MAN Diesel & Turbo's MGT gas turbine series is making inroads into the Chinese market, with Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Company set to utilize four 6.9 MW gas turbines of the MGT6200 series in a cogeneration system.
AltaGas has awarded Siemens a long-term service agreement for the 507 MW Blythe Energy Center in California. Plant units will undergo thermal performance optimization, low-load turn down and rotor exchanges to extend maintenance intervals.
Japanese oil refiner TonenGeneral has indicated it is considering a move into power generation with plans to develop a 2 GW gas-fired plant in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo.
Saudi Arabia's state oil company Saudi Aramco has set aside a further $7 billion for unconventional oil and gas exploration as it is keen to tap new supply sources and use more gas for power generation. "Saudi Arabia will be the next (shale) frontier, especially in gas, and we couldn't have done that without U.S. innovation," Aramco's CEO Khalid al-Falih told an investment conference in Riyadh.
Cogeneration power plants could cover a fifth of Europe's energy demand by 2030 while reducing total inland energy consumption by 870 TWh , according to a new report from the EU-funded Cogeneration Observatory and Dissemination Europe (CODE 2) project.
Economic rebalancing in China has caused a more drastic drop in pace of power, gas, coal and diesel demand increase than the slight GDP moderation. Though gas demand is likely to recover in one or two years, Wood Mackenzie expects the outlook for power, coal and diesel demand will "change notably" amid major structural reforms in the economy and policy.
The Ghanaian government has signed a deal with U.S. energy firm GE and its consortium partners Endeavor Energy, Eranove and Sage Petroleum to provide storage and regasification of LNG for the Ghana 1000 project, a 1300 MW power plant located in Aboadze in the Western Region of Ghana.
A blizzard and nearly three feet of snow has hit over 4 million people around Boston and left some 45,900 customers without electricity, while New York was largely spared. Snowfalls are forecast to continue in eastern New England today.
UK energy supplier SSE is evaluating options for its Ferrybridge and Peterhead power stations, as well as its planned new-build at Aberneed, which did not win capacity contracts in last month's auction. The options are: retrofit of coal-fired units vs shutdown and dispatch of non-contracted gas plants as balancing reserve or try again at the 2nd capacity auction.
French energy major Total has completed construction works on its Northern Option Pipeline (NOPL) to start supply of gas to the 1,074 MW Alaoji National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP), one of Nigeria’s largest generators.
A double whammy has hit Pakistan's energy sector as the shutdown of the 2,402 MW Guddu plant, the country's second largest generator, came just days after attacks on a key transmission line which carries electricity from the 1,200 MW Hubco plant.