Technology & Innovation

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.

Wintershall, Germany’s biggest crude oil and natural gas producer, has abandoned plans to carry out further scientific research into shale gas in the “Rheinland” and “Ruhr” approved fields in the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

ABB has successfully commissioned Denmark’s first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the new harbour district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen.

Enel, through its US-based subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has become partner of Energy Excelerator, an incubator for clean energy start-ups based in Hawaii.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has inked a training contract with Gabon’s public development company for power and water, Societe du Patrimoine, to train the staff of the Cap Lopez power plant, located close to Port Gentil, Gabon.

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.

Siemens has completed the commissioning of a cogeneration plant in Loudon, Tennessee.

GE and Harbin Electric International Company Limited (HEI) announced they have successfully achieved the first fire of a GE 9HA gas turbine installed at the 1,180 MW Bhikki power plant in Pakistan.

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.

Iran's Mapna Boiler Company and Belgian industrial group CMI have signed an agreement for technology transfer and license agreement for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) of F- and H-class turbines and higher capacities.

Wartsila is to supply equipment for the modernisation of t 55 MW combined heat and power Solikamsk thermal power station in Russia.
The company's scope covers an extended engineering and equipment delivery (EEQ), and includes Wartsila's 50SG engines running on natural gas.

GE and Gama Energy have signed an agreement to operate Turkey's first digital power plant.

GE is to install Gama's 840 MW İç Anadolu Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant in the city of Kırıkkale with its Asset Performance Management (APM) and Operations Optimization (OO) digital solutions tools solutions using Predix, the operating system for the Industrial Internet.

ABB is to provide an “innovative” microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

GE Power has signed and executed an agreement with Suez-Tractebel Operation & Maintenance Oman (STOMO) for stator rewinding services, high-speed balancing of the rotor as well as digital solutions for a generator at the Barka II Power and Desalination Plant.