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Non-essential staff evacuated from North Sea rig after gas leak 23 June 2017

On Jun 22, Engie E&P Norge reported a gas leak at the Gjøa field complex in the North Sea. It said that the leak had been stopped and the situation was under control. No injuries were reported but production was shut down and 19 of the 49 crew on the semisubmersible Gjøa platform were evacuated by helicopter to the Norwegian mainland....

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Future of UK's Moorside nuclear project in question as Toshiba's French partner backs out 05 April 2017

Toshiba has been forced to buy out the French utility Engie from a project to build three nuclear reactors in Moorside, northwest England, adding to uncertainty over the project. Engie said on April 4 it was exercising its right to sell its 40% stake in the NuGen venture to Toshiba following the bankruptcy of the Japanese firm’s Westinghouse nuclear power plant business. ...

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Toshiba nuclear unit Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection 29 March 2017

Toshiba's Westinghouse Electric (WE) US nuclear division, which was set to provide the reactors for a new power plant in the UK, has filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors. The Japanese group, part of the joint venture behind the Moorside power station project in Cumbria, admitted the financial crisis at WE left the supply of its technology "uncertain", although Toshiba said it remained committed to the project. ...

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South Korean nuclear group in talks to join UK’s NuGen newbuild project 13 September 2016

South Korea's state-backed nuclear group Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is in talks to join the £10bn NuGen project to build three nuclear reactors at Moorside in Cumbria. The venture is currently 60% owned by Japan's Toshiba, which plans to use its Westinghouse reactor technology, and 40% by France's Engie, formerly GDF Suez....

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UK coal-fired power plant closure increases fears of blackouts 08 February 2016

Rugeley Power Station will shut this summer, according to its owner Engie, which cited a "deterioration in market conditions" for coal-fired power stations in the UK as the main reason for the closure. The 46-year-old 1GW station has been hit by a continued fall in market prices and increases in carbon costs, it added....

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UK government awards 27 new onshore oil and gas licences 18 August 2015

The Oil & Gas Authority, part of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, confirmed on August 18 that 27 licences from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round had been formally offered to companies, giving the green light to large-scale shale oil and gas development in the UK....

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NuGen acquires land in NW England for Moorside nuclear project 17 July 2015

NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) and the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have signed a contract to transfer land near the Sellafield site in Cumbria for NuGen's planned Moorside nuclear power plant. According to the Cumbria News and Star, feasibility studies at Moorside confirmed the site was suitable for the construction of three reactors....

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News Extra - UK agrees finance guarantee deal for Moorside nuclear project 17 December 2014

The UK Government  said in early December it had agreed to provide a financial guarantee to help fund the development of Europe's largest nuclear power project, in northwest England. The 3.4-gigawatt Moorside project, a joint venture between Japan's Toshiba and France's GDF Suez, could provide nearly 7% of Britain's projected electricity needs and create up to 21,000 jobs, the companies say. ...

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Oil leak causes shutdown at Belgian nuclear power station 11 August 2014

Belgian energy company Electrabel, part of the French GDF Suez group, said it had shut down its Doel 4 nuclear reactor after a lubricant leak, thought to have been caused by  a worker leaving open a valve. FANC, the country’s nuclear regulator, said the incident had no impact on the safety of workers or the public....

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Toshiba announces UK nuclear deal 15 January 2014

Toshiba Corp of Japan has agreed to buy 60% of the NuGen UK nuclear joint venture between GDF Suez of France and Spain's Iberdrola for £102m. The deal involves the construction by Toshiba's Westinghouse subsidiary of three AP1000 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 3.4 gigawatts (GW) at the Moorside site in West Cumbria, next to the Sellafield nuclear complex....