All news, reports, projects, policy and legislation impacting the power and energy generation sectors in continental Europe, with a specific focus on news out of the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Scotland. News and updates from the European Investment Bank concerning investments, from the European Commission relating to the Green Deal, as well as updates on the energy transition, renewable energy integration, tenders and auctions within Europe will also be included.

IE Forum underlines importance of finance and highlights industry growth opportunities

Independent power elite gather in New York to mull the problems of the present and the promises of the future

Destec contracts to link new site into national grid

Destec Energy Inc., USA, has signed a 20-year contract with the National Grid Co., the electric transmission authority of England and Wales, to provide for the connection of a power plant to be sited in Indian Queens, Cornwall.

Calibration kudos

The calibration laboratory at Schaffner`s headquarters in Luterbach, Switzerland recently received approval from the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology as a Calibration Service Center for electrical values to the European Standard EN 45001. The accreditation allows the laboratory to offer full calibration and certification of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) instrumentation. It is one of only a handful of laboratories in Europe--and the only one in Switzerland--approved to measure the high-vol

Weir Pumps grabs 2 equipment orders

Weir Pumps of Scotland has announced two orders, with a combined value of (US)$4 million, to supply equipment for Tapada do Outeiro combined-cycle power station in Portugal and Lal Pir fossil-fueled plant in Pakistan. Weir will manufacture boiler-feed pumps and condensate-extraction pumps for the projects under contracts awarded by Koch/Siemens of Germany and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, respectively.

Diesel Debut

The Wartsila Diesel Group has developed a new heavy duty, medium-speed diesel engine, that officially debuted in November. The Wartsila 26, an economical and environmentally friendly engine with high reliability, small dimensions and various fuel options, was developed in the Netherlands in less than two years. Its capacity is 1,450 to 5,850 kW at 900 to 1,000 rpm.

Britain faces economic issues as nuclear power is privatized

The UK government announced plans in May 1995 to privatize the country`s two nuclear generating companies, Nuclear Electric and Scottish Nuclear. Under the plan, the two companies will become operating divisions of a unified holding company, to be called British Energy, with headquarters in Scotland.

Business briefs and new business

National Power plc, of the United Kingdom, is working on a 1,200-MW thermal project in Visakhapatnam, India, under a joint-venture agreement with the Andra Pradesh State Electricity Board.

Turkey is quietly growing into a major electricity consumer with rising...

Turkey`s electricity demand in 1995 was almost 72,000 GWh, expected to soar to 308,000 GWh by 2010. Demand is growing at approximately 8 percent annually, and the government is planning to boost installed capacity to 58 GW to meet the demand, according to Hal Sunar, Community Energy Alternatives Inc., at the American Turkish Council annual conference.

European Power Forum returns to St. Petersburg

The Third Central and Eastern European Power Industry Forum (CEEPIF) will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 3 and 4, 1996. The forum brings speakers and delegates together to discuss the conditions and constraints for successful cooperation. The object of the conference is to provide a forum for discussing practical solutions. More information on the forum is available from PennWell Conferences & Exhibitions European Headquarters in the Netherlands at +31-30-650963 or by fax at +31-30-

Personnel promotions, appointments, awards

PacifiCorp announced the appointment of Daniel L. Spalding as chairman of Powercor in Australia. He will continue as senior vice president for PacifiCorp and will have offices in Melbourne.

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