Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has stepped up its hydrogen production target in the UK to 1.8 GW, following a visit of Britain’s Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to Oslo. The aim is to add 1.2 GW capacity to fuel Keadby Hydrogen, the world’s first 100% hydrogen-fired power plant under development together with SSE.
One M501JAC gas turbine has been shipped from Mitsubishi Power Americas to Marlim Azul Energia's power project in Macae, Rio de Janeiro. The fuel-efficient 565 MW unit, due operational in January 2023, will enable Marlim to backup intermittent renewable power supply and turn pre-salt gas into attractively-priced electricity.
Wärtsilä and Schneider Electric have developed a reference design aimed at powering lithium mine operations where there is no access to a grid supply of electricity. The end-to-end design ensures total process expenses are economically viable, notably costs for consulting, project design, the power infrastructure, equipment delivery, installation and commissioning.
Green energy company EI-H2 has appointed Worley to develop the concept design for Ireland’s first green hydrogen production facility. To be built at a cost of €120 million, the 50 MW plant in County Cork will supply over 20 tonnes of green hydrogen per day for industrial use and power generation, once operational in 2023.
GE gas turbine technology will power Australia’s first natural gas and hydrogen-fired power unit at the Tallawarra B station in New South Wales. The 316 MW Tallawarra B unit, driven by a 9F.05 gas turbine, helps to stabilize the grid in the face of the closure of the 1,680 MW Liddell coal power plant in 2023.
Norwegian transmission system operator Lyse Elnett has contracted Siemens Energy to build new substations and modernise existing ones in the Sør-Rogaland region. Under an 8-year framework agreement, worth up to €200 million, the TSO will eliminate fluorinated gases in their substations by adopting Siemens’ clean air insulated switchgear.
Energy investment rebounded 10% worldwide so far in 2021, making up most of what it lost last year due to the pandemic, the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds. By the end of the 2020s, however, capital spending on clean energy projects needs to surge sevenfold to above $1 trillion to reach Net-Zero emissions by 2050.