Siemens to supply H class gas turbine to South Korea

Siemens will supply a flagship H class gas turbine to South Korean utility GS Electric Power, which is building the 400 MW Bugok 3 combined-cycle gas turbine power plant.

Siemens says Bugok 3 will achieve efficiency above the landmark figure of 60 per cent and supply electricity to more than 300 000 people. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2013.

The German manufacturer will supply the Bugok 3 power plants as a turnkey project. The scope of supply includes a new-generation SGT6-8000H gas turbine, a SST6-5000HI-L steam turbine, a hydrogen-cooled generator SGEN6-2000H, a Benson HRSG as well as the electrical equipment and the instrumentation and control system SPPA-T3000. A long-term maintenance agreement was also concluded to cover the main components of the installation.

Bugok 3 will be the ninth combined-cycle power plant built by Siemens in South Korea in the last ten years.

Atlantis to develop a tidal power plant in the Indian state of Gujarat

Construction of Asia’s first commercial-scale tidal power plant is set to begin after developer Atlantis signed a deal with the Indian state of Gujarat.

Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, has approved Atlantis’ plans for a 50 MW project and 250 MW of future developments in the Gulf of Kutch, following a two-year feasibility study.

Atlantis will partner Gujarat Power Corporation Limited on the project and monitor offshore wind in the Gulf to assess the feasibility of a large-scale marine power project.

TRUenergy to build 450 MW CCGT in New South Wales, Australia

TRUenergy, the Australian electricity supplier owned by Hong Kong’s CLP, has won New South Wales state approval to build a 450 MW gas fired power plant at Tallawarra.

The Tallawarra station is expected to cost about A$200m ($200m) or A$330m, depending on whether it is designed to provide baseload power around the clock or to meet peak demand.

Suzlon bags $1.28bn order to build 1 GW of wind power in India

Suzlon Energy has received a $1.28bn order from Caparo Energy to develop 1 GW of wind power projects in India.

The projects will produce 500 MW of energy from March with a further 500 MW added by the same month the next year. The deal was signed with Caparo Energy’s subsidiary Caparo Energy India, which already develops wind power projects in India.

Tulsi Tanti, founder chairman of the Suzlon group, said: “This has been a strong year for wind in the Indian power market. With large players like Caparo entering the market, we are seeing independent wind power producers becoming a major force.”

Caparo Energy is registered in the Channel Islands and listed on London’s junior Alternative Investment Market. Suzlon projects now generate about 15 GW of wind energy capacity in 25 countries worldwide.

Hitachi, Toshiba to build Japan’s largest nuclear power plant

Hitachi and Toshiba are expected to win a ¥200bn ($2.4bn)order for key infrastructure for a 1.385 GW TEPCO nuclear plant that is to be Japan’s largest.

Construction in Higashidori village, Aomori Prefecture, began on 25 January, with commissioning due in March 2017. Hitachi will be responsible for the reactor and Toshiba the steam turbine generator at the ABWR plant.

Marubeni to build 410 MW gas fired plant in Bangladesh

Marubeni has won an order for a 410 MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Bangladesh, the largest of its kind in the nation.

Costs are expected to total about ¥31bn ($379m), with a target completion of July 2013. The plants, on the outskirts of Dakar, will utilize gas turbines from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and steam turbines from Fuji Electric Systems.

Costs will be covered with yen-denominated loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

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Afghanistan: Russia is considering options for building new hydropower plants in Afghanistan. Russian firms are currently modernizing the Naglu power plant and building generating facilities in hard to access mountainous areas.

China: China’s power generating capacity rose 10.07 per cent year-on-year to 962 GW, said the China Electricity Council. Investment in the power sector totalled 705.1bn yuan ($105bn), down 8.5 per cent from a year earlier.

China: Beijing will initiate ten nuclear power projects during its 12th Five Year Plan, ending 2015. The China National Nuclear Corporation plans to invest 800bn yuan ($121bn) in nuclear projects by 2020, raising its 2020 target to 86 GW or 5 per cent of national power capacity.

India: India’s first 800 MW coal fired advanced ultra-supercritical power plant will operate by 2017. IGCAR, BHEL and National Thermal Power Corporation will invest a total of $1.5bn in developing ultra-supercritical boilers operating at a pressure of 300 kg/cm3 and 700 °C.

India: Vandanaa Power Infratech is to construct a 2400 MW coal fired power plant in Navalakhi in Gujarat state. The first of four 600 MW units at the $2bn plant is due online by 2014–15.

Philippines: Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc has started building a 1 MW, $1.4m biomass facility to replace a diesel genset and fuel oil fired boiler in its plant in La Union.

Philippines: The energy unit of San Miguel Corporation is to restart the mothballed 310 MW, four-unit gas fired Navotas plant.

Vietnam: Foster Wheeler has signed with Shanghai Boiler Works Ltd. to help design two pulverized coal steam generators, each of 622 MW, for the Vinh Tan II Project.

Vietnam: Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group is to construct the Song Hau 1 coal fired power plant in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. The project will include two units with a capacity of 600 MW each.

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