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  • Ammunition factory explosion injures one in Sweden

    16 May 2023

    One person was injured after an explosion at an ammunition factory in southern Sweden on 10 May. The incident happened at a plant operated by aerospace and defence manufacturer Nammo in the town of Karlsborg, 137 miles (220km) southwest of Stockholm....

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  • Germany shuts down last three nuclear power stations

    17 April 2023

    Nuclear power production in Germany ended on April 15 after the country shut down its final three reactors: Isar II in Bavaria, Emsland in Lower Saxony, and Neckarwestheim II in Baden-Württemberg. The German government decided to phase out nuclear power following Japan’s 2011 Fukushima meltdown. A final shut down in 2022 was delayed after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent energy crisis....

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  • Rolls-Royce SMR to explore joint opportunities for small modular reactors in Finland and Sweden

    28 March 2023

    Rolls-Royce SMR and Fortum have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly explore the opportunities for the deployment of small modular reactors (SMR) in Finland and Sweden. The talks are the latest to take place between Rolls-Royce SMR and European nations following similar agreements with customers in Poland and Czechia....

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  • BP launches plans for low-carbon green hydrogen cluster in Spain’s Valencia region

    28 February 2023

    BP announced on February 28 that it had launched a green hydrogen cluster of the Valencia region (HyVal) at its Castellón refinery. Led by BP, this public-private collaborative initiative is intended to be based around the phased development of up to 2GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030 for producing green hydrogen at BP’s refinery....

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  • Fireworks factory blast kills one, seriously injures two in Slovenia

    21 February 2023

    An explosion at a fireworks manufacturer in central Slovenia killed one person and seriously injured two others on February 17. The incident happened in the town of Vrhinika, around 12 miles (20km) south of Ljubljana....

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Rolls-Royce working with industrial group on the potential deployment of SMRs in Poland 14 February 2023

Rolls-Royce SMR has signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) with Polish industrial group, Industria, allowing the companies to collaborate on the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Poland....

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Major oil terminal and pipeline shut down following earthquakes in Turkey 07 February 2023

A major Turkish oil export hub and a key crude oil pipeline were shut down following the 7.8 and 7.7 magnitude earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6. Operations at the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Terminal in Ceyhan on Turkey’s southern coast were stopped after a “small” leak was reported while crude oil imports from Iraq via the Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline were also stopped....

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Factory-built nuclear power plants could be operating in Czech Republic by early 2030s 31 January 2023

A delegation from Rolls-Royce travelled to the Czech Republic recently to discuss plans for deploying a fleet of small modular rectors (SMRs) in the region. Tom Samson, Rolls-Royce SMR CEO, led the visit which builds on an agreement signed between Rolls-Royce and Czech utility company CEZ in 2020....

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BP to evaluate feasibility of a new hydrogen hub in Germany 24 January 2023

BP announced on January 18 that it would evaluate the feasibility of building a new hydrogen hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The project is expected to include an ammonia cracker which could provide up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen from green ammonia, per year, from 2028....

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Norway to earn over $200 billion from oil and gas sector in 2023 17 January 2023

Norway’s oil and gas operations in the North Sea will continue to churn out cash as the Scandinavian country maintains high production to help support Europe’s energy crisis according to a new report by energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie....

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