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Energy - 1999
British Nuclear Fuels is acquiring the nuclear division of ABB of Sweden for £300m, and the business will be merged with the recently-acquired Westinghouse operation.
OIS International Inspection is to create about 20 new jobs in Aberdeen, having won a £40m five-year inspection services contract from BP Amoco.
BG is to acquire Tesoro Bolivia Petroleum for £62m, as part of a strategy to build up an integrated gas business in South America.
London Electricity is to transfer sales and customer services teams to SWEB offices in Devon, and a further 100 jobs will be created in Exeter and Plymouth.
Conoco is seeking government permission to build a power plant at Killingholme near Grimsby, with the creation of 35 permanent jobs.
Soco International is selling its sole remaining UK asset - an oil production and exploration licence in the Weald basin - to Star Energy for £11m.
PowerGen is creating 50 new jobs at its call centre in Nuthall and a further 100 people will be recruited next year, due to rising demand for its gas and electricity supply services.
Cawoods has sold three of its Northern Ireland businesses for undisclosed terms, with Cawoods Coal being bought by Kingsbury Fuels, Cawoods Oil by DCC Energy, and HEAT by RBM Associates.
BP Amoco has acquired APEX, the French solar electric company, and will combine the business with its BP Solarex division.
GEC has sold its NNC nuclear consulting division to a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, and British Nuclear Fuels is acquiring a small stake.
Petroline WellSystems, the Aberdeen-based oilfield services company, has been acquired by Weatherford International of the US for £104m.
Desire Petroleum is to merge with Gaelic Resources of Ireland to create a £24m oil group, and the move will reduce Desire's dependence on the Falkland Islands.
BP Amoco is to sell a US fibres business to Monitor Clipper Partners for £62m, so that its Amoco Fabrics division can focus on polypropylene fabrics.
Scottish Power is to create 100 jobs at its call centre in Falkirk, in order to sell electricity and gas to consumers and small businesses and to pilot new initiatives such as e-business.
Highland Council has given outline planning permission to Kinloch Base for a £3m project to convert the former Kishorn fabrication yard in Wester Ross into an oil supply depot and rig decommissioning centre, which could create 600 jobs.
RJB Mining has submitted plans to mine up to 320,000 tonnes of coal at a former colliery site at Shipley West near Ilkeston, with the creation of 30 jobs.
AEA Technology is to merge its nuclear services operations with those of British Nuclear Fuels, to create a joint venture company with sales of about £150m a year.
PowerGen is increasing its stake in Gujarat Torrent, the Indian electricity company, from 28% to 74% at a cost of £159m.
Shell's Montell subsidiary has sold a stake in its Don & Low polypropylene textile business to Thrace Plastics of Greece, as part of a strategy to focus on polyolefins.
Aramark has won an extension to its contract to supply offshore hotel services to BP Amoco, and expects to recruit an additional 100 staff.
British Energy is acquiring the retail energy supply units of South Wales Electricity from Hyder for £105m, but Hyder will continue to transmit power to the customers and provide back-up office functions under a five-year contract.
South Western Electricity is to sell its supply business to Electricite de France for £160m, but regulatory approval for the deal could take up to six months.
Seeboard is to create almost 200 more jobs in Hove, including customer service staff and field sales workers, as part of a strategy to benefit from the opening up of the electricity market.
Scottish Power is planning to set up a Welsh language call centre in Caernarfon for its Manweb electricity business, creating 30 jobs.
Lasmo has launched an agreed £550m takeover bid for Monument Oil & Gas, which is expected to generate cost savings of about £7m a year.
John Lawrie and International Tubular Services are merging to create a combined Aberdeen-based oil and gas services company with turnover of more than £40m.
Sibir Energy is to acquire EuroSov Energy for £7.4m, in order to co-operate in the expansion of their oil exploration activities in Russia.
BP Amoco and General Electric of the US have won government approval for a £300m gas-fired power station scheme at Baglan Bay near Swansea, which will be central to an energy park that could create up to 10,000 jobs.
Scottish Hydro-Electric is to recruit up to 200 staff in Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth and Dundee, following the launch of a new contracting company to carry out street work contracts.
BP Amoco has confirmed plans to acquire Atlantic Richfield of the US in a $27bn deal, and will then seek to sell off $3bn of assets and cut 2,000 jobs including 200 at Arco's office in Guildford.
Viridian is planning to create up to 100 new jobs with the launch of a new subsidiary called Powerteam, which will offer electrical services to companies throughout Ireland.
Celtic Energy has won approval to develop the Margam coal mine near Port Talbot, creating up to 350 jobs.
National Power has acquired the Calortex gas supply business from a joint venture of Texaco, Calor and Nuon, for undisclosed terms.
Phoenix Natural Gas has received a £45m investment boost from its shareholders, which will enable it to bring natural gas to more people in Northern Ireland and create more jobs.
Deeside Woodland Products has won government approval to build a £42m 23MW wood-fired power station near Inverness, which could lead to the creation of 260 jobs.
Seeboard is to set up a customer service centre at its office in Hove, East Sussex, with the creation of 300 jobs.
A consortium of engineering companies, including Swan Hunter, Shepherd Offshore, Amec and Aker McNulty, is considering plans to transform the Tyne into a leading centre for oil rig decommissioning, creating 3,500 jobs.
Calor Gas has acquired the bottled gas business of Leicester-based Alternative Gas Supplies.
National Grid is to acquire Eastern Utilities Associates, the US electricity company, for $634m, which will be its second acquisition in New England.
Corrie Services, the Inverness-based recruitment company, has set up offices in Melbourne and Perth to enable redundant Scottish oil industry workers to find work in Australia.
Highland Council has approved a £25m proposal from BSW Timber to build a 23MW wood-burning power station in Lochaber, which will create more than 100 jobs.
Petrus Oil is to create up to 20 jobs in Stoke following the award of a £22m joint venture deal with Velten Oil to construct a new waste oil refinery in Germany.
Celtic Energy has won approval from Bridgend County Borough Council to develop the Margram drift mine at Aberdaiden, creating up to 400 jobs.
A new company called Kishorn Base is planning to re-open the Howard Doris oilyard at Kishorn on the West Coast of Scotland, and up to 600 jobs could be created to repair, build and decommission oil rigs and platforms.
Aker McNulty of South Shields has won a £17m order to help upgrade North Sea gas platforms for Statoil, which could create up to 600 jobs.