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LP blade erosion: repair proves better than replacement
06 October, 2022
A project at a 4 x VVER-440 nuclear power plant has demonstrated the effectiveness of EthosEnergy’s repair procedures for free standing low pressure steam turbine blades. The repair entails butt welding of bar-nose erosion shields made of Stellite 6B to the leading edges of the low pressure blades. The solid bar-nose restores the aerofoil geometry whilst offering superior erosion protection for future operation.

Mitsubishi Power to do mega upgrade at Datan
05 October, 2022
Mitsubishi Power has received a series of contracts from state-owned Taiwan Power Company (TPC) to carry out a large-scale renovation project of power generation equipment at theDatan power plant in the city of Taoyuan, 50 km west of Taipei.

Site for UK’s first fusion energy plant named
04 October, 2022
The UK’s Business and Energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced that the West Burton power station site in North Nottinghamshire has been selected as the location for the STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) prototype fusion energy plant.

RWE to acquire Con Edison Clean Energy
04 October, 2022
RWE has signed a purchase agreement with Con Edison Inc. to acquire all shares in Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. Headquartered in New York, Con Edison CEB is a prominent operator and developer of renewable energy plants in the United States, with about 3 GW of operating capacity, 90% of it in solar energy, and a strong development pipeline of more than 7 GW.

56% of world’s energy “will be generated in APAC region by 2030” – GlobalData report
04 October, 2022
With the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region expected to generate over half of the world’s electrical energy by 2030, prominent data and analytics company GlobalData notes that energy decisions made by the leaders of APAC countries in the next few years will have significant impacts on the battle against climate change.

Nord Stream pipelines ‘have stopped leaking’
04 October, 2022
Leaks from the Nord Stream 1 pipeline has finally stopped after three separate ruptures were discovered in the natural gas lines last week, the Danish Energy Agency said on 2 October.

EDF revises its UK nuclear plant strategy
04 October, 2022
In response to fast rising wholesale gas and power prices feeding through to extremely high consumer bills, (winter 22/23 wholesale electricity prices are currently forecast to be in the region of £600 per MWh) and the sharp focus on security of supply owing to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, EDF is to review the case for a ‘short extension’ of its Hartlepool and Heysham AGR nuclear power plants to continue generating beyond the current scheduled closure in March 2024.

RWE to restart three lignite units
04 October, 2022
RWE announced on 29 September that it is to restart three lignite firing units that were previously on standby under the country’s policy to cut down on the use of fossil-fired electricity generation. The restart, which will take place in the coming days, is in response to orders from the German government, RWE said.

Proposed launch of Great British Energy
04 October, 2022
The UK’s largest opposition party, the Labour party, announced at its annual conference that a Labour government would set up a publicly owned energy company to invest in clean UK power.

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