Indah Power Plant (PIPP) has secured financing of up to 2.7 billion Malaysian Ringgit (US$650m) to build a 1,200 MW combined-cycle power plant on Pulau Island, Selangor. The funds will come from Bank Pembangunan Malaysia, Maybank Islamic and United Overseas Bank, with the CCGT scheduled for commissioning in early 2024.
Vattenfall Wärme and Siemens Energy have agreed to demonstrate and trial a large high-temperature heat pump (8 MW) at Vattenfall’s cooling plant at Berlin Potsdamer Platz. Known as the Qwark³ project, it will generate green district heating using waste heat and electricity from renewables, and feed it into Berlin’s district heating network.
Malaysia’s leading shipping line MISC Berhad has awarded Siemens Energy an EPC contract for eight topside modules that will generate electricity for gas processing and compression aboard an FPSO. The modules will be built across Asia and then shipped to South America, where they are due to start operating offshore Brazil in 2024.
India’s first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link has been commissioned by Siemens and Sumitomo Electric to counter the electricity deficit in India’s southern region and improve the grid stability. The 2,000 MW interconnector allows the TSO to optimise energy flows between Pugalur in the southern state Tamil Nadu and Trichur in Kerala on India’s south-western coast.
New Fortress Energy (NFE) has reached a final investment decision (FID) on its first ‘Fast LNG’ modular liquefaction plant. With a capacity of 1.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), the plant will provide low-cost gas supply to NFE’s growing customer base. CEO Wes Edens said: “Fast LNG liquefiers should allow us to produce LNG between an expected $3-4 MMBtu.”
A heavy haul truck, carrying an INNIO gas engine weighing 93 metric tons from the Austrian town of Jenbach, has reached Saarbrücken, Germany. Four further J920 FleXtra engines will follow to form the heart of a new combined heat and power plant (CHP), operated by Energy SaarLorLux. All five engines are due to reach Saarbrücken by March 16.
SOGEC, a joint venture between Sojitz Corp and Osaka Gas, has agreed to provide LNG to two onsite gas power plants at Acecook’s food processing factories in Vietnam. LNG shipping costs will be subsidized under Japan’s Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and help Acecook switch its industrial power plants from coal to natural gas.