E.ON has announced that it is investing in Elcore GmbH, a pioneer in fuel cell technology. The company is based in Munich and produces energy-efficient heating systems for single-family homes and duplexes. The heart of the system is an internal developed fuel cell heating technology that generates heat and power simultaneously.
GE is to supply a Jenbacher J316 gas engine for to Agrocam, a poultry hatchery in Douala, Cameroon.
The technology is to help the company address challenges related to long-term power outages, GE said, noting the “severe shortage of essential electrical infrastructure” being experienced in sub-Saharan Africa.
Siemens has received a $400 million order for five F-class gas turbines for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Saudi Arabia.
With a generating capacity of about 1,500 MW, the plant will supply about 400 MW of electricity and process steam to a new natural gas extraction plant in Fadhili, 100 km northwest of Dammam in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom, Siemens said.
Wartsila's power generation business is increasingly focusing on renewable integration in power grids as well as a decentralised approach to energy generation, Melle Kruisdijk, Europe area vice president at Wartsila power plants said.
The combination of renewables and gas generation “has a bright future in the European energy system” he told Gas to Power Journal.