Energy Solutions is investing $2 billion in three gas power projects in West Virginia. The $615 million Moundsville Power plant, realised together with equity partner Quantum Utility Generation, is scheduled to start operation in summer of 2019; while the Harrison and Brooke plant projects are still at a preliminary stage.
Plans to realise one of Nigeria’s largest power projects – a 1,000 MW gas-fired plant in the Niger Delta – have been suspended by Transnational Corp with reference to gas shortages. “How do you make the investments when you are generating far below your current capacity due to gas problems,’’ CEO Emmanuel Nnorom told reporters.
Eight Flags Energy, Chesapeake’s latest CHP baseload power unit, is now in full operation and produces enough electricity to meet half of Amalia Island’s demand. All steam output is sold to Rayonier for use in its nearby pulp and paper mill. The CHP is expected to generate $3.7 million in margin in 2016, and $7.3 million on an annual basis.
Genoa-based Ansaldo Energia has received Notices to Proceed on two contracts worth a total of 80 million euros. One of the contracts, signed with Lotte E&C, is for the supply of two AE94.2 gas turbines and two air-cooled generators for the 500 MW Grati-Pasuran CCGT, being built on behalf of PT PLN in eastern Java.
Overlooking the Strait of Hormuz, Oman’s enclave of Musandam will soon get electricity from its first gas-fired power plant. Located in Tibat, the 122-MW facility is developed as an Independent Power Project (IPP) and due to start operation in February 2017, complementing the region’s prevalent diesel-based generators.
Karpowership, part of the Turkish energy group Karadeniz Holding, has placed an order for twelve 18V 51/60 engines (18.9 MW each) with MAN Diesel & Turbo. The deal was communicated just days after Karpower Ghana agreed with state-owned utility ECG to have a 450 MW power barge, currently built in Turkey, shipped over to Ghana by November.