Finnish marine and energy solutions provider Wartsila has signed a contract with independent oil and gas company Imetame Energia for the construction of the 28 MW UTE Prosperidade I gas-fired power plant in Brazil.
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.
Natural gas demand in Italy posted a strong year on year increase in September, rising by 13% to 4.6 million cubic meters. That was mostly due to a sharp rise in demand for power generation, which was up by 21.1% year on year at 2.2 million cubic meters, Italian gas and power exchange operator, Gestore Mercati Energetici said.
Italy's Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has started construction of a 300 MW wind farm in the US. The wind power installation is located in Rock Creek, Missouri and will be able to generate some 1,250 GWh per year of electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 100,000 american households, the company said.
A ministerial meeting with representatives from over 70 countries was hosted on October 18 and 19 by Morocco, ahead of the COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference, which will run from November 7 to 18.
Italian cable and wires manufacturer La Triveneta Cavi has inaugurated a new factory in Moldova's Straseni industrial park, following a €24 million investment supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The new factory will produce low- and middle-voltage electrical cables for use in buildings, industrial processes, power distribution, telecommunications and data transmission.
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 billion vehicles currently in circulation which consumed 1 billion cubic meters of gas in 2015.
The president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, and chairman of Qatargas, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi concluded this week a series of meetings in Japan with senior executives of major Japanese energy companies. The visit was "designed to follow up on all issues that relate to the existing cooperation and business relationships and ways to enhance them" the company said.
Development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is progressing without delays, and first gas is still expected to be delivered to the European market by 2020, Azerbaijan's energy minister Natig Aliyev said.
A report carried out by a UK-based consultancy and published by electricity generator UK Power Reserve has found that the UK's electricity capacity market auctions (CMAs) might have been distorted in the past two years “by players able to bid at a lower level than others by using investment with special tax relief.”
Gas and electricity supplies in the UK are forecast to be sufficient to meet the expected demand this winter, on the back of improved electricity de-rated margins and diversification of gas supply sources, network operator National Grid said.
Siemens is considering entering a bid for the development of 3 GW of new LNG-fired generation in South Africa, a spokesman for the company confirmed to Gas to Power Journal. The potential bid would come on the back of the LNG to Power IPP Programme announced by South Africa's department of energy in August 2015.
Portugal's Galp Energia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil's Petrobras aimed at extending the cooperation between the two companies. Galp said potential joint projects the two companies intend to explore include oil and gas exploration, production and infrastructure development, in “areas of common interest in Brazil and abroad.” However, the new gas production is not likely to result in an increase in Galp's commitment in gas-fired generation, a spokesman for the company said.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), an advisory body to the UK government, has called for concrete steps to meet Britain’s carbon emission targets. This includes a shift in the power generation mix towards low-carbon fuels as well as enhanced energy efficiency.
Capstone Turbine Corp has announced that BPC Engineering, its distributor in Belarus and Russia, secured another order for three C1000 microturbines that are due for shipment to Minsk in late October and scheduled to be commissioned by January.