Engie and GRTgaz have signed a preliminary memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of Engie's LNG subsidiary Elengy by GRTgaz.
Engie owns 75% of shares in GRTgaz, the French natural gas transmission operator, along with SIG (25%).
General Electric has secured more than $1.4 billion in orders from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to set up power plants totalling over 2 GW as well as provide technology upgrades and maintenance services.
In detail, GE is to set up the Samawa and Dhi Qar Power Plants, which will have a combined capacity of 1.5 GW. In the first phase of the project, GE will install four 9E gas turbines in simple cycle at each site by 2018. The second phase will entail the combined cycle conversion of the 9E units, GE said.
GE Power has received an order from Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) for a 1,795 MW turnkey combined-cycle plant.
The order includes three GE HA gas turbines “which will power the world’s largest single-site smelter” GE Power said.
Tampa Electric has completed the expansion of its Polk Power Station located in Polk County, Florida, with the project beginning commercial operation on January 16.
The share of electricity generated from gas-fired power plants sold on the Italian day-ahead regulated electricity market rose 5.7% year on year over 2016, standing at 44.1% of total sales, up from 38.4% the previous year, exchange manager Gestore Mercati Energetici (GME) said in its monthly report.
Full commissioning of the 2.5 GW Umm Al Houl CCGT power plant in Qatar is expected in the second half of 2018, a spokesperson for Siemens confirmed to Gas to Power Journal.
Siemens had previously said commissioning of the first phase was scheduled for 2017, with commissioning of the entire complex scheduled for mid-2018.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching a study aimed at assessing the potential of developing a green financial system in Kazakhstan “in a new step to support Kazakhstan’s path towards a greener economy.”
Discussion is progressing regarding the construction of a proposed new 1,650 MW gas-fired plant in Guernsey County, Ohio, with a public information meeting due to be held at the end of January.
Increased financial support and stronger efforts in promoting renewable energy development are needed in order for to the ambitious measures set out by the French government to reduce dependence on nuclear energy to be successful, the International Energy Agency said.
Iran’s state power company MAPNA and Indonesia’s state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at collaborating in the energy sector.
US power plant developer Clean Energy Future is to construct a new 940 MW gas-fired power plant in Lordsdown, Ohio.
The new facility, to be located within Lordstown Industrial Park, is to be built in addition to the 940 MW Lordstown Energy Center power plant, currently under construction and expected to start operations in June 2018.
Saudi Arabia's electricity TSO National Grid SA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss electricity and distribution technology provider Pfisterer to develop the power transmission sector in the country.
UK energy regulator Ofgem and the UK Government have announced plans to create greater separation between the system operator role performed by National Grid and the rest of the National Grid group.
As part of that, Ofgem has published a consultation for a legally separate electricity system operator to be established within National Grid.
Norwegian gas exports reached a new record in 2016, standing at 108.56 billion standard cubic meters delivered to Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, according to Norway's transmission system operator Gassco.