Projects & Finance

Terna, the Italian transmission system operator (TSO), has awarded an €70 million order to a consortium of Ansaldo Energia and ABB to increase the security and support the quality of the Italian electric power system.

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.

Niu Power Ltd., operator of Port Moresby Power Station in Papua New Guinea, has signed a 5-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Wärtsilä. The 58-MW gas engine-powered Port Moresby plant will supply flexible base-load power once it starts operating in January 2019.

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.

At the InnoTrans2018 trade show, General Electric has just launched a new high-speed engine program that will serve the marine, rail and power generation segments. The core architecture of the engine incorporates experience across GE’s Jenbacher and Waukesha product lines.

Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) has signed a licensing agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), targeting the use of LNG as a fuel in gas carriers. The accord envisages the joint construction of a Mark III Flex mock-up and an audit led by GTT, the French company said.

Air Products plans to build a new liquid hydrogen plant with a capacity of 30 tons per day at its industrial gas facility in La Porte, Texas. Scheduled for commissioning in 2021, the plant will liquefy hydrogen from Air Product’s existing 600-mile Gulf Coast pipeline system and deliver the liquid product to customers in various industries including petrochemical, metals, oil & gas and electric utilities.

Puregas Solutions, a part of Wärtsilä, has been contracted to supply a turnkey biogas upgrading plant to Oregon, U.S. The plant will upgrade an existing anaerobic digester (AD) to produce biomethane, and is scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2019.

Bechtel, global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has received the go-ahead for an immediate start of construction on the 1,182-MW South Field Energy facility. The combined-cycle gas power plant is being built in Columbiana County, Ohio, and is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2021.

Metragaz, the gas compression service provider for the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline, has contracted RWG to provide exchange, overhaul, installation and recommissioning services for their fleet of Siemens SGT-A35 (former Rolls-Royce Industrial RB211) aero-derivative gas generators.

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