A new gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant could be on the horizon for the Milford Haven waterway, South Hook LNG has confirmed. The news comes after the UK Government announced its backing for a major expansion in gas generated electricity to avert a looming gap in power generation capacity.
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Aug 29 - Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement for with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC.
The five-year agreement covers eight offshore supply, multi-purpose support vessels, six LNG-fueled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels.
Aug 29 - French equipment manufacturer Alstom is to provide a 400 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) for the Zetes-3 thermal power plant in Turkey as part of a €10 million contract from Eren Enerji Endustrisi A.S.
The turnkey contract will connect the 1,400 MW plant to the Turkish transmission network.
Aug 28 - Electricity provider WPPI Energy has announced it will buy 90 MW of electric capacity from Invenergy's Nelson gas-fired power plant in Illinois.
The plant is currently under construction in Rock Falls, Ill and WPPI's 20 year purchase agreement will start on June 1, 2017.
Aug 28 - Equipment manufacturer Alstom Grid has announced it has won three high voltage direct current (HVDC) contracts related to projects in India, South Korea and Canada.
The contracts are collectively valued at €800 million and include a HVDC Line Commutated Converter (LCC) in South Korea, design, supply and installation of a ±350 kV bi-pole HVDC LCC in Canada and the second phase of a±800 kV 3000 MW Ultra-High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) project in India.
Aug 27 - Indian power plant deveoper Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have signed a contract with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)to set up a 225 MW, gas-based power plant in Bangladesh.
The plant will be located in in Sikalbaha, Chittagong and will help reduce current power shortages in the local grid.
Aug 27 - UK engine developer Rolls-Royce has completed the acquisition of the remaining shares of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
RRPS was previously a 50% joint venture with Daimler AG and previously operated as Tognum AG. The subsidiary includes MTU high-speed engines, MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems, Bergen medium-speed engines, L’Orange fuel-injection systems now full members of Rolls-Royce family.
Aug 26 - Equipment manufacturer Siemens has launched a new gas-insulated 320-kV switchgear product for direct current transmission and high-voltage direct current applications.
The new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission equipment was launched at the Cigré conference in Paris today and uses up to 95 percent less space compared to previous air-insulated units.
Aug 26 - The German Ministry of Economics has approved power producer RWE to sell its upstream branch, RWE DEA, to LetterOne, a subsidiary of Russian conglomerate Alfa Group .
The deal is valued at €5.1bn and includes production facilities in Germany, the UK, Norway, Denmark and Egypt.
Aug 26 - GE Power Conversion has won a contract to provide a Static Var Compensator (SVC) to Brazilian energy firm São Pedro Transmisora de Energia and Engeglobal Construções.
The SVC dynamic compensation systems will control the voltage of a long transmission line to ensure grid stability in the Eliseu Martins substation in the state of Piaui, north-east Brasil.
Aug 22 – The construction of the ‘Power of Siberia’ transcontinental pipeline between Russia and China may start as soon as September 1.
The massive pipeline follows a 30 year deal that will see Russia supply 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year to China.
Aug 22 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned the 1,000MW stage I of Mouda Super Thermal Power Project to the nation at Mouda in Nagpur.
The project will have a final capacity of 2,320 MW upon completion, with a 1,320 MW) stage II of the project due to start soon.
Aug 20 - UK power developer Estover Energy is to build a £74m combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Macallan whisky distillery in Speyside, north-eastern Scotland.
The proposed plant will produce 87.4 GWh per annum of electricity per year and will be part funded by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB).
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