GasLog has confirmed that one of its subsidiaries has signed a 10-year timecharter with Sinolam LNG Terminal to provide an FSU for a gas-fired power plant being developed in Panama. The vessel to be used is expected to be the 155,000 cu m ‘GasLog Singapore’, a tri-fuel diesel-electric (TFDE) LNGC built in 2010.
Japan’s Tokyo Gas and Kyushu Electric Power (Kepco) have formed a company aimed at building a gas-fired power station at Sodegaura in Chiba, near Tokyo. This move comes after the two companies and Idemitsu Kosan ditched a plan in January to build a 2 GW coal-fired power station on the same site, saying it was not economically feasible.
Novatek is evaluating projects aimed at introducing LNG as a fuel for distributed power generation, as well as motor fuel for maritime, automotive transport and mining equipment in Chukotka, situated in the Russian Far East. To this end, the Russian gas company signed an agreement with the government of the Chukotka autonomous area during this week’s Vladivostok Eastern Economic Forum.
Siemens has been awarded an order worth approximately €450 million to build a combined cycle power plant as a turnkey project at Landivisiau, western France, and operate the plant for 20 years. With an installed capacity of 446 MW, the power plant will help to cover Brittany’s growing demand for electricity.
China's private-owned gas distributor and terminal operator, ENN Energy has started construction of a subsea natural gas pipeline connecting the mainland with its Zhoushan LNG receiving terminal.
UK gas supplier, Flogas Britain has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its off-grid energy supply. The new Bio-LNG, which is now available, is being marketed to businesses running continuous, energy-intensive manufacturing or industrial processes, as well as the transportation industry.
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Dutch-based Karpower International BV, a subsidiary of Turkey’s Karadeniz Holdings, have signed an agreement to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project in Mozambique. Named KARMOL, the joint owners will operate an FSRU and a patented Powership.
The No 1 unit of the new Moka gas-fired power station located in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, will start trials on 12th September, Kobe Steel told newswires. However, the start up of commercial operations has not been determined thus far.
The ‘Maria Gleta’ power plant near Cotonou, a large port city at the south coast of Benin, has been commissioned by MAN Energy Solutions and the BWSC. Powered by seven MAN 18V51/60DF gensets, the plant is now fully operational and supplies 127 MW of electrical output to the grid.
Speculative orders for Floating Storage and Regas Units (FSRU) are on the rise as developers want to have the vessels ready for quick deployment once local regulators issue a permit for an LNG-to-Power project. There is a trend towards owing FSRUs rather than chartering the units, says Tor-Ivar Guttulsrød, director FSRU & FLNG at ABS Global Gas Solutions.
On-site power provider Cummins and researchers at the University of California (UC) San Diego are looking into how to reuse and repurpose electric vehicle (EV) batteries for energy storage. The focus lies on lithium-ion batteries, which are currently recycled at a rate of less than 5% in the U.S. market.
The Polish refinery Orlen has selected GE Steam Power to carry out a life-cycle upgrade of its onsite refinery power plant. Płock CHP, the largest of its kind in Poland, supplies 414 MW of electric power to the refinery and 2149 MWt of heat to the neighboring city.
Headline numbers of India’s 350 MW gross installed capacity versus 180 GW in maximum load are misleading. The Brookings Institute finds that power plant outages due to fuel shortages or technical faults as well as grid-level power losses reduce the actual “recoverable surplus” to just 30 GW, sometimes less.