Projects & Finance

General Electric, together with Global Power Generation (GPG), has delivered a total plant solution for the 450-MW Tuxan combined-cycle gas power plant in Mexico. M501F gas turbine upgrades achieved a 9.2% output increase and a 2.9% efficiency improvement, while extending maintenance intervals to 32,000 hours.

Symbion Power has named Clarke Energy as the preferred bidder for two important power plants in Rwanda, which will generate power from dissolved biogas from deep below Lake Kivu. Under the contract, Clarke Energy will provide 25 Jenbacher engines for Symbion Power’s Kivu 56 and KP1 power plants, increasing the overall capacity by 81 MW.

Boston-based developer Advanced Power has managed to gather all of the $1.3 billion in financing needed to build a 1,182-MW combined-cycle gas power plant in Ohio. Construction of the South Field Energy Project, handled by Bechtel, is due to be completed by Q2-2021.

Israel Power Management (IPM) has appointed the British engineering services consultancy WSP as the Owner’s Engineer to support the delivery of a new 450 MW power plant at Be’er Tuvia, Israel. The $2 billion Shekel (US$0.5bn) project will be built by Siemens and is expected to be operating by the end of 2020.

The Finish technology group Wärtsilä has delivered its first engine plus storage hybrid installation worldwide to Sinergy, part of ALTEO Group, in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The upgraded plant, running on three W34SG engines, was commissioned earlier this week and has a total output of 6 MW / 4 MWh.

Sembcorp Industries’ Gayatri power plant in India has won a tender, conducted by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), to supply 250 MW of electricity to Bangladesh for 15 years. In a letter of intent BPDB stipulates the additional supply to Bangladesh upon completion of procedural requirements and government approvals. The plan is to add another unit to the Gayatri complex.

AES Colón – a $1.15 billion LNG import terminal and adjacent combined-cycle power plant – has just been inaugurated in Panama. The project comprises the first LNG regas terminal in Central America and a CCGT with 381 MW capacity. Start of commercial operation is slated for September 1.

Aggreko, a provider of temporary power solutions, has contracted GE Distributed Power to connect up to 10,000 assets to GE’s myPlant asset performance management solution over the next five years. The project will be implemented across Aggreko’s power generation fleet, with the first site deployment planned in Q4-2018.

In Australia, MAN Energy Solutions is gearing up to participate in a growing market with the opening of a new site in Yennora, part of Greater Western Sydney. The new workshop features a revamped 2 MW engine test cell with improved acoustic attenuation and a crane capacity of up to 25 tons and 35 metres span.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has won an order for two sets of steam turbines for the Nghi Son-2 power project in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam. The project, led by Marubeni and KEPCO, will have a total generating capacity of 1,330 MW, and is due to commence operations in 2022.

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has handed a contract to Siemens to provide inspection and upgrade services for two power generation units at Al-Sadder power plant. This latest contract is part of a series of power plant upgrades that, once completed, will add 1,350 MW to the national grid, enough to supply approximately 20 million Iraqis with reliable electricity.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has completed construction of the Unit-2 combined-cycle gas turbine system at the Tanjung Priok power plant ahead of schedule. With an output of nearly 300 MW, Unit-2 is part of a wider project of Indonesia's state owned electricity provider PT. PLN (Persero) to build a 880 MW power plant on Java Island.

MAN Energy Solutions has been selected to provide equipment for two power plants in Bangladesh a total capacity of 287 MW, based on of 15 MAN engines. The first project in Chittagong is due to start-up in 2019, while the project in Mirsarai is set to commence operations shortly afterwards. 

With 14.4 GW of capacity just added to Egypt’s power grid, Siemens is contemplating what’s next after the €6 billion Egypt order, the largest in the company’s history. “My key take-away is that if there is a political will [in a country], you can do almost everything,” Peter Ullrich, overall project director CCPP Megaproject Egypt told Gas to Power Journal.

STEAG GuD Herne has signed a contract with Siemens for the turnkey construction of combined cycle power plant with district heat extraction in Herne, a town in Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr region. The Herne-6 unit will have an electrical capacity of more than 600 MW, plus 400 MW of thermal energy for district heating. Siemens disclosed "the investment volume for Herne 6 is in the mid-triple-digit Euro range."

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