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2008-09-22 09:00:49

Swedish power supplier Vattenfall has announced that it will make an offer to buy Eclipse Energy UK. Eclipse's strategy is to develop, manage, and own projects dealing with renewable energy and natural gas. The company has a permit for the offshore wind farm project Ormond in northwestern England, a 150MW project, as well as natural gas projects, and five other wind power projects in southern Wales. Lars Josefsson, CEO of Vattenfall, said: "As part of our strategy to reduce emissions,...

2008-09-17 09:00:53

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- After two years of construction and an investment of 70 million euro ($98 million), Vattenfall Europe (XETRA:VTT.DE) (Stockholm, Sweden) formally commissioned a new 30-megawatt (MW) pilot plant on September 9 in Germany, on a site adjacent to the Schwarze Pumpe coal-fired power station near Spremberg in Brandenburg. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at...

2008-09-11 09:00:41

Norwegian metals company Hydro has signed a contract with Swedish electricity generator Vattenfall for the supply of approximately 18TWh of electricity in Norway over an eight-year period. Jorgen Rostrup, executive vice president of Hydro, said: "Hydro is pleased that we have reached an agreement that is satisfactory for both parties, and which we expect will secure the basis for continued commercial operations at the Soral aluminum plant at Husnes, partly owned by Hydro. The plant's...

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Vattenfall, which supplies and distributes electricity, has announced the commencement of operations at its pilot unit for a coal-fired power plant with CO2 capture, claimed to be the first of its kind in the world. The pilot unit, which has a thermal capacity of 30MW, was constructed over the last 15 months at the Schwarze Pumpe plant premises in the Lausitz region in the state of Brandenburg. Vattenfall has invested approximately E70 million in the construction of the unit. The CO2...

2008-09-10 06:00:26

Norsk Hydro ASA has signed a contract for the supply of close to 18 terawatt hours (TWh) of power from Vattenfall AB in Norway over an eight-year period, starting in 2013. Hydro expects the contract to secure the basis for continued operations at the Soral aluminium plant at Husnes, owned 49.9 percent by Hydro. The plant's current power supply contracts expire in 2012. The new contract covers about 85 percent of the electricity needs at Soral. Hydro's share of Soral's primary aluminium...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Vattenfall, which is engaged in power generation and distribution, has signed a general agreement with wind power supplier Vestas for delivery of wind turbines. During 2010, Vattenfall will purchase wind turbines with a capacity of 100MW. The contract value is in the billions and it also includes service, said Vattenfall. Besides shorter licensing processes for wind power, the contract also provides the prerequisites for achieving the company's wind power initiative in the Nordic region,...

2008-08-20 12:00:52

By DOUGLAS HAMILTON SHARES in energy supplier Scottish & Southern gained as much as 3.6per cent at one stage yesterday as traders cited market talk of bid interest. Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) would not comment on the share move. One City trader said there was renewed speculation of a bid from Vattenfall, a Swedish utility, at 1775p per share. Vattenfall has been mentioned as a possible bidder in several potential takeovers in the power sector during the summer. Other...

2008-08-02 06:00:22

Swedish electricity generator Vattenfall has reported that net sales increased 9.9% during the second quarter of 2008 to SEK35.25 billion from SEK32.07 billion during the same period in 2007. Net sales increased 9.4% during the first half of 2008 to SEK80.66 billion, compared to SEK73.72 billion for the same period in 2007. Operating profit rose 11.4% during the second quarter of 2008 to SEK6.31 billion from SEK5.67 billion for the same period in 2007, and 3.9% for the first half of 2008 to...

2008-07-25 06:00:36

Praxair Deutschland has signed an agreement with Swedish electricity generator Vattenfall to provide technology and engineering in the joint development of advanced power generation technology that will reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. The project involves a conceptual study for a possible 500MW combined heat and power plant in Germany that would incorporate Praxair's oxy-coal technology. This technology will enable the capture of more than 90% of the CO2 generated by...

2008-07-24 12:00:53

Praxair Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), has signed an agreement with Vattenfall AB of Sweden, one of Europe's leading energy companies, to provide technology and engineering in the joint development of advanced power-generation technology that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired electricity generating power plants. The project involves a conceptual study for a possible 500-megawatt combined heat and power plant in Germany that...


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