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Scheduled to hit the market in the second-half of 2016, GE's 9EMax takes off from the company's 'tried and trusted' 9E machine and is claimed to enhance reliable, efficient and cost-effective power generation.
Future electricity systems require increased reserve capacity and frequency restoration reserve (FRR) to manage Europe's expanding renewable energy fleet. Melle Kruisdijk, director of market development at Wärtsilä Power Plants, explores what key attributes will make up optimum and affordable balancing…
The 'Energiewende' has been reshaping the Germany's energy landscape, transforming a previously centralized, hierarchical energy system to an ever-more distributed conundrum with a rapidly-increasing share of renewables at its heart. SmartOpt can help commercialise distributed energy portfolios, says Frank Reichenbach,…
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has inaugurated a new 250 MW gas-fired power plant in Kiisa, Estonia. The emergency power plant provides power for the city of Tallinn in case the Estlink 1 and 2 underwater cables from Finland fail to…
Improvements to computer models and design methods for gas turbine inlet ducts have the potential to improve efficiency by as much as 5%, according to research from the Amirkabir University of Technology and Isfahan University of Technology in Iran. "The…
Engine maker Wartsila, the EPC turnkey solutions provider for power plants, has pioneered what it calls the 'Dry Flexicycle' concept that drastically cuts down water usage for generating electricity. "There is really, really no water consumption for the power plant…
A new project in Rwanda promises to capture methane that has been dissolved in a lake and use it generate power, according to project developer Symbion Power. “This is the largest concession that has been issued so far and first…
GE today launched its 9EMax gas turbine solution in Kuala Lumpur, which is hosting the Power-Gen Asia annual trade conference and Expo. "The 9EMax is nothing short of  game-changing solution for our 9E customers," Ramesh Singaram, Asia-Pacific President of GE's power…
The greatest challenge for large-scale power plant projects is posed during the on-site construction phase, so minimising on-site activities through modular construction helps enhance project profitability and security, says Lothar Balling, head of project management at Siemens Energy Power Generation.
Norwegian engineering firm Sevan Marine has proposed plans for a 700 MW floating gas-fired power plant at a cost of $1.5 billion off the Japanese coast, as the government struggles to find space to build new capacity on Japan’s mainland,…
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