U.S. pipeline operator Williams has placed in service Phase II of the Hillabee project, an important Transco expansion that brings more natural gas to Florida’s growing power generation market. The expansion provides firm capacity via Sabal Trail Transmission, allowing for uninterrupted flows from Alabama all the way to Florida.
TC Energy Corp has sold its interests in three Ontario gas-fired power plants to Atura Power, part of Ontario Power Generation, for $2.8 billion. The units include Halton Hills Power Plant (683 MW), Napanee Generating Station (900 MW) and TC Energy’s 50% interest in the Portlands Energy Centre (550 MW).
Kraftanlagen, the German subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been awarded a €100 contract to modernize and extend a combined heat and power plant. Once operational, the CHP will supply 117 MW of electric power and up to 190 tons per hour of process steam for InfraLeuna’s chemical complex near Leipizg.
General Electric has modernized Bashkir Generation’s TTP-2 combined-cycle power plant (519 MW) and completed an inspection and repair of the Siemens SGT 800 turbine. GE’s Cross-Fleet Solutions unit injects the company’s proprietary technology into other equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) units, effectively adopting them into GE Services’ installed base.
Siemens Gas and Power has been selected to supply three SGT-700B industrial gas turbines (33 MW each) to upgrade chemical manufacturing processes at Ascend Performance Materials’ factory in Alabama. The shift to gas turbines for steam generation will allow Ascend to retire ageing assets and lower emissions.