3D Printing

Refers to news, project announcements, research and innovation into the use of 3D printing in the power generation space, specifically using 3D models in renewables, conventional energy and battery storage.

MAN Diesel in 3D printing gas turbine breakthrough

Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo is now equipping gas turbines with 3D-printed components. 

Reality TV star seeks $250m to build nuclear fusion reactor

A reality TV star is seeking investment of £200m ($249m) to help build two nuclear fusion reactors.

Siemens successful in gas turbine 3D-printing test

Siemens has run a successful test of power generation gas turbine blades produced wholly by metal-based 3D printing in what is being hailed as a breakthrough for additive manufacturing.

DEWA in UAE first with $74m substation at solar park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated a 400/132 kV substation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Carbon capture and utilization: Putting the ‘U’ in CCUS

Much has been written in these pages about the viability of carbon capture and storage (CCS), which the International Energy Agency (IEA), in its recent 20 Years of CCS: Accelerating Future Deployment report, called "the only technology solution capable of delivering significant emissions reductions from the use of fossil fuels in power generation and industrial processes".

Alstom acquisition ‘has made us a much better company’ – GE...

GE celebrates the first anniversary of its acquisition of Alstom on November 2nd and President and CEO of Power Services, Paul McElhinney, says the company’s improved scope in terms of offerings is becoming increasingly evident.

DEWA signs deal for 3D printed building

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract for a building to be constructed entirely from 3D printing.

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Roxtec hails free web-based safety tool International cable and pipe seal provider Roxtec claims its free, web-based tool...

China checking feasibility of solar power stations in space

China is looking at the potential for space-based solar power satellites that would beam energy back to Earth.

Technology Update

A robot designed to perform maintenance and repair tasks at disaster or accident-hit power stations is being used at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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