PT Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of PT PLN (Persero), has awarded a contract to Wärtsilä to deliver a 100-MW turnkey power project that will be used to provide back-up electricity for Jakarta’s new mass rapid transport system, currently under construction. Scheduled to open to the public of Jakarta’s in 2019, the rapid transit system will include two lines with a total of 13 stations, and have an initial system length of 15.7 kilometres.
Clarity on the UK coal phase-out will bring the Conservative party’s long-awaited implementation plan which Theresa May will introduce in a speech on her party’s green energy policies this week. One of the UK’s eight remaining coal power stations is expected to shut down this year, the Government said as it reaffirms rules that mandate the closure of all unabated coal-fired generators. Poor economics of coal power stations, combined with effects of the UK carbon floor price and existing EU emission regulations, are likely to lead to all but 1.5 gigawatts of Britain's coal power stations to shut before the 2025 deadline.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has issued a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) with the aim of securing its first LNG supply deal to source fuel for a proposed 2,600-MW gas-fired power plant. Taipower stated it is seeking to purchase between 1.8 mtpa and 2.4 mpta over a 15-year period, starting from 2023.
Southern Power Generation, a project company set up by Malaysia’s state-owned TNB and IPP Energy, has given Pöyry an owner's engineer services assignment for a 1,440-MW combined cycle power plant.The new CCGT will be built adjacent to the existing Sultan Iskandar Power Station at Pasir Gudang, Johor.
Denmark’s power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), in consortium with MAN Diesel and Turbo (MDT), has been awarded a €125 million contract to build a 120-MW dual fuel power plant in Benin. The deal is BWSC’s second order win in Western Africa in 2017, and according to BWSC, the project is scheduled to be delivered in 18 months from effective contract.
A rebound in crude oil and petroleum product prices has caused a 16% rise of the spot energy index in the Standard and Poor's (S&P) Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) at year-end, after the index fell nearly 20% in the first half of the past year.
Portuguese project company Graciolica, backed by its Danish majority shareholder, has placed an order with Greensmith Energy for an integrated energy management system (GEMS) for its microgrid power unit in the Azores. The hybrid renewable plant will supply 1-MW of solar and a 4.5-MW wind power to the island power grid. The plant is slated to start operations in mid-2018.
Micoturbine manufacturer Capstone has launched a new cleanable severe environment air filtration system for its product line and subsequently won an order for three C65 microturbines, utilizing this new filtration system, for a flare gas reduction project in Oman.
What’s in your fuel, and how to get the most out of it? Gas Power Technology Journal visited Wärtsilä in Vaasa, Finland to talk with its specialist team, responsible for developing new systems and tools to analyse fuel composition and behaviour. Through careful analysis, Wartsila’s multi-disciplinary Fuel Laboratory Services team can adapt engines to run more efficiently on whatever fuel is available – from the most exotic biofuels to unpredictable mixes of different gases. The team makes a difference to thousands of gas and liquids-fuelled engines and this impact keeps growing the more fuels are tested and approved for usage.
Chart Industries, the US-based LNG equipment and technology supplier, has made its third acquisition in less than a year by buying Skaff Cryogenics & Cryo-Lease. Headquartered in Brentwood, New Hampshire, Skaff repairs and remanufactures cryogenic and gas storage tanks and trailors.
Global coal demand is facing a “decade of stagnation” and should remain nearly flat between 2017 and 2022, the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts. Lower gas prices, a surge in renewables and improvements in energy efficiency have caused a 1.9% fall in global coal consumption last year to 5,357 million tonnes of coal equivalent (Mtce) - the second year of decline.
Power-to-gas technology developed by the German equipment manufacturer Viessmann has the potential to significantly decarbonise the gas grid. “Our solution takes micro-organisms and CO2 - natural by-products of anaerobic digestion - and introduces them to hydrogen, converting it into synthetic methane which can in turn be injected into the natural gas grid,” explains Christian Engelke, technical director at the firm.
Seminole Electric, a Florida-based cooperative, has filed a proposal with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to build a 1,050-MW combined-cycle gas power plant in Putnam County. If approved, the plant will replace one of two 650-MW coal-fired units operating on site.
Chart Industries’ latest compact LNG regasification station is now fully operational in Mexico, bringing natural gas to fuel an off-grid power station. The regas project is a first for the country, Chart pointed out, and mimics a familiar fuel model that is already in use for diesel or propane.
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has certified the Greensmith GEMS Site Controller as a Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) for direct telemetry of participating generators and loads within the CAISO balancing authority area. Metering and telemetry are mandatory tools used to ensure operational visibility and accurate revenue accounting for the grid operator.