A heavy haul truck, carrying an INNIO gas engine weighing 93 metric tons from the Austrian town of Jenbach, has reached Saarbrücken, Germany. Four further J920 FleXtra engines will follow to form the heart of a new combined heat and power plant (CHP), operated by Energy SaarLorLux. All five engines are due to reach Saarbrücken by March 16.
SOGEC, a joint venture between Sojitz Corp and Osaka Gas, has agreed to provide LNG to two onsite gas power plants at Acecook’s food processing factories in Vietnam. LNG shipping costs will be subsidized under Japan’s Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and help Acecook switch its industrial power plants from coal to natural gas.
On the Norwegian island of Senja, three Rolls-Royce mtu EnergyPacks will be used by the local utility Arva to research how to stabilize the public power grid and iron out voltage fluctuations. To that end, Rolls Royce will install three QL battery energy storage packs with an output of 4.25 MVA and 3.79 MWh in the fishing towns of Husøy and Senjahopen.
Works on the Lakdhanavi LNG-to-Power project in Kerawalapitiya, Sri Lanka, have started today, with the first construction phase due completed in 21 months. Once operational, the 350 MW combined-ccyle plant will provide cheaper electricity than diesel-fuelled gensets, saving of up to 15 Rupees (US$0.077) per unit.
US engineering company Black & Veatch has been selected by Long Ridge Energy Generation to retrofit its 485 MW combined-cycle power plant to run on a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen. Long Ridge has been working to reconfigure the plant’s GE H-class turbine to hydrogen co-firing right after it began commercial operations in August 2021.
German steel maker and industrial engineering conglomerate ThyssenKrupp will realise Canada’s first green hydrogen project under an EPC contract with Hydro-Québec. The project is based on an 88 MW water electrolysis plant and will produce 11,100 metric tons of green hydrogen annually. Commissioning is scheduled for late 2023.
Rolls-Royce’s MTU EnergyPack is at the center of a field test carried out by the German power grid operator Avacon in Niedersachsen. The project, named ‘energy platform Twistringen’, stimulates the functionality of a MTU battery with 1,000 kWh capacity and 800 kVA output in a local grid – run independently from Germany’s public utility power grid.