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Weekly Round Up
09 December 2016
Latest Companies

BWSC - Service, Operation and Maintenance of Power Plants

Elmeridge Cable Services - High-Voltage Cable, Accessory and Jointing Supplier

DencoHappel GmbH - Air Filtration for Gas Turbines, Compressors and Engines

Sealand Engineering - Wedge Gate Valves

Lightning Eliminators & Consultants - Lightning Protection Solutions

Press Releases

Intelligent Switching to Guarantee Continuous Electrical Power Supply to Hotels in Algeria
HIMOINSA has designed a complex triple switching system that connects to three different power supply networks and is capable of optimising the hours of operation of the generator sets that guarantee the emergency power supply of important hotel resorts in Algeria.

Ventx Maintains Steady Order Book Through Recession
Vent silencers are always one of the items to be order on most large projects. With many projects re-starting after global economic slow-down it will still be a few months before customers start to look at ordering new silencers. At Ventx we have, like everyone else, felt the effects of

BlueCielo Meridian360 Portal Provides Key Engineering Capabilities to Solve Complex Challenges
Discover the solution that leverages the power of BlueCielo Meridian in combination with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to improve engineering collaboration and reduce costs.

The Brand New Safety Helmet System V-Gard® 900 with Integrated 360° Protection
Workers are being exposed to a wider range of activities and hazards which requires PPE that increases safety and supports worker productivity.

API Heat Transfer to exhibit at POWER-GEN International
API Heat Transfer will be attending POWER-GEN International 2016. The event will be held from the 13 to 15 of December in ORLANDO, Florida, USA.

White Papers

Pumps for Renewable Power Generation
Worldwide, countries have made commitments to significantly increasing their share of electricity generated from renewable sources by...

Reducing the Impact of Noise in Cogeneration
Early detection and preventative measures can mitigate the health and environmental impacts of noise in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications, writes Robert Lomax, sales director of...

Package Power Parts
TCT Package Power Parts is committed to meeting the needs of our customers and providing the best customer service....

No Glow - Just Wash and Dry
When it comes to ensuring that their lorry fleet was free of radiation contamination, British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL), turned to worldwide moisture control specialists Munters to help maintain...

Free Cash-Flow Boosted and Increase in Currency-Adjusted Order Intake
Lower volumes triggered targeted measures to adjust the capacity of the company. Sulzer is adapting its manufacturing footprint, and has streamlined its manufacturing capacities in...


As our carparks turn electric, at what point should big oil begin to worry?
At this year’s World Energy Congress, Shell New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar told the audience that widespread electric vehicle use could spell the end for oil. The tipping point, he reckons, is 50 million electric cars – but would that really be enough? Molly Lempriere crunches the numbers.

Future Power Technology: Issue 81
In this issue: The US sponsors India’s move into nuclear, the Dutch coal strategy, South Africa's booming wind power market, smart solar devices helping poor communities, COP22, how energy utility firms are losing out on customer service, and more.

November's top stories: Panda Patriot station commissioned and LS Power to buy portfolio
Panda Power Funds has commissioned new 829MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility, LS Power Equity Advisors has entered into an agreement with TransCanada Corporation to acquire around 3,950MW of generation resources in Northeastern US. Power-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from November 2016.

How the US is sponsoring India’s nuclear power revolution
The US is sponsoring India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group at the same time as backing for nuclear power on US soil is waning. Julian Turner investigates manufacturing giant Westinghouse’s plans to construct six AP1000 nuclear power plants in India.

Putting customers first: how can energy companies provide better customer service?
Citizens Advice’s latest energy complaints league table has noted the widest gap between the top and the bottom of the rankings when it comes to dealing with customer complaints, with the lowest-ranked company, Extra Energy, performing 80 times worse than SSE at the top of the league. The gap may be widening but the problem is nothing new. Energy companies are routinely criticised for their handling of customer complaints, so why are they getting it wrong and how can they do better? The Institute of Customer Service and Citizens Advice provide some insight.


Balloki Combined Cycle Power Project
Balloki combined-cycle power plant is being developed in the Kasur district of Punjab, Pakistan. The 1.2GW project is being developed by the Government of Pakistan through the National Power Park Management Company Limited (NPPMCL), which is the holding company for the plant.

El Romero Solar Plant, Atacama
El Romero is a 246MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant being developed in the Vallenar municipality in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Burbo Offshore Windfarm
A total of 25 3.6MW wind turbines have been installed at the 90MW Burbo Offshore Windfarm in Liverpool Bay, Wales, UK.

Fort Gordon Solar Plant, Georgia
Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, commissioned a 30MW alternating current solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Fort Gordon military installation in Augusta, Georgia, US, in November 2016.

Regional Rusumo Hydroelectric Project, Rwanda
Regional Rusumo hydroelectric project is a hydropower plant planned to be developed at the Rusumo Falls on River Kagera located at the common border of the Republic of Rwanda and United Republic of Tanzania.

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