New News information at Power Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.power-technology.com http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ New News information at Power Technology http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif M&As this week: Axxis Technology Group, BKW, Prasant Nath http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-axxis-technology-group-bkw-satluj-renewable-energy-5876801 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-axxis-technology-group-bkw-satluj-renewable-energy-5876801 Axxis Technology Group has reached an agreement to acquire Windturbine in a reverse takeover transaction (RTO). Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: PyroGenesis Canada, Greenko Group, NHPC http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-pyrogenesis-canada-greenko-group-nhpc-5876267 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-pyrogenesis-canada-greenko-group-nhpc-5876267 Plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products manufacturing company PyroGenesis Canada has exercised its warrants to raise C$0.3m ($0.23m). Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Marubeni consortium to develop Tambak Lorok power plant in Indonesia http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmarubeni-consortium-to-develop-tambak-lorok-power-plant-in-indonesia-5877955 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmarubeni-consortium-to-develop-tambak-lorok-power-plant-in-indonesia-5877955 A consortium of Marubeni, General Electric (GE), and PT Hutama Karya (HK) has secured a contract valued at around JPY41bn ($366m) from PT Indonesia Power (Persero) to develop the Tambak Lorok combined cycle power plant block 3 project. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hydro One to buy energy company Avista for $5.3bn http://www.power-technology.com/news/newshydro-one-to-buy-energy-company-avista-for-53bn-5877999 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newshydro-one-to-buy-energy-company-avista-for-53bn-5877999 Canadian electricity transmission and distribution utility Hydro One has signed a definitive merger agreement to purchase US-based energy company Avista for $5.3bn. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Octopus buys 149MW wind projects in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsoctopus-managed-funds-buy-149mw-wind-projects-in-uk-5877974 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsoctopus-managed-funds-buy-149mw-wind-projects-in-uk-5877974 Octopus Investments has purchased four onshore wind projects in the UK from Blue Energy. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tepco uses underwater robot to probe inside damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstepco-begins-underwater-robot-probe-inside-damaged-fukushima-nuclear-reactor-5876985 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstepco-begins-underwater-robot-probe-inside-damaged-fukushima-nuclear-reactor-5876985 Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has deployed an underwater robot to investigate a badly damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Aquila Capital to increase Midtfjellet windfarm capacity in Norway http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaquila-capital-to-increase-midtfjellet-wind-farms-capacity-in-norway-5876683 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaquila-capital-to-increase-midtfjellet-wind-farms-capacity-in-norway-5876683 Germany-based alternative investment company Aquila Capital has announced plans to increase the capacity of its Midtfjellet windfarm in Norway by 40MW. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Vestas to supply 14 turbines for Larimar II windfarm in Dominican Republic http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsvestas-to-supply-14-turbines-for-larimar-ii-wind-park-in-dominican-republic-5876697 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsvestas-to-supply-14-turbines-for-larimar-ii-wind-park-in-dominican-republic-5876697 Vestas has secured a contract from Elecnor to provide and install 14 of its V117-3.45MW turbines for the Larimar II windfarm. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Keppel Seghers to provide incineration technology for two projects in China http://www.power-technology.com/news/newskeppel-seghers-to-provide-technology-solutions-for-beijing-hunan-wte-plants-in-china-5875284 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newskeppel-seghers-to-provide-technology-solutions-for-beijing-hunan-wte-plants-in-china-5875284 Keppel Seghers Belgium has signed deals in China to provide incineration technology and services for the Beijing Fangshan District Circular Economy Industrial Park, and the Hunan Yueyang Municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE provides four GT13E2 gas turbines to Mansurya power plant in Iraq http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsge-provides-four-gt13e2-gas-turbines-to-mansurya-power-plant-in-iraq-5875060 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsge-provides-four-gt13e2-gas-turbines-to-mansurya-power-plant-in-iraq-5875060 GE has provided four of its GT13E2 gas turbines to the Mansurya power plant in Diyala, Iraq. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Holtec and SNC-Lavalin to accelerate SMR-160 reactor development http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsholtec-snc-lavalin-to-accelerate-smr-160-reactor-development-5875664 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsholtec-snc-lavalin-to-accelerate-smr-160-reactor-development-5875664 SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement to accelerate the development of US-based Holtec International’s SMR-160 small modular reactor programme. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT OVPI and PowerChina sign deal for 500MW hydropower development in Philippines http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsovpi-powerchina-sign-deal-for-500mw-wawa-psp-development-in-philippines-5872640 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsovpi-powerchina-sign-deal-for-500mw-wawa-psp-development-in-philippines-5872640 Olympia Violago Water & Power (OVPI) has signed an agreement with Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) to design and develop a proposed 500MW Wawa pumped-storage hydropower project (Wawa PSP) in the Philippines. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Siemens to supply HVDC technology for DolWin6 grid connection in Germany http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-hvdc-technology-for-dolwin6-grid-connection-in-germany-5873465 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-hvdc-technology-for-dolwin6-grid-connection-in-germany-5873465 Siemens has received a new order from TenneT TSO to deliver grid connection technology for a high-voltage direct-current transmission (HVDC) unit. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT RFQ issued for new 400MW windpower project in Saudi Arabia http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsrfq-issued-for-new-400mw-wind-power-project-in-saudi-arabia-5873921 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsrfq-issued-for-new-400mw-wind-power-project-in-saudi-arabia-5873921 Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for a new 400MW windpower project to be situated in Dumat Al Jandal, in the Al Jouf region. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT EDF RE acquires 179MW solar projects from First Solar http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-re-acquires-179mw-solar-projects-from-first-solar-5872412 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-re-acquires-179mw-solar-projects-from-first-solar-5872412 EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has purchased two Switch Station solarpower projects from First Solar. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT South Korea's KHNP temporarily ceases nuclear power plant construction http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssouth-koreas-khnp-temporarily-ceases-nuclear-power-plant-construction-5871897 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssouth-koreas-khnp-temporarily-ceases-nuclear-power-plant-construction-5871897 South Korean nuclear power operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has temporarily ceased construction of projects, including reactors Shin-Kori 5 and 6. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wirsol Energy and Renew Estate to build renewable project development pipeline in Australia http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswirsol-energy-and-renew-estate-to-build-1gw-renewable-energy-pipeline-in-australia-5872112 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswirsol-energy-and-renew-estate-to-build-1gw-renewable-energy-pipeline-in-australia-5872112 Wirsol Energy has collaborated with Renew Estate to develop a project pipeline in Australia. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT National Grid report says electric vehicles could increase power demands in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newselectric-vehicles-to-increase-demand-for-power-in-uk-says-national-grid-report-5871018 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newselectric-vehicles-to-increase-demand-for-power-in-uk-says-national-grid-report-5871018 An increase in electric vehicles could lead to a power demand of up to 18GW by 2050 in the UK, says National Grid. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Orange Polska, Falck Renewables, Assystem http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-orange-polska-falck-renewables-assystem-5869702 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-orange-polska-falck-renewables-assystem-5869702 Orange Polska plans to acquire Multimedia Polska Energia from Multimedia Polska for PLN50m ($13.4m). Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT France plans to close up to 17 nuclear power reactors by 2025 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsfrance-plans-to-close-up-to-17-nuclear-power-reactors-by-2025-5871386 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsfrance-plans-to-close-up-to-17-nuclear-power-reactors-by-2025-5871386 ­France is considering shutting down up to 17 nuclear reactors in the next eight years to reduce the country’s dependence on nuclear power. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT