Carbon capture and storage technology gets green light in Norway

DNV GL says the post-combustion technology will capture and liquefy 400,000 metric tonnes of the carbon dioxide produced each year at a cement plant 

UK firms bag Statoil’s oil field contracts

Two firms in the UK have been awarded five-year contracts by Statoil in the North Sea. Aker Solutions will provide maintenance and modification services for the Mariner oil field, expected to start in August this year. Stork Technical Services will provide a combination of services, including scaffolding, installation, painting, wielding and logistics support during the […]

BP £70m deal shows North Sea oil is still “safe bet”

British oil giant BP signed a £70million deal to redevelop one of the North Sea’s largest oil fields with oilfield services firm Aker Solutions yesterday. The upgrade work will take place at the Schiehallion and Loyal fields which are roughly 100 miles west of the Shetland Islands. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said the deal […]

Cameron signs landmark UK-Norway energy deal

Prime Minister David Cameron signed a “landmark” agreement in Oslo today with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg strengthening energy links between the UK and Norway. The agreement focuses on safe and environmentally sensitive oil and gas exploration, long term gas supplies, investment in renewable energy and electricity interconnection. Mr Cameron said: “This will mean more […]

Vince Cable visits oil service company as it recruits more

The UK Business Secretary has visited Aker Solutions ahead of the oil service company’s recruitment drive. Vince Cable met with apprentices at the international firm in Aberdeen. Mike Forbes, a managing director at Aker said: “We hope that we can demonstrate the importance of encouraging our young people into the engineering and the exciting energy […]

UK’s biggest CHP plant built in Fife

RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy, has started to build a £199m biomass combined heat and power plant in Fife. The new facility will be the biggest of its kind in the UK, have an installed output of 50 MW and be able to deliver up to 120 metric tonnes of industrial […]