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Combined cycles meet the market need

Raw demand for large amounts of capacity will require quick addition of gas turbine combined-cycle plants

EDF, sydcraft pen R&D deal

Electricite de France (EDF) and Swedish utility, Sydkraft, have announce an agreement for a three-year intensive research program on renewable energies. This project will target research and development (R&D) of biofuel pressurized gasification at an industrial-scale level, to assess its potential for future applications. The agreements will allow EDF and Sydkraft to test technology developed jointly by Sydkraft and Foster Wheeler. The Sydkraft biofuel gasification plant is sited in Varnamo, Swe

New capacity in Asia will be supplied from a variety of resources

In addition to the construction of new power plants, Asian electric utilities are upgrading and repowering their older, less efficient plants

Business briefs and new business

Slovenske Energeticke Strojarne a.s. Tlmace has concluded a (US)$160 million contract for reconstruction of Units 5 and 6 for Vojany power plant. It will be the turnkey delivery for two 110 MW units with fluidized bed boilers of 2 x 350 t/h capacity.

French firms band together to bring large CFB dream into reality

250 MW power plant in France uses a circulating fluidized bed boiler to reduce environmentally harmful emissions

Merger mania rages among electric utilities worldwide

1995 saw an unprecedented number of mergers and acquisitions that started to reshape the worldwide electricity sector. One year later, and maybe one year wiser, we see that what started as a rush has now turned into a steady flow.

EDF, GEC pen China power deal

Electricit? de France and GEC Alsthom have signed a deal to build and operate the first Chinese power station entirely financed by foreign investment. Total value of the project is almost $590 million. OThis is China?s first BOT?build, operate and transfer?project and will be entirely financed by foreign capital,O according to a statement from EDF and GEC. Scheduled for completion in 1999, the 2x350 MW Laibin OBO coal-fired station will belong to EDF and GEC for 15 years, then transfer to the go

China, India, SE Asia to spend billions constructing, upgrading transmission systems

A new generation of UHV transmission systems and environmentally friendly structures are now being specified

The European nuclear industry believes its prospects are good

With startup of the latest French N4 reactors and progress with development of the EPWR, the potential for nuclear power is brighter now than for many years

EdF tops ranking of european markets

Electricite de France (EdF) is rated number one in a recent ranking of the league of European electricity generators, with a revenue of (US)$36.4 billion, according to the study by MarketLine, an international research organization (see table). Italy`s ENEL came in second, while the two German utilities RWE Energie and PreussenElektra ranked third and fourth in terms of size. The largest utility from a competitive environment is the UK`s National Power.