Italy's Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has started construction of a 300 MW wind farm in the US. The wind power installation is located in Rock Creek, Missouri and will be able to generate some 1,250 GWh per year of electricity, equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 100,000 american households, the company said.
Italian cable and wires manufacturer La Triveneta Cavi has inaugurated a new factory in Moldova's Straseni industrial park, following a €24 million investment supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The new factory will produce low- and middle-voltage electrical cables for use in buildings, industrial processes, power distribution, telecommunications and data transmission.
Portugal's Galp Energia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil's Petrobras aimed at extending the cooperation between the two companies. Galp said potential joint projects the two companies intend to explore include oil and gas exploration, production and infrastructure development, in “areas of common interest in Brazil and abroad.” However, the new gas production is not likely to result in an increase in Galp's commitment in gas-fired generation, a spokesman for the company said.
Siemens is considering entering a bid for the development of 3 GW of new LNG-fired generation in South Africa, a spokesman for the company confirmed to Gas to Power Journal. The potential bid would come on the back of the LNG to Power IPP Programme announced by South Africa's department of energy in August 2015.
A 19-day testing process is underway for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Paradise combined-cycle plant, including ‘first fire’ of the turbine and grid synchronisation. TVA said the 1,025-MW gas power plant is now 84% complete – all tests should be successful by early 2017 for the CCGT to enter into commercial operation before the coming summer.
Pakistan and Russia are in talks to revamp and upgrade a 600 MW gas-fired power plant at Jamshoro, based on Russian funding. Feasibility of the project has already been determined so the Pakistani energy minister called it “one of the most viable projects in which the Russian Federation can invest in.”
Hit by further delays, Mississippi Power Co. has conceded it needs to extend the construction schedule for its Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant by yet another month, which increases costs by $62 million. The project’s total price tag now stand at nearly $6.9 billion – start-up has been pushed back to November 30.