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.
Turboden and Mitsubishi Power will provide equipment for a 29 MW binary-cycle power generation unit to be installed at a geothermal plant in Palayan on Luzon Island in the Philippines, owned by the local utility Energy Development Corporation (EDC). The order calls for project completion by the end of 2022.
General Electric has commissioned the Junliangcheng combined heat and power (CHP) plant that covers the electricity and district heating needs of over 100,000 citizens in Tianjin, China's third largest city. The 650 MW cogeneration plant, powered by GE equipment, was built in replacement of a coal-fired unit to help achieve the government's emission targets.
Siemens Energy is installing a battery energy storage system at Marsh Landing Generating Station, due operational in early summer 2021. The system can support up to three attempts to restart the 720 MW plant’s auxiliary system without the need of external power supply in the event of an outage or blackout.
Canada’s Pipestone processing facility, owned by Keyera Corp, has been enhanced by Siemens’ commissioning of one feed and sales gas train and one refrigeration compression train. The compressors and gearbox of these gas refrigeration trains are driven by a 40 MW SGT-750 industrial gas turbine that achieves single-digit NOₓ emissions to a 20% load.
WhiteWater Midstream, an Austin-based infrastructure operator, has put the expanded Agua Blanca pipeline in service ahead of schedule. The 1.8 billion cubic-feet-per-day (Bcf/d) expansion delivers gas from across the Delaware Basin to the Waha hub, bringing the system’s total capacity to over 3 Bcf/d.
Norway’s Odfjell Drilling has decided to retrofit its deepwater, semi-submersible rigs in the North Sea with Siemens Energy BlueDrive DC-grid system to minimize rig emissions. The upgrades will be carried out first on Deepsea Atlantic and Deepsea Nordkapp, and may extend to rigs off Stavanger and Aberdeen at a later stage.