Projects & Finance

Niu Power Ltd., operator of Port Moresby Power Station in Papua New Guinea, has signed a 5-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Wärtsilä. The 58-MW gas engine-powered Port Moresby plant will supply flexible base-load power once it starts operating in January 2019.

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) has selected Siemens to provide operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus combined-cycle gas power plants for the next eight years. Siemens had built the three mega CCPPs, each with an installed capacity of 4.8 GW.

At the InnoTrans2018 trade show, General Electric has just launched a new high-speed engine program that will serve the marine, rail and power generation segments. The core architecture of the engine incorporates experience across GE’s Jenbacher and Waukesha product lines.

Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) has signed a licensing agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), targeting the use of LNG as a fuel in gas carriers. The accord envisages the joint construction of a Mark III Flex mock-up and an audit led by GTT, the French company said.

Air Products plans to build a new liquid hydrogen plant with a capacity of 30 tons per day at its industrial gas facility in La Porte, Texas. Scheduled for commissioning in 2021, the plant will liquefy hydrogen from Air Product’s existing 600-mile Gulf Coast pipeline system and deliver the liquid product to customers in various industries including petrochemical, metals, oil & gas and electric utilities.

Puregas Solutions, a part of Wärtsilä, has been contracted to supply a turnkey biogas upgrading plant to Oregon, U.S. The plant will upgrade an existing anaerobic digester (AD) to produce biomethane, and is scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2019.

Bechtel, global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has received the go-ahead for an immediate start of construction on the 1,182-MW South Field Energy facility. The combined-cycle gas power plant is being built in Columbiana County, Ohio, and is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2021.

Metragaz, the gas compression service provider for the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline, has contracted RWG to provide exchange, overhaul, installation and recommissioning services for their fleet of Siemens SGT-A35 (former Rolls-Royce Industrial RB211) aero-derivative gas generators.

General Electric (GE) has commissioned Turkmenistan’s first combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station at Mary, a city on an oasis in the Karakum Desert. Built by Turkey-based Çalik Holding, the 1,600 MW CCGT is driven by four GE turbines and will be operated as a backup for the adjacent Mary hydropower plant.

Siemens and North-West Power Generation Company Ltd. (NWPGCL) have signed a Joint Development Agreement to build a 3,600 MW LNG-fuelled power plant at Payra in southern Bangladesh. The project will be developed through a joint venture company at an estimated cost of nearly $3 billion.

Gas supply from the Bao Vang field to a new power project in central Vietnam will be facilitated by Gazprom and PetroVietnam, in cooperation with the Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee. The three entities signed a Memorandum to deliver an integrated project that includes upstream, power generation and the creation of an industrial port in the Quang Tri Province a special area, part of Dong Nam Economic Zone.

EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, has selected GE Power to provide 4.4-MW and 2.2-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and skids for the 14-MW Verde Vale III project in Guanambi, Brazil. The project is owned by Vientos Solutions, an operator of energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets.

China's Dongfang Electric has signed a memorandum with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), specifying plans to adopt the latest J-Series gas turbine at a combined-cycle power plant developed by Sichuan Provincial Investment Group in the province. The CCGT is meant to be the first in a series of projects as MHPS is taking steps to extend its foothold in China.

Three MHPS turbine-driven power plants have started up in the United States in short succession – the most recent being the 475-MW Kings Mountain Energy Center. Operated by NTE Carolinas, the $500 million facility is driven by MHPS G-Series gas turbines and has been running uninterrupted for nearly a week.

South Korean investor trio – GS EPS, Mirae Asset Daewoo and Hana Alternative Asset Management – have formed a joint venture to buy a 10% stake in a gas cogeneration plant in New Jersey. The 972-MW Linden power plant sells most of its electricity in the PJM market while steam and some electricity, is supplied to the Phillips 66 Bayway refinery in New Jersey.

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