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Massive gas field find huge boost for Egyptian power generation


The discovery of a ‘super giant’ natural gas field off the coast of Egypt is set to help the country bridge its energy gap.

South Africa opens first coal-fired power plant in two decades


South Africa, beset by electricity shortage problems has opened its first coal-fired power plant since 1996.

RWE moves closer to $2bn British wind power park deal


RWE Innogy anticipates that it will have sewn up a $2bn (£1.3bn) deal to finance the Galloper offshore wind park project by November.

Bild outlines extent of struggle for power generators


Germany’s biggest selling newspapers have this week provided a telling description of the difficulties associated with the country’s power generation industry.

RWE in management overhaul of UK arm npower


German utility RWE has initiated a management shake-up at its UK subsidiary RWE npower following dismal half year results.

Teyssen determined to complete E.ON power plant spin off


E.ON's Chief Executive Johannes Teyssen says he is pursuing the spin off of the company’s power plants regardless of cost.

‘Uneconomic’ Longannet coal plant in UK to close early


The last coal-fired power plant in Scotland, Longannet, is to close next year.

EDF announces £1.3bn worth of contracts for Hinkley Point


EDF has announced a number of contracts for the development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in southwest England.

Details emerge on Areva-EDF deal


Areva has agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor business to EDF.

Endesa outlines Latin American gas-fired and hydro power plant ambitions


Endesa Chile has unveiled a plan to develop 36 projects, amounting to 6300 MW of power in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

BRUSH completes $47m manufacturing facility in Shanghai


As part of a continuing business investment and development strategy, BRUSH, the largest independent manufacturer of turbogenerators in the world, has announced the completion of a major new $47m manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China to produce European quality turbogenerators for the growing Chinese market.

MAN opens fourth Caribbean island power plant


MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the inauguration of its fourth island power plant for French utility EDF.

Kenya to spend $2.2bn on solar power


Kenya has contracted SkyPower, the world's largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, to develop 1 GW of solar power projects to be built in four phases over the next five years.

Alstom to contribute to Nigerian renewable energy master plan


The developers of the Zungeru hydroelectric power project in Nigeria have awarded Alstom a €50m contract from China National Electric Engineering Company to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services.

46 MW order for Vestas in India


Vestas is to supply a 46 MW wind power order for the Indian state of Karnataka.

Conventional power impairment adds to big Vattenfall loss


Vattenfall has reported a substantial second quarter loss with impairment losses due to low electricity prices continuing to have a negative effect.

Lignite power plants to take up 50 per cent of German cap reserve


The head of RWE generation believes half of German capacity reserve will be drawn from his company’s lignite coal-fired power plant fleet.

Less than a week for GE to win over EU on Alstom


General Electric has just over a week to offer concessions and head off E.U. regulatory concerns about its $13.7bn bid for Alstom’s power unit.

APR wins Egypt fast-track power contract


Fast-track power firm APR Energy has signed a year-long, $30m contract to provide a gas turbine power plant in Egypt.