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US FERC approves Hydro One’s $5.3bn merger deal with Avista The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Ontario-based electricity distributor Hydro One’s proposed $5.3bn merger deal with US-based energy company Avista. Power Distribution > Utilities Network > News
Statoil wins 31 exploration licences on Norwegian continental shelf Statoil has won interests in 31 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 17 of these as operator, and 14 as a partner in Norway’s Award in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2017.
Oil & Gas > Exploration & Development > News ABB awarded contract to upgrade 1.1GW Muara Tawar power plant in Indonesia By EBR Staff Writer
A consortium comprising Doosan Heavy Industries and state-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya has awarded a contract to ABB to upgrade and expand the 1,150MW Muara Tawar combined cycle power plant in West Java, Indonesia.
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News DEWA plans to build 400MW pumped hydro storage project By EBR Staff Writer
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to study the construction of a 400MW pumped-storage hydropower plant in Hatta, Dubai, UAE.
Power Generation > Hydro > News
European Parliament backs 35% renewable energy goal by 2030 By EBR Staff Writer
The European Parliament has backed a more ambitious target for cleaner and more efficient use of energy by voting in favor for 2030 renewable energy target of 35%.
Power Generation > Solar > News ExxonMobil, MagnaBond to partner on new well integrity evaluation technologies ExxonMobil Upstream Research has signed a three-year joint development agreement with MagnaBond to develop new technologies that could improve cost-effective evaluation of well cementing, casing and tubing.
Oil & Gas > Exploration & Development > News GeoPark makes new gas play discovery in Chile’s Fell block By EBR Staff Writer
GeoPark has made a new gas play discovery in the onshore Fell block in southern Chile following the drilling and testing of the Uaken 1 exploration well.
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Statoil wins 31 exploration licences on Norwegian continental shelf
Statoil has won interests in 31 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 17 of these as operator, and 14 as a partner in Norway’s Award in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2017.
Oil & Gas > Exploration & Development > News
ExxonMobil, MagnaBond to partner on new well integrity evaluation technologies
ExxonMobil Upstream Research has signed a three-year joint development agreement with MagnaBond to develop new technologies that could improve cost-effective evaluation of well cementing, casing and tubing.
Oil & Gas > Exploration & Development > News

Power Generation

ABB awarded contract to upgrade 1.1GW Muara Tawar power plant in Indonesia
By EBR Staff Writer
A consortium comprising Doosan Heavy Industries and state-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya has awarded a contract to ABB to upgrade and expand the 1,150MW Muara Tawar combined cycle power plant in West Java, Indonesia.
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News
DEWA plans to build 400MW pumped hydro storage project
By EBR Staff Writer
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to study the construction of a 400MW pumped-storage hydropower plant in Hatta, Dubai, UAE.
Power Generation > Hydro > News

Power Distribution

US FERC approves Hydro One’s $5.3bn merger deal with Avista
By EBR Staff Writer
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Ontario-based electricity distributor Hydro One’s proposed $5.3bn merger deal with US-based energy company Avista.
Power Distribution > Utilities Network > News
Engie to acquire two African energy service providers
French multinational electric utility Engie has agreed to acquire West African energy service providers Afric Power and Tieri for an undisclosed price.
Power Distribution > Utilities Network > News

Mining & Commodities

RNC reveals initiatives for Dumont Nickel-Cobalt project construction
RNC Minerals will carry out a series of initiatives during the course of the year to make a decision to begin construction of the Dumont Nickel-Cobalt Project in Canada in 2019.
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Chalice expands exploration drilling program at East Cadillac gold project in Canada
Chalice Gold Mines has significantly expanded the ongoing exploration program at its East Cadillac Gold Project in the Abitibi region of Quebec Canada, committing to an additional 21,000m of diamond drilling to test multiple newly-identified targets.
Mining & Commodities > Minerals & Materials > News