Electricity Supply Board‘s (ESB), Ireland’s largest utility, has ordered a grid stabilizing system from Siemens Energy for Moneypoint power station where ESB launched a ‘Green Atlantic’ project. The coal power site in County Clare will be transformed into a green energy hub, based on renewables and hydrogen with a view to powering 1.6 million homes.
Energy Australia, part of Hong Kong-listed CLP Holdings, has decided to invest A$300 million ($232m) to expand its Tallawara power plant after having received A$83 million in state funding. The plant will be upgraded to hydrogen co-firing and help balance a looming capacity deficit when AGL retires its large Liddell coal power unit in 2023.
Siemens Energy, together with the Spanish EPC contractor TSK, will supply and install an F-class gas turbine at Atinkou’s new combined-cycle power plant, under construction in Jacqueville, Ivory Coast. Owned by Atinkou, part of Eranove Group, the CCGT will have an installed capacity of 390 MW and is due operational in late 2022.
Finland’s transmission system operator Fingrid has contracted Siemens Energy to deploy ten bays of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) at a substation near Helsinki. The novel system will replace the potent greenhouse gas SF6 with „clean air”, a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2022.
Nebras Power Investment Management (NPIM), the Dutch affiliate of Qatar-based Nebras, has acquired a 24% stake in Unique Meghnaghat Power Ltd which is building an rLNG-fuelled combined-cycle power station in Bangladesh. The 584-MW plant, situated some 27km east of Dhaka, will be one of the country’s largest IPPs upon completion in late 2022.
German transmission system operator Amprion has asked Siemens Energy to build two SVC PLUS series static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) systems in Polsum, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), and Rheingau, Baden-Württemberg. Both systems have a reactive power range of +/- 600 Mvar, making them some of the most powerful systems in the world.