New News information at Power Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Power Technology M&As this week: Axxis Technology Group, BKW, Prasant Nath 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ­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