Siemens AG has received a contract from National Power of Britain to build a 1,350-MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station at Didcot in Oxforshire, England. With a thermal efficency of approximately 56 percent, this will be the largest and most efficient plant in National Power`s portfolio.
ABB Alstom Power has won a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth Euro250m ($266m), for Unit III of the Rosarito power plant, 22 km south of Tijuana, Mexico. The new unit scheduled for completion by July 2001 will increase the total output of the plant by 540 MW to 1170 MW.
Power plant developers today demand speed, flexibility and short response times to meet the increasingly competitive demands of the market. Can a reference plant design with standardized components meet these needs?
The Huntstown power station is the first independent combined cycle gas turbine power project to be developed in Ireland following deregulation of the electricity market. The 343 MW plant will start operating in 2002.