Dongfang Electric International, a Chinese engineering contractor, has signed a framework contract with Wärtsilä for the latter to supply the generating equipment for three new power plant projects in Angola. The plants are being built on a fast-track basis and are due to start operation in the third quarter of 2018.
At events, particularly major sporting shows, there is need to fast-track power solutions and maintain a stable, continuous supply. RnRMarketResearch has singled out the sector as the growth driver for rental power solution: Expanding at over 8% per annum, the global power rental market is estimated to be worth $20.64 billion by 2022.
The Government of Pakistan is pushing for 3,600 MW of gas power generation capacity to be added to the grid before the end of this year. The Jhang, Sheikhupura and Balloki projects are all due to be completed in 2017, Punjab chief minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said, pointing out that developers managed to save a combined Rs.112 billion (US$1.06bn) during construction as many project are being fast-tracked.
Jun 17 – Fast-track power provider APR Energy has been awarded two 5-year projects valued at more than $450 million by the Argentinian energy ministry. The contracted 350 MW of generating capacity will be split between two sites, using 14 of dual-fuel mobile gas turbines.
This latest order is “the largest single award in the history of APR Energy,” according to CEO John Campion. With the latest order from Argentina, and including current projects in Egypt and Tasmania, APR Energy has been awarded more than 750 MW of new business for 2016.
Greek EPC company METKA has delivered and installed the 250-MW gas power plant in Ghana in just three months. To fast-track a turnkey power project in Africa, engineers at METKA can draw on past experience and have developed a “fully mobile balance of plant concept,” business development director, Paul Smith told Gas to Power Journal.
Fast-track power solutions provider APR Energy has signed a 1-year extension for its Iraqi contract that now runs through 2016 as well as a 6-month extension of its contract in Angola.