Russia's RAO Energy Systems has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to build a new gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vladivostok.
French investment bank Societe Generale has revised down its 2013 gas price estimate as it expects a rising supply of already contracted Russian gas volumes amid tepid demand in Europe to weigh on gas prices. The bank recommends selling the NBP Summer 13 contract.
Alstom has won a contract to undertake a boiler study for Shanghai Waigaoqiao No.3 Power Generation Co, Ltd. The study will is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.
Wärtsilä, a supplier of diesel and natural gas engines, has won a contract to supply a 384 MW gas power plant to Azerbaijan's state-owned utility Azerenerji JSC. "In terms of output, the project is the largest single power plant order that Wärtsilä has received to date," the Helsinki-headquartered company said today. The order is included in Wärtsilä's second quarter 2012 order book.
Gas generating capacity in the U.S. has surged by 96% over the past twelve years period starting from 2000, as historically low gas prices increase the utilization rates of combined cycle plants at the expense of coal-fired units.
The British energy regulator Ofgem will continue to develop detailed proposals on a mandatory power auction "ahead of the autumn" with the aim of increasing market liquidity, Ofgem said in a liquidity update letter.
Improved energy efficiency measures could reduce the anticipated UK power demand for 2030 by up to 40%, an initial Electricity Demand Reduction Assessment by the British government finds.
General Electric (GE) has won a contract from SOMA Group, a Cambodian industrial conglomerate, to supply GE Waukesha technology to power the country's first integrated biomass gasification-gas engine project. The plant is slated to start commercial service in March 2013, GE said.
Swedish utility Vattenfall has selected a site to build a new 400 MW gas-fired power plant in Hamburg. A site at Wedel was chosen as the preferred location over an alternative site in Stellinger Moor.
Alstom Thermal Power has signed a contract worth over €100 million (US$12 million) with Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. & GS E&C to provide the steam tail for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant being constructed by them for the Saudi Electric Company (SEC).
EPEX SPOT and EEX, the French and German partner bourses, are calling for a Europe-wide instead of a national design of future power markets with a view to incentivise investment and accommodate the growing share of renewable.
Centrica's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, has agreed to buy two New York-based power retailer Energetix and NYSEG Solutions for US$110 million (£71 million) in cash, plus additional working capital.
MCV Holding applied today to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for an air permit to install of a 640 MW combined-cycle natural-gas-fired power plant (CCPP) at a MCV-owned site in Midland, Michigan. The company currently owns and operates a 1,630 MW CCPP at the site.
French investment bank Société Générale has revised down its gas and electricity forecast for the financial year 2012, prompted by a 2.7% year-on-year drop in gas demand in the first half of this year.
Duro Felguera, a Spanish engineering and construction company, has won a contract to realise the gas-fired Vuelta de Obligado power plant project (800 MW) in Argentina in cooperation with GE and the local engineering firm Fainser, on a turnkey contract basis.