Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order from POSCO, Korea's largest steel company, for a gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power plant using gas from direct reduction furnaces.
The 146 MW power plant at the Pohang Works is scheduled to go on-stream in February 2007. It will incorporate an M501S gas turbine, a steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and a generator. MHI will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the gas turbine, compressor and steam turbine while Mitsubishi Electric Corp will supply the generator, the HRSG and the balance of plant.
The plant will run on FINEX gas, which has a lower calorific heating value than natural gas, and is used as part of a new process for steel manufacture.
Enel has placed a turnkey order for three 680 MW steam turbines with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The turbines are associated with the replacement of existing boilers at the Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Lazio. They are scheduled to go into service progressively starting in May 2008.
VA Tech hydro has been awarded a contract to extend the Gerlos pump storage power plant at Zell am Ziller near Tyrol in Austria worth approximately EUR 15 million. The order from Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG will see VA Tech supply a six-jet vertical shaft Pelton turbine including a turbine governor, a sperival valve as well as a generator, the overall output of the power plant will be boosted from 65 MW to 200 MW. Under the contract, VA Tech Hydro will be also responsible for installation and commissioning of the new unit. The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2007.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has won an order from Southern California Edison (SCE), to supply four steam generators for use at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), near San Clemente. Two units at each of Unit 2 and Unit 3 with outputs of 1,070 and 1,080 MW respectuively. Delivery is set for between 2008 and 2009 though the contract does not include installation work.
A further four turnkey contracts are for Furnas Centrais Elétricas, Brazil’s National Electricity Company. VA Tech will supply 13 shunt reactors, five breakers and six disconnectors for the 345kV substations of Ouro Preto and Vitória and the 500kV substations of Cachoeira Paulista and Adrianópolis. These contracts will be finished by the beginning of 2006 and include automation and control as well as protection systems, erection and all civil works.
In addition, Enerpeixe has awarded VA Tech a contract for the installation of a 92 km, 500kV transmission line. The line will link the 452 MW Peixe Angical power plant and the Gurupi substation. Completion is planned for the beginning of 2006.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received an order for a large-scale flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system from Southern Company (SO) which calls for retrofitting of the 1,020 MW Gorgas plant operated by Alabama Power. The total contract value is approximately Y$ 5 billion ($XX million).
The plant is located some 50 km northwest of Birmingham.
VA Tech Hydro has secured a major contract for the construction of a gas-fired combined cycle heat and power plant in Bucharest, Romania. The EUR 135 million contract, which was prepared bilaterally between Austria and Romania over a period of several years, was awarded by SC Electrocentrale Bucuresti. The financing partner is the Société Général.
VA Tech Hydro is supplying the complete electrical systems and instrumentation and control, all auxiliary plant units such as gas supply and the entire structural engineering.
VA Tech T&D has won a turnkey contract worth EUR 3.5 million for two 115/24kV turnkey substations in Bangkok/Thailand for the power utility Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA).
Both substations comprise the complete control & protection equipment, substation capacitor banks as well the entire electrical and mechanical balance of plant.
Thailand’s Ratchaburi Power Company Ltd (RPCL) has placed an order for the construction of a 1,400 MW natural gas-fired turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) plant with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The plant will have two 700 MW units and its output will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand for 25 years. Plans call for the first unit to start operation in March 2008, and the second in June 2008.
The plant will be constructed roughly 140 km west of Bangkok and will comprise four M701F gas turbines, two steam turbines, four heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and six generators. MHI will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the gas and steam turbines, the core equipment of the facility, as well as the HRSGs. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build the generators, and Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction Public Company Limited (STECON) will take charge of civil engineering work and installation.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co and POSCO have won a turnkey contract for the construction of a cogeneration plant in Hwaseong, South Korea about 40 km south of Seoul. Korea District Heating Corp (KDHC), a state-owned corporation, placed the order for the 525 MW plant, which is scheduled for completion in November 2007.
The LNG-fired turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) plant will use two M501F gas turbines, one steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and a generator. MHI will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the gas and steam turbines, Mitsubishi Electric Corp will build the generator. Daewoo and POSCO will take charge of construction and installation, plus procurement of the HRSG.
New Caledonia: Alstom coal-fired project
Alstom has won a turnkey EPC contract for a second coal-fired power plant for Prony Energies, New Caledonia. The 50MWe unit is identical to a first Alstom unit which will supply more than 35% of the island’s installed capacity when it comes into operation in May 2007. The second unit is due to begin commercial operations in January 2008 to supply the new Goro Nickel treatment plant.
Belgium: GE turbines power wind project
Five GE 1.5MWe wind turbines are being used at the Perwez Wind Farm located near Perwez in the Walloon region of Belgium, about 50 km southeast of Brussels. The project is being developed by Air Energy while construction and operation will be handled by Les Vents de Perwez, a joint venture between Air Energy and Electrabel.
USA: Mitsui Babcock and Alliant Energy deals
Mitsui Babcock has won four major contracts with Alliant Energy worth $5.6 million. The contracts include a thermal modelling project and reheater replacement at Alliant Energy's Lansing Generating Station (Unit 4) in Lansing, Iowa, and a superheater and reheater redesign and replacement at the company's Columbia 2 plant. In a concurrent contract at the same facility, Mitsui Babcock will work with RMT, an Alliant Energy subsidiary, to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by installing an overfire air (OFA) system.
Saudi Arabia: Alstom power plant largest in Middle East
An Alstom-led consortium has won a €627 million turnkey contract with Saudi Electricity Company to add three generating blocks to the Saudi Arabian Shoaiba power plant. Under the contract, worth €560 million to Alstom, the consortium will build three 400MWe units. Saudi Archirodon Constructions will carry out all the associated civil works. The final units of the plant are scheduled to be fully operational in the first half of 2008.
China: MHI Blast-Furnace-Gas Fired CCGT
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd has received an order for two gas turbines to be used in a blast-furnace-gas (BFG) fired gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) generation plant at Handan Iron & Steel Company in China. The new power plant is scheduled to go onstream in August 2006.
The order calls for MHI to provide two 251S gas turbines with a combined power output of 60 MW. Assembly will be partially undertaken in cooperation with Hangzhou Steam Turbine Co.
The contract followed a similar deal with Maanshan Iron & Steel Company of China. The new plant is scheduled to go on-stream in April 2007. The 150 MW GTCC plant on order will consist of an M701S (DA) gas turbine, a steam turbine, a heat recovery steam generator and a generator.
Brazil: Dry flue gas desulphurisation for Alstom
Alstom has won a €11 million contract to design and supply a Dry Flue Gas Desulphurisation (DFGD) system to control air emissions at a coke production facility in Vitoria, Brazil.
The DFGD system will be part of a power generation plant supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) to a steel plant. Under the contract with KHI, Alstom will design, supply and commission a DFGD system to treat the off gases from the coke ovens.
USA: Foster Wheeler wins litter contract
Foster Wheeler North America Corp has been awarded a contract valued at more than $18 million by SNC-Lavalin Power, the EPC contractor for a poultry litter-fired plant. Foster Wheeler's Canadian subsidiary will design and supply a 55 MW boiler for the Fibrominn project in Benson, Minnesota, the first US plant to use poultry litter as its primary fuel. The plant is expected to be operational in 2007.
Tunisia: Areva wins two contracts worth euro 62 million
Areva’s Transmission and Distribution division has won two contracts in Tunisia to build five high-voltage substations and two electricity control centres. The turnkey contracts, with national utility Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG), are , worth euro 62 million, including euro 41 million for the five 90/33/11 kV high-voltage gas-insulated substations located in and around Tunis.
Under the second contract, worth euro 21 million, Areva will design and build a new national and regional control centre in northern Tunisia plus a back up in the south that will enable the STEG to manage the national transmission network.
Finland: Sweco wins contract for Finnish hydro power stations
PVO Vesivoima Oy, a Finnish hydropower producer has commissioned Sweco to modernise a number of hydropower stations in Northern Finland over a six or seven year period. Upgrading the first station will take place 2006 – 2007 with the objective of increasing its capacity by 10% and at a cost of SKr 500 million (euro 55 million).
Brazil: Enercon to build Iberdrola's Brazilian wind park
Wobben Windpower, the Brazilian subsidiary of Enercon, has been awarded a euro 45.2 million contract by Iberdrola to develop the company’s first wind park in Brazil.
The Rio do Fogo wind park, located in the Rio Grande do Norte region, will have an installed capacity of 50 MW and is expected to begin generation in 2006. Iberdrola has signed a 20-year contract with Eletrobras to supply electricity from the park.
Guatemala: Hydro deal for GE
Guatemalan construction group Solel Boneh Guatemala has awarded GE Energy a contract of nearly $10 million to supply powerhouse equipment and services for a new 44 MW hydroelectric plant owned and operated by Generadora del Occidente, a subsidiary of ENEL Latin America. The El Canadá station, located in Municipalidad de Zunil, Quetzaltenango, uses two substations with 4km of overhead transmission lines, two 22 MW Pelton hydro turbines associated synchronous generators, main inlet valves, turbine governors, excitation system, cooling water system, SCADA system and transformers all supplied by GE.
Alaska: Wärtsilä wins $4 million project
Wärtsilä Corp is to deliver two 12V32 generating sets with a combined output of 10.4 MW to a new power plant in Nome, northwestern Alaska to replace the existing plant. The new Snake River plant will run on light fuel oil and is due to begin operations in late 2005. It will be the sole source of power for Nome's estimated 4000 residents and temperatures can reach - 50 o C, making cold weather reliability a key factor.
Aker Kvaerner wins five boiler and evaporator contracts
Kvaerner Power, a subsidiary of Aker Kvaerner, has been awarded new orders for a total of euro 75 million from clients in Canada, the US and Sweden and include two new boilers, three boiler conversions and two rebuilds to evaporation plants for the paper and pulping industry.
Weyerhaeuser Co has ordered a heat recovery boiler for its Grande Prairie pulp mill in Alberta, Canada, due to be completed in early 2007. Kvaerner Power is also to deliver a 300 MW circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler to an undisclosed customer in the Southeastern US to be run on petroleum coke and bark. The boiler will be ready for start-up in the beginning of 2007. Swedish Billerud has ordered three power boiler conversions to their pulp and paper mills in Gruvön, Karlsborg and Skärblacka at a cost of euro 115 million. Kvaerner Power will convert the existing grate boilers to modern bubbling fluidised bed (BFB) technology able to burn biomass. Start-up of the boilers will be towards the end of 2005. Smurfit Munksjö Aspa Bruk has ordered an evaporation plant upgrade to its Aspa Bruk mill increasing the capacity to 250 tonnes of water per hour. Start-up will be in autumn 2005. Finally, Rottneros has ordered a concentrator rebuild to its evaporation plant in Vallviks Bruk mill, also due for completion in the autumn.