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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Sept 2 – Mozambique state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) has started operation of an 180-megawatt gas-fired power project near the city of Moamba. Construction works were overseen by South Africa's Sasol and came at a cost of $250 million.
Sept 2 –Around 75% of Mexico's future gas demand is expected will stem from power generation, as the government supports plans for additional 17,000 MW of gas-fired capacity in the period of 2013-2018.
The power sector in Mexico extended its share of total gas demand from less than 50% in 2000 to close to 75% today, according to IHS Cera figures.
Sept 1 – The 'use of the Opal pipeline' has been singled out by the EU as an interim solution to avert supply shortages in Central Europe in the event of an interruption of gas transits through Ukraine.
Parts of the Russian gas flowing to north-eastern Germany though the North Stream pipeline could be transported onward to Central Europe via the Opal pipeline, which runs to southern Germany towards the Czech border.
Sept 1 – Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. is reviewing plans to build a 415-megawatt CCGT in Batangas province after regulators introduced a power price cap in the wholesale electricity spot market.
The San Isidro CCGT was intended to run on gas feedstock supplied through Shells proposed LNG import terminal. Owing to the big differential in coal versus LNG as a fuel for power generation, Trans-Asia said it will concentrate on completing a 270-MW coal-fired plant in Batangas instead.
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.
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