Financing for the $842 million CPV Woodbridge Energy Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey has been pushed through by joint developers, so construction works can start as planned in this quarter. The 700MW project is owned by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), ArcLight Capital Partners and Toyota Tsusho and will be operated by an affiliate of co-owner ArcLight.
Johnson Matthey's Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group has commissioned CO oxidation catalysts to reduce CO, VOC and toxic emissions from four 200 MW simple cycle gas turbines at GenOn's California Marsh Landing Generating Station (MLGS). "Drop-in" catalysts were employed to speed up installation process, which reduced costs by eliminating multiple days of site labour.
Green light has been given for the world's largest compressed natural storage plant in Grati, Indonesia, that will feed an adjacent 300MW gas-fired power plant, operated by state-owned utility PT PLN (Persero). Classification company RINA approved the design of the CNG plant, paving the way for start of construction works.
A proposal to use a gas power plant to support renewables in Colorado, US has been placed with the independent evaluator for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Xcel Energy representative Gabriel Romero said savings for consumers would come from Xcel replacing its own coal-fired capacity with gas-fired power from an unknown supplier, as "this power plant is offering us a lower power purchase agreement."
UK property developer partners St Modwen and Glenfinnan have joint forces to build a 299MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, Meaford Power Station, 50 miles south of Manchester, UK. "We are at an early stage of the project and are just about to introduce it to the local community to capture the details of the project," a Meaford Energy representative said.
US turbine manufacturer Capstone has won an order to supply one C800 and one C600 microturbine for a combined heat and power (CHP) installation at industrial plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The microturbines will supply onsite heat and power, while steam from the power plant will generate hot water used during the manufacturing process.
Siemens Energy has dedicated and handed over California's second Flex-Plant to power the gas-fired El Segundo Energy Center, operated by NRG Energy in Lodi. Together with the first unit, the plant can ramp up to 300MW in less than ten minutes, allowing the operator to backup intermittent renewable power supply.