Little Barford power station gets greener after £100m upgrade

The Little Barford Power Station at Gallow Hill, south of St. Neots in Bedfordshire, has recently been given a £100million upgrade to be more environmentally friendly. The power station is part of RWE Generation and was opened in 1996. At full capacity could generate 680MW of electricity – enough to power half a million homes.

Six Siemens F-class gas turbines to power two Algerian plants

Siemens has recently been awarded a contract to supply power plant components, including six F-class gas turbines, for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined cycle power plants in Algeria. The clients are Daewoo E&C Co., Ltd and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd, Korean companies that are building the two power plants for Sociéte Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE), the state-run energy provider in Algeria.

Abengoa to develop 440MW combined cycle plant in Oregon at $364m

Abengoa, a Spanish technology company that offers solutions in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by U.S. power company, Portland General Electric (PGE) to develop a 440 MW combined cycle power plant, to supply electrical energy to half the population of Portland, Oregon. The project is valued at USD 364 million and is expected to be completed in 36 months.

Denizli combined cycle plant to power Turkey with 775MW electricity

Start-up of the delayed 775 MW Denizli power plant, developed at a cost of €600 million under a joint venture between RWE and Turcas, is expected to take place soon, according to RWE. The combined cycle gas turbine plant was initially planned to commence full commercial operation at the end of 2012.

Italian combined cycle plant gets two GE LM6000-PD turbines

GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology has recently been installed at Tamarete Energia’s new, 104 MW combined-cycle plant near Ortona, Italy. The plant will generate enough power for approximately 34,500 Italian homes. GE’s flexible gas turbine technology, which helps integrate wind and solar energy into the grid, will allow the new plant to generate high-efficiency and environmentally friendly electrical power, balancing the reduction of contribution from wind and solar generation. The plant is located in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo.

New 368MW gas power plant for Algeria

In consortium with General Electric, METKA S.A. recently announced the signing of a new contract with Société Algérienne de Production de l’Electricité (SPE Spa), for development of a new gas-fired power plant.

The project concerns the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning of an open cycle gas turbine power plant with two gas turbines and a total output of 368 MW located in Hassi R’mel, Algeria.

Capstone’s C200 microturbines to provide 1.2 MW power at Hudson Yards

Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently announced it received a major order for multiple buildings from New York-based Related Companies, an environmentally conscious real estate development and investment firm. Capstone distributor RSP Systems, headquartered in Bronx, NY, secured the order.

Canadian project to develop supercritical CO2 turbine

Carleton University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering recently announced that Natural Resources Canada has invested $1.44 million through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for a research project that will create a pilot-scale gas turbine facility to develop technology for efficient electricity generation. The funding is part of ongoing research and development efforts to reduce capital and operating costs, and increase the energy efficiency of, cleaner coal and carbon capture and storage systems.

Siemens to deliver five SGT6-2000E gas turbines to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Electricity Company has awarded Siemens Energy two contracts valued at approximately SAR1 billion ($266 million) for the supply of five SGT6-2000E gas turbines to power stations in the Rafa, Rafha, Qurayyat and Arar areas as well as for the construction of the Al-Kharj-2 substation.

Black Hills starts building 132MW gas-fired station in Wyoming

US-based diversified energy company Black Hills Corporation has begun construction of its new 132MW gas-fired Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station, located five miles (8 km) southeast of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The plant will include one simple-cycle combustion turbine unit and one combined-cycle unit and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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