Technology & Innovation

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Mitsubishi Corporation have been awarded a full turnkey contract for the supply of power generation equipments, including a M701F gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC), to the Navoi 2 Power Plant in Uzbekistan.

The plant is to be built by Uzbekistan's national utility, Uzbekenergo, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems said.

General Electric's Power Services has been commissioned by Chile's power generation company AES Gener to provide services and tools to overhaul up to nine steam turbines and generators at four thermal-fired power plants. As part of the multi-year agreement, GE will overhaul nine steam turbines located at four different thermal-fired power plants throughout Chile, GE said in a statement.

The 20.7 MW Gori onshore wind farm in Georgia has “successfully achieved financial close” and construction of the facility is now due to start, Mott MacDonald, which is the lenders’ technical advisor on the project and will now monitor construction and operations, said.

Wartsila has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with France's Engie to develop solutions and services for the small scale LNG business sector.

The cooperation covers four work streams: LNG for ships, LNG distribution in islands and remote areas, LNG to Power solutions, and small scale LNG and bio liquefaction, Wartsila said in a statement Monday.

ABB has received a $40 million order to provide power equipment to the 800 kilovolt (kV) Dianxibei-Guangdong ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link in China.

Capstone Turbine Corporation has issued a US patent for a new cleaner fuel injector apparatus.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is to supply an M701F gas turbine to the Sirajganj thermal power plant project currently under way in Bangladesh.

The second unit of General Electric's GE 9HA.01 gas turbines has arrived from Belfort, France, in Pakistan to equip the 1,180 MW Bhikki Combined Cycle Power Plant in Punjab.

GE has launched a new series of flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, which would keep electricity flowing to vital systems and equipment until auxiliary generators step in, in the event of a utility power outage.

US private equity fund Panda Power Funds announced the commissioning of a new 829 MW gas-fired power station in Pennsylvania, the first one to use supplies from the Marcellus Shale gas formation.

General Electric announced it has secured a contract with Brazil's Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe for the supply of a 1,516 MW combined-cycle power plant. 

Power engineering firm Burns & McDonnell has been awarded by energy supplier SaskPower a contract to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for a new 350 MW gas-fired power facility to be located in Southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Finnish marine and energy solutions provider Wartsila is progressing construction of three new LNG-powered vessels commissioned by Canada's ferry services company BC Ferries, with delivery of the first vessel expected by the end of the year, Wartsila said.

Italian gas infrastructure operator Snam and car makers IVECO and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of natural gas as car fuel. This market is worth some Eur1.7 billion in Italy, with one million vehicles currently in circulation which consumed 1 billion cubic meters of gas in 2015.

Mississippi Power has announced a major milestone: After years of research and work onsite, it generated electricity from clean syngas made from Mississippi lignite at its Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC).