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Ansaldo Energia scores Abu Dhabi power plant projects

22/10/2014

Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa combined cycle power plant is to benefit from works to be carried out by Ansaldo Energia.

EU gas power sector look to summit for change of fortune

15/10/2014

The beleaguered European gas-fired power sector is hoping legislation to be announced later this month and beyond will help arrest a serious decline in fortunes that has threatened the very survival of the industry.

Technology Update

14/10/2014

A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK have become the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process - a discovery they claim could help cut the cost of solar electricity.

Financial close announced for 24 MW Jordanian solar PV plant

08/10/2014

US-based solar firm SunEdison has closed financing arrangements for the construction of one of Jordan's largest solar power plants, the company has announced.

Germany makes progress on battery storage

03/10/2014

The German state of Saxony-Anhalt is to be the site of two new energy storage units as the country looks to make progress on a technology that has the potential to speed up the rate of transition to renewable power.

Lebanese power plant offline after lightning strike

29/09/2014

A power plant in Lebanon has burned down after lightning struck it on Sunday, resulting in a blackout in the southern part of the country.

Biomass to make up 60 per cent of global renewables use by 2030 - report

25/09/2014

Biomass could make up 60 per cent of the world’s renewable energy use by 2030, according to new analysis, as well as providing 20 per cent of the global primary energy supply.

Japanese politician calls for "sub-nuclear society" powered by gas and CHP

23/09/2014

A member of Japan’s parliament has said the future of his nation’s industry depends on a “sub-nuclear” society fuelled by combined-cycle gas-fired power plants and distributed energy generation.

Planning makes perfect

22/09/2014

Some key techno-economic aspects are often overlooked when trying to decide on the right technology for a new gas plant, yet they play a key role in the lifecycle analysis.

Pushing the efficiency envelope

22/09/2014

With modern gas turbines expensive to run and maintain, we explore how operators rise to the challenge of getting the best out of their machines.

Final safety approval given for Japan nuclear plant restart

10/09/2014

Japan's nuclear regulator has given final safety approval for utility Kyushu Electric Power to restart the two reactors at its Sendai plant.

Construction begins on world's largest floating solar plant

09/09/2014

Kyocera and its consortium partners Century Tokyo Leasing and French utility-scale solar project developer Ciel et Terre are to begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar power plant.

Power Engineering International Magazine – latest issue

03/09/2014

The latest issue of Power Engineering International Magazine is now online with some outstanding news and analysis of the global renewable, coal, gas and nuclear power generation industries.

UK distributed power sector to suffer investment fall

02/09/2014

Investment in the UK’s distributed power market will significantly fall in the next five years according to new research.

APR clinches Australia plant deal

02/09/2014

Fast-track power company APR Energy has sealed a deal for a peaking power plant in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Walking the torque

26/08/2014

Howard Barnes of MAN Diesel & Turbo tells Kelvin Ross why he believes the power sector is on the verge of a gas engine boom.

Fuel cell power scales up

26/08/2014

A look at the world's biggest fuel cell energy park in South Korea and the company behind it, US-based FuelCell Energy.

$1.91bn coal-fired power plant for Tokyo

26/08/2014

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) is to build a $1.91bn, 1000 MW coal-fired power plant at the site of Tepco's Yokosuka thermal power facility in Japan.

Thai power company in JV negotiations

15/08/2014

Thailand's Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding is reportedly in negotiations for seven power plant joint ventures at home and abroad.  

Asia and Middle East drive genset rebound

12/08/2014

The global generator set market is seeing welcome growth this year after a lull in 2012 and 2013, with the Middle East and Asia driving business.