On the Norwegian island of Senja, three Rolls-Royce mtu EnergyPacks will be used by the local utility Arva to research how to stabilize the public power grid and iron out voltage fluctuations. To that end, Rolls Royce will install three QL battery energy storage packs with an output of 4.25 MVA and 3.79 MWh in the fishing towns of Husøy and Senjahopen.
Works on the Lakdhanavi LNG-to-Power project in Kerawalapitiya, Sri Lanka, have started today, with the first construction phase due completed in 21 months. Once operational, the 350 MW combined-ccyle plant will provide cheaper electricity than diesel-fuelled gensets, saving of up to 15 Rupees (US$0.077) per unit.
US engineering company Black & Veatch has been selected by Long Ridge Energy Generation to retrofit its 485 MW combined-cycle power plant to run on a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen. Long Ridge has been working to reconfigure the plant’s GE H-class turbine to hydrogen co-firing right after it began commercial operations in August 2021.
German steel maker and industrial engineering conglomerate ThyssenKrupp will realise Canada’s first green hydrogen project under an EPC contract with Hydro-Québec. The project is based on an 88 MW water electrolysis plant and will produce 11,100 metric tons of green hydrogen annually. Commissioning is scheduled for late 2023.
Rolls-Royce’s MTU EnergyPack is at the center of a field test carried out by the German power grid operator Avacon in Niedersachsen. The project, named ‘energy platform Twistringen’, stimulates the functionality of a MTU battery with 1,000 kWh capacity and 800 kVA output in a local grid – run independently from Germany’s public utility power grid.
The largest high-temperature Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system ever built will be installed at the GASCO Dahshour gas compressor station in Egypt. Turboden’s ORC unit (28 MWe) is coupled with two Siemens’ electric motor driven compressors (20 MWe) and by recovering the exhaust gas heat, it generates 192 GWh per year of fuel-free electricity.
Germany’s chemical company BASF and Siemens Energy have teamed up to accelerate the industrial use of low-carbon technologies. Several projects at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site are planned, e.g. adding a proton exchange membrane electrolyser (50 MW) to produce hydrogen and a heat pump (50 MW) to generate process steam from waste heat.