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RWE takes electric car on a 4000-kilometre field test

„Culture bridge“ from Essen to Istanbul
Route goes right across the Balkans
RWE has given today the go-ahead for a new large-scale test of electro-mobility’s fitness for everyday use. A team of young drivers will cover 4000 kilometres from Essen to Istanbul in a Tesla Roadster within 13 days. “In so doing, we are also building a bridge between the two capitals of culture”, said Dr. Jürgen Großmann, Chief Executive Officer of RWE AG. Apart from Essen, the Turkish metropolitan centre of Istanbul is one of Europe’s capitals of culture this year. “At the same time, we will demonstrate in 17 European cities that e-mobility is already suitable for everyday use”, Großmann went on to say.
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Starting shot fired for work on RWE’s first own offshore installation ship

- First steel cutting celebrated
- Contract volume of around EUR 100 million per ship
- Ship expected in Bremerhaven in autumn 2011
- Operation to build the German offshore wind farm “Nordsee Ost”
After successful completion of the detailed planning, construction has begun of RWE’s first own offshore installation ship with today’s steel cutting ceremony at the Korean shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. The first steel sections of the 100 metre long and 40 metre wide ship were cut to size under the eyes of Paul Coffey, CCO of RWE Innogy. On completion next year, it will be the first of its kind that can transport up to four offshore wind turbines of the …

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RWE Companius honoured by “Deutschland – Land der Ideen”

RWE named a “2010 Selected Landmark”: As part of the nationwide “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” campaign, RWE Companius, the voluntary initiative created by the RWE Group, was awarded this distinction today. This campaign, which promotes imaginativeness, creative passion and visionary thinking, is a joint project by the local initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” and the Deutsche Bank, under the aegis of Germany’s Federal President. Receiving the award, RWE’s Labour Director Alwin Fitting said, “I am honoured to accept this distinction on behalf of everyone who is committed to Companius. This award is for you, and my thanks go to all of you.”
“Social commitment plays an ever-increasing role in our society. RWE …

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RWE and Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq sign cooperation agreements

Gas supply for Nabucco pipeline
Assistance on domestic and export gas transportation infrastructure in the region
RWE today announced that it has signed Cooperation Agreements with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq with the aim of helping it to develop and design its domestic and export gas transportation infrastructure – creating a route to market for Kurdistan’s major gas reserves. The cooperation also foresees the negotiation of gas supply agreements to enable gas from the region to be transported to Turkey and Europe via the Nabucco pipeline. Export revenues would be shared and available to the whole of Iraq and provide much needed support in the reconstruction of the region and the country.
Speaking after meeting with Natural …

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