Technology & Innovation

General Electric has expanded its suite of software for power producers, grid operators and energy managers, adding new tools to help customers reduce unplanned downtime and operations and maintenance costs.

Russia's Gazprom is looking to step up efforts to develop the use of natural gas as vehicle fuel in the country.

Gas sales at Gazprom's CNG stations have consistently increased, amounting to 436 million cubic meters in 2015, 7.3% higher than in 2014, it reported adding that sales growth rate is expected to exceed 17% in 2016.

Wastewater from a Del Monte's 23,000-hectare pineapple plantation in in the Philippines is being used to fuel two GE's Jenbacher J420 gas engines installed at a manufacturing plant.

Methane-laden waters of Ruanda’s Lake Kivu are being utilised by ContourGlobal as an energy source for power generation, after Exponent evaluated the physical and chemical impact of this unique project. If left untapped, the methane dissolved in the lake could trigger an uncontrolled gas eruption that would imperil the lives of nearby inhabitants.

GE’s Distributed Power and engineering company Clarke Energy are working together towards the adoption of Industrial Internet solutions across Clarke Energy’s installed base GE’s Jenbacher engines.

GE’s Power Services is to carry out modernisation works at the Hrvatska Elektroprivreda power plant in Plomin, Croatia “the only coal-fired power plant in the country” the company said.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has successfully completed a technology demonstration project to explore the performance of battery storage systems participating in California's electricity markets.

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai Engineering (HEC) have completed the extension of a power plant in Pakistan for Attock Refinery Limited (ARL).

Microturbine energy systems manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation has received an order for the supply of a C800 Signature Series microturbine in order to upgrade power systems at a large pharmaceutical company in Northern California.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Mitsubishi Corporation have been awarded a full turnkey contract for the supply of power generation equipments, including a M701F gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC), to the Navoi 2 Power Plant in Uzbekistan.

The plant is to be built by Uzbekistan's national utility, Uzbekenergo, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems said.

General Electric's Power Services has been commissioned by Chile's power generation company AES Gener to provide services and tools to overhaul up to nine steam turbines and generators at four thermal-fired power plants. As part of the multi-year agreement, GE will overhaul nine steam turbines located at four different thermal-fired power plants throughout Chile, GE said in a statement.

The 20.7 MW Gori onshore wind farm in Georgia has “successfully achieved financial close” and construction of the facility is now due to start, Mott MacDonald, which is the lenders’ technical advisor on the project and will now monitor construction and operations, said.

Wartsila has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with France's Engie to develop solutions and services for the small scale LNG business sector.

The cooperation covers four work streams: LNG for ships, LNG distribution in islands and remote areas, LNG to Power solutions, and small scale LNG and bio liquefaction, Wartsila said in a statement Monday.

ABB has received a $40 million order to provide power equipment to the 800 kilovolt (kV) Dianxibei-Guangdong ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link in China.

Capstone Turbine Corporation has issued a US patent for a new cleaner fuel injector apparatus.