Danish utility Dong Energy has decided to drop plans to build a 1,100 MW gas-fired power plant in Ludwigsau in the German state of Hesse and is searching a buyer for the rights to build a plant at the same site. "We've started the sales process for the project rights and aim to find a buyer by the end of this year," said company spokeswoman Iris Franco-Fratini.
Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract by Nigeria's Edo Cement, part of Nigeria's BUA Group, for delivery of three SGT-500 gas turbines to produce power for the Edo Cement's Okpella Cement Factory, located in Okpella, a town in Nigeria's Edo state. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for spring 2014.
NRG Energy has begun commercial operations at its new gas-fired 720MW Marsh Landing Generating Station, a peaking plant located near Antioch, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The entire output from the plant will be purchased by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company under a 10 year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to invest $631 million into a new 650MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at its Eagle Valley Generating Station in Morgan County, near Martinsville, Indiana. Construction works are scheduled to begin in 2014 and the plant is expected to be completed in 2017.
State owned electricity supplier Namibia Power Corporation has extended the tender closing date to prequalify for the engineering and design of the Kudu gas field and the construction of the $1.1 billion 800MW gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) Kudu Power Project it will feed, by two weeks to 17 May. In pre-qualification clarifications, the company said the extension is once-off and final. It will announce the winning bidders by March 2014.
Wärtsilä has signed a three year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Central Termica de Ressano Garcia, owned by South Africa's Sasol New Energy and Mozambique's state utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), covering the company's upcoming gas engine power plant in Ressano Garcia which is scheduled for completion by May 2014.
Siemens Energy has won an order from Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., to deliver two SGT5-2000E gas turbines with associated generators for the Punta del Tigre combined cycle power plant (535 MW) in Ciudad del Plata, Uruguay. The two power units are scheduled to come online in fall/winter 2015/16.
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, has started-up operations of the Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Florida. The gas-fired combined-cycle plant with a capacity of over 1,200 MW cost FPL $900 million to build, coming in $140 million under budget.
Two turnkey 744MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects in Oman, Sohar 2 and Barka 3, have been completed and commissioned by Siemens Energy and its consortium partner, the South Korean EPC contractor GS E&C. The plants originally went into simple-cycle operation in 2012 to meet Oman's increasing demand for electricity before being put into commercial operation in combined-cycle mode this month to meet peak electricity demand during the upcoming summer.
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) announced on Tuesday that it will seek approval to construct a new natural gas-fired power plant named the Wildcat Point Generation Facility near the town of Rising Sun, Maryland on existing property of its Rock Springs Generation Facility. ODEC says the plant will generate about 1000MW of power – enough to supply 390 000 homes annually – and is expected to become operational in 2017.