Projects & Finance

A banking consortium led by JBIC, the state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation, has agreed to lend US$1.31 billion for a LNG-fuelled power generation project on the Indonesian island of Java. With a capacity of 1,760 MW, the power station will build and operated by Marubeni, Sojitz and Persero, while LNG supply will be arranged by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. Start-up is scheduled for 2021.

Qasim Al-Fahdawi, the Iraqi electricity minster has signed a milestone agreement with Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser over the weekend to implement the company’s ‘Roadmap for repowering Iraq.’ Plans are to add 11 GW new gas-fired power plants in Iraq within four years, which would effectively boost existing capacity by almost 50%.

As decommissioning of coal plants and grid-integration of renewables lead to rising variability of power supply in the area of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), GE and Clarke Energy have been asked to supply a turnkey combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Sebewaing Light & Water (SL&W), a municipal utility. The CHP is slated to start operating in Q1-2019.

Striving to roll-out battery storage, Duke Energy has announced to invest $500 million in several projects spread across North and South Carolina over the next 15 years. In total, the storage projects will have a combined capacity of 300 MW.

Iran’s MAPNA Group has been selected to supply turbines and generators to the Jandar combined-cycle gas power plant, under construction in Western Syria. Turbine delivery to the Jandar CCGT is part of a wider contract that will see MAPNA supply generating equipment to a total of 65 power units with a combined capacity of over 9,600 MW.

PW Power Systems, part of MHPS Americas, has signed up its first customer active in oil & gas upstream. U.S. Well Services (USWS) ordered 30-megawatt FT8 MOBILEPAC aero-derivative gas turbine generators to power its new electric frack fleet. USWS said its first two new-build  fleets will be deployed for two of its customers during the first quarter of 2019.

TenneT, Thyssengas and Gasunie Deutschland have announced plans to build a power-to-gas plant, designed to turn renewable energy into gas for industrial use in the Ruhr region. With an output of 100 MW, it will be the largest P2G plant of its kind in Germany, and is scheduled to be operational by 2022.

National Grid Gas Transmission has awarded RWG a contract to undertake a series of maintenance work at their Siemens aero-derivative gas generator fleet located across the UK mainland. The 3-year contract, includes major overhaul of SGTA-20 (Industrial Avon) and SGT-A35 (Industrial RB211) gas generators.

Çalık Enerji, a leading Turkish EPC contractor, has completed the on-base process for the installation of a second gas turbine and generator at the 2x450MW Turakurgan combined-cycle power plant in Uzbekistan. The CCGT is being developed by Uzbekenergo and funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Expanding its operation in Indonesia, ABB has inaugurated a new high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) manufacturing facility in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta. It is the fourth manufacturing plant that the Swedish-Swiss technology group has set up in Indonesia over the past three years as part of a $30 million investment plan.

Doreen Power, a long-standing customer of MAN Energy Solutions, has awarded a contract to the latter for the delivery of two fast-ramp power stations that will stabilize energy supply in Manikganj and Bhairab, two cities near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

GE’s Power Services has completed of an aeroderivative gas turbine exchange at COMETA’s Talosa power plant in Soria, Spain. Owned by Grupo Losan, COMETA is a wood panel producer who needed to modernize its onsite power generation unit to keep industrial processes competitive.

Swedish-Swiss technology group ABB has completed the first delivery of switch- and control gear for Aruba’s Global Cloud Data Center, situated near Bergamo in northern Italy. To guarantee stable operations of this large modular site – stretching over 200,000m² – ABB used it Relion 615 series switchgear which facilitates uninterrupted power supply.

Centrica, Britain’s largest energy supplier, has commissioned two new Wärtsilä-built gas engine power plants. Hand-over was completed this week. The two plants at Brigg and Peterborough now help balance the stability of the UK power grid and add to Centrica's decentralized energy portfolio that also includes the Roosecote battery storage.

Heads of Gazprom and Linde have met in St Petersburg to discuss ways of intensifying Russian-German technological collaboration, notably on the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) project. Linde supplies equipment for cryogenic recovery of substances from gas, and Gazprom noted construction is progressing according to schedule for the plant to start up 2021.

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