RWG bags inspection contract for Siemens Avon machines

AES UK & Ireland has awarded RWG a contract for inspection of eight Siemens Industrial Avon gas generators installed at Ballylumford Power Station in County Antrim, considered Northern Ireland’s largest power station. The scope of work involves a comprehensive inspection of each gas generator including video borescope of the engine compressor, combustion system and turbine section.

NRG Energy to start up Texas carbon capture plant by 2016

NRG Energy is planning to start operations at a new carbon capture project at its WA Parish Texas coal facility late next year, according to a Form 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Installed on a U.S. coal plant, the project is being developed jointly by NRG and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration. The carbon capture facility is expected to trap about 90% of carbon dioxide from a 240 MW slipstream of flue gas, and will use or sequester 1.6 million tons of greenhouse gasses each year.

Panda Power Funds breaks ground for clean energy plant in Virginia

US-based equity firm Panda Power Funds recently broke ground for its 778MW Stonewall power station in Loudoun County, Virginia, US. The turnkey consortium of Bechtel and Siemens Energy has been selected as the project developer, which involves construction of a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant. Commercial operations at the plant are likely to begin on 1 June 2017.

Once commissioned, the power generating facility will be able to meet the energy requirements of up to 778,000 US households across Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Korea's Samsung C&T wins $1.8 billion power plant deal from Qatar

Korean construction company Samsung C&T has won a 2,500MW combined cycle power plant deal from Umm Al Houl Power, a company set up to develop the project. The facility will include a 130 MIGD (million imperial gallons per day) desalination plant and will be built 15km south of Doha. It is likely to be completed in June 2018.

GE steam turbines to boost capacity of Egyptian power plants

To boost Egypt’s power generation capacity with no extra fuel consumption, GE is providing its advanced D200 steam turbines to upgrade the West Damietta and Assiut power plants to generate an additional 750 MW through combined-cycle operation. This will take the total capacity of the two plants from 1.5 GW to 2.25 GW, and help meet the increasing demand for power in the country.

APR Energy extends power contracts for 108MW In Africa

APR Energy plc, a provider of power solutions, has extended and expanded its interim power solution for Société Nationale d'Éléctricité du Sénégal (Senelec), Senegal’s national electric utility. The requirements include installation and operation of an additional 48 MW of mobile diesel-powered generation, and the redeployment of assets from Libya, to supplement an existing 20 MW block of power at APR Energy’s Kounoune site. The contract term for the combined 68 MW extends into the fourth quarter of 2015.

Alstom to provide services for Thailand’s Kaeng Khoi II combined-cycle plant

France’s Alstom recently signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Gulf Power Generation Company (Gulf Power) for the Kaeng Khoi II combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Thailand. The agreement is an extension of the long-term parts agreement (LTPA) signed by the companies, and has a combined value of more than €160m.

GE to supply 7HA.02 gas turbines to Korea’s GS Power

General Electric (GE), an infrastructure and technology firm, will supply gas and steam turbines to Korea’s GS Power, a private electricity and heating generator. The U.S.-based firm said recently GS Power will use its 7HA.02 gas turbine and associated clutched steam turbine for GS's new combined-cycle power plant in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province.

Geopolitics vs Economics: Will North America miss the boat on LNG exports?

With the recent shale revolution in North America, the potential to become a world leader in supplying a reliable clean energy source has never been higher. US natural gas prices have hovered around $2-$4 while overseas markets have seen price ranges from $9 to $10 in Europe and $13 to $18 in Asia.

GE to deliver turbomachinery for Azerbaijan-Europe pipeline project

US-based General Electric's oil and gas unit has secured a contract to supply turbomachinery for the first phase of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project, which is being built for gas transportation from Azerbaijan to Europe. GE Oil & Gas will deliver aeroderivative gas turbine driven centrifugal compressor packages, which are expected to be completed in 2017. Manufacturing and testing for the equipment will be done in Florence, Italy.


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