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Elecnor, has been awarded a contract for 86 million euros to build a green combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Belgian city of Ghent. This is the first contract the company has won in Belgium.

The plant is promoted by the Gentse Warmte Centrale (GWC), a society set up for this project by Belgian Eco Energy (BEE)—a Belgian energy company specialised in the production and supply of locally generated renewable energy—and the British fund manager Equitix.

The plant will have an electrical generation capacity of 19.9 MW by burning locally sources non-recyclable demolition wood. The facility will be located in a former coal terminal in the port of Ghent (North Sea Port), one of the most dynamic in the country. In addition, the project includes the production of steam to service a nearby industrial company.

During the implementation of this project, Elecnor will carry out all the geotechnical and topographical studies required, as well as the engineering work. In addition, the contract includes all construction work, such as demolition, earthmoving, piling and building, together with electrical and mechanical assembly.

The works on the CHP plant in Ghent, which are expected to take about 2 years, will have a significant economic impact on the city, as it will lead to the creation of up to 300 temporary jobs and about 35 permanent jobs. This contract joins the portfolio of biomass projects that Elecnor has undertaken in recent years, including the Viseu and Fundao facilities in Portugal.

Source: Elecnor

FuturENERGY February 2020

On 23 October 2019, two new combined heat and power (CHP) units built by the company ETW Energietechnik GmbH for municipal waste management company Rems-Murr (AWRM) entered into operation in Backnang-Neuschöntal. This renovation project involved replacing AWRM’s two old gas engines after 65,000 operating hours and more than eight years in operation. This produced a leap in efficiency, essentially thanks to the installation of larger, more powerful gas engines, as well as the more advanced gas engine technology. Fuel savings are also achieved by using the residual methane contained in the fermentation residue exhaust air…

FuturENERGY Dec.19 - Jan. 2020

We closed 2018 with the approval of Royal Legislative Decree 20/2018, which had given a respite to those high efficiency CHP plants whose service life would have ended at the start of this year, extending it for two more years; a right that will disappear if the new regulation for the long-awaited stable framework is approved. Another year of uncertainty has passed and there is still no stable framework and no investment plan for plant renovation. If the respite was for 24 months, there are now only twelve left to run. And the interim Government, with its own preoccupations, is still failing to take action as regards the industrial, economic and environmental consequences of this serious situation… By Antonio Pérez Palacio. Chair of ACOGEN, the Spanish Cogeneration Association.

 

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Uniper SE has awarded Spanish engineering and technology group SENER and German EPC Contractor MMEC Mannesmann GmbH a significant turnkey contract for the natural gas fired, combined heat and power plant (CHP plant) on its existing Power Plant site in Scholven/Gelsenkirchen (Germany).

The contract has been signed on September, 26th 2019 at Uniper’s headquarters in Dusseldorf and has been attended, among others, by Uniper’s Chief Operating Officer, Eckhardt Rümmler, SENER Energy Business Manager, Borja Zárraga, and MMEC Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Apelt.

Among the main components to be supplied by the joint venture are two gas turbine and generator sets, two heat recovery steam generators, a steam turbine and generator set and a direct-fired boiler. In addition, as part of the scope of the contract, SENER and MMEC will be responsible for designing, supplying, installing, testing and commissioning the main components, as well as the associated equipment and services required (electrical equipment, instrumentation and control system, civil works, balance of plant, project management services). It is scheduled that construction works of the new CHP plant will begin already in 2020.

Uniper is an international energy company that generates, trades and markets energy on a large scale, with 11,000 employees in 40 countries and around 34 GW generating capacity.

Source: SENER

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Construction works from SENER power plant to Gondi Group.

Mexico City, Mexico, July 10, 2019 – The SENER engineering and technology group has signed a contract with Gondi, a leading Mexican group in the manufacture of paper for cardboard packaging, to build phase 1 of a steam and electricity service plant in Guadalupe Nuevo León (Mexico). The facility is designed to supply electricity, steam and cold water to the most modern paper plant in the country.

Phase 1 involves a steam plant with two boilers and an electric substation, which is scheduled to go into operation in early 2020. There is a future option to execute Phase 2 to develop the cogeneration scheme in 2021-2022.

Under this contract, signed as a turnkey or EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract for Phase 1, SENER will be responsible for the basic and detailed engineering, the overall procurement of materials, general project management, construction and start-up, as well as for training the operations personnel for two backup boilers.

SENER has extensive experience in the Mexican energy sector, where it has implemented 29 projects in the combined cycle and cogeneration, oil, gas and mining sectors, 16 of them of the EPC or turnkey variety. Specifically, in cogeneration, SENER led the construction of one plant for Cryonfra-Afranrent, two for the CYDSA group, a fourth for Alpek and a fifth, called TG-8 Madero, for Pemex, all of them as EPC construction contracts.

With offices in the country since 2006 and employing a multidisciplinary team of more than 400 Mexican professionals, SENER develops engineering and technology projects in the areas of Infrastructure and Transport (such as the passenger train between Toluca and México City, Guadalajara Metro Line 3, the General Hospital of Mexico and various works in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) throughout the country, for clients such as SCT, BANOBRAS and CAPUFE), and Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas, with, in addition to the aforementioned cogeneration plants, contracts such as the Agua Prieta II combined cycle plant, the La Cangrejera petrochemical plant and the diesel hydrodesulphurization units at the refineries in Tula and Salamanca for PEMEX, the Empalme I combined cycle plant and the compressor stations in Frontera and Los Ramones for Gasoductos del Noreste.

Source: SENER

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Rolls-Royce and the energy provider GETEC signed a cooperation agreement at the beginning of July 2019 and will thus intensify their collaboration on the design concept, construction and operation of decentralised energy supply systems in Europe. Both companies see great potential in their close cooperation.

 

Companies within the GETEC Group offer a wide range of energy-related services and system-based total solutions in contracting, from the basic concept and financing to the construction of the plant and down to operation and servicing. As the technology partner, Rolls-Royce contributes a large product portfolio of energy system solutions through its MTU Onsite Energy brand – plants for the generation of emergency standby and continuous power, in addition to CHP plants and microgrids. These include diesel and gas gensets, control systems and battery containers.

The aim of the collaboration is to supply and operate efficient and environmentally friendly decentralised energy systems, such as CHP plants, on and off-grid microgrid solutions, in addition to further energy-related services and energy-efficient solutions in contracting. Both partners will also jointly develop new solutions for the supply of energy to industrial companies, customers from the property sector and other areas that are tailored in each case to the specific need.

In the course of the last few months, the successful collaboration between Rolls-Royce and GETEC has already been demonstrated with the design concept and commissioning of a new microgrid for the German automotive components supplier Winkelmann in Ahlen. A total of six CHP modules and an instrumentation and control system from MTU Onsite Energy have been integrated into the plant. To compensate for production-related load variations of up to 1.5 MW in a matter of seconds, the experts from GETEC and Rolls-Royce have additionally connected two flywheel storage systems and a battery storage system to the system. In total, over 9 MW of electrical power and just under 10 MW of thermal output are available for the operation of the industrial company. This has enabled Winkelmann Powertrain Components GmbH to disconnect itself completely from the public grid and operate its own efficient energy system.

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Rolls-Royce and ABB have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities. A microgrid is a small scale electric grid that combines power from distributed energy generation sources such as combined heat and power plants, diesel- and gas-powered gensets and renewable sources with batteries. The microgrid provides the overall control to coordinate these resources to meet the requirements of industrial, residential or consumer loads. Microgrids can either function off-grid, or connected to the main power grid. The ability of microgrids to seamlessly separate themselves from the main grid, in the event of a potential grid fault or emergency, is an in-creasingly important feature.

Reliable power supply – even during harsh weather conditions and times of peak consumption – is critical for economic growth. Integrating renewable energy is a sustainable solution to support uninterrupted power as well as encourage clean energy use. Microgrid solutions benefit utilities, industries and commercial sites that are looking for reliable power supply as well as cost and carbon emission reduction.

Microgrids enable resilient power supply even with high penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Digital automation and control systems intelligently coordinate distributed energy resources and loads for the microgrid to function efficiently.

Rolls-Royce offers the MTU Onsite Energy brand power system solutions: from mission critical, standby and continuous power to combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. “Due to the transformation towards decarbonization, customers need to pursue sustainable power options that also deliver utmost profitability. For this, we rely primarily on microgrids, which are autonomous energy supply systems that are efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly,” said Andreas Schell, CEO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems.“Combining our integrated MTU diesel and gas genset system technology and our control solutions, with ABB’s modular microgrid solution, control capability and remote service, will offer customers the combined strengths of the two world leaders in technology.

ABB Ability™ e-mesh™ can ensure a stable power grid, even with a high share of renewable energy from various sources, working smoothly together with already installed gas or diesel engines,” said Massimo Danieli, head of ABB’s grid automation business line within the company’s Power Grids business. “ABB has a vast number of microgrid installations globally and through our partnership with Rolls-Royce Power Systems, we will further support the growing interest for microgrid solutions globally.

The ABB Ability™ e-mesh™ solution will provide power generation asset owners a vertically integrated, unified view of their distributed energy resources and renewable power generation that is quick to deploy and that reduce operational costs. Cloud operations, site and fleet optimization, weather and load forecast and machine learning algorithms offer infinite insights for decision-making, such as knowing where to increase investments on maintenance or how to increase revenue streams to operate assets more profitable.

Source: ABB y Rolls-Royce

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Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to remain the largest CHP market in the world due to an increase in capacity installations, led by countries such as China, India and Japan, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The company’s latest report ‘Combined Heat and Power Market, Update 2019– Global Market Size, Segmentation, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2025’ reveals that the global CHP capacity is estimated to grow significantly from 864.2 GW in 2018 to 1,050.5 GW in 2025, due to significant capacity additions by China and India.

Asia-Pacific (APAC) is the largest region in terms of both net capacity additions and cumulative CHP capacity in 2018. CHP capacity in China increased significantly at a CAGR of 13% from 79.8 GW in 2006 to 347.6 GW in 2018. The cumulative capacity increased especially during 2010–2013 and 2014–2017. More than 90% of the total installed capacity is fed by coal. During 2019–2025, the cumulative capacity of China is expected to increase from 363.3 GW to 434.4 GW at a CAGR of 3.0%. A specific rule calling for companies to switch off and replace coal-fired boilers prompted a number of companies to replace coal plants with gas-fired CHP systems. China also plans to add over 12 GW of biomass cogeneration capacity by 2020 and around 25 GW biomass CHP capacity by 2035.

Europe was the region with the highest installed CHP capacity until 2009, primarily due to early development of technology, carbon savings target and large capacity installations in major countries such as Russia, Netherlands, Germany and the UK. In 2010, the APAC region overtook Europe as it added capacities while Europe stagnated at its already high level. The governments in APAC are strongly committed towards having a cleaner energy mix and are supporting the evolution of such technologies through various policies and R&D initiatives.

Auction-based competitive bidding has become a popular mechanism in recent years to drive CHP in most of the key markets. Countries including the UK, Germany and France have auction mechanism for various technologies including CHP. Germany introduced its first regular CHP auction in December 2017, in which 82 MW capacity was awarded at an average price of $46.10/MWh. Apart from regular CHP auctions, Germany also introduced innovative tenders to determine the role of CHP plants in decarbonizing power and heat supply. The innovative tenders in Germany allocated 21 MW in June 2018 and attracted three bids of 13 MW in December 2018.

The regulatory framework and policy structure supporting CHP in various regions and countries have led to significant development in the global CHP industry and have driven the leading CHP nations in growth trajectories. In the wake of growing energy security and environmental concerns, most countries are expected to strengthen their CHP support mechanisms, which will help the global CHP industry to maintain growth in the coming years.

Source: GlobalData

FuturENERGY Dec. 18 - Jan. 2019

2018 culminates with the approval of Royal Decree 20/2018 which incorporates measures for high efficiency CHP that exceed their service life after 1 January 2018, extending it by two years, a right that will be terminated when a new regulatory system is implemented. This is undoubtedly good news for us members of ACOGEN, as it responds to a demand for which we have been repeatedly calling for months…By Antonio Pérez Palacio, Chairman of ACOGEN, the Spanish CHP Association.

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FuturENERGY October 18

Since last winter, Forces Elèctriques d’Andorra (FEDA) has been providing electricity, heating and hot water to a dozen clients in the town of Soldeu and its surrounding area, including several local hotels, thanks to the first district heating and CHP project to be undertaken in the country: the FEDAECOTERM plant in Soldeu. In addition to supplying DHW, the plant has increased the electricity produced in Andorra by more than 10%. At the heart of this CHP plant is a latest generation 4,000 kW Unimat UT-L boiler from Bosch that guarantees the required hot water production.

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