New News information at Modern Power Systems New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Modern Power Systems IRENA and SGCC to partner on grid transformation by <br/> <br/> The International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Grid Corporation of China on grid and energy transformation in China and in developing countries, specifically to collaborate on grid enhancements, system flexibility, and sector-coupling in China and in IRENA’s clean energy corridor regions. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:03:00 GMT Uniper seeks judgement over Maasvlakte shutdown by <br/> <br/> Uniper’s coal fired power station MPP3 located at Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam, was officially opened in 2016. It is described by Uniper as “highly efficient” and technologically able to meet the highest standards. However the Dutch government’s Coal Prohibition Act puts an end to the use of coal for the production of electricity by 1st of January 2030, which means a forced closure after only fifteen years of operation without any compensation. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:01:00 GMT Mitsubishi Power wins GT order in Uzbekistan by <br/> <br/> Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of the MHI Group, has received an order for two M701JAC gas turbines, the company’s latest model in its air-cooled J-Series, for a 1500 MW class natural-gas-fired combined cycle power plant under construction in Sirdarya, Uzbekistan. The order follows the conclusion of an equipment supply agreement for the Sirdarya project between ACWA Power China Gezhouba Group (CGGC) as the appointed project EPC contractor. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:59:00 GMT Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform by <br/> <br/> On 16 April Ørsted entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, an owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of € 571 million as of 31 December 2020. The final price will be subject to customary adjustments. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:58:00 GMT Rolls-Royce to supply mtu Kinetic PowerPacks to Saudi Arabian university by <br/> <br/> Rolls-Royce is to supply twelve mtu Kinetic PowerPacks to King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia this summer. The systems, equipped with dynamically rotating kinetic energy accumulators, will be used to provide the university's supercomputing facility and data centre with “clean, conditioned, uninterruptible power supplies”, acting as the energy backbone. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:44:00 GMT A turbine to utilise residual heat in a chemical plant by <br/> <br/> Steam turbine manufacturer Doosan Škoda Power is to supply a 15 MW steam turbine including accessories for a planned chemical plant in Emet, Turkey. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:41:00 GMT Sweetch Energy secures €5.2m investment in osmotic energy by <br/> <br/> Sweetch, a European company in the business of developing advanced nanotechnology and eco-material science to harness osmotic energy, has announced today that it has secured €5.2 million in funding to develop the full scale prototype of an energy harnessing process based on its new high efficiency eco-membranes, which it says can turn osmotic energy into a bankable renewable power source for the first time in 50 years. Osmotic energy, it says, represents a breakthrough in renewable energy as a non-intermittent and abundant source of clean electricity. Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:40:00 GMT Major milestone for PIF by <br/> <br/> On 8 April, Sudair Solar PV, Saudi Arabia’s first utility scale renewable energy project, was officially inaugurated. At 1500 MW it will be one of the world’s largest PV arrays by capacity and is considered a key component in achieving the Public Investment Fund’s commitment to develop 70% of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy by 2030. PIF is the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, and has total estimated assets of around $350 billion.‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪ Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT Sale of Bergen to TMH halted by <br/> <br/> In an unusual use of the National Security act to prevent a transaction between private parties, the Norwegian government has announced that it has halted the sale of Bergen Engines to TMH International owing to national security concerns. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:20:00 GMT Planning begins for Bornholm underwater cable routes by <br/> <br/> As part of the Danish climate agreement of June 2020, it was decided to build two energy islands, in the Baltic and North Seas respectively, linked to offshore wind farms that together can provide 5 GW. The engineering and consultancy company Ramboll has been awarded one of the first pilot climate and seabed studies for the coming energy islands. Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:17:00 GMT