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Taiwan’s huge offshore wind programme gets underway
16 November, 2018
The Taiwanese government has set up an ambitious programme that should...
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CMI’s MiRIS pilot project: batteries (both Li-ion and flow) are included 16 November, 2018 CMI Energy, well known as a global player in steam generation, has diversified into renewables, in particular CSP, and is now taking steps into the battery storage area with completion...

Prospects in a carbon constrained world, an MIT view 15 November, 2018 The authors of a new MIT study say that unless nuclear energy is meaningfully incorporated into the global mix of low carbon energy technologies, the challenge of climate change will...

Fuel flexibility and future proofing in the era of renewables 15 November, 2018 Operators of gas turbine based power plants, notably in Europe (for example in the Netherlands and in Spain), are looking to future proof their existing assets in an energy market...

Is your diesel generator compliant? 28 October, 2018 UK-based diesel generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators, is partnering with reciprocating engine emissions control company, NOxProtekt, to tackle the challenges operators...

First synchronisation of phase III of the world’s largest CSP 28 October, 2018 In September the 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III solar tower power plant accomplished first synchronisation with the Moroccan grid. Ouarzazate III is the third phase in the Noor...

Learning from failure 28 October, 2018 Why do nuclear programmes fail and what are the factors that contribute to success? A new report from management consultancy, Arthur D. Little, Nuclear failures, considers the...

US wind power – a sea change in the offing 28 October, 2018 Approval has been sought by Dominion Energy to build two 6 MW wind turbines off Virginia’s coast. The $300 million project, considered to be the most advanced of several embryo...

EQTEC makes its mark in the USA 28 October, 2018 Gasification technology specialist EQTEC has signed an MOU with Phoenix Energy as exclusive technology supplier for two gasification projects in California. Staff report

Incentivising energy efficiency 28 October, 2018

Nuclear in China – where now? 28 October, 2018 Completion of the world’s first EPR and AP1000 reactors marks a major milestone for China, but the country’s ambitious nuclear expansion programme is no longer on track. Steve...

Industry first: machining completed on live nuclear reactor pipework 26 October, 2018 Machining specialist Hydratight reports that it has “become the first company to use electrical discharge machining (EDM) for maintenance work on a live nuclear reactor pipework system.”

Keeping track of GKM’s 260 cranes and hoists 26 October, 2018 The GKM coal fired plant in Germany uses some 260 crane systems and hoists of various types and manufacturers, for a range of tasks including coal handling and conveying, lifting...

MWM’s 5 minute ramp option now available 17 October, 2018 Owing to the characteristics of renewable energy sources, many operators of gas-fired power plants depend on flexible operation. Caterpillar subsidiary MWM has produced a software...

GE offers 6B repowering 17 October, 2018 GE has launched a repowering offer for its 6B gas turbine, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the fleet, and secured its first agreement to implement the upgrade, on three...

Another milestone for 3D printing: pre-mixer for SGT-A05 17 October, 2018 Siemens has successfully 3D-printed and engine tested a dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer for its SGT-A05 aeroderivative gas turbine, with “the impressive results showing a potential...

Nidec is still world leader in energy storage – BNEF 17 October, 2018 Nidec Industrial Solutions has, for the fifth consecutive year, confirmed its standing as the world’s leading supplier in the energy storage market. The company is now ranked...

Concentrated solar power: Silk Road investment for ACWA Power 17 October, 2018 ACWA Power has announced that China’s Silk Road Fund will acquire a 24.01% equity interest in the 700 MW DEWA Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the UAE.

Wind power: Orascom to develop 500 MW farm in Egypt 17 October, 2018 Orascom Construction Ltd has jointly signed along with ENGIE (France) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation/Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (Japan) an agreement to officially...

H class combined cycle CHP plant for Herne 17 October, 2018 With state of the art H class combined cycle plants such as Irsching 4 standing idle, the market for large gas turbine based plants in Germany, and much of Europe, is, to say the...


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