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Boltight at full stretch in the power business
25 July, 2018
Across all power generation technologies, bolt fatigue, relaxation...
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Caledonia Clean Energy Project: is it feasible? 25 July, 2018 Formerly a planned coal based IGCC facility, Summit is now proposing a combination of natural gas fuelling and carbon capture for its Caledonia Clean Energy Project. It has...

Liquid-air start-up: a milestone for long-duration storage 19 July, 2018 The world’s first grid-scale liquid-air energy storage (LAES) plant, Highview Power’s 5MW/15MWh Pilsworth facility, is finally in operation, with a switch-on ceremony held on 5...

Brussels’ blinkered energy Brexit 19 July, 2018 Brexit continues to lead the news on a near daily basis, with a number of headlines being generated by European Commission briefings on the economic impact in Britain following...

How CFB addresses the challenges of biomass burning at utility scale 18 July, 2018 Combustion of biomass poses a number of problems, particularly in utility scale boilers. The circulating fluidised bed has features that control ash agglomeration, fouling, and...

LOTOXTM + AdvXTM + SBS InjectionTM: efficient combination for BREF & ZLD 18 July, 2018 AECOM, ARVOS and Linde are proposing a holistic approach to meeting the BREF emissions requirements, while maintaining efficiency, and attaining zero liquid discharge (ZLD). The...

What is the true social and environmental cost of electricity? 18 July, 2018 The Nuclear Energy Agency believes that the market price of electricity does not accurately reflect the true cost of electricity to society and the environment. It has...

First Light: hoping to avoid a false dawn 18 July, 2018 UK-based start-up First Light is working on a novel approach to fusion that employs an inertially confined plasma combined with projectile-generated shockwaves as the driver, rather...

Black start upgrade for the San Francisco bay cable 18 July, 2018 Siemens has supplied black-start technology to the 53 mile power cable that provides critical back-up for San Francisco’s electricity grid.

Power transformers go digital 18 July, 2018 ABB and Siemens have simultaneously claimed to have produced the first digitally enabled power transformer. Both were unveiled at the Hanover Fair in April.

RJM International back in the USA 18 July, 2018 Combustion technology specialist RJM International once again has a presence in the USA after an absence of 14 years.

Andritz to reconstruct SWFGD at Vasilikos 18 July, 2018 Following the placing of an order by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), Andritz reconstructing the seawater flue gas desulphurisation (SWFGD) plant at HFO fuelled Vasilikos...

GE achieves WFGD firsts in India and South Africa 18 July, 2018 GE has reported successful trial operation of a turnkey full flow wet flue gas desulphurisation (WFGD) project at NTPC’s 500 MW Vindhyachal pulverised- coal-fired plant in Madhya...

NOx control, high ash coal and the new Indian emissions standards 18 July, 2018 A new IEA Clean Coal Centre report*, summarised below, looks at NOx control for high ash coals, currently a particular challenge for India, which has introduced new emissions standards.

Valmet projects help Polish CHP plants meet IED 18 July, 2018 Valmet has recently installed wet FGD systems at CHP units in Poland belonging to CIECH Soda Polska, located at two of its chemical plant sites, Janikowo and Inowroclaw.

Rolls-Royce to modernise CPR1000 rod controls... 18 July, 2018 Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to modernise rod control systems in 14 of CGN’s CPR1000 nuclear power units in China.

Voith in listening mode at Icelandic hydro plant 18 July, 2018 Landsvirkjun (national power company of Iceland) and Voith have launched a joint pilot project on intelligent noise analysis in hydropower plants.

Solar energy investment fell 19% in Q1 2018 18 July, 2018 The latest quarterly report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance showed that investment in clean energy amounted to $61.1 billion in the first quarter of 2018, down 10% year-on-year,...

Saudi Arabia plans $200 billion PV project 18 July, 2018 Saudi Arabia and Japanese financial bank SoftBank have agreed an MoU through which they undertake to spend about $200 billion by 2030 to build 200 GW of solar PV, a move that...

Dubai’s rooftop solar project confirmed 18 July, 2018 In February, the government of the United Arab Emirates announced ambitious plans to invest $163 bn to generate almost half the country’s power needs from renewable sources by 2050....


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