Indian power plant equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won a €32.5 million (Rs.2650 million) contract to supply gas turbines for a state-owned 103.5MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Kochi Refinery.
E.ON, Europe's second largest power producer after EDF, is assessing the feasibility and costs of extracting and relocating gas turbines from its mothballed Malzenice power plant to more profitable markets like Turkey.
Siemens has won an order to deliver eight SGT-800 industrial gas turbines to supply heat and power for the $20 billion Yamal LNG production plant in the North of Western Siberia.
American power producer NRG Energy has started commercial operation of its repowered 550MW El Segundo Energy Center only weeks before the launch of the adjacent 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Power Facility. The repowering stepped up the capacity of the combined-cycle gas turbine plant by 158MW, and equipped it with new turbines to support renewable energy integration.
US utility Dominion Virginia Power has received the regulatory green light to build the mega-sized Brunswick Power Station (1,358MW) at a cost of $1.3 billion in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Construction of the combined-cycle plant is slated start in mid-September, for commercial operation to commence in summer 2016, it told Gas to Power Journal.
General Atomics has submitted a modified version of its Gas-Turbine Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) design in a bid for funding from the US Department of Energy (DoE).
The federal government of Nigeria has affirmed plans to triple power generation capacity by 2015, as more domestically produced gas will be earmarked to fuel power plant, rather than for export.
German engineering conglomerate Siemens has won its largest order to date from Saudi Aramco – worth $966.8 million – to deliver power plant components for the 4,000MW Jazan gasification-based combined-cycle power plant in Saudi Arabia.
Shanghai Tower – China's tallest building once completed in 2014 – will make use of on-site power and cogeneration to provide electricity and heat for its vast, high-rise operation.
Toshiba Corporation has set-up TAET as a sales subsidiary for power system in Istanbul, Turkey, to expand business a market with healthy economic growth, an annualized 6% growth rate in electricity demand and government plans to double power generating capacity to 125GW by 2023.
Duke Energy Florida has filed a revised settlement agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) comprising provisions related to the Crystal River 3 nuclear plant (CR3), the proposed Levy nuclear project, the Crystal River 1 and 2 coal units, and future gas-fired generation needs in Florida.
Use of gas engines is expanding in Europe as industries invest in decentralised, independently-operated gas-fired power generation to mitigate the risk of power supply shortages. Global annual sales of gas engine with a capacity of over 500kW exceeded 6,000 MW last year, of which 64%, or over 3,800 MW, were sold in Europe, according to The Strategy Works' estimates based on a market survey.