of the world's biggest electricity producers - will have combined annual sales of euro 74 billion, or $117 billion, and vie with E.ON of Germany for the rank of the second-biggest utility on the Continent, behind...

2008-07-16 15:01:02

Romania attracts 10-billion-euro energy project investment BUCHAREST, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Romania's energy market is attracting more and more investors. From developers of wind power systems to giant energy companies, investments unveiled over the past year exceed 10 billion euros (15.86 billion U.S. dollars) in value and thousands of new megawatts in output. Romanian daily Business Standard reported Tuesday quoting energy investor officials as saying that investors come to Romania...

2008-05-05 09:01:10

By Terry Murden GAZ de France and a number of American energy giants are thought to be considering a move on British Energy ahead of this week's deadline for bids. Sources say Gaz de France has plenty of cash even after buying a power station on Teesside, a move that indicated its desire to grow in the UK. Gaz de France and international industrial and services group Suez, through its subsidiary Electrabel, each acquired a 50 per cent stake in Teesside Power Limited from Cargill and...


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