General Electric (GE) has commissioned Turkmenistan’s first combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station at Mary, a city on an oasis in the Karakum Desert. Built by Turkey-based Çalik Holding, the 1,600 MW CCGT is driven by four GE turbines and will be operated as a backup for the adjacent Mary hydropower plant.
Gas supply from the Bao Vang field to a new power project in central Vietnam will be facilitated by Gazprom and PetroVietnam, in cooperation with the Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee. The three entities signed a Memorandum to deliver an integrated project that includes upstream, power generation and the creation of an industrial port in the Quang Tri Province a special area, part of Dong Nam Economic Zone.
EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, has selected GE Power to provide 4.4-MW and 2.2-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and skids for the 14-MW Verde Vale III project in Guanambi, Brazil. The project is owned by Vientos Solutions, an operator of energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets.
China's Dongfang Electric has signed a memorandum with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), specifying plans to adopt the latest J-Series gas turbine at a combined-cycle power plant developed by Sichuan Provincial Investment Group in the province. The CCGT is meant to be the first in a series of projects as MHPS is taking steps to extend its foothold in China.
Three MHPS turbine-driven power plants have started up in the United States in short succession – the most recent being the 475-MW Kings Mountain Energy Center. Operated by NTE Carolinas, the $500 million facility is driven by MHPS G-Series gas turbines and has been running uninterrupted for nearly a week.
South Korean investor trio – GS EPS, Mirae Asset Daewoo and Hana Alternative Asset Management – have formed a joint venture to buy a 10% stake in a gas cogeneration plant in New Jersey. The 972-MW Linden power plant sells most of its electricity in the PJM market while steam and some electricity, is supplied to the Phillips 66 Bayway refinery in New Jersey.
General Electric, together with Global Power Generation (GPG), has delivered a total plant solution for the 450-MW Tuxan combined-cycle gas power plant in Mexico. M501F gas turbine upgrades achieved a 9.2% output increase and a 2.9% efficiency improvement, while extending maintenance intervals to 32,000 hours.
Symbion Power has named Clarke Energy as the preferred bidder for two important power plants in Rwanda, which will generate power from dissolved biogas from deep below Lake Kivu. Under the contract, Clarke Energy will provide 25 Jenbacher engines for Symbion Power’s Kivu 56 and KP1 power plants, increasing the overall capacity by 81 MW.
Israel Power Management (IPM) has appointed the British engineering services consultancy WSP as the Owner’s Engineer to support the delivery of a new 450 MW power plant at Be’er Tuvia, Israel. The $2 billion Shekel (US$0.5bn) project will be built by Siemens and is expected to be operating by the end of 2020.
The Finish technology group Wärtsilä has delivered its first engine plus storage hybrid installation worldwide to Sinergy, part of ALTEO Group, in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The upgraded plant, running on three W34SG engines, was commissioned earlier this week and has a total output of 6 MW / 4 MWh.
Sembcorp Industries’ Gayatri power plant in India has won a tender, conducted by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), to supply 250 MW of electricity to Bangladesh for 15 years. In a letter of intent BPDB stipulates the additional supply to Bangladesh upon completion of procedural requirements and government approvals. The plan is to add another unit to the Gayatri complex.
Aggreko, a provider of temporary power solutions, has contracted GE Distributed Power to connect up to 10,000 assets to GE’s myPlant asset performance management solution over the next five years. The project will be implemented across Aggreko’s power generation fleet, with the first site deployment planned in Q4-2018.