MTU Friedrichshafen of Presseabteilung, Germany, received its first order for delivery of two gas-turbine plants for continuous generation of power and heat from Wintershall AG. Wintershall is installing modern cogenerating plants in its oil refinery facilities in Lingen to replace two old boilers used for steam production. Together with the gas turbines, existing steam turbines will be used to generate electricity and fulfill the refinery`s steam requirements.

Although difficult financing and regulatory development issues have slowed private power plant projects in China and India, GE Power Systems Asia expects the Asian market to order more than 510 GW of power in the next 10 years.

Swasti Power Engineering Ltd. of India and Essex Hydro Associates of the United States have announced a joint venture to develop the hydropower potential of the Bhilanganga River in Uttar Pradesh, with permission recently granted by the government for three to five plants and a target total capacity between 9 MW and 25 MW.
General Electric

GE Power Systems won a (US)$30.5 million contract from Colakoglu Metalurji A.S., Instanbul, Turkey, to provide turnkey plant engineering, design and power generation equipment and services for the first independent combined-cycle power plant in Turkey.

GE Industrial & Power Systems Asia has reached milestones in delivery and commercial start-up for several significant Asian projects including the 2,500-MW Black Point plant in Hong Kong, Tokyo Electric Power Co.`s Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) plant, the Tokyo Electric Yokohama advanced combined-cycle plant and the Port Dickson Independent Power Project in Malaysia.