TOTAL chosen to build solar plant near Abu Dhabi

10/06/2010 09:02 Renewable


A consortium among the group Masdar from the United Arab Emirates (60%), French Total (20%) and Spanish Abengoa (20%) was established to build the largest solar plant in the world, located south-west of Abu Dhabi.

The 100 MW envisaged solar plant, named Shams 1, will cover an area of 2.5 sq. km, allowing a reduction of 175.000 tons of dioxide carbon per year. It will use concentrating solar power technology, including 768 parabolic mirrors supplied by Abengoa. The project will need investments of around 500 million euro (600 million USD), starting in the third quarter this year and expected to be built during two years.

Swinoujscie terminal receives 100th LNG shipment

06/07/2020 10:05:00

The Swinoujscie gas terminal in north-western Poland received its 100th liquefied natural gas cargo on Friday. The 90,000 tonnes LNG shipment came from Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (Qatargas) aboard the Al-Safliya LNG tanker.


Russia's Novak sees global oil output cuts easing from August

06/07/2020 09:56:00

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that the OPEC+ group of oil producers is expected to start easing oil output cuts from August as previously agreed.


Germany passes ‘coal-exit’ law to phase out fossil fuels by 2038

06/07/2020 09:50:00

German lawmakers have voted a roadmap for the coal-free era in the country, which includes abandoning nuclear power by 2022