General Electric has secured an order to supply a 7HA.02 gas turbine with matching H65 generator for a district heating plant in South Korea. The 500 MW plant will provide both electricity and steam for district heating for the citizens of Naepo City, some 125 km south of Seoul.
Economies of oil exporting countries in the Middle East will shrink 6.6% this year compared to 1.1% for importers, the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts. But analysts urged cash-strapped utilities to make use of cheap energy from solar PV to produce hydrogen for export instead.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) has contracted Siemens to expand services for its Jebel Ali L2 station. Each of the power station’s four SGT5-4000F gas turbines will be upgraded with intelligent controllers, combined with the SPPA-T3000 system to reduce the risk of outages and enhance operational flexibility.
Germans are embracing electric cars more quickly than initially assumed, so carmakers now calculate over 14.8 million pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids could be on the roads by 2030. This fast e-vehicle adoption would require more charging infrastructure and boosts electricity demand.
General Electric and Vietnam’s EVN Genco3 have agreed to develop an integrated LNG regas facility and 3,600 MW gas power plant near Ho Chi Minh City. GE will supply the gas turbines, associated equipment and services under a contract worth over $1 billion over the plant’s lifetime.
Russia’s Gazprom has been delivering more natural gas than contracted to China through the ‘Power of Siberia’ pipeline. Upon request by China’s CNPC, daily deliveries were raised by up to 25% in October and during the first twenty days of November. Further increases are planned in 2021.
Two SGT-800 gas turbines will help Stadtwerke Leipzig’s new combined heat and power (CHP) plant produce 125 MW of electrical and 163 MW of thermal output at a fuel efficiency of 93%. Commissioning of the CHP is due in late 2022, with the two turbines set to eventually run on hydrogen.
Three INNIO Jenbacher engines are powering RheinEnergie’s new combined heat and power (CHP) plant, built at a cost of €30 million. The J920 FleXtra gas engines are driving a CHP that replaces an older combined-cycle power plant with outdated boiler for district heating.
An additional MAN 12V35/44G TS gas engine will boost the output of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the southern German town of Schwäbisch Hall. With 46% electrical efficiency, the new engine will push the CHP’s overall efficiency beyond 90% once commissioned in 2022.
Build-out of India’s power interconnectors and electricity trade between regions will likely result in more power generation from solar and less from coal. Modelling varying load shapes by region, analysts expect low-cost solar PV to account for 62% of India’s power mix by 2050.
Singapore-based SpaceDC is using MTU generator sets, supplied by Rolls-Royce, to power its new ID01 25.45 MW data centre campus in Jakarta. The three gas and diesel gensets with exhaust after-treatment achieve power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3 – a new record for the industry.
US oil major ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat have expanded their joint development agreement of Direct Air Capture Technology, designed to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Amine-based adsorbents act like a filter to efficiently capture CO2, which can then be stored underground or used to make chemicals or construction materials.