Power and Energy News
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that BHI Co., Ltd., a licensee of its Global Power Group, has been awarded two contracts for Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) in Asia. BHI offers HRSGs, pulverized coal (PC) boilers, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers and oil and gas boilers all utilizing Foster Wheeler’s proven technology.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $30 million from DONG Energy, a leading wind power development company, to supply a high-voltage export cable system that will transmit power from the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the UK.
VSMC, a strategic joint venture of VolkerWessels and Boskalis, has been awarded a € 90 million contract by Sandbank Offshore Windfarm GmbH (a joint venture of energy companies Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München). The scope of work for VSMC includes cable supply, CPS, installation, post lay burial and termination & testing of 76 infield cables.
Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and installation of nine turbines from its N100/2500 series. This constitutes the first construction phase of the 37.5 MW "Orla" wind farm, which will comprise a total of 15 N100/2500 wind turbines as cold climate version.
Toyota Tsusho - Participation In Construction And Operation Of The St. Charles Gas-Fired Power Plant Project In Maryland, U.S.A.
Marubeni Corporation ("Marubeni") and Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("Toyota Tsusho") will participate in the construction and operation of the St. Charles gas-fired power plant project ("St. Charles Project") in Maryland, U.S.A. Marubeni and Toyota Tsusho will each hold 50% and 25% ownership interest respectively with CPV Power Development, Inc. ("CPV")
Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm. The project is being erected 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in water depths between 25 and 37 meters within the exclusive economic zone off the German North Sea coast.
China has been awarded the contract to construct Argentina's fourth nuclear reactor following last month's summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Argentine President Cristina Kirchner in Buenos Aires. The new power plant will be based on Canadian-designed CANDU technology that is fueled by slightly enriched uranium.
Alstom’s global cutting-edge technology has marked an additional milestone. Wall bushings of 800 kV and 400 kV have been successfully manufactured and delivered to State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), one of China’s main electrical utilities. The units have been designed for China Xiloudu-Zhexi 800 kV Ultra High Voltage Current (UHVDC) transmission line and are already in operation.
Alstom To Deliver Gas-Insulated Substations To German Power Plants To Enable Self-Generation Of Energy
Alstom has been awarded over 5 Euro million in contract by power plant operator Vattenfall Generation AG to deliver and install two 110 kV gas-insulated substations, in the Jänschwalde and Schwarze Pumpe lignite (brown coal) power plants in Brandenburg, Germany. The aim is to ensure a steady supply of electricity to the power plants so that they can operate independently of local power supply.
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 21.0 percent efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation's Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab.