Siemens Energy has been contracted by Terna to supply a HL-class gas turbine to Greece for the first time. Installed in 1x1 configuration, it will power a new 788 MW combined-cycle unit in Komotini, northeast Greece, reducing emissions by up to 3.7 million tons per year compared to a coal power plant.
Four mayor Saudi energy companies – Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra – have signed definitive agreements to acquire and project finance a $12 billion air separation unit (ASU)/gasification/power joint venture. At the heart of the project, built at Jazan refinery, is an integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.
Japan’s largest LNG importer JERA has acquired 27% of the outstanding shares of Aboitiz Power, one of the biggest utilities in the Philippines for $1.58 billion. The deal will expand JERA’s presence in the country and is hoped to advance the rollout of zero-carbon energy sources, including hydrogen.
Virginia-based AES has acquired the remaining half of its LNG-fuelled power station in Panama from Inversiones Bahia. The purchase of a 49.9% stake in AES Colón gives the American multi-national utility full control over the 381 MW combined-cycle gas power unit and the adjacent LNG regas terminal with 180,000 cbm storage at the Atlantic seaport town.
US-based 8 Rivers Capital has teamed up with Navigator Terminals to enter the UK market for handling and storing carbon dioxide, hydrogen and ammonia. Their pilot projectis the Whitetail 300 MW ‘Net Zero’ power station at Teeside (NET), where nearly all air emissions will be eliminated while CO2 will be captured and stored offshore.
Construction works have started for the Haru Oni project in Puenta Arenas in the Patagonia region of Chile, where Siemens Energy and Porsche are building the world’s first plant for producing CO2-neutral fuel, so-call eFuel. Based on power-to-X technologies, the pilot plant is expected to produce around 130,000 litres of eFuels in 2022.
Siemens Energy has been selected by Aker Solutions to supply equipment to electrify the semi-submersibles for the giant Troll oil and gas field. Field operator Equinor estimates that reducing the electricity use from gas turbines on Troll B and C facilities will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 500,000 tonnes, or 1% of Norway’s total emissions.