Solvay, Ansaldo Energia and Marubeni have formed a joint venture to invest in an energy efficiency project at Solvay's facility in Rosignano, Italy.
The three partners will finance and operate a new 180 MW gas turbine and a re-powered plant which has a total capacity of 350 MW and total steam production capacity of 410 t/h, Solvay said in a statement.
Italy's Eni and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have signed a memorandum of understanding that envisages, among other things, that Eni will progress plans to double generation capacity at the Okpai Independent Power Plant “through the fast track development of its Phase II making it one of the largest combined cycle power plants in Africa” Eni said.
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.
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.
The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has adopted a new country strategy for Georgia, which aims among other things to further support renewable energy, resource efficiency and climate change adaptation in the country “to improve competitiveness and resilience of the economy” EBRD said.