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Success for Hitachi Zosen Inova
13 January, 2021
Energy from waste projects employing Hitachi Zosen Inova technology...
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Longship launched, full steam ahead for capture & storage 24 December, 2020 Among recent encouraging developments in the CCUS area, one of the most significant is the positive final investment decision taken, after considerable deliberation, by the...

Continuing to achieve new benchmarks in China 15 December, 2020 The indefatigable Professor Weizhong Feng and his colleagues at Shanghai Shenergy Power Technology are still setting new standards for coal fired power plant performance

Learning from Petra Nova 10 December, 2020 Amidst growing international interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) this year, an apparent high profile setback for the technology came in May, with the mothballing of NRG’s...

Aiming towards zero carbon in the Humber 02 December, 2020 Equinor, together with eleven other companies and organisations, has submitted a joint proposal to create a low carbon cluster in the Humber, the UK’s largest and most...

Developing Australia’s H2 economy 26 November, 2020 The opportunities and challenges of scaling up

NEOM giga project aims for hydrogen leadership 25 November, 2020 Recent months have seen continuing progress with Saudi Arabia’s NEOM giga project – to be constructed in the north west of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea – with the finalisation of...

Barakah 1 powers up 18 November, 2020 On 19 August 2020 the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced grid connection and synchronisation of its 1400 MWe Barakah 1 pressurised water reactor, designed and...

Al Dhafra: aiming to be the biggest single-site PV project 18 November, 2020 The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) has announced the contract award for the development of what it believes is currently the world’s largest single-project solar...

The case for synchronous energy storage 11 November, 2020 Blackouts experienced in the UK last year prompted a flurry of headlines expressing concern that ‘near-misses’ were on the rise. The national grid and its ability to adapt to the...

AM shows its mettle in sCO2 CSP application 10 November, 2020 SupportFree additive manufacturing allowed the successful build of a mission critical shrouded radial expander wheel (impeller) for use with sCO2 as the working fluid in a...

North America thinking big on small reactors 05 November, 2020 Steps to revolutionise the adoption of micro reactors and small modular reactors (SMR) in North America are progressing at an increasingly rapid pace. Economic forces in both Canada...

Floating offshore wind: time to go large 04 November, 2020 Janet Wood reports from Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT2020), Marseille, 7-9 September, which, remarkably, was a live event, as well as being on-line

Korea launches big plans for offshore wind, Doosan’s new growth engine 04 November, 2020 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction says it “is preparing to penetrate in full force the market for offshore wind power generation as its new growth engine.”

Making the case for battery-based virtual transmission 29 October, 2020 The idea of employing energy storage as transmission – aka “virtual transmission” – has been gaining traction recently, with Fluence, the AES/Siemens energy storage joint venture,...

Japan claims world first: DLN gas turbine combustors verified on 100% hydrogen 26 October, 2020 Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd and Obayashi Corporation have announced “successful technology...

Natural gas conversion: a new role for old coal 14 October, 2020 Coal plant operators are looking at ways of repurposing their old units to avoid them becoming stranded assets. Conversion to natural gas has been a widely adopted strategy in the USA...

Regulatory milestone for NuScale and for SMRs 14 October, 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed Phase 6 review – the last and final phase – of the Design Certification Application (DCA) for NuScale’s small modular reactor...

Hitachi ABB: aiming to transform power grids 13 October, 2020 “It’s a very good fit”, says Bruno Melles, speaking of ABB’s recently completed divestment of its Power Grids business to Hitachi and the formation of a new force to be reckoned with...

Steam power from Pilsen 23 September, 2020 Pilsen-based Doosan Škoda Power plans to deliver two 50 MW DST-G20 steam turbines, plus associated equipment, in the middle of 2021 to Palu 3 – a coal fired plant which it...


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