US engine manufacturer Cummins has secured its first project win for its new gas-fuelled C25G generator in China, offering 500kW of continuous power as well as heat and cooling for an 18 floor office block in Shandong Province.
Indonesia-based Risco Energy Solutions has contracted Chart Industries to provide LNG storage tanks, ISO containers, trailers, mobile equipment and fuelling stations. The accord comes in response to plans by state oil company PT Pertamina and electric utility PLN (Persero) to expand the power and gas infrastructure across the island nation.
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T India) and Siemens Energy have applied a new method to successfully conduct a remote steam blowing of the gas turbine at the 400 MW Bibiyana South power plant in Bangladesh. The steam blowing was carried out from Erlangen, Germany, owing to the Covid-19 situation.
Carbon emissions will remain “stubbornly high” for another 15 years, the Norwegian classification society DNV GL says, though global emissions from energy use are forecast to fall 15% in the years through 2035. The oil & gas industry will still account for over 80% of energy-related emissions in 2050.
U.S. liquefaction plant developer Venture Global sees LNG-fuelled power generation as “a counter” to China’s building spree of new coal power units. By turning to LNG, utilities can “regain control of the energy transition in the post-Covid-19 era," Venture Global co-founder Michael Sabel told the Gastech Virtual Summit.
Energy storage markets in the United States staged a staggering 72% growth in the second quarter, with 168 MW new-built capacity. That's the highest quarterly total on record, according to the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), falling just behind Q4-2019 when 186.4 MW were added.
Taiwan’s CTCI Corp and consortium partner GE have won a multi-billion dollar EPC contract to add five combined-cycle power units at two power stations by 2024. The new-builds are in line with government targets to increase the ratio of gas-fired power to 50% by 2025.
Angela Merkel is under growing pressure to end her support for the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. Leading CDU party members and the Green party want the German Chancellor to halt construction after the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, especially because economists say the pipeline is “unnecessary” for ensuring supply security.
Coal is losing out against natural gas in the U.S. on fuel cost; hence utilities have started to use their under-utilized coal power units to cover seasonal demand peaks. This became evident during the latest heat wave that gripped most of the United States during July and August 2020.
Global regasification capacity under construction is forecast to reach a 10-year high at 144 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in 2020, with China accounting for over a third of the new-built capacity. Wood Mackenzie warned, however, the expansion of the Caofeidian and Rudong LNG terminals could be delayed to 2021.
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to supply three 40-foot MTU-brand battery containers for a microgrid on the Pacific island of Rarotonga. The customer, Vector Powersmart of New Zealand, will integrate the batteries into an existing power plant run by the local utility Te Aponga Uira.
Project developers Vietnam and Myanmar have taken more risk to complete LNG import terminals in record time to help stave off looming power shortages. Hải Linh Company has built a terminal in Vũng Tàu, southeast Vietnam with a planned start-up in Q2-2021, while the small-scale Thanlyin regas terminal in Myanmar is already operational.