Power Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the power-technology.com web site http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ Power Technology-Updates http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif L&T secures $200m deal to construct 225MW gas-based power plant in Bangladesh http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslt-secures-200m-deal-to-construct-225mw-gas-based-power-plant-in-bangladesh-4354957 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslt-secures-200m-deal-to-construct-225mw-gas-based-power-plant-in-bangladesh-4354957 Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has secured a $200m contract from Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to set up a 225MW gas-based power plant in Bangladesh. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Siemens unveils first gas-insulated switchgear for HVDC applications http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-unveils-first-gas-insulated-switchgear-for-hvdc-applications-4354652 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-unveils-first-gas-insulated-switchgear-for-hvdc-applications-4354652 Siemens has unveiled the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) applications, which requires 95% less space compared to air-insulated unit. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Alstom bags HDVC contracts in India, South Korea and Canada http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsalstom-bags-hdvc-contracts-in-india-south-korea-and-canada-4353699 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsalstom-bags-hdvc-contracts-in-india-south-korea-and-canada-4353699 Alstom Grid has secured three high voltage direct current (HVDC) contracts, carrying a total value of approximately €800m. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT What would independence mean for Scotland's renewable energy sector? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurewhat-would-independence-mean-for-the-scottish-renewable-energy-sector-4338056/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurewhat-would-independence-mean-for-the-scottish-renewable-energy-sector-4338056/ On 18 September the people of Scotland will decide whether to extend the 307 years that it has spent as a member of the United Kingdom or to exit the union and become a fully independent country. For its fast developing renewable energy sector those … Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Borkum West II Offshore Wind Farm http://www.power-technology.com/projects/borkum-farm/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/borkum-farm/ The 400MW Borkum West II wind farm is being built 45km offshore the Borkum island in the North Sea. It is the first fully large-scale municipal offshore project in Europe. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Duke Energy to divest Midwest generation business to Dynegy for $2.8bn http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsduke-energy-to-divest-midwest-generation-business-to-dynegy-for-28bn-4352575 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsduke-energy-to-divest-midwest-generation-business-to-dynegy-for-28bn-4352575 Duke Energy will sell its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business to Dynegy for $2.8bn in cash. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT India kicks off process to set up four new ultra mega power projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsindia-kicks-off-process-to-set-up-four-new-ultra-mega-power-projects-4352573 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsindia-kicks-off-process-to-set-up-four-new-ultra-mega-power-projects-4352573 The Government of India has begun the process of establishing four new ultra mega power projects (UMPP), with a combined capacity of 16,000MW, in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Star Cruises Selects BlueCielo Project Portal for Document Control, Change Management and Collaboration in New Building Projects http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/condition/bluecielo-solutions/pressstar-cruises-selects-bluecielo-project.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/condition/bluecielo-solutions/pressstar-cruises-selects-bluecielo-project.html The BlueCielo solution will streamline document management and control processes; enhance Management of Change (MoC) and support global collaboration between internal and external stakeholders. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:10:00 GMT ABB develops underground and subsea HVDC cable system http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabb-develops-underground-and-subsea-hvdc-cable-system-4350902 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabb-develops-underground-and-subsea-hvdc-cable-system-4350902 Swiss power technology firm ABB has developed and tested a 525kV underground and subsea high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system, which the company claims will make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Siemens wins contract to supply turbines for UK offshore wind farm http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-wins-contract-to-supply-turbines-for-uk-offshore-wind-farm-4350871 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-wins-contract-to-supply-turbines-for-uk-offshore-wind-farm-4350871 Norwegian energy firms Statoil and Statkraft have awarded a contract worth approximately £500m to Siemens to deliver turbines for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the east of England, UK. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Energy Absolute plans $1.bn investment in renewable energy projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsenergy-absolute-plans-1bn-investment-in-renewable-energy-projects-4350632 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsenergy-absolute-plans-1bn-investment-in-renewable-energy-projects-4350632 Energy Absolute Chief Financial Officer Amorn Sapthaweekul was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that renewable energy generation capacity is expected to increase from approximately 100MW to 570MW by 2017 in Thailand. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Tata Power to supply 100,000 solar panels for JNNSM project in India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstata-power-to-supply-100000-solar-panels-for-jnnsm-project-in-india-4350640 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstata-power-to-supply-100000-solar-panels-for-jnnsm-project-in-india-4350640 Tata Power Solar has been awarded a contract to provide 100,000 solar panels for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission batch-1 phase-2. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT BlueCielo-The Leading AIM and EngCM Solution for Utilities http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/condition/bluecielo-solutions/ http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/condition/bluecielo-solutions/ BlueCielo ECM Solutions is a world leader in engineering content management (ECM) and asset information management (AIM) solutions for the utilities industry. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:29:00 GMT Rubber-Lined Ball Sector Valves in Mining Applications http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/valves/ball-sector-valves-in-mining-applications/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/valves/ball-sector-valves-in-mining-applications/ Ramén has released a white paper describing the experiences in typical mining applications where abrasive media are common and considered a challenge to manage. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:36:00 GMT BlueCielo Releases Meridian Enterprise 2014 http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/condition/bluecielo-solutions/pressbluecielo-releases-meridian-enterprise-2014.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/condition/bluecielo-solutions/pressbluecielo-releases-meridian-enterprise-2014.html BlueCielo has announced the release of BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise 2014, BlueCielo Publisher 2014 and BlueCielo Meridian Explorer 2014. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:19:00 GMT L-3 MAPPS to Supply Unit 1 Part-Task Trainer to FPL’s St Lucie Plant http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/training/l-3-mapps1/pressl-3-mapps-to-supply-unit-1-part-task-trainer-to-fpls-st-lucie-plant.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/training/l-3-mapps1/pressl-3-mapps-to-supply-unit-1-part-task-trainer-to-fpls-st-lucie-plant.html L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has been selected by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to supply a part-task trainer to the St Lucie Plant Unit 1. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:55:00 GMT Ramén Releases White Paper on Ball Sector Valves in Mining Applications http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/valves/ramen-trading/pressramn-releases-white-paper-on-ball-sector-valves-in-mining-applications.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/valves/ramen-trading/pressramn-releases-white-paper-on-ball-sector-valves-in-mining-applications.html Ramén has released a white paper entitled ‘Rubber-Lined Ball Sector Valves - a sustainable solution to the challenge of handling abrasive fluids in mining applications'. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:07:00 GMT Cleaning coal: a timeline of the key moments in CCS http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecleaning-coal-a-timeline-of-the-key-moments-in-ccs-4338045/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecleaning-coal-a-timeline-of-the-key-moments-in-ccs-4338045/ The recent announcement from SaskPower that it is on track to complete the first retrofit of carbon capture and storage technology to a coal-fired power plant could constitute a much needed lifeline to the coal industry. Charting key historical event… Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Greencoat agrees to acquire 51.6% stake in four UK wind farms http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgreencoat-agrees-to-acquire-516-stake-in-four-uk-wind-farms-4349393 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgreencoat-agrees-to-acquire-516-stake-in-four-uk-wind-farms-4349393 Greencoat UK Wind has signed an agreement with The AES Corporation to purchase 51.6% interest in Sixpenny Wood, Yelvertoft, North Rhins and Drone Hill wind farms in the UK. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Lietuvos Energijos to close 900MW of gas-fired generation by 2016 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslietuvos-energijos-to-close-900mw-of-gas-fired-generation-by-2016-4349380 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newslietuvos-energijos-to-close-900mw-of-gas-fired-generation-by-2016-4349380 Lithuania is considering closing 900MW of its gas-fired generation capacity by 2016 due to reduced margins. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT