Power plant developer Footprint Power has selected Spanish energy firm Iberdrola to build its new combined cycle plant in Salem, Massachusetts. The 674 MW facility will be located at the site of the decommissioned coal-fired Salem Harbor Station.
The Pakistani government has expressed aims to fast-track a total of 2,600 MW of new capacity additions before summer 2015 in a bid to tackle chronic power shortages in the country. The Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE), part of the Ministry of Water and Power, has approved the plans to add the new capacity by April 15 next year.
Turbine developer Alstom has won a €20 million contract from NewGen Power to upgrade the 320MW combined-cycle Kwinana power station in Western Australia. The plant’s GT13E2 gas turbine will be retrofitted with a multi-mode MXL2 upgrade package.
Turbine developer GE launched two new technologies to improve gas-fired power plants as part of the company’s Power FlexEfficiency portfolio of upgrade solutions this week at the Power-Gen Conference in Orlando.
UK technology developer ITM Power has announced that it wil supply a rapid response polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) power-to-Gas electrolyser system to German utility RWE. "This sale is our second significant Power-to-Gas order in an important strategic territory for this technology,” Graham Cooley, chief executive of ITM Power said.
The government of Malaysia is finalising plans to build a 380 MW gas-fired power plant in Sandakan, according to the country’s Energy Minister, Maximus Ongkili. "This is not only to ensure the level of power service is raised but also that there is sufficient power in Sabah, as well as, sustainable quality and good power for the future," Ongkili said.
General Electric has designed its 7HA as the most-efficient 60-hertz gas turbines with a net combined-cycle efficiency of over 61% building on over three years of evaluation of best practice operations at its F-class machines, according to Guy Deleonardo, executive product manager for GE Power Generation Products.
Australian power plant operator AGL Energy has announced it will shutdown 480 MW of capacity at its 1,280 MW Torrens Island plant by 2017, in response to weak market conditions.
U.S. power producer Entergy has signed an agreement to acquire the 1,980 MW Union Power Station near El Dorado in Arkansas. The deal has been valued at $948 million, equating to approximately $479 per kW or $237 million per unit, subject to adjustments.
Turkish construction firm Enka Insaat is to build a 3,000 MW power plant in Iraq in a deal with independent power producer Mass Global Investment. The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yıldız, is set to attend a signing ceremony tomorrow with Iraq's electricity minister.