Technology & Innovation

GE’s Power Services is to carry out modernisation works at the Hrvatska Elektroprivreda power plant in Plomin, Croatia “the only coal-fired power plant in the country” the company said.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has successfully completed a technology demonstration project to explore the performance of battery storage systems participating in California's electricity markets.

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai Engineering (HEC) have completed the extension of a power plant in Pakistan for Attock Refinery Limited (ARL).

Microturbine energy systems manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation has received an order for the supply of a C800 Signature Series microturbine in order to upgrade power systems at a large pharmaceutical company in Northern California.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Mitsubishi Corporation have been awarded a full turnkey contract for the supply of power generation equipments, including a M701F gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC), to the Navoi 2 Power Plant in Uzbekistan.

The plant is to be built by Uzbekistan's national utility, Uzbekenergo, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems said.

General Electric's Power Services has been commissioned by Chile's power generation company AES Gener to provide services and tools to overhaul up to nine steam turbines and generators at four thermal-fired power plants. As part of the multi-year agreement, GE will overhaul nine steam turbines located at four different thermal-fired power plants throughout Chile, GE said in a statement.

The 20.7 MW Gori onshore wind farm in Georgia has “successfully achieved financial close” and construction of the facility is now due to start, Mott MacDonald, which is the lenders’ technical advisor on the project and will now monitor construction and operations, said.

Wartsila has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with France's Engie to develop solutions and services for the small scale LNG business sector.

The cooperation covers four work streams: LNG for ships, LNG distribution in islands and remote areas, LNG to Power solutions, and small scale LNG and bio liquefaction, Wartsila said in a statement Monday.

ABB has received a $40 million order to provide power equipment to the 800 kilovolt (kV) Dianxibei-Guangdong ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link in China.

Capstone Turbine Corporation has issued a US patent for a new cleaner fuel injector apparatus.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is to supply an M701F gas turbine to the Sirajganj thermal power plant project currently under way in Bangladesh.

The second unit of General Electric's GE 9HA.01 gas turbines has arrived from Belfort, France, in Pakistan to equip the 1,180 MW Bhikki Combined Cycle Power Plant in Punjab.

GE has launched a new series of flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, which would keep electricity flowing to vital systems and equipment until auxiliary generators step in, in the event of a utility power outage.

US private equity fund Panda Power Funds announced the commissioning of a new 829 MW gas-fired power station in Pennsylvania, the first one to use supplies from the Marcellus Shale gas formation.

General Electric announced it has secured a contract with Brazil's Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe for the supply of a 1,516 MW combined-cycle power plant.