METKA signs off Denizli CCPP in Turkey

METKA signs off Denizli CCPP in Turkey

Greek EPC company METKA has completed all work on the 800 MW Denizli combined cycle power plant in Turkey.

The turnkey EPC contract was carried out by METKA and its fully-owned Turkish subsidiary, Power Projects. The owner of the project is the joint venture RWE/Turcas Güney Elektrik Üretim.

Denizli is the second state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant of this size that METKA has built in Turkey on behalf of international investors, the first being Samsun.

METKA and Power Projects installed two Siemens gas turbine generator sets type SGT5-PAC 4000F and one Siemens steam turbine generator set type SST5-PAC 5000 combined with two heat recovery steam generators. The cooling of the power plant’s main equipment is performed by an air cooled condenser.


CHP energy centre for UK university

CHP energy centre for UK university

A combined heat and power facility at the UK’s University of Liverpool has been completed.

The new £6 million ($10 million) Energy Centre houses two 2 MWe CHP units which will supply power and heat to the campus.

Because the Energy Centre building, a former mortuary and chapel for the Liverpool Royal Infirmary, is ‘listed’ on Britain’s register of historic places and cannot be significantly altered, the project involved several challenges, said developer Vital Energi.

Due to the need for increased ventilation, the firm designed and installed an 11.2 x 4 metre ‘penthouse louvre section’ for the roof. Each of the roof’s slate tiles was individually numbered, removed and then replaced in the same order and pattern, a 16-week task, Vital Energi said.

Work to safeguard the building’s original structure included stabilizing the chimney and repair or replacement of 60 windows in accordance with strict heritage standards.

Ian Murray, consultant project manager for the University of Liverpool, said, “Not only will this project secure the future of a listed building but, when finished, it will contribute to a healthier environment by reducing CO2 emissions and will also provide a financial return on the capital invested from the resultant savings in energy costs.”


Gamesa installs 5 MW wind turbine prototype

Gamesa installs 5 MW wind turbine prototype

Gamesa has completed the installation of its prototype G128-5.0 MW onshore wind turbine at its R&D centre in Alaiz, Spain.

The turbine has a rotor diameter of 128 metres and a total height of 184 metres.

Completion of the installation process marks the beginning of the prototype’s validation process, which will lead to its certification for manufacturing and marketing. Certification is expected late this year, Gamesa said.

Assembly involved a logistics challenge, the firm reported, with parts shipped from different manufacturing points in Spain: the nacelle and hub came from Zaragoza, the powertrain from Burgos, the generator from Cantabria and the converters from Madrid.

Gamesa plans the turbine’s first installation for later this year at a commercial wind farm in Salo, Finland, where three of the G128-5.0MW’s low-temperature models will be supplied to wind farm developer TuuliWatti. Gamesa has a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the facility.

A single G128-5.0 MW turbine will generate enough power in one year to supply around 5000 households, Gamesa said, while two turbines can power a town with a population of around 35,000.

To date, Gamesa has installed close to 29,000 MW of wind power in 42 countries.


Offshore wind substation completed

Offshore wind substation completed

Alstom Grid and WeserWind Offshore Construction have delivered a substation to connect Germany’s Meerwind Sud and Meerwind Ost wind farms to the grid.

The 3000-tonne substation was carried by barge to the installation field near Helgoland in the North Sea, where its platform is being prepared for operation. The project included the technical development, construction (including the offshore platform), design and supply of all electrical components by Alstom Grid. WeserWind designed and manufactured the platform’s steel structure, including a helicopter landing deck and the platform’s jacket.


Diesel gensets to power London development

Diesel gensets to power London development

Bells Power, a UK dealer for diesel and gas-powered genset maker FG Wilson, has won a contract to power the redevelopment of London’s ‘White City’, the BBC’s former headquarters and an iconic British landmark.

The contract includes supply and installation of the life safety generator at the project site, which housed the BBC Television studios for over 50 years until 2013.

Bells will install an FG Wilson P800P 800 kVA generator set with an oversized 1500 kVA alternator inside a bespoke acoustic enclosure. A dedicated remote bulk storage and transfer system is to be installed close to the enclosure to provide 12 hours running at full load, Bells Power said.

The firm has also announced a contract to deliver power solutions for New Ludgate 1 and 2, an office-led mixed-use development in the City of London.

For New Ludgate 1, Bells Power will supply and install two FG Wilson P1700P 1700 kVA prime-rated tenants’ generators and one P800P 800 kVA prime-rated life safety generator. For New Ludgate 2 the company will install two P2000P 2000 kVA prime-rated tenants’ generators and one P800P 800 kVA prime-rated life safety generator.

In a third UK contract for Bells, the new Dover Community Hospital will receive an FG Wilson P800P 800 kVA prime-rated generator within a bespoke acoustic enclosure.


Substation automation for South America’s largest PV plant

Substation automation for South America's largest PV plant

Indian Avantha Group subsidiary CG has installed a substation automation system (SAS) at the Llanos de Llampo substation in Chile’s Atacama desert.

The substation distributes power from US-based SunEdison’s 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, South America’s largest.

Spanish contractor Isastur installed a complete 61850 SAS using protection intelligent electrical devices (IEDs) and a SAS gateway from ZIV. Isastur also provided engineering, system integration, commissioning and training services.

The order was valued at €500,000.

CG offers ZIV meters, protections, communication and automation solutions to the global smart grid market as well as SAS and distribution automation solutions (DAS). ZIV has been working in Latin America for 16 years.

Laurent Demortier, CG’s CEO and managing director, said, “This installation reaffirms our strengths in several areas – our expertise in automation technology, our expertise in transmission and distribution of power from renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic power plants, and our expertise and presence in Latin America. It is another milestone in our global expansion and a vital component of our plans to gain expertise in technologies that cover the entire power spectrum – from generation, to automated transmission and distribution, to final consumption.”


Russian state power plant to receive HRSGs

Russian power engineering firm Power Machines is to supply four heat recovery steam generators for the Yakutskaya State District Power Plant (SDPP) 2, which is currently under construction.

According to a draft contract, Power Machines will make, deliver and test the generators as well as supervise the installation and train staff. Krasny Kotelshchik Taganrog Boiler-Making Works, which is part of the Power Machines power engineering group, will manufacture the equipment.

The heat recovery steam generators will be supplied within nine months from the contract signing date, Power Machines said.

The first phase of construction on the Yakutskaya SDPP-2 is one of four projects within the framework of RusHydro’s investment programme to build new power generation facilities in the Far East, implemented in co-operation with RAO Energy System of East.

The new plant will have an installed power capacity of 193 MW and a heat capacity of 469 Gcal/h. Completion is planned for 2015.

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