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  • Denmark : Denmark's Largest Power Plant Converts to Biomass
    April 13, 2015
    The last combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit at Avedøre power plant in Denmark is to be converted, and will generate power instead of coal and gas from 2016.

    Thomas Dalsgaard, executive vice president at DONG Energy, said, "The decision to convert unit 1 at Avedøre Power Station means that we'll now be in a position to abandon coal and gas entirely when we're generating heat in the Greater Copenhagen area. It's a significant step in the green conversion, taken in a cost-effective way."
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  • Poland : Fortum to Invest in a New Combined Heat and Power Plant in Zabrze, Poland
    April 13, 2015
    Fortum has decided to build a new multifuel combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Zabrze, Poland. The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 200 million (PLN 870 million). The new plant is planned to start commercial operations by the end of 2018, providing district heating to some 70,000 households in Zabrze and Bytom.

    The plant will have a production capacity of 220 megawatts (MW) including 145 MW of heat and 75 MW of electricity, and its annual production is estimated to be approximately 730 and 550 GWh of heat and electricity respectively. The construction project is estimated to begin in the summer, subject to the local environmental impact assessment process and other negotiations.
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  • Romania : Romanian Municipality Adds 11 Jenbacher Engines for CHP
    April 13, 2015
    GE's Distributed Power Business supplied 11 Ecomagination-approved Jenbacher gas engines for a project in Romania that GE said is the country's largest gas engine-based combined heat and power (CHP) initiative for a city's local district heating.

    Four CHP stations have been installed by energy services company Bepco, and are generating 42 MW of power and 38 MW of heat for the district heating system in the city of Brasov. The plants feature 11 of GE's Jenbacher Type 6 engines, and are part of Romania's campaign to modernize older, less-efficient municipal and industrial district heating systems to reduce emissions related to energy production. An energy efficiency law is in place in the country and financial incentives are available for cogeneration projects.
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  • Finland : New Biomass CHP/District Heating Plant for Nokia, Finland
    April 13, 2015
    A new biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) plant is to be built in the town of Nokia, Finland.

    The €45 million ($48 million) project, to be undertaken by special-purpose power firm Nokianvirran Energia, will produce power and process steam for both tissue manufacturer SCA Hygiene Products' paper mill and Nokian Renkaat's tyre factory, as well as district heat to be distributed by utility Leppäkosken Lämpö.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : RWE Opens 'UK's Largest' Biomass CHP Plant
    April 13, 2015
    The UK's largest biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant was officially opened last week, amid promises that it will slash Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by up to 250,000 tonnes a year. RWE Innogy, the renewables arm of the German energy giant, cut the ribbon on the Markinch Biomass CHP Plant in Glenrothes, Fife, which replaces the coal and gas fired CHP power station on the site of paper and board manufacturer Tullis Russell.

    The project was supported by an £8.1m Regional Selective Assistance grant from the Scottish Government, while Forestry Commission Scotland has signed a long term contract for timber supply to the plant, providing 750,000 tonnes of timber over the next 10 years.
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  • Pakistan : Lasbela Chamber Plans 50MW Captive Power Project
    April 13, 2015
    Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Lasbela Industrial Estates Development Authority (LIEDA) have planned 50-megawatt captive power project for the establishment of more than 100 new factories in Hub industrial area, said an industry leader on Saturday.

    Ismail Sattar, chairman law and order committee and immediate past president of LCCI, addressing a press conference at LCCI in Hub Balochistan, said they are working with Lasbela Industrial Estates Development Authority for the power generation for the development of the phase-2 of the industrial area.
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  • Uzbekistan : Uzbekistan Upgrades Tashkent Thermal Power Station
    April 13, 2015
    Uzbekenergo State Joint-Stock Company intends to build a complex of cogeneration gas turbine units worth $167 million at the Tashkent thermal power station in 2015-2017, the company said. The project will be financed through JICA loans (around $50 million), the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan ($68 million), own funds of Uzbekenergo and the Tashkent thermal power station.

    Tashkent combined heat and power plant (CHP), one of the main thermal power plants of Tashkent, was commissioned in 1961. The plant provides the household and industrial consumers in Uzbekistan's capital with heat and electricity.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Wrtsil Wins a EUR 120 Million Order for Power Generation
    April 10, 2015
    Wärtsilä has signed a major contract to supply power generation capacity for a Europe-based customer with international operations. The value of the equipment delivery contract is approximately EUR 120 million. The order includes Wärtsilä 50 platform gensets and auxiliary equipment. The contract was included in Wärtsilä's order intake in the first quarter of 2015.
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  • Singapore : ExxonMobil Begins 84 MW CHP Facility in Singapore
    April 02, 2015
    ExxonMobil has commenced construction of a new 84 MW cogeneration facility at the Jurong site in Singapore. The company added that when the latest cogeneration facility is completed in 2017, it will have more than 440 MW of capacity in Singapore.

    The unit adds to the existing 360-megawatt cogeneration capacity at ExxonMobil's integrated refining and petrochemical complex, which currently meets all of its internal power needs on Jurong Island.
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  • Canada : Shepard Energy Centre, Powered by Natural Gas, Fully Operational, Enmax Says
    March 11, 2015
    The new natural-gas powered Shepard Energy Centre is fully operational, Enmax announced on Wednesday.

    "The facility is the largest of its kind in the province and an important step in Alberta's transition away from aging coal-fired generation facilities," Enmax said.

    It uses combined-cycle technology that has two combustion turbines to generate electricity while making use of waste heat through a steam turbine for extra power production.
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