New News information at Modern Power Systems New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Modern Power Systems Drax to trial pioneering new carbon capture technology by <br/> <br/> Drax is collaborating with the University of Nottingham and Promethean Particles at its North Yorkshire power station in trials of an innovative new carbon capture technology. The trial is part of Drax’s ‘bioenergy with carbon capture and storage’ (BECCS) innovation programme and a successful trial could see the technology deployed in future BECCS plants. Tue, 17 May 2022 15:13:00 GMT RWE’s grand scheme for Hollandse Kust West by <br/> <br/> RWE is participating in the Dutch offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust West (HKW), and company has submitted bids for HKW sites VI and VII. HKW is a major part of the Dutch government’s ambitious build out target of 21 GW for offshore wind by around 2030. The VI and VII areas are located in the North Sea, about 53 km from the Dutch coast. Each site will deliver over 760 MWe of offshore wind capacity. Tue, 17 May 2022 15:10:00 GMT Vestas introduces its V163-4.5 MW WTG by <br/> <br/> Vestas intends to take part in the expected expansion of renewable energy in the coming decade by improving the scalability of new wind power solutions and increasing business case certainty for customers. In view of this demand it is introducing the V163-4.5 MW unit, an expansion of its 4 MW platform and designed to offer ‘superior wind park performance in medium to low wind conditions.’ Tue, 17 May 2022 15:06:00 GMT Russian oil supply could fall by 3 million barrels a day by <br/> <br/> Russia’s isolation following its invasion of Ukraine is deepening as the European Union and G7 nations contemplate tougher sanctions that include a full phase-out of oil imports from Russia. If agreed, these new embargoes would accelerate the reorientation of trade flows that is already underway and force Russian oil companies to shut down more oil wells, according to the latest Oil Market Report from the International energy Agency. Following a supply decline of nearly 1 million barrels a day in April, losses could expand to around 3 million barrels a day during the second half of the year. Tue, 17 May 2022 11:15:00 GMT GE secures first 9HA CCPP order in Vietnam by <br/> <br/> GE has secured an order from Samsung C&T Corporation, which is leading the EPC consortium that will provide power generation equipment for units 3 and 4 of PetroVietnam Power Corporation’s Nhon Trach plant in Ong Keo Industrial Park in the Nhon Trach district, 70 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The project marks GE’s first H-Class gas turbine order in Vietnam. Once in commercial operation in 2025, Nhon Trach 3 & 4 is expected to deliver over 1.6 GWe, and it will be the first power plant fuelled by liquefied natural gas in the country. Tue, 17 May 2022 11:11:00 GMT Energy storage for Côte d'Ivoire’s first solar plant by <br/> <br/> Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has won a major contract from Eiffage Energie Systèmes to deliver a 10 MW energy storage system (ESS) to help ensure smooth grid integration for the Boundiali solar photovoltaic power plant. The 37.5 MW plant, owned and operated by CI-Energies (Côte d’Ivoire Energies), will be the first large-scale solar project in Côte d'Ivoire, and in operation is expected to avoid the annual emission of 27 000 tonnes of CO2. It is scheduled for commissioning at the Boundiali site in September this year. Tue, 17 May 2022 11:05:00 GMT Chornobyl safeguards resumed – IAEA Update by <br/> <br/> On 9 May the International Atomic Energy Agency issued the following statement, Update 75, from the director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi. Thu, 12 May 2022 09:42:00 GMT Hydrogen retrofit for Rotterdam Capelle by <br/> <br/> Thomassen Energy is to retrofit one of Uniper’s Rotterdam Capelle (RoCa) power plant’s gas turbines with its HyFlex LEC-III combustion system, which can be operated with a variable blend of hydrogen and natural gas fuel. The power plant, which is located in the Zuid-Holland province of The Netherlands, has a net electrical output of 264 MW. It has two Frame 5 gas turbines commissioned in 1983 (RoCa 1 & 2) and one Frame 9E (at RoCa 3, pictured), manufactured by Thomassen and commissioned in 1996. Thu, 12 May 2022 09:37:00 GMT EU stumbles over plans to ban Russian oil by <br/> <br/> Discussions among the EU-27 states starting on 4 May had by 9 May still failed to reach a consensus on banning Russian oil. Although the G7 group of leading economies has undertaken to phase out their member states’ energy reliance on Moscow, the EU is still in a stalemate, with Hungary is blocking any agreement on a sixth package of sanctions that would stop imports of Russian fossil fuels. Wed, 11 May 2022 07:45:00 GMT Hydrogen fuel network trial gets underway by <br/> <br/> Building a UK-wide delivery network for hydrogen has taken a step forward with the start of an SGN trial at Grangemouth, UK, in partnership with INEOS. Wed, 11 May 2022 06:58:00 GMT