Tuesday, 06 November 2012

BHEL teams up with Shell to supply gas turbine generators

Nov 6 – Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said today has signed a five-year Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) with Royal Dutch Shell for the supply of gas turbine generator packages.

Under the accord, BHEL will provide gas turbine generator packages to select locations of Shell in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The agreement covers supply of Frame-5 (26 MW), Frame-6B (42 MW) and Frame-9E (126 MW) GTG packages by BHEL for power generation application and includes installation and commissioning services.

EFA is consistent with Shell's approach of collaborating with fewer suppliers and "work with high-potential suppliers from emerging countries who can bring long-term value to the company," BHEL said in a statement.

News in Brief

Mozambique starts-up $250m gas power project

Sept 2 – Mozambique state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) has started operation of an 180-megawatt gas-fired power project near the city of Moamba. Construction works were overseen by South Africa's Sasol and came at a cost of $250 million.

Surge in gas demand in Mexico's power sector

Sept 2 –Around 75% of Mexico's future gas demand is expected will stem from power generation, as the government supports plans for additional 17,000 MW of gas-fired capacity in the period of 2013-2018.

The power sector in Mexico extended its share of total gas demand from less than 50% in 2000 to close to 75% today, according to IHS Cera figures.

Opal to supply Nord Stream gas to Central Europe

Sept 1 – The 'use of the Opal pipeline' has been singled out by the EU as an interim solution to avert supply shortages in Central Europe in the event of an interruption of gas transits through Ukraine.

Parts of the Russian gas flowing to north-eastern Germany though the North Stream pipeline could be transported onward to Central Europe via the Opal pipeline, which runs to southern Germany towards the Czech border.


Trans-Asia defers LNG power plant

Sept 1 – Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. is reviewing plans to build a 415-megawatt CCGT in Batangas province after regulators introduced a power price cap in the wholesale electricity spot market.

The San Isidro CCGT was intended to run on gas feedstock supplied through Shells proposed LNG import terminal. Owing to the big differential in coal versus LNG as a fuel for power generation, Trans-Asia said it will concentrate on completing a 270-MW coal-fired plant in Batangas instead.

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreements with Harvey Gulf

Aug 29 - Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement for  with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC.

The five-year agreement covers eight offshore supply, multi-purpose support vessels, six LNG-fueled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels.

Alstom wins contract for 400 kV GIS at Zetes-3 power plant

Aug 29 - French equipment manufacturer Alstom is to provide a 400 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) for the Zetes-3 thermal power plant in Turkey as part of a €10 million contract from Eren Enerji Endustrisi A.S.

The turnkey contract will connect the 1,400 MW plant to the Turkish transmission network.

WPPI Energy to buy 90 MW of capacity from Invenergy Nelson power plant

Aug 28 - Electricity provider WPPI Energy has announced it will buy 90 MW of electric capacity from Invenergy's Nelson gas-fired power plant in Illinois.

The plant is currently under construction in Rock Falls, Ill and WPPI's 20 year purchase agreement will start on June 1, 2017.

Alstom signs three HVDC contracts worth €800M

Aug 28 - Equipment manufacturer Alstom Grid has announced it has won three high voltage direct current (HVDC) contracts related to projects in India, South Korea and Canada.

The contracts are collectively valued at €800 million and include a HVDC Line Commutated Converter (LCC) in South Korea, design, supply and installation of a ±350 kV bi-pole HVDC LCC in Canada and the second phase of a±800 kV 3000 MW Ultra-High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) project in India.

L&T signs contract for 225 MW Bangladeshi plant

Aug 27 - Indian power plant deveoper Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have signed a contract with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)to set up a 225 MW, gas-based power plant  in Bangladesh.

The plant will be located in in Sikalbaha, Chittagong and will help reduce current power shortages in the local grid.


Rolls-Royce completes full acquisition of Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Aug 27 - UK engine developer Rolls-Royce  has completed the acquisition of the remaining shares of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

RRPS was previously a 50% joint venture with Daimler AG and previously operated as Tognum AG. The subsidiary includes MTU high-speed engines, MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems, Bergen medium-speed engines, L’Orange fuel-injection systems now full members of Rolls-Royce family.

Siemens announces new gas-insulated 320-kV switchgear

Aug 26 - Equipment manufacturer Siemens has launched a new gas-insulated 320-kV switchgear product for direct current transmission and high-voltage direct current applications.

The new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission equipment was launched at the Cigré conference in Paris today and uses up to 95 percent less space compared to previous air-insulated units.

RWE approved to sell DEA division to Russia's Alphagroup for €5.1bn

Aug 26 - The German Ministry of Economics has approved power producer RWE to sell its upstream branch, RWE DEA, to LetterOne, a subsidiary of Russian conglomerate Alfa Group .

The deal is valued at €5.1bn and includes production facilities in Germany, the UK, Norway, Denmark and Egypt.

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