Tuesday, 24 April 2012

CHP plant proposed for South Hook LNG terminal

South Hook LNG terminal at Milford Haven; source: South Hook LNG terminal at Milford Haven; source:

 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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The five-year agreement covers eight offshore supply, multi-purpose support vessels, six LNG-fueled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels.

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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.

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