Albania, from largest oil reserves to the hub of EU, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 30 June 2017

Albania, from largest oil reserves to the hub of EU, Dr Lorenc Gordani, 30 June 2017

* Highlights, Activities, Article, Informacion, Publications, Representation, Researches
Albania, from the largest continental onshore oil reserves in Europe, to the new natural gas bridge between the Balkans and Italy, by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 30th June 2017 [huge_it_slider id="7"] Petroleum and Gas Production: 1.4 mln ton/year Patos-Marinza Oil Reserves: 200 mln barrels Estimated Oil Reserves: 500 mln barrels Albania’s long history of oil production dates back some 2,000 years, when the Romans mined bitumen in the southwest (Apollonia, today the city of Fier) to caulk their ships. The first wells were drilled in the early 1900s, with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and the predecessor of BP, Anglo Persian Oil Company, leading the expansion of Albania’s oil industry. In 1932, the largest European onshore oil field was discovered at Patos-Marinza, now operated by Bankers Petroleum. Crude oil production in Albania in…
Read More
Albania: DSO buys energy at 52.7 euro/MWh to meet July needs, SCAN, 28th June 2017

Albania: DSO buys energy at 52.7 euro/MWh to meet July needs, SCAN, 28th June 2017

Informacion
OSHEE buys energy at 52.7 euro/mwh to meet July needs, SCAN, 28th June 2017 The Electricity Distribution Operator has announced the winning bids of companies which were offered at auction for the latest power purchase. The distribution company asked for the period 1 to 31 July to buy in the unregulated market some 260 400 megawatts of power to meet the demand for domestic consumption, while adding to the amount the additional supply generated by the KESH (AEC) under the agreement that operators have among them. Around 14.8 million euros were spent for power purchase only in July, which automatically leads to a price per megawatt / hour at 57.2 euros. OSHEE has already requested to import a limited amount that would meet the requirements for the last days of…
Read More
Draught forces Albania to import electricity, Xinhua English, 23th June 2017

Draught forces Albania to import electricity, Xinhua English, 23th June 2017

Informacion
Draught forces Albania to import electricity, Published by Xinhua English, 23 June 2017 TIRANA, June 23 (Xinhua) - Albania's Energy Power Distribution Operator (OSHEE) Friday announced it had launched procedures to import 285,000 megawatt of electricity for the period from June 28 to July 31. "The energy import for this period is needed to make up for the loss of domestic output due to drought," energy distribution operator said in a press release. "The imported electricity will cover around 53 percent of the power consumption, whereas around 47 percent of the required electricity will be supplied by the domestic output," OSHEE explained. Data by the Albanian Power Corporation showed Friday that the water level in the main Fierza dam (north of Albania) had significantly dropped by 15 meters lower compared…
Read More
HPP Kalivaç a strategic project for Albania energy sector, Dr Lorenc Gordani, May 31, 2017

HPP Kalivaç a strategic project for Albania energy sector, Dr Lorenc Gordani, May 31, 2017

Activities, Article, Informacion, Publications, Representation, Researches
HPP Kalivaç a strategic project for Albania energy sector, Dr Lorenc Gordani, May 31, 2017 Ministry of Energy and Industry as contractual authority has open a public tender with the object construction through concession of the hydropower plant “Kalivaç”. The construction of the hydropower plant with a dam, will take place thought contract type B.O.T (Construction – Operation – Transfer), near the village Kalivaç, along the downstream of the River Vjosa, from the quota 113 m.a.s.l. up to the quota 73 m.a.s.l. The Kalivac hydropower plant on the river Vjosa will be given in concession to private/public partnership to produce power for the national grid over a period of 35 years. The project includes the construction of a dam along, and is one of the largest HPPs over the last…
Read More
ESC Adriatic Congratulates Eid al-Fitr! Urime për Festen e Fitër Bajramit! 25th June 2017

ESC Adriatic Congratulates Eid al-Fitr! Urime për Festen e Fitër Bajramit! 25th June 2017

Informacion, Representation
ESC Adriatic Congratulates Eid al-Fitr! Urime për Festen e Fitër Bajramit! 25th June 2017 ESC Adriatic Congratulates Eid al-Fitr! Dear Friends, On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, we greet all members of the Muslim faith for holiday reward, spiritual harmony, solidarity, fraternity and wishes that their prayers, worship, sacrifice, and renewed spirit experienced during the blessed month of Ramadan will strengthen solidarity, brotherhood, friendship and love among all of us with each-other. ESC Adriatic wishes you all a happy and prosperous2017! Visit us at the Official Website of ESC Adriatic | Albania Energy Market - AEM Group in LinkedIn As in previous, we want to invite to donate on charity the money saved from printing and sending conventional greetings cards. *** Urime për Festen e Fitër Bajramit! Me rastin e…
Read More
Albania: Scholarships for the Master of European Legal Studies – MELS 2017-2019

Albania: Scholarships for the Master of European Legal Studies – MELS 2017-2019

Informacion, Representation, Researches
Scholarships for the Master of European Legal Studies - MELS 2017-2019 The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg (MFEA) offers three scholarships for officials, members of the judiciary, representatives of civil society organisations and legal professions from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow three candidates who have already started their professional career to follow a Master programme in European Legal Studies (MELS Online) in Luxembourg. The scholarship is intended in particular for applicants with a need of financial support. Criteria for admission Bachelor’s degree.Diploma in law, political science, economics, European studies or modern languages etc. will be considered as an advantage; Active knowledge of Englishor French, with at least a passive knowledge of the other language to be certified…
Read More
Albanian Ministry of Energy opens race for 2 HPPs, Scan Tv,  20th June 2017

Albanian Ministry of Energy opens race for 2 HPPs, Scan Tv, 20th June 2017

Informacion
Albanian Ministry of Energy (MEI) opens the race for 2 HPPs, Scan Tv,  20th June 2017 The Ministry of Energy and Industry has continued the procedures for granting hydropower plants concessions. The long and intensive list of these last months has been added two other projects for which the race was opened and bids are expected. One of the hydropower plants is in Lushnja while the other is in Dibra Region. The first hydropower plant is that of Lusë and is expected to be built over the river bearing the same name and that is the branch on the upper part of the river Mat. “The Lusë River Basin is located on the right side of the Mat River, and the exploited part includes the area from the point of…
Read More
TAP Completes the Shipment of Pipes to Albania, Tap Press Release, 20 June 2017

TAP Completes the Shipment of Pipes to Albania, Tap Press Release, 20 June 2017

Informacion
TAP Completes the Shipment of Pipes to Albania, Tap Press Release, 20 June 2017 Tirana, Albania. On 16 June, the last shipment of steel line pipes for building the Albanian onshore section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) was offloaded in the port of Durrës. Less than 15 months since the first pipes delivered to Albania, the vessel MV Galene M discharged the last cargo containing 726 pipes. This was the 15th shipment transporting steel pipes from Germany, where they had been produced. Approximately 13,000 pipes, bends, and various equipment and machinery weighing more than 200,000 tonnes have been delivered to Durrës since April 2016.  Karl Roberts, TAP Project Manager for Albania, noted: “The discharge of the line pipes and bends was an operation undertaken with military precision. The pipes were…
Read More
Webinar Record “Investment Potential of Balkan HPP”, Vostock Capital”, 20th June 2017

Webinar Record “Investment Potential of Balkan HPP”, Vostock Capital”, 20th June 2017

Activities, Article, Informacion, Publications, Representation, Researches
Webinar Record “Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, Vostock Capital”, 20th June 2017 Acerc, following the “Webinar: The Investment Potential of Balkan Hydropower”, which took place on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM BST, by Russian-British consulting company “Vostock Capital”, invite to find available for downloading the webinar records. Keynote speaker’s panellist: Nicholas Sofianos, Research Projects Coordinator, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE), Dr Lorenc Gordani, Energy Adviser at ESC Adriatic, Chairman of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation The webinar was held in the run-up to the International Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans” (15-17 November, Podgorica, Montenegro). The Summit supported by Verbund Company gathers 250+ senior decision-makers of hydropower plants and managing companies from the Balkan region, most influential investors from Europe, Asia, the USA and Russia, Balkan project initiators, service…
Read More
Energy Ministry opens concession race for two HPPs in Lushnjë and Dibër, SCAN, 21th June 2017

Energy Ministry opens concession race for two HPPs in Lushnjë and Dibër, SCAN, 21th June 2017

Informacion
Energy Ministry opens concession race for two HPPs in Lushnjë and Dibër, SCAN, 21th June 2017 The Ministry of Energy and Industry has continued the procedures for granting hydropower plants concessions. The long and intensive list of these last months has been added two other projects for which the race was opened and bids are expected. One of the hydropower plants is in Lushnja while the other is in Dibra Region. The first hydropower plant is that of Lusë and is expected to be built over the river bearing the same name and that is the branch on the upper part of the river Mat. “The Lusë River Basin is located on the right side of the Mat River, and the exploited part includes the area from the point of…
Read More