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Weekly Round Up
24 September 2016
Latest Companies

METKA S.A. - International Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor

FRANKE-Filter - Customised Oil-Mist Separators

BBM Akustik Technologie - Industrial Noise Control Products

IGP Generatoren - Custom-Built Generators and Sound Insulation

Idcon - Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Management Consultants

Press Releases

Gas Generator Sets to Guarantee Operation of the Natural Gas Network in Romania
HIMOINSA generator sets are supplied with natural gas from the Transgaz transport network and guarantee operation of the control equipment in the handling stations during winter snowstorms.

L-3 MAPPS Participates in the Tihange 1 Simulator Inauguration Ceremony in Belgium
L-3 MAPPS announced today that it participated in the official inauguration ceremony of ENGIE Electrabel's (Electrabel) Tihange 1 full scope operator training simulator on September 21, 2016.

Wärtsilä Supplies Power Plant to Saudi Arabia
Wärtsilä has signed a major contract to supply a 161MW Flexicycle (combined cycle) power plant to Yamama Cement Company in Saudi Arabia.

Tried and Tested Technology, Innovatively Refined
In the world of pipeline sealing modular seals are an established product.

HVI Announces New AC Hipot Model for 40.5kV Switchgear and Other Substation Apparatus Testing
HVI is proud to announce its newest model in its PFT Series of field portable AC Dielectric Testers, the PFT-652CM.

White Papers

Switchboards for Power Plants and Substations
A product brochure showing ELETTROPICENA SUD's Compact, Polaris, Unices, and TSC units, as well as a number of other products...

Independent Market Assessment on Southwest Power Pool Market, US
Ascend Analytics has performed an independent market assessment valuing 200MW equivalent of Wärtsilä 50SG engines and General Electric (GE) 7FA turbines for Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Lubbock...

Retrofit of Control System for 4MW Steam Turbine
Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Company Ltd (CSWDC) operate a waste processing plant in Coventry....

Munters Reference List: Pre-Coolers for Gas Turbines
Munters is a specialist in air intake cooling systems for gas turbines. Munters manufactures pre-coolers for gas turbines and diesel engines, and handles new installations as well as...

Power Plant Solutions 2016
Electricity consumption will continue to grow rapidly during the coming...

Features

Europe’s long road to the single energy market
The EU is working steadily towards its long-term vision of a single internal European energy market. But an array of obstacles remains before the potential of integrated markets can truly be unlocked. Platts associate editorial director Henry Edwardes-Evans gives his insight to Europe’s long and complex journey to energy union.

US hydropower: the potential for converting non-powered dams
Could the US be doing more to tap hydroelectric energy with its existing dam infrastructure? The US Department of Energy estimated in 2012 that fitting the country's non-powered dams (NPDs) with generation technology could produce 12GW of new clean energy. Rod James asks: is this potential being realised?

Can a 70s-era nuclear plant work for the 21st century?
The prospect of extending nuclear plant licences to 80 years has stimulated the vigorous debate over the safety credentials of ageing nuclear facilities. Can nuclear stations designed in the 60s and built in the 70s still be suitable for operation in the 21st century?

SunShot: standardising solar across the US
The US Department of Energy recently launched the SunShot Orange Button initiative, a plan to simplify and standardise data across solar projects while also improving quality and transparency. Organising so many varied players won’t be easy, but the project could vastly improve the way the industry integrates and operates, and potentially boost the sector.

August's top stories: Report UK offshore wind can create jobs, Dong wins UK approval for Hornsea
The UK offshore wind industry can open new job opportunities in east coast ports and strengthen the country’s economy, states BVG Associates' report, the UK Government has given approval to a £6bn offshore wind project in the North Sea owned by Danish utility Dong Energy. Power-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from August 2016.

Projects

Grant Plains Wind Farm, Oklahoma
Grant Plains wind farm is a 147MW wind power project currently under construction in Grant County, Oklahoma, US. Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, purchased the wind farm from Apex Clean Energy in August 2016.

Dunmaglass Wind Farm, Inverness
SSE’s Dunmaglass wind farm, situated 25km south of the city of Inverness, Scotland, is the highest wind farm ever to be constructed by the Scottish energy company, at 700m above sea level.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Tamil Nadu
The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is located 650km south of Chennai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India.

Rio Mesa Solar Electric Generating Facility, California
The Rio Mesa solar electric generating facility (SEGF) was a proposed project to develop two solar power generating units with a combined production capacity of 500MW.

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm
The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm will be located on the north-western point of Smith Bank in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, approximately 13.5km away from the Caithness coastline.


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