Projects & Finance

The gas pipelines linking Norway with Europe’s biggest gas market in Germany, will soon be joined by a 1.4 GW power line funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to the tune of €350 million (£298m).

Reliance Power has signed a deal with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for the first phase of a 750 MW, LNG-fuelled power project at Meghnaghat, near Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Siemens has completed an overhaul project for two SGT5-4000F gas turbines at Sohar 2 and Barka 3 combined cycle power plants in Oman, according to the Muscat Daily.

Larsen & Toubro commissioned two gas turbines at separate power plants in Bangladesh at the end of March.

Following a recent visit, Angola’s energy minister, João Baptista Borges said that the first units of the country’s 750 MW Soyo CCGT would start on schedule this year. He said the power would serve the six municipalities of Angola’s Zaire province, as well as interconnecting with the national electricity system - replacing diesel generators and helping balance hydro power flows.

Qatar intends to expand its LNG output capacity, tapping the world's biggest natural gas field, after a self-imposed ban on expansion that lasted 12 years, according to the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum.

Driftwood LNG Pipeline, a subsidiary of Tellurian, is seeking approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate an LNG export facility in the US.

Siemens has won a contract from Centrica to provide a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit for the Kings Lynn power station in the UK.

South Australia's Pelican Point power station will be returned to its full available capacity of 479MW within the next three months, according to its owner, Engie.

PetroVietnam and Exxon Mobil have signed an investment agreement on a major gas project off the central province of Quang Nam.

GE has won an order from Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Fairview Energy Center for two 7HA gas turbines and an engineered equipment package, to be fuelled by a mix of ethane and methane.

Bectel has awarded ABB a contract to provide a turnkey substation solution for a 1.1GW combined-cycle power plant in New York State.

Houston-based Kinder Morgan has announced plans to build a major new gas pipeline from West Texas’ prolific Permian Basin shale field to the US Gulf Coast.

GE has completed the modernization of the first of two 9FA gas turbines at the Kureimat power plant, located in Atfieh, Upper Egypt, and owned by the Upper Egypt Electricity Production Company (UEEPC).

EGAT has signed a deal for the South Bangkok Power Plant Replacement Phase 1 project, which will replace existing decommissioned and emergency turbines and other equipment at the plant near Thailand’s capital.