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  • Saudi Arabia : Wrtsil to Supply Power Plant to Saudi Arabian Desert - Equipped with New 2-stage Turbocharged Engines
    June 18, 2014
    Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a turnkey power plant for Saudi Arabia. The order was placed by Umm Al-Qura Cement Company in May 2014.The 47 MW captive power plant will be located in the mountain desert close to Taif city. The equipment will be fast-track delivered by February 2015 and the project will enter commercial operation by October 2015. The power plant will serve a cement factory in extreme conditions of temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius and an altitude above 1000 metres.

    "This engine is tailor-made for hot conditions. That's why we call it the 'sauna' engine. It is a result of our commitment to the extensive and long term development work of engine technology," says Lars-Åke Kjell, Regional Director at Wärtsilä Power Plants. "The Umm Al-Qura contract strengthens our leading position in Saudi Arabia. Wärtsilä already supplies four out of five power installations in the cement industry in the country." With this project, Wärtsilä has more than 1600 MW of installed power plant capacity in Saudi Arabia.
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  • Sweden : EIB Loans 260m for Swedish Biomass Plant
    June 18, 2014
    The European Investment Bank is providing a €260m loan to Swedish energy company Fortum Värme for the design, construction and operation of a combined heat and power biomass plant in Stockholm.

    The project, which will have capacities of 280MW for heat and 130MW for electricity, will deliver heat to the existing district heating system in Sweden's capital and power to the public grid. The EIB is financing also the necessary biomass handling facilities and the upgrading of port facilities related to the plant.
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  • USA : RED Acquires CHP Projects at Dean Foods Facilities
    June 01, 2014
    Recycled Energy Development (RED) announced today the acquisition of combined heat and power (CHP) projects located at Dean Foods' facilities in City of Industry, CA, and Franklin, MA. Each project will produce approximately 2.0 megawatts of electricity and 4.5 MMBtu/hr of thermal energy from clean natural gas.

    The CHP systems will provide clean, efficiently generated energy to Dean Foods' processing facilities. By recycling waste heat, the units will help Dean Foods achieve its targeted goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from its 2008 baseline, part of the company's Environmental 2013 Roadmap.

    "RED looks forward to helping Dean Foods reduce its costs, improve its efficiency, and achieve its sustainability goals," said Sean Casten, CEO of Recycled Energy Development.
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  • USA : Dresser-Rand to Display Biogas Engines at WISA Conference
    May 20, 2014
    Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of environmentally friendly technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, will showcase its Guascor® biogas engines to visitors attending the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) Biennial Conference & Exhibition 2014. WISA visitors looking for environmental solutions for waste to energy purposes can visit Dresser-Rand at Stands 52-53-54-55 near Gate 10, to learn about its Guascor natural gas and biogas engines that range from 140 to 1240 kW.
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  • Ireland : Aurivo Unveils New Biomass Plant in Ballaghadereen, Ireland
    May 20, 2014
    Irish agri-business firm Aurivo has unveiled a new €5.25m biomass plant at its dairy ingredients facility in Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon.

    The new plant is claimed to reduce the heavy fuel oil consumption at the company's Ballaghadereen by over 70% and its carbon emissions by 50%.

    With the new biomass plant, the company is expected to recoup the equivalent of its set up costs, in energy savings within a period of five years.

    Operational from May 2014, the plant will be developed into a major combined heat and power plant, and by 2016, Aurivo intends to sell energy onwards into the national electricity grid.
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  • Thailand : Siemens Hands over Wang Noi 4 Combined Cycle Power Plant
    May 19, 2014
    A consortium comprising of Siemens AG, Siemens Ltd. Thailand and the Japanese partner Marubeni has completed the Wang Noi 4 combined cycle power plant in Thailand on schedule.

    The Owner, the state-owned utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), took the power plant into commercial operation on April 7, 2014. The natural gas fired power plant features an efficiency of over 57.3 % with an electrical capacity of 770 megawatts (MW). This makes Wang Noi 4 one of the most modern power plants in Thailand and currently in all of South East Asia in terms of environmental compatibility and efficiency.

    Following Wang Noi 4, the Siemens and Marubeni consortium will be completing Chana 2 CCPP, a further two single-shaft unit in the summer of 2014. Power plants with Siemens turbine generator sets, including Chon Buri IPT, Chana 1 (previously known as Songkhla), Bang Pakong 5, and Glow are making a major contribution to environmentally friendly power generation in Thailand.
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  • USA : Key Step for Boston District Heating Project
    May 19, 2014
    eolia has put in place a key piece of what is one of the largest district heating systems in the United States, at a cost of $112m.

    The key element is a steel pipe, more than 1 mile long, that runs through Cambridge into Boston, carrying steam produced by Kendall Station, a natural-gas-fired power plant in Kendall Square. It is part of a 30-mile network of pipe running beneath Cambridge and Boston serving 240 customers, including 14 of Boston's high-rises, several well-known Cambridge biotechnology companies, and many of the area's major hospitals.

    Robert Thornton, president of the International District Energy Association, said he sees Veolia's project as part of a larger renaissance for the industry, which operates more than 700 district energy systems in the United States.
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  • Australia : Reforms Facilitating Cogeneration in Australia
    May 19, 2014
    Reform to the Australian energy market performed by the country's Energy Market Commission is set to benefit the cogeneration sector. Up until recently there have been many barriers to the proliferation of CHP technology, whether at government, business or industrial level however these barriers made the connection process uncertain, complex, time consuming, inefficient and costly.

    Climate Spectator reports that in 2011, a partnership between ClimateWorks, the Property Council of Australia and Seed Advisory began work to address these barriers and facilitate the greater deployment of co/trigeneration and other technologies. The result was a proposed set of improvements to the connection process for all embedded energy systems through features such as fixed timeframes and information being provided upfront. What this means in practice is that from October 1st, it will be cheaper and faster to connect co-generation, tri-generation and renewable energy to the electricity distribution grid in much of Australia. The new rule will apply to medium to large systems (over 5 MW) in NSW, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. Until Queensland and Victoria move to the National Electricity Customer Framework, small embedded energy systems can also apply for connection under this process.
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  • Malaysia : Siemens Consortium Wins Petronas Contract to Build Co-generation Plant
    May 16, 2014
    Malaysia's state oil company Petroliam Nasional (Petronas) has awarded a consortium of Siemens, Siemens Malaysia and MMC Engineering Services a contract to build a co-generation plant in the state of Johor, it said on Friday.

    The combined heat and power plant is one of the six facilities in the pipeline within the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) that involves up to a total of $11 billion of investment.
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  • USA : 90 MW of On-site Solar for US Army Bases
    May 16, 2014
    Three US Army bases are to run on on-site solar power.

    Utility Georgia Power has announced plans to build, own and operate three 30 MW solar photovoltaic (PV)installations at military bases Fort Stewart, Fort Benning and Fort Augusta, all in the southern state of Georgia. The facilities are scheduled for completion by end 2016 and are expected to be the largest on-site solar installations powering US military bases.
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