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Getting green hydrogen production into deep water: the Dolphyn project
19 February, 2020
Initial engineering work has now been completed for the Dolphyn...
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Polish demo for Japanese grid protection scheme 19 February, 2020 Hitachi’s automated grid protection demonstration aims to support Poland’s aspirations for major renewables expansion.

Beyond cables 19 February, 2020 Nexans, in partnership with start-up Cosmo Tech, is offering a new network asset management service, using the “digital twin” concept.

GE synchronous condensers – 100 years on 12 February, 2020 Synchronous condensers, with their ability to provide grid stabilising inertia, are making a comeback.

Predicting substation failures by means of thermal imaging 12 February, 2020 The infrastructure of most of the world’s grid systems is under increasing risk of blackout or brownout failure because of system ageing and the lack of monitoring equipment to flag...

The 3.1 GW East Anglia Hub project 12 February, 2020 ScottishPower Renewables is proposing to construct its three planned offshore windfarms off East Anglia, UK, as a new ‘East Anglia Hub’.

Big Bend in Tampa Electric’s road to decarbonisation 06 February, 2020 Following conversion of Tampa Electric’s Big Bend coal plant to gas combined cycle, more of its power will come from solar PV than coal.

New gas engine improves efficiency by 20% 05 February, 2020 MAN Energy Solutions has commissioned a new CHP plant, in the German city Schwäbisch Hall, that is based on its high efficiency 12V35/44G TS gas fired reciprocating engine.

France’s new SMR initiative 04 February, 2020 French nuclear industry players, CEA, EDF, Naval Group and TechnicAtome, are jointly developing a new SMR (small modular reactor) concept in the 300-400 MWe size range – consisting of...

Ørsted’s Asnæs 6 CHP plant completed 31 January, 2020 Ørsted takes another step towards being zero-coal.

Further delays for European EPRs 28 January, 2020 The original schedules and cost estimates for the European EPRs (at Olkiluoto, Flamanville and Hinkley Point), with the benefit of hindsight, look wildly optimistic.

Air-cooling reliability: room for improvement 28 January, 2020 Secondary air-cooling systems, the ingenious and increasingly sophisticated cooling schemes that enable modern gas turbines to employ inlet temperatures higher than the melting points...

Complete thermal block exchange in 28 days 22 January, 2020 Corrosion due to its coastal location combined with frequent start/stops led to blade failure at a Californian municipality’s gas turbine installation. To minimise expensive...

How to make it happen? 22 January, 2020 Judging by a recent UK CCSA conference, the mood in the UK carbon capture community is cautiously hopeful, boosted by widening recognition that it is unavoidable in any plausible...

Offshore wind – it’s all at sea 15 January, 2020 The IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook special report reveals a burgeoning technology that today has a total capacity of 23 GW, though accounting for only 0.3% of global...

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.

Buk Danjin–Godeok link to be completed by 2020 17 December, 2019 GE has been awarded the contract to complete the final phase of KEPCO’s 33 km Buk Dangjin-Godeok HVDC link, to be commissioned in 2020.

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...

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