The National Grid Co. (NGC) in England has finished a review of transmission security standards for the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER).
The next generation of solar thermal power plants will have reduced capital and power generation costs
Cleaning up the environment is a major reason that Europe`s electric generating companies are installing scrubbers, low-NOx burners and AFBC
Memcor has installed a continuous microfiltration (CMF) plant to pretreat water for a reverse osmosis (RO) plant at the Bokod power station near Budapest, Hungary. Zenon Systems Kft, a Hungarian subsidiary of Zenon Environmental Inc. of Canada, supplied the RO unit.
Southern Electric International Inc. and Amoco Business Development Co. have been chosen to negotiate the purchase of a 49 percent equity interest in the power generation facilities of Trinidad and Tobago. Specific terms are still under negotiation, according to Southern Electric.
Siemens Power Corp. is working to fill a new contract for 15 gas turbines and other power generation equipment for what will become Taiwan`s largest combined-cycle power plant. The Taiwan Power Co. facility will be capable of producing 2,364 MW of electricity. Siemens values its contract at more than (US)$500 million. At least eight of the 15 gas turbines will be manufactured, assembled and shipped to Taiwan from Siemens worldwide manufacturing headquarters for 60-Hz cycle power generation equip
The Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) has elected Eckhard Strecker to chairman and Rudolph M. Grube to vice chairman for the 1994-95 term. Strecker is executive vice president, marketing, with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd. and Grube is director of the Fuel Management Department of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. Other board members include Dan. M. Collier, executive director of the WNFM, George B. Assie of Cameco Corp., Francis P. Herve of Elecricité de France, Rand
Kvaerner Inc. bought Outokumpu EcoEnergy Inc. from Outokumpu Engineering Enterprises Inc. and changed its name to Kvaerner EnviroPower Inc. The company, established in 1989 in Owings Mills, Md., USA, is now part of the Kvaerner EnviroPower AB group of companies. Kvaerner EnviroPower, headquartered in Gothenberg, Sweden, works in bubbling and circulating fluidized bed combustion and municipal solid waste. The firm is currently working on several bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) installations.
Everyone seems to be concerned with "the customer" these days, and those at the 39th ASME International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress/Users Symposium & Exposition (Turbo Expo `94) were no exception. In fact, the theme of the June Turbo Expo was "Maintain the Edge for the User."
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.