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Power boilers in Babelan

Breakthrough for Metso's automation solutions in Indonesia


Process automation specialist, Metso, is to supply automation technology for PT Cikarang Listrindo's two power boilers under construction in Babelan outside Jakarta in Indonesia.

Acciona wind turbines

Acciona turbine – certification upgraded


Acciona Windpower has chosen DNV GL to upgrade certification of its 3 MW wind turbine model AW116/3000.

Europe's offshore wind installations fell in 2014 says trade group


Offshore wind installations in Europe fell by 5.3 per cent in 2014, according to a new report.

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Report claims hydrogen conversion the key for renewables


A new report claims that conversion of power to hydrogen storage could provide the solution required for renewable energy to flourish.


$3.3bn in gas and power projects up for grabs in Mexico


State-run utility CFE is providing tenders for up to $3.3bn to develop 12 natural gas and electricity projects in Mexico.

Carbon capture and storage

CCS less effective than previously thought, researchers say


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology may be less effective at mitigating power plant emissions than previously thought, a new US study has found.

New coal-fired power for Pakistani port

New coal-fired power for Pakistani port


A Chinese firm is to build 700 MW of coal-fired power plants in Karachi, Pakistan by 2018, local utility K-Electric (KE) has announced.

GE and Statoil in oil and gas clean energy pact


GE has joined forces with oil major and Statoil to develop more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions.

De Rivaz at NIA conference

Hinkley Point deal set to be sidelined by general election


Hopes expressed by the CEO of French utility EDF, Vincent De Rivaz, that negotiations with Chinese co-investors on the Hinkley Point project would be concluded by the end of March look set to be dashed.

Further Alstom corruption charges possible

Further corruption charges possible in Alstom investigation


In the latest development in a six-year, multi-country corruption investigation involving Alstom’s subsidiaries, prosecutors in the UK are set to look into further possible offenses.  

Agneta Rising

IEA advocates doubling of nuclear power by 2050


A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says nuclear global capacity must more than double by 2050, with nuclear supplying 17 per cent of global power generation by then.


Berlin approves solar photovoltaic tenders


The German government has approved plans to put 1.2 GW of ground-based PV installations out for tender.

GE to build 1200 MW gas-fired power plant in Ghana

GE to build 1200 MW gas-fired power plant in Ghana


GE is to build sub-Saharan Africa’s largest power plant in Ghana, CEO Jeff Immelt said this week.

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Funds allocated towards Indonesian coal-fired power plants


Energy and mining contractor Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSSA), part of the Sinar Mas Group conglomerate, has announced that it will allocate up to $200m in capital expenditure in 2015, most of which will go to its coal-fired power plant business.

Joe Kaeser

Siemens profit drop partly blamed on power division


The performance of Siemens traditionally strong power generation division, together with its health care unit, has been cited for the overall disappointing profit statement released this week.

Interconnections and smart grid vital for flexible Europe power system says report


The role of interconnectors and smart grid technology in delivering a flexible power system in Europe has been highlighted in a new report.

Renewables investment grows to $310bn in 2014

Global renewables investment grows to $310bn in 2014


Global investment in renewables rose by 16 per cent to $310bn in 2014, according to findings released this month.

Wind power turbines

Renewables rose and coal power fell in 2014 - UK report


The 2014 GB fuel mix was powered by a rise in output from renewable sources as coal-fired generation continued to fall.


Report advocates binding targets for CCS


A new EU guideline report delivered by the European Technology Platform for Zero Emissions Power says countries should be given binding targets for installing technology to capture and store carbon (CCS) emissions.

Biogas plant in Sweden celebrates world first


The world’s first large-scale demonstration plant producing biogas via biofuels and forest residues is now supplying gas to the Swedish grid.

Call for energy engineering strategy to be UK election focus


With 100 days to go until the General Election in the UK, a new study has found that boosting training in engineering should be a focus in all the 2015 party political manifestos if the UK is to keep pace with international competition.

Sunny Rome

Italy ends incentives to solar power producers


The Italian government has opted to end incentives to the solar power industry.

Engineers at power plant Ringals

Vattenfall jettisons nuclear power plant plan


A new nuclear power plant set for Ringals, Sweden looks to have been scrapped as utility, Vattenfall continues to react to government pronouncements on reducing dependency on the nuclear sector.

Smart grid venture capital funding hits $383m


Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies hit $383m in 2014, according to new research.

Offshore wind links

TenneT connects RWE wind farm to grid


Dutch transmission system operator, TenneT, has successfully commissioned the 576MW HelWin 1 offshore link in the German North Sea.

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