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 Deals this week: Eqtec, Energa, Huaneng Power International, and Capital Power Corporation http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-eqtec-energa-huaneng-power-international-5747068 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-eqtec-energa-huaneng-power-international-5747068 Eqtec has raised €0.5m ($0.53m) through a private placement of ten million new ordinary shares at a price of €0.05m ($0.053m) a share. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Affordable Solar to build PV project for Facebook Data Center in New Mexico http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaffordable-solar-bags-37m-contract-to-develop-facebook-data-center-solar-power-project-5747395 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaffordable-solar-bags-37m-contract-to-develop-facebook-data-center-solar-power-project-5747395 US-based provider Affordable Solar has been awarded a contract by energy holding company PNM to build a new 30MW photovoltaic (PV) project for the Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Bharat Electronics Limited, Varmevarden AB, Kontrol Energy Corp http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-bharat-electronics-limited-varmevarden-ab-kontrol-energy-corp-5748390 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-bharat-electronics-limited-varmevarden-ab-kontrol-energy-corp-5748390 The Government of India has announced its intention to sell 11,168,139 shares in Bharat Electronics Limited, which represents a 5% stake. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator launches new JaCo project http://www.power-technology.com/news/newscarbon-trust-owas-jaco-project-to-reduce-offshore-wind-project-cost-5747364 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newscarbon-trust-owas-jaco-project-to-reduce-offshore-wind-project-cost-5747364 UK-based company Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a new project to reduce offshore wind costs by optimising jacket foundation designs through enhanced fatigue standards and validation of faster testing and fabrication metho… Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Zambia signs second mandate with Scaling Solar to develop 500MW of renewable power http://www.power-technology.com/news/newszambia-signs-second-mandate-with-scaling-solar-to-develop-500mw-of-renewable-power-5745956 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newszambia-signs-second-mandate-with-scaling-solar-to-develop-500mw-of-renewable-power-5745956 The Government of Zambia has signed agreements for a second deal with World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar for the development of a total of 500MW of renewable power in the East African country. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT SunLink to supply ground mount solution for 165MW solar portfolio in Florida, US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssunlink-to-supply-geopro-ground-mount-solution-for-us-dods-165mw-solar-portfolio-5747256 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssunlink-to-supply-geopro-ground-mount-solution-for-us-dods-165mw-solar-portfolio-5747256 US-based renewable energy company SunLink has been chosen by Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) to deliver its GeoPro fixed tilt solution for a new 165MW portfolio of solar ground mount projects. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Prysmian to manufacture power cable links for offshore windfarms in France http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsprysmian-to-manufacture-power-cable-links-for-offshore-wind-farms-in-france-5747663 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsprysmian-to-manufacture-power-cable-links-for-offshore-wind-farms-in-france-5747663 Prysmian has secured a €300m contract from Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore windfarms to the mainland power grid in France. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Veresen to sell power generation business for $1.18bn http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsveresen-to-sell-its-power-generation-business-for-118bn-5745925 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsveresen-to-sell-its-power-generation-business-for-118bn-5745925 Canadian energy company Veresen has announced it will divest its power generation business for a total value of $1.18bn in three separate deals. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT RenewableUK welcomes UKERC report on flexible power system http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsrenewableuk-welcomes-ukerc-report-on-flexible-power-system-5745781 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsrenewableuk-welcomes-ukerc-report-on-flexible-power-system-5745781 RenewableUK has supported the latest UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) report on the benefits of a flexible power system. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nexif Energy signs contracts for two new wind generation projects in Australia http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnexif-energy-signs-contracts-for-two-new-wind-generation-projects-in-australia-5744878 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnexif-energy-signs-contracts-for-two-new-wind-generation-projects-in-australia-5744878 Singapore-based power producer Nexif Energy has entered into contracts with Senvion in Germany for the engineering, supply, and construction of two new wind generation projects in Australia. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Capgemini to provide IT services to UK’s Horizon Nuclear Power http://www.power-technology.com/news/newscapgemini-to-provide-it-services-to-uks-horizon-nuclear-power-5744892 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newscapgemini-to-provide-it-services-to-uks-horizon-nuclear-power-5744892 French information technology consulting company Capgemini has signed a deal to provide IT services to British energy firm Horizon Nuclear Power. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dong Energy reorganises Lincs offshore windfarm JV http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-reorganises-lincs-offshore-wind-farm-jv-after-partners-decide-to-sell-their-shares-5744334 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-reorganises-lincs-offshore-wind-farm-jv-after-partners-decide-to-sell-their-shares-5744334 Danish company Dong Energy has reorganised its Lincs offshore windfarm joint venture (JV) after JV partners Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures decided to divest their respective 50% and 25% shares in the 270MW Lincs windpower project in the UK. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä secures contract from CGGC UN Power in China http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-secures-contract-from-cggc-un-power-in-china-5745306 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-secures-contract-from-cggc-un-power-in-china-5745306 Wärtsilä has secured a contract from China Gezhouba Group Cooperation UN Power (CGGC UN Power) in China to supply a 30MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eaton to modernise four hydropower plants of US Army Corps http://www.power-technology.com/news/newseaton-to-modernise-four-hydropower-plants-of-us-army-corps-5742919 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newseaton-to-modernise-four-hydropower-plants-of-us-army-corps-5742919 Irish power management company Eaton has secured new contracts from the US Army Corps to upgrade and extend the lifespan of electrical systems at four hydropower facilities in Kentucky and Tennessee, US. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Enbridge acquires 50% stake in €1.8bn Hohe See offshore wind project, Germany http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsenbridge-acquires-50-stake-in-18bn-hohe-see-offshore-wind-project-in-germany-5744004 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsenbridge-acquires-50-stake-in-18bn-hohe-see-offshore-wind-project-in-germany-5744004 Canadian Company Enbridge has acquired a 50% stake in the €1.8bn Hohe See offshore wind project from German utility EnBW, which will retain the remaining interest. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT L3 MAPPS secures contract to upgrade Ling Ao Phase II simulator http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsl3-mapps-secures-contract-to-upgrade-ling-ao-phase-ii-simulator-5742779 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsl3-mapps-secures-contract-to-upgrade-ling-ao-phase-ii-simulator-5742779 Canadian company L3 MAPPS has secured a contract from China General Nuclear (CGN) unit Ling Ao Nuclear Power to modernise its Phase II full scope simulator. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gamesa to supply 278MW wind turbines for seven project sites in India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgamesa-to-supply-278mw-wind-turbines-for-seven-project-sites-in-india-5742373 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgamesa-to-supply-278mw-wind-turbines-for-seven-project-sites-in-india-5742373 Spanish wind turbine manufacturing company Gamesa has secured new orders to deliver 278MW of turbines at seven wind developments across India. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Premier Holding Corporation and X-Fire Smart Systems http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-premier-holding-corporation-x-fire-smart-systems-sichuan-shengda-hydropower-development-co-ltd-5741388 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-premier-holding-corporation-x-fire-smart-systems-sichuan-shengda-hydropower-development-co-ltd-5741388 Premier Holding Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of American Illuminating Company. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT LG Electronics research reveals UK's solar policy is ineffective http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslg-electronics-findings-reveal-lack-of-government-incentives-affects-solar-installation-across-uk-5741111 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslg-electronics-findings-reveal-lack-of-government-incentives-affects-solar-installation-across-uk-5741111 Research conducted by South Korean company LG Electronics has revealed that the UK Government’s solar energy policy is ineffective. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Australian Government supports Kidston solar project http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-government-supports-kidston-solar-project-with-potential-for-pumped-hydro-5741136 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-government-supports-kidston-solar-project-with-potential-for-pumped-hydro-5741136 The Australian Government has granted $54m from Green Bank Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to back the Kidston solar project, which has potential for 250MW pumped hydro storage. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT