Glasgow-based Aggreko has completed commissioning of the largest flare-gas-to-power project in the Middle East to date, at 165 MW capacity. Situated nearby the Saqala field, Garmain block in Kurdistan, the modular power plant has run at full capacity for 72 hours in its final site acceptance test, marking on-time, on-budget delivery.
Plans for H2H Saltend, Equinor’s 600 MW hydrogen production with carbon capture, have been submitted into the UK government’s cluster sequencing process. Six industrial operators back the project: Centria Storage, INEOS Acetyls, Pensana, Triton Power, Vital Energi and Vivergo Fuels. Application for H2H Saltend is now in phase-2, with results expected around May 2022.
Mitsubishi Power is working to install, test and commission three M701 JAC-class gas turbines at the Fujairah F3 combined-cycle power plant by early 2023. The 2.4 GW unit under development at Ras Al Qidfa will be the United Arab Emirate's largest power station, capable to supply 380,000 households with electricity.
Tapping the power of the sun, Siemens Energy will set up a hybrid plant to supply stable baseload electricity to 10,000 households in French Guiana. An intelligent combination of 55 MW photovoltaics, an electrolyser to produce green hydrogen, fuel cells and energy storage is scheduled to be commissioned in the autumn of 2023.
GE’s Mistral 14 MVA power transformers have been ordered to grid-integrate Dogger Bank – Europe’s largest offshore wind farm – built in three 1.2 GW phases off the coast of northeast England. In addition, the German TSO Amprion bought two 340 MVA transformers for a synchronous condenser to deliver reactive power and grid inertia.
INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines has been selected to receive more than $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for new technology to reduce methane emissions. The funding will be spread over three years, whereby lab-based tests will be followed by testing and ideally field tests.
Osaka Gas of Japan has invested in AGP&D HoldCo SPV3 to become the first Japanese utility active in the City Gas Distribution business in India. AG&P City Gas holds exclusive gas sales rights for its 12 concessions in southern India and Radjasthan, and boosting the availability of city gas is hoped to accelerate the uptake of CNG [compressed natural gas] vehicles.
New Fortress Energy (NFE) has agreed with the Republic of Mauretania to deploy its ‘Fast LNG’ liquefaction technology to make better use of the country’s offshore gas reserves. NFE will supply gas to the existing 180 MW Somolec power plant and a new 120 MW combined-cycle unit, under development, but it will also produce LNG and green ammonia for export.
Suspension of the ambitious Kemper integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant project has amplified concerns over the prospects of this technology, though IEA chief economist Lazlo Varro said “more promising projects can be found in Japan.” In fact, Osaki CoolGen project took a “more measured approach” to scaling-up IGCCs – their new-built 166 MW oxygen-blown IGCC has been running since March.
Conrad Energy and Teledata have agreed to install 1.2 MW of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) from Bloom Energy at Teledata’s 1,500 squaremetre data centre in Manchester. Conrad will fully fund the installation of Bloom’s hydrogen-ready energy servers that help Teledata increase the operational resilience of its data centres.