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In this special issue of Future Power Technology, we focus on the construction of power projects around the world. According to Timetric data, the global power generation projects pipeline is worth $4.78tn, with Asia Pacific leading the way with projects valuing more than $2tn. We offer an overview of the developments adding an estimated 2,944GW of capacity to the world’s power grid.
We also round up the top 20 projects by capacity under construction around the world, including the Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm proposed by DONG Energy, which will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm when complete with 1.2GW capacity. In Dubai, we check in on the 5,000MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will help to meet growing power requirements in the United Arab Emirates.
Finally, we take a closer look at the state of the world’s coal, gas and nuclear plants, profile the most expensive nuclear projects currently under construction, and round up the top 10 largest transmission lines being built to deliver electricity across the Americas, Europe and Africa.
In this issue
Power projects overview: tracking construction around the world
The global power generation projects pipeline, as tracked by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) is worth $4.78tn. With Asia Pacific leading the way with projects valuing more than $2tn, we offer an overview of the developments adding an estimated 2,944GW of capacity to the world’s power grid.
The biggest energy projects around the world
From a gigantic hydroelectric dam in China to a solar development project covering 84 hectares in Nigeria, power projects around the world are adding considerable capacity to the grid. Using data from Timetric, we profile the top 20 largest projects around the world by power generation capacity.
In pictures: the world’s biggest solar power plants
Solar is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world, and with countries racing to assert their dominance in the burgeoning industry, the leading nation is never clear for long. Scarlett Evans profiles the eight biggest solar power plants in the world.
Project profile: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, Dubai
The 5,000MW Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum solar park is being developed at Seih al Dahal, near Dubai in the UAE. The project will enhance the renewable power generation capacity and help to meet growing power requirements in Dubai and its surrounding region.
Project profile: Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm One, North Sea
Hornsea Project One is an offshore windfarm proposed by DONG Energy that will be located off the Yorkshire coast within the Hornsea zone in the southern North Sea. With a total capacity of 1.2GW, it will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm.
Project profile: Mariah Wind Farm, Texas
The $22bn Mariah Wind Farm project is currently under construction in Texas, US. With a total power generation capacity of 10,000MW, the project will be completed in three phases and will help the state of Texas to meet the growing demand for energy.
Project profile: Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, Cumbria
On 7 September 2018, Danish energy company Ørsted officially opened its Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm on the Cumbrian coast in Barrow, north-west England. The 659MW project is the world’s largest offshore wind farm, covering an area of 145km2 in the Irish Sea.
The briefing on coal power: trends across the world
Globally, coal power is the second highest value category behind nuclear power, based on Construction Intelligence Centre (CIC) tracked projects, with a value of $907bn.
Project profile: Bayat Natural Gas Power Plant, Afghanistan
The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water and Bayat Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayat Energy, are planning to build a 200MW gas-fired power plant in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. The project will help to meet rising energy demand in the region.
Project profile: Quang Ngai Power Complex, Vietnam
Sojitz, Pacific Group and Engie are planning to construct a gas-fired power plant in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam. The project will enhance power generation capacity in the region and meet the increasing demand for power in Vietnam.
The briefing on nuclear power: trends across the world
Globally, nuclear power is the highest value category, based on Construction Intelligence Centre (CIC) tracked projects, with a value of $1tn, followed by coal with a value of $907bn.
The most expensive nuclear energy projects around the world
From the UK’s controversial Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to India’s proposed Jaitapur plant, which on completion will have a total capacity of just shy of 10,000MW, nuclear projects around the world are helping nations to meet increasing energy demand. Using data from Timetric, we profile the top 10 most expensive power stations around the world.
Project profile: El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, Egypt
The 4.8GW El Dabaa nuclear power plant will be built in four phases in El Dabaa, northwest of Cairo, Egypt. The project, which is expected to cost $30bn, forms part of Egypt’s plan to diversity from oil and gas and will meet the country’s growing demand for electricity.
The world’s major transmission line projects
Billions of dollars are being invested in new projects across the Americas, Europe and Africa to develop robust transmission infrastructure to meet the growing electricity demand. We take a closer look at ten of the world’s major transmission line projects under development.
Preview – Future Power December
Attention is turning with increasing urgency to the need to raise the $1.5tn needed to finance the Paris Climate Agreement. At the core of this is a new Global Green Bond Partnership, launched with help from the World Bank to support the efforts of cities, businesses and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds. We find out how the bonds scheme will work.
Also in the final issue of 2018, we consider whether Russia is finally ready to embrace renewables in light of a new joint venture to build wind turbines, profile plans to retrofit the iconic Hoover Dam to turn it into a wind and solar-powered pump station, and ask whether recyclability should be a key function of renewables.
Plus, we profile a day in the life of a renewable energy control room such as Enel Green Power’s in Chile, which has recently opened to monitor wind, solar, hydro and geothermal technologies across the company’s network, and speak to marine energy developer Minesto about its Deep Green technology, which generates clean electricity from oceans using a marine energy kite.