Russia’s Gazprom is fast-tracking major investments within its Eastern Gas Program to ramp up production and gas transmission capacities from Siberia to China. In Yakutia, Gazprom is working to bring the Chayandinskoye gas field to its design output of 25 Bcm and expand the gas treatment unit that feeds into the Power of Siberia interconnector.
Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric will provide a control system and field instruments for the Zerger open-cycle gas power plant in Turkmenistan. The order was awarded by Renaissance Heavy Industries, the Turkish EPC co-contractor that is building the 400 MW gas peaking plant on behalf of Turkmenenergo. Start-up is due by September this year.
Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) new gas-fired Fairview Energy Center has been adapted to use ethane in its combustion mix. Using GE’s DLN2.6+ AFS combustion system, the Fairview combined-cycle gas power plant successfully completed testing with 25% ethane mix and is now ready for full commercial operation.