The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) has selected Siemens to provide operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus combined-cycle gas power plants for the next eight years. Siemens had built the three mega CCPPs, each with an installed capacity of 4.8 GW.
Air Products plans to build a new liquid hydrogen plant with a capacity of 30 tons per day at its industrial gas facility in La Porte, Texas. Scheduled for commissioning in 2021, the plant will liquefy hydrogen from Air Product’s existing 600-mile Gulf Coast pipeline system and deliver the liquid product to customers in various industries including petrochemical, metals, oil & gas and electric utilities.
Bechtel, global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has received the go-ahead for an immediate start of construction on the 1,182-MW South Field Energy facility. The combined-cycle gas power plant is being built in Columbiana County, Ohio, and is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2021.
General Electric (GE) has commissioned Turkmenistan’s first combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station at Mary, a city on an oasis in the Karakum Desert. Built by Turkey-based Çalik Holding, the 1,600 MW CCGT is driven by four GE turbines and will be operated as a backup for the adjacent Mary hydropower plant.
Gas supply from the Bao Vang field to a new power project in central Vietnam will be facilitated by Gazprom and PetroVietnam, in cooperation with the Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee. The three entities signed a Memorandum to deliver an integrated project that includes upstream, power generation and the creation of an industrial port in the Quang Tri Province a special area, part of Dong Nam Economic Zone.
EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, has selected GE Power to provide 4.4-MW and 2.2-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and skids for the 14-MW Verde Vale III project in Guanambi, Brazil. The project is owned by Vientos Solutions, an operator of energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets.
China's Dongfang Electric has signed a memorandum with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), specifying plans to adopt the latest J-Series gas turbine at a combined-cycle power plant developed by Sichuan Provincial Investment Group in the province. The CCGT is meant to be the first in a series of projects as MHPS is taking steps to extend its foothold in China.
Three MHPS turbine-driven power plants have started up in the United States in short succession – the most recent being the 475-MW Kings Mountain Energy Center. Operated by NTE Carolinas, the $500 million facility is driven by MHPS G-Series gas turbines and has been running uninterrupted for nearly a week.
South Korean investor trio – GS EPS, Mirae Asset Daewoo and Hana Alternative Asset Management – have formed a joint venture to buy a 10% stake in a gas cogeneration plant in New Jersey. The 972-MW Linden power plant sells most of its electricity in the PJM market while steam and some electricity, is supplied to the Phillips 66 Bayway refinery in New Jersey.
General Electric, together with Global Power Generation (GPG), has delivered a total plant solution for the 450-MW Tuxan combined-cycle gas power plant in Mexico. M501F gas turbine upgrades achieved a 9.2% output increase and a 2.9% efficiency improvement, while extending maintenance intervals to 32,000 hours.