Italy's Enel has finalised the sale of its Belgian subsidiary Marcinelle Energie to French electricity supplier Direct Energie for Eur36.5 million.
Marcinelle Energie owns and operates the 400 MW Marcinelle CCGT power plant in Belgium.
General Electric has been focusing recently on implementing new power plant solutions that bring together the company's expertise with the newest development in digital solutions. That leads to a “holistic” approach that makes the company competitive in the market, according to Alex Evans, GE's sales director for F-Class Europe.
GE's Fleet360 total plant services solutions “tied with digital solutions places us well ahead of competition” he told Gas to Power Journal in an interview in December. “It's about the holistic solution which we provide” he said, adding that “the digital conversation we're having is a really exciting one, as it's the glue that holds the Fleet360 and the holistic solution together.”
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a $95 million financing to support the construction of a 485 MW CCGT plant in Jordan.
The loan will be provided to Mahatat Al Zarqa Le Tawleed Al Takah Al Kahrabaieyah, a limited liability company incorporated in Jordan and majority-owned by ACWA Power International, a major international energy company, EBRD said.
The new thermal power station will be located 40 kilometres north-east of the capital Amman.
Siemens has been commissioned by Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC) to supply new advanced aero-derivative gas turbines to the Bayonne Energy Center (BEC) power plant in New York.
The new energy package unveiled by the EU Commission on November 30 is “the widest in scope” presented at European level so far, however it is far from providing conclusive answers to current energy issues and appears to be rather “another step in a work in progress” according to a paper of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Indonesia's state-owned utility PLN has obtained $435 million in financing to develop mobile gas-fired power plants (MPP) as part of the government’s goal to build some 35,000 MW of new generating capacity by 2019, local newspaper Jakarta Post reported.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is granting a $134.75 million loan to electricity companies operating in the north west of Turkey “in a move to enhance reforms in the Turkish electricity sector” it said.
The adoption of the State Energy Policy (SEP) in the Czech Republic in 2015 has strengthened energy policies in the country however the government now needs to provide clarity on plans for its implementation in order to support investors' confidence, the International Energy Agency said.
GE Power has secured new orders for more than $660 million, which include a new F-class gas turbine project in Wisconsin, GE said.
The announcement came in conjunction with Power-Gen International conference (PGI) in Orlando, US.
UK capacity auctions for 2020-2021 have seen some 52,425.302 MW of capacity awarded, with CCGT capacity accounting for roughly 43% of total capacity, according to the previsional results published by National Grid.
The results show some 22,596 MW of gas-fired capacity was awarded, against 7,878 MW of nuclear, 6,090 MW of coal/biomass and 4,407 MW of CHP and auto-generation, among others.
Samsung Engineering was awarded an EPC contract from PTT Public Company, a Thailand state-owned oil & gas company, for a gas compressor station project in Thailand.
The project, worth $110 million, is located in WangNoi, Ayutthaya, some 70km north of Bangkok.
MAPNA Group and Thermal Power Plant Holding have signed a MoU for the delivery of two 25-MW portable power plants in Iran.
According to the memorandum, MAPNA will construct and commission two 25-MW portable power plants for the cities of Nowshahr and Behshahr in the Mazandaran Province, on the Caspian Sea coast.
ABB has won orders from three major US utilities for its AssetShield solution to deliver hardened and bullet resistant transformers, and facilitate the protection of critical power grid assets, minimising potential outages and enhancing the reliability of power networks.
Turbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation has received a sixteen unit microturbines order from an upstream oil and gas customer in the US.