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.
A consortium led by Mitsubishi Power has completed construction of the world’s largest integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant in Iwaki, Fukushima, and handed it over to the customer Nakoso IGCC Power. Operational since April 16, the high efficiency plant has roughly twice the scale of the Nakoso Unit 10, a former demonstration plant.
Mitsubishi Power, part of MHI Group, has won an order for two M701JAC gas turbines to be installed at the 1,500 MW combined-cycle gas power station, under construction in the Uzbek town of Sirdarya. The order is based on an equipment supply deal with the project’s lead developer AWCA Power and ECP contractor China Gezhouba Group.
Marubeni and Tokyo Gas have sealed an agreement for Phase-1 development of an industrial park Vietnam’s Quang Ninh Province that will include an LNG regas terminal and integrated power plant. Situated some 200km from Hanoi, the project will cost around 200 billion yen ($1.92 billion) and the LNG-fuelled power station will have a capacity of 1,500 MW.
AD Power Plants of Northern Macedonia (AD ESM) has agreed to take a 25% stake in Alexandroupolis Electricity Production, the special purpose vehicle set up to finance, build, own and operate a power plant in northern Greece. The project, currently fully owned by DAMCO Energy, will have a capacity of 662 MW initially and is scheduled to start operation in 2023.