The first two Mitsubishi Power M501JAC gas turbines, manufactured in North America, have reached commercial operation at J-POWER USA’s Jackson Generation Project, a 1,200 MW combined-cycle power plant in Elwood, Illinois. The Jackson CCGT was dispatches power into the PJM regional market zone and generates enough electricity for 1.2 million homes.
Greek engineering and metallurgy company MYTILINEOS, in consortium with Siemens Energy, has signed an EPC contract worth about €202 million to build a combined-cycle power plant in Grudziadz, Poland. The plant operator Energa, part of Olen Group, aims for the 560 MW gas power unit to enter commercial operation within 38 months after contract signing.
Japan’s largest power producer JERA has announced completion of the Nanohana Pipeline – built by Keyo Gas and Otaki Gas. The 31-kilometre long pipeline runs from JERA's Futtsu LNG terminal to the Anegasaki power station in Chiba Prefecture and JERA will assume the operation of the pipeline, once it starts up this June.
MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales brand of MAN Energy Solutions, has started a 5-year service contract for a 51 MW combined heat power plant operated by the municipal utility of Frankfurt (Oder). Commissioned in mid-February, the CHP runs on five MAN 20V35/44G gas engines and generates 51 MW of electricity and 50 MW of district heating.
Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) have teamed up with GE to decarbonise operations of their power generation assets. The collaboration will include R&D in the field of advanced carbon capture, based on optimised solvent technology, as well as upgrades of existing gas turbines to hydrogen or ammonia co-firing.
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China, has signed a full turnkey contract with Mitsubishi Power and SEPCO III to its expand Power Station 5. Construction works for the new 680.9 MW combined-cycle block are “on course to start,” Alba said, with the new block scheduled to commence operations in the fourth quarter of 2024.
PetroVietnam’s Nhon Trach 3&4 units will be the first HA-powered combined-cycle plants in Vietnam once operational in 2025. The project’s EPC contractor, Samsung C&T, asked GE to supply turbines and related equipment for two LNG-fuelled power units that are expected to deliver over 1.6 GW of cleaner electricity, in a shift away from coal.
Two of six LNG import projects in the Philippines are near completion, the Department of Energy (DoE) said. Start-up of Atlantic Gulf and Pacific’s (AG&P) regas terminal at Batangas is now slated for August 1. Handled by the local firm Linseed Field Power, the terminal will source fuel for Ilijan power station (1200 MW), replacing domestic supply from the Malampaya field.
Japan’s largest LNG importer JERA has agreed to buy all stakes in two US thermal power stations from Stonepeak Investment. The Canal Generating Plant in Massachusetts and Bucksport Generation in Maine have a combined capacity of 1.63 GW and are partially equipped with fast-start gas turbines that JERA seeks to enhance.