Iran is gearing up to produce 'home-made' gas turbines. A contract has been signed with Oil Turbo-Compressor Company to make a 100% indigenous [gas] turbine, according to Iran's deputy oil minister, Mohammad-Reza Moqaddam.
Travelling over 3,000 kilometres from Finspång, Sweden, to Holland in the US state of Michigan, two type SGT-800 gas turbines have made their way by truck, crane and ship. Siemens has manufactured the equipment for installation at the 145 MW Holland Energy Park CCGT, due operational in spring 2017.
Emissions of climate-changing CO2 from American power plants have fallen to the lowest point since April 1998, reaching a low of 128 metric tons in April 2015. However, the EIA cautioned this is typically the month with low emissions as electricity demand is low due to mild weather and little need for heating or cooling.
Having received a 'limited notice to proceed', Gemma Power System can now commence works to build a 200 MW open-cycle gas turbine power plant in Medway, Massachusetts, under a turnkey EPC contract with Exelon. The contract value is approximately $100 million.
As Malaysia aspires to achieve "high-income nation" status by 2020, the government is developing the power sector through supportive regulatory reforms and robust Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Utilities, meanwhile, are flocking to the local bond and sukuk market to fund new projects.
Following a $217 million investment, InterGen has now started commercial operation of a 205 MW combined-cycle gas power plant near the municipality of San Luis de la Paz in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Vietnam is poised to transform its energy mix over the next two decades as it industrializes its economy and expands total generating capacity to meet rising demand. Plans foresee substantial additions of coal power and the government also aspires to build the first nuclear reactors in Southeast Asia.
Adamant critics of the new US power plant regulation, unveiled by President Obama on Monday, are vowing to sue the government in a bid to block measures aimed at cutting carbon emissions 32% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels.
An incredibly detailed map of all US generating facilities has been compiled by the Washington Post's latest data viz: a categorized map of every power plant in the United States. It shows that the the share of coal still exceeds gas by about 4% as a fuel source.
Invenergy plans to spend $700 million on a new gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island. If all goes to plan, construction of the 900 MW plant would start next year with a view to having the CCGT up and running by 2019. Plans to build the facility still require approval from the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board, the regional regulator.
The first restart of a Japanese nuclear reactor could take place as early as August 10, when Kyushu Electric plans to resume operation of a unit at its Sendai plant in Kagoshima prefecture. Japan's nuclear renaissance is expected to reduce gas demand for power generation and could lead to less LNG imports.
Together with its contractor Kraftanlagen München, GE is supporting the municipal utility Stadtwerke Kiel in the construction of a gas-fired power plant, driven by 20 flexible Jenbacher gas engines. After an intial planning and permitting phase, construction of the plant is scheduled to start in May 2016.