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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 25.09.2017, 20:06

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Drop of cargos at Riga port smaller than planned

Drop of cargos at Riga port smaller than planned

25.09.2017

The drop of cargos reloaded at Riga port this year is smaller than planned, said Riga vice mayor Andris Ameriks in an interview with the Latvian public television today, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Energy, Latvia, Oil, Port, Transport



Lithuania's KTE, China's Datang Power founding joint firm

Lithuania's KTE, China's Datang Power founding joint firm

25.09.2017

Lithuania's Kauno Termofikacijos Elektrine (Kaunas Combined Heat and Power Plant, or KTE), a technically outdated utility that is indirectly owned by businessman Rimandas Stonys, and one of China's largest energy producers Datang International Power Generation have agreed on establishment of a joint enterprise that would be a new combined-cycle power plant in Kaunas, informs LETA/BNS.

Nord Stream 2 submitted permit applications in Finland

Nord Stream 2 submitted permit applications in Finland

25.09.2017

Swiss project developer Nord Stream 2 AG has last week submitted to the competent permit authorities applications for two permits to construct the planned twin 1,200-kilometre Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The pipeline will run 374 kilometres across the Finnish EEZ, which is in international waters, reported BC Nord Stream’s press service.


Baltic electricity network desynchronization attempt could happen in summer 2019

Baltic electricity network desynchronization attempt could happen in summer 2019

25.09.2017

According to a study by the international consultation company Tractebel Engineering, it is possible and reasonable to carry out an attempt to desynchronize the electricity network of the Baltic countries from the Soviet-era BRELL electricity ring in summer 2019, informs LETA/BNS.

Skinest Group invested in Georgia nearly 60 mln euros

Skinest Group invested in Georgia nearly 60 mln euros

22.09.2017

The Skinest Group holding company owned by Oleg Ossinovsky has invested more than 60 million euros in Georgia over the last couple of years. Recently, the Kintrishi hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 6.6 MW was commissioned, informed BC Group's press service.


22.09.2017

Eesti Energia to enter Finnish, Swedish electricity markets

The supervisory board and the owner of the state-owned Estonian energy group Eesti Energia have given their approval for expanding the company's electricity retail business to the Finnish and Swedish markets and the company is planning to launch retail sales in both countries in the first half of 2018, reports LETA/BNS.

22.09.2017

Lithuanian Energy Institute: advice on Astravyets NPP in tune with MFA

Participation of Lithuanian scientists in a project to provide advice to Belarus on the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) was coordinated with the Foreign Ministry, says Sigitas Rimkevicius, the head of the Lithuanian Energy Institute. Meanwhile, the ministry's official says it was a slap in the face, cites LETA/BNS.

22.09.2017

EU Commission wants mandate from member states for Nord Stream 2 negotiations

The European Commission is to ask a mandate from the member states for negotiation with Russia on the topic of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, European Commission vice-president for energy union Maros Sefcovic said in an interview to the Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast of the public broadcaster ERR on September 20th, cites LETA/BNS.

21.09.2017

Latvia supports Macron's call for more effective and coordinated action between countries to implement Paris Agreement

Latvia supports French President Emmanuel Macron's call for more effective and coordinated action between countries to implement the Paris Agreement and other international environmental protection agreements, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said at the conclusion at an environmental summit in New York.

21.09.2017

Elering: autonomous capacity of Baltic power grid should be strengthened

Although in the longer perspective the Baltic power grid has to be synchronized with European power grids, according to the Estonian transmission system operator Elering the Baltic power grid's ability to function autonomously has to be increased in the shorter perspective, informs LETA/BNS.

21.09.2017

Stench reported in Vecmilgravis caused by reloading works at PARS Terminals in Riga

The stench that was reported in Vecmilgavis, a neighborhood near the Freeport of Riga, was caused by reloading works in the territory of PARS Terminals stevedore company, Maruta Buklevica, a spokeswoman for the State Environmental Service, told LETA.

20.09.2017

Estonian PM discusses energy issues with EU Commission vice president

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on September 19th evening met with European Commission vice-president for energy union, Maros Sefcovic, to discuss energy infrastructure projects, the Clean Energy package and other matters related to energy sector, reports LETA/BNS.

20.09.2017

Lithuania supports Global Pact for Environment initiative

Lithuania has expressed support to the Global Pact for the Environment that would introduce provisions for environmental protection and climate change contained in a single document, which was proposed during the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Ministry reported LETA.

19.09.2017

Fuel-cell buses: solution for city air pollution

In the last 15 years, both fuel cell buses have improved greatly and hydrogen fuel efficiency has increased threefold. Fuel-cell buses are an attractive solution for public transport: they can travel long and minimise transportation’s environmental and health impacts. Trials are expected to start in Riga too.

19.09.2017

Lithuanian Energy holding halts EUR 23 mln IT system modernization tender

Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy), the state-run energy holding, has terminated a two-year 22.75 million euro (including VAT) tender for modernization of information systems, which had been won by Lithuania's InnoForce and the Czech Republic's NESS Czech. Top executive of InnoForce has pledged to take the decision to court, informs LETA/BNS.

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