Expanding its operation in Indonesia, ABB has inaugurated a new high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) manufacturing facility in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta. It is the fourth manufacturing plant that the Swedish-Swiss technology group has set up in Indonesia over the past three years as part of a $30 million investment plan.
Swedish-Swiss technology group ABB has completed the first delivery of switch- and control gear for Aruba’s Global Cloud Data Center, situated near Bergamo in northern Italy. To guarantee stable operations of this large modular site – stretching over 200,000m² – ABB used it Relion 615 series switchgear which facilitates uninterrupted power supply.
Centrica, Britain’s largest energy supplier, has commissioned two new Wärtsilä-built gas engine power plants. Hand-over was completed this week. The two plants at Brigg and Peterborough now help balance the stability of the UK power grid and add to Centrica's decentralized energy portfolio that also includes the Roosecote battery storage.
Heads of Gazprom and Linde have met in St Petersburg to discuss ways of intensifying Russian-German technological collaboration, notably on the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) project. Linde supplies equipment for cryogenic recovery of substances from gas, and Gazprom noted construction is progressing according to schedule for the plant to start up 2021.
Siemens and Southern Idaho Solid Waste (SISW) have recently commissioned SGE-56HM gas engines that drive a landfill gas-to-energy project at the Milner Butte Landfill in Burley. These two SGE-56HM engines, each rated at1,300kWe, can convert 1,000 tons of landfill waste daily into – enough electric to power for approximately 2,000 homes.
Siemens and the Scottish energy company SSE work together to build the high-efficiency gas power station Keadby 2 in Lincolnshire. The consultancy Timera Energy, however, questioned the economic viability of SSE’s decision to invest £350 million in the 840 MW unit, considering the £8.40/kW clearing price in the 2018 UK capacity auction.
Gazprom is forging ahead with construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant – the world’s second largest gas processing facility and a critical part of Russia’s Power of Siberia pipeline. The first heat exchanger, produced by Linde and Severgroup, has just been delivered from St. Petersburg to the construction site near the city of Svobodny, Amur Region, close to the border with China.
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has selected ABB, in consortium with El Sewedy Electric, to help upgrade and digitalize the electrical grid in the Port Said region which includes the landmark Suez Canal. The region is bordering the Mediterranean coast and has a growing population of over 12 million people.
ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric have started operations at a 3 MW/6 MWh power storage system connected to a solar farm near Boston. Massachusetts has been one of the first U.S. states to enact an energy storage target, which helped renewables plus energy storage installations to spread and become increasingly cost competitive with fossil-fuelled power plants.
Wärtsilä has delivered and commissioned its first engine plus storage hybrid installation worldwide for Sinergy Kft, a subsidiary of ALTEO Group, in Budapest. Sinergy’s existing engine-driven plant is now optimized with a power storage solution that also incorporates GEMS, an energy management system from Greensmith Energy.
The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) has selected Siemens to provide operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus combined-cycle gas power plants for the next eight years. Siemens had built the three mega CCPPs, each with an installed capacity of 4.8 GW.