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Offshore wind – it’s all at sea
15 January, 2020
The IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook special report reveals a...
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New to the market – low cost LV all-system monitoring 15 January, 2020 42 Technology has successfully completed a six month trial of what it says is a ‘low-cost breakthrough’ for monitoring low voltage substations.

China‘s new efficiency goals 14 January, 2020 Prof Weizhong Feng and his colleagues in Shanghai are setting new standards for coal plant efficiency, with an innovative retrofit concept for 300 MW subcritical units in China,...

Aibel/ABB selected for Dogger Bank link 24 December, 2019 UK’s first offshore wind project to employ HVDC transmission.

ITM and Ørsted co-operate on PEM electrolyser scale-up 17 December, 2019 A UK government funded feasibility study is underway on Gigastack, a project to demonstrate production of green hydrogen via gigawatt scale polymer electrolyte membrane...

Construction underway on Van Phong 1 17 December, 2019 Construction is now underway in Vietnam on the 2 x 660 MWe Van Phong 1 supercritical coal-fired power plant of Van Phong Power Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo.

HyNet’s plan: hydrogen to the people by 2024 17 December, 2019 HyNet, which describes itself as “the most advanced hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage project in the UK” says it “could see hydrogen blended into the gas grid and...

Ansaldo Energia and Equinor collaborate on 100% H2 gas turbine combustor 17 December, 2019 Sequential combustion, as incorporated in the GT26/GT36 technology acquired by Ansaldo Energia from Alstom, facilitates the use of high hydrogen – even 100% H2 – fuel for gas turbines.

Pakistan’s CPHGC plant goes commercial 17 December, 2019 GE reports that the 2 x 660 MWe CPHGC (China Power Hub Generation Company) power plant in Pakistan has achieved commercial operation, on schedule and on budget.

Fresh impetus for UK offshore 17 December, 2019 The Crown Estate has launched the UK’s first major offshore wind leasing round in a decade, opening up the opportunity for 7GW or more of new installations.

NTPC commissions India’s first ultrasupercritical plant 17 December, 2019 Over the summer, NTPC has been commissioning what it describes as India’s “first ultrasupercritical coal fired plant”, the 2 x 660 MW Khargone facility in Madhya Pradesh. With main...

Optimisation of lignite beater wheel mills using modern gas flow measurements 17 December, 2019 A new digital time-of-flight-based cross-correlation technique, employing pairs of robust infrared sensors, enables hot recirculation gas flow into lignite beater wheel mills to...

Why the circulating fluidised bed makes sense for India 28 November, 2019 The use of Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) circulating fluidised bed (CFB) combustion technology has grown from small-scale applications to large ultra-supercritical power plants in less than...

CfDs drive down prices 27 November, 2019 The 3rd allocation round (completed Sep 2019) of the UK’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction – a support scheme for ‘less established’ low carbon generation technologies –...

HVTS cladding proves effective against biomass corrosion 26 November, 2019 Based on inspections in 2018 and 2019 of an E.ON boiler in Sweden, the HVTS (High Velocity Thermal Spray) metal alloy cladding technique developed by Integrated Global Services is...

New Benson evaporator for vertical HRSGs exceeds expectations 20 November, 2019 A new Benson HP evaporator design for vertical-exhaust-gas-flow heat recovery steam generators – deployed for the first time in the 24 HRSGs of the Siemens H-class Egypt Megaproject –...

How to make CCS feasible 19 November, 2019 The CONvert research project in Denmark has demonstrated that full integration of carbon capture with biomass fuelled CHP, combined with subsurface heat and carbon dioxide...

Shale gas – powering an energy revolution 15 November, 2019 The last IEA review of the USA’s energy policies was published in 2015. In the meantime, the shale revolution has become a major driving force for US energy policy, shifting its...

Repowering Drax 07 November, 2019 With high efficiency gas turbine technology.

Projects proliferate 07 November, 2019 Recent months have seen a growing number of initiatives aimed at producing low carbon hydrogen and its use as an energy vector and storage medium.


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