Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is celebrating its first win in Brazil for the technical selection of the M501 JAC gas turbine for the Vale Azul-II project. The power plant, which will have a contracted output of 466MW in combined-cycle mode, was successful in the A-6 Brazilian Electricity Auction held on December 20.
Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has won a full-turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for two combined-cycle gas power plants in Thailand, each with a capacity of 2,650 MW. The deal includes the supply of eight M701JAC gas turbines and related equipment.
One of the UK’s major remaining coal generators, the 1,960-MW Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire, is set to fizzle out in September 2018 after it failed to win a 2018-19 capacity contract. As a consequence, the operator has just updated its planning application to convert the 51-year-old Eggborough facility into a new 2-Gigawatt (GW) combined-cycle gas power plant.
Engineering consultancy WSP has announced the opening of Turkey’s largest combined-cycle gas power plant. The 1,220-MW Hamitabat CCGT, located in Kırklareli, was bought by Limak Enerji from the Turkish government in August 2013 with a view to upgrade the plant before it reached the end of its operational life.
Construction of Duke Energy’s 1,640-MW combined-cycle gas power plant in Citrus County is nearly three-quarters finished. Breaking ground in March 2016, the CCGT is located at Duke’s Crystal River Energy Complex. Start-up of the first 820-MW unit is targeted for mid-2018.
Eco-friendly combined cycle power plants are serving as a “bridge” for South Korea along the road of an energy paradigm shift from nuclear power and coal-fired plants towards new and renewable energies, according to Kim Kyung-won, president of Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC). Kim pointed out the strengths of the recently commissioned 800-MW Dongtan CCGT which powers Dongtan, a new town under development near Hwaseong City.
Engineering, procurement and construction company CB&I has broken ground for the Lake Charles Power Station, a 994-MW combined-cycle gas power plant, built for Entergy in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Scheduled to start full commercial operation in 2020, the Lake Charles Power Station is being built by CB&I under a full turnkey EPC contract. The future operator, Entergy Louisiana, expects the plant to cost $872 million, including transmission costs.
GE’s Power Services has signed a $330 million deal with a consortium of Macquarie Capital and Techint to deliver a multi-year plant services solution for the 907MW Norte III combined-cycle gas power plant in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
On-schedule completion of Japan’s largest ever gas turbine upgrade, the replacement of eight GE 9F gas turbines at the Yokohama power plant, helps Tepco save up to $71 million annually on fuel costs.
Plans of EP UK Power Development (EPUKPD) to expand the King’s Lynn-B project into a 1,070-MW combined-cycle plant are now subject to a public consultation. The operator claims the CCGT would generate almost twice as much electricity as its initially proposed plant, approved in 2009, taking advantage of new technology.