Siemens has received an order from Castle Peak Power Company Limited (CAPCO) for the delivery of a power block for a new combined cycle unit in its Black Point Power Station in Tuen Mun, in the northwest of Hong Kong.
Singapore's Sembcorp has signed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar (MOEE) for its 225 MW Myingyan gas-fired power plant currently under construction in Mandalay.
Demand for natural gas in Spain reached a new record on January 19, rising to 1,589.19 GWh on the back of the ongoing cold snap that is affecting the country.
Ukraine cutting its gas ties with Russia is becoming a reality, which in the coming years might lead to a radical change in scenario for energy trading between the two countries and with Europe, the most recent issue of the quarterly Oxford Energy Forum publication by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) argued.
Dong Energy expects to sell all its oil and gas activities by the end of 2017, with the oil and gas business due to appear as “discontinuing operations” in the company's financial statement for full-year 2016, the company said in a statement on January 19.
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.