New oil refinery project in Algeria

Algerian Sonatrach has signed a contract with Tecnicas Reunidas & Samsung Engineering Group for the construction of the Hasse Messaoud oil refinery to be built at Haoud El Hamra. Its processing capacity will be 5 million tonnes per year. The Spanish contractor and the South Korean company will be responsible for executing the engineering, procurement, …

New addition to Roll Group fleet

Roll Group has added another Module Carrier into their fleet. With a length of 146m, a width of 32m and 12,285t deadweight, this vessel is slightly smaller than the current Module Carriers, BigRoll Bering and BigRoll Beaufort, but it has many similarities. The flush cargo deck measures 123.8 x 32.2 m, compared to 125 x …

Terex Trucks boosts its position in Algeria

The Algerian economy is heavily dependent on revenues from oil exports. However, the low oil and gas prices of the last few years have weighted on the country’s economic performance. To reduce its dependence on oil, the Algerian government aims to diversify into non-oil sectors such as construction, to drive private and foreign investments. This …

Van Oord signs partnership with Hendrik Veder Group

During the Europort trade fair in Rotterdam, the international dredging and offshore contractor Van Oord has signed a two-year partnership contract with Hendrik Veder Group, that offers products and services in the field of steel wire rope and fibre ropes. The Netherlands-based company will provide the maritime contractor with lifting equipment required for offshore windmills …

Successful start-up of Egyptian Refinery

Qatar Petroleum has announced the successful start-up of the Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) Refinery project located in Mostorod, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo. Qatar Petroleum owns 38.1% in the Arabian Refinery Company, which in turn owns 66.6% in ERC. All the units of the ERC Refinery are now operating, and are expected to ramp …

EDF Renewables and the Elsewedy Electric Group launch two solar power plants in Egypt

EDF Renewables and the Egyptian manufacturer Elsewedy Electric Group have announced the launch of two new solar power plants. The two structures, which each have 65 MWp in installed capacity, are located in the Aswan province of southern Egypt. They form an integral part of the Benban solar complex and will soon deliver nearly 1,800MWp. …

Ports of Normandy thrilled by the new GE Renewable Energy partnership

Following an announcement 2 weeks ago of the United States Offshore projects with Orsted, the provider of offshore wind power technologies, GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Dogger bank as the supplier for three 1 200 MW projects in the UK. GE Renewable Energy is to erect Haliade-X 12 MW, the most powerful wind …

Engie and EDP join forces

Antonio Mexia, EDP CEO and Chairman of EDPR and Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), and ENGIE for …

Engie acquires all shares of Cofely BESIX Facility Management

The Engie Group, active in the energy sector, has acquired all shares of Cofely BESIX Facility Management (CBFM), a leading provider of customer solutions and energy services in the Middle East. With nearly 2,000 employees in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman, the CBFM, created in 2008 through a partnership between Engie and the …

Engie announces the launch of Kathu Solar Power Plant in South Africa

The French group Engie has just announced the commercial start-up of Kathu's Concentrated Solar Power Plant (CSP). On approximately 4.5 km2 of site, 384,000 mirrors are equipped with parabolic trough technology that will provide an energy of 100 MW. In addition, a molten salt storage system allows 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage to provide …