Projects & Finance

Together with the Chinese EPC contractor SEPCOIII, Siemens is carrying out the conversion of the Az Zour South 3 power plant from open-cycle to combined-cycle mode. The plant, operated by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity & Water, will have 263MW more generating capacity, once the upgrade is competed in mid-2019.

LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has completed the repowering of its Scattergood Generating Station earlier this year.
“This involved the replacement of the almost 40-year-old Unit 3 with new gas turbines designed with faster start, faster ramp rates and well as many alarm features that would inform operation personnel of a problem before a component fails,” Sungly Chiu, Power Engineering Manager for LADWP told Gas to Power Journal.

Within the past 11 weeks, the clean energy company ITM Power has signed new contracts worth a total of £5.66 million. The British company said it has currently £22.64 million of projects under contract and a further £1.72 million of contracts in the final stages of negotiation.

 Southern California Edison (SCE) and General Electric today unveiled the world’s first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California. This is the first of two units that GE has delivered for SCE only months after announcing initial deployment plans.

Work is progressing fast on the construction of SOHAR III, a green-field, integrated combined-cycle gas turbine power plant located in SOHAR Port, according to lead contractor, Mitsui.

The gas pipelines linking Norway with Europe’s biggest gas market in Germany, will soon be joined by a 1.4 GW power line funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to the tune of €350 million (£298m).

Reliance Power has signed a deal with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for the first phase of a 750 MW, LNG-fuelled power project at Meghnaghat, near Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Siemens has completed an overhaul project for two SGT5-4000F gas turbines at Sohar 2 and Barka 3 combined cycle power plants in Oman, according to the Muscat Daily.

Larsen & Toubro commissioned two gas turbines at separate power plants in Bangladesh at the end of March.

Following a recent visit, Angola’s energy minister, João Baptista Borges said that the first units of the country’s 750 MW Soyo CCGT would start on schedule this year. He said the power would serve the six municipalities of Angola’s Zaire province, as well as interconnecting with the national electricity system - replacing diesel generators and helping balance hydro power flows.

Qatar intends to expand its LNG output capacity, tapping the world's biggest natural gas field, after a self-imposed ban on expansion that lasted 12 years, according to the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum.

Driftwood LNG Pipeline, a subsidiary of Tellurian, is seeking approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate an LNG export facility in the US.

Siemens has won a contract from Centrica to provide a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit for the Kings Lynn power station in the UK.

South Australia's Pelican Point power station will be returned to its full available capacity of 479MW within the next three months, according to its owner, Engie.

PetroVietnam and Exxon Mobil have signed an investment agreement on a major gas project off the central province of Quang Nam.

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