Four pipelines – currently in planning or under construction – will significantly step up gas deliverability into New England, in the northeastern United States. Once operational, these interconnectors will gradually add more than 350 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of pipeline capacity into the region by 2023.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has begun work on a full turnkey contract to build Unit 1-3 at the Anegasaki Power Station, operated by JERA in Japan. Three 650 MW combined-cycle gas power units will replace four ageing units at the plant, and are due to start operations successively from early 2023.
Canada-based Demand Power, a behind-the-meter energy storage company, has secured $71 million (€63.9m) in equity and project finance from a group of investors, led by Star America. The funds will be used to deploy industrial-grade batteries and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) on customer sites, with the first project due onstream by the end of 2020.
Brest Republican Unitary Enterprise of Electricity Industry (Brestenergo) has placed the third order in three month for Siemens turbines. The latest order is for five SGT-800 gas turbines, as well as auxiliary equipment, for a peakload power plant in Beloozersk, Brest region. The 245 MW power unit is due for commissioning in December 2021.
Saudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power has signed a $1.2 billion contract to realize a 1,500 MW power project in Uzbekistan’s Syrdarya region under a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) model. All electricity from the combined-cycle gas plant will be sold to JSC National Electric Grids under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Manila-listed First Gen Corp. is fast-tracking a floating storage and regas unit (FSRU) to ensure continuous fuel supply for 3.2 Gigawatt (GW) gas-fired power gen capacity near Batangas City. Construction of the FSRU is slated to start in May with the aim of receiving the first LNG cargo in the autumn of 2022.