The latest news, project announcements, reports, policy, legislation concerning electricity generation across global power and energy sectors, focusing on renewable energy news, fossil fuel, natural gas, hydrogen, clean energy, nuclear power and energy storage. This news will include digitalisation projects and smart grid developments in the power generation space.

Portuguese plant plans NOx project

Rolls-Royce?s International Combustion has garnered a (US)$39 million order for environmentally friendly burners for a Portuguese power station. The burners will cut NOx emissions by 58 percent at the Sincs power plant. International Combustion will convert up to four 315 MW coal-fired boiler units, each using 20 front wall, low-NOx burners.

ECK contracts Kladno expansion

ECK Generating has completed pivotal contracts in the 365 MW electric cogeneration project in Kladno, Czech Republic. ECK, a consortium which includes NRG Energy Inc., Nations Energy Corp., Independent Power CZ and Stredoceska Energeticka, is conducting an environmental upgrade of existing electric generation assets of Energy Center Kladno, and adding two coal-fired circulating fluidized bed boilers and a gas-fired combustion turbine. Electrical output from the project will be sold principally t

Enron announces Guam agreement

Enron Corp. has announced an energy conversion agreement with the Guam Power Authority (GPA) for development of an 80 MW baseload power plant in Piti, Guam. The (US)$140 million diesel plant will be constructed, owned and operated by Enron under a build-operate-transfer arrangement, with the plant transferring to the GPA in 20 years.

Tractebel takes over Kazak power site

The government of Kazakstan has initiated large scale privatization of the country`s industrial infrastructure, which includes making privatization of power and heat utilities in Almaty Province a high priority. The Kazak government and the Belgian Tractebel Group signed an agreement in January 1995 giving Tractebel the right to build and operate power stations in the republic. In August 1996, Kazak authorities selected Tractebel to take over the Almaty Province power and heat generation distrib

Horizon contracts for Pakistan plant

Horizon Energy Development Inc., a subsidiary of US-based National Fuel Gas Co., has obtained financing commitments for construction of a 151 MW power plant near Kabirwala, Pakistan. Horizon will be an equity partner with the Fauji Foundation of Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank in a new venture. Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Ltd. will own and operate the (US)$170 million gas-fired, combined-cycle facility. The project will burn low Btu gas from two nearby fields in combination with pipeli


Motorized valves by Kromschröder are used for safeguarding, regulating and controlling the gas and air supply on gas burners and gas appliances. The valves, composed of the actuator and the lower housing, offer safe shut-off and control of the fuel and gas burners, and gas appliances in heating systems and thermal-process installations. Their features include robust design and long service life, plus current saving features such as automatic motor switch-off. The explosion-proof actuators of

Inspection kit

UE Systems` EI-2000 electrical inspection kit helps to track down and repair electrical discharges before they cause equipment failure. The kit includes a patented trisonic scanning module, a rubber focusing probe and a UWC-2000 ultrasonic waveform concentrator. Other features include battery recharger, comprehensive VHS training videotape and instruction manual, and a Zero Haliburton travel case.

Liquid flowmeter

Panametrics` liquid flowmeter is a fixed-installation meter with two built-in measuring modes: the TransFlection mode for difficult multiphase fluid and the transmit-time mode for less demanding applications. Model features two independent, user-programmable graphic LCDs allowing simultaneous display of numerical flow data, real-time flow graphs, diagnostic waveforms or logged data from its built-in 40,000-point datalogger.

Infrared analyzer

Xendos 2510 gas filter correlation infrared analyzer is designed for the continuous, accurate measurement of HCl, CO, NO and CO2 under the demanding conditions of process and environmental monitoring. The rugged industrial design, which includes such features as a brushless dc chopper motor, assures long-term performance with minimum maintenance. The heated sample cell minimizes sample handling components and ensures accurate gas measurements without losses due to acid dewpoint and interaction w

Ansaldo supplies Abu Dhabi substations

Ansaldo Industria has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply of a 220 kV high-voltage electric substation to supply power to the Mossafah industrial and port area from the Abu Dhabi Electricity Authority. The substation will transform the 220 kV voltage delivered by the nearby Um Al Nar Power Plant to 33 and 11 kV for distribution to approximately 1 million users. Ansaldo delivered two 220 kV substations to the Abu Dhabi Electricity Authority for Madinat Zayed and Liwa in 1995.

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