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New soda ash factory makes Turkey largest producer in Europe

Daily Sabah Business Summary The first 15 days of 2018 have witnessed the opening of a $1.5-billion investment in Turkey's capital Ankara. One of the world's largest soda ash production facilities, Kazan Soda Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., which will be the world's largest mining solution and Turkey's...


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Engie and Macquarie make joint investment in battery storage firm

Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering International Summary Engie and Macquarie Group have come together to invest £3m in Newcastle, England-based battery storage firm Connected Energy. Connected Energy uses spent battery packs from electric vehicles to create on-site energy storage...


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Nexif Energy Signs EPC Contract for 110 MW Gas-Fired Cogen Project in Thailand

Press Release, Business Wire SINGAPORE--Nexif Energy (Nexif), a leading independent power producer in Asia and Australia, announced that it has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its 110 megawatt (MW) cogeneration project in Thailand’s Rayong Province. Nexif...


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Solar heat in Vietnam, the new workshop of the world

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Photo: PrimeAsia Leather Company Summary A 5,000 m² flat plate collector field is currently being built at PrimeAsia Leather in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam. The turnkey supplier of the installation is Danish-based Arcon-Sunmark, which has its own flat plate...


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New York cogen plant to close as REC contract expires

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A cogeneration plant in New York state is set to close after its contract to sell renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) expires. ReEnergy’s 22 MW biomass-fired plant...


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Heathcoat invests £3 million in renewable energy

Innovation in Textiles Summary Heathcoat Fabrics, a leading technical textiles specialist, has completed £3 million worth of renewable energy installations at its UK factory in Tiverton, Devon. The site wide projects are expected to reduce Heathcoat’s carbon emissions through increased onsite...


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Canadian oil and gas firm to replace boilers with cogen

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A major Canadian oil and gas company is set to replace the boilers at its base plant with cogeneration. Suncor Energy said this week that it has taken the first steps in the regulatory process to replace an unspecified number of coke-fired...


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Green light for £100m Energy from Waste facility in Dundee

Scottish Construction Now Summary A £100 million investment into the future of waste disposal from Dundee and Angus will go ahead after a deal was finalised to provide a new energy from waste facility to replace the city’s current Baldovie incinerator. The project will preserve around 37...


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MHPS to supply gas turbines for China district heating plant

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is set to supply two gas turbines for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in China. The 80 MW plant, which is scheduled to come online in December 2018, is planned to supply power and industrial...


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Thai cogen plant comes online

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A new gas-fired cogeneration plant in Thailand has come online, its developer has announced. Independent power producer Gulf Energy’s 130 MW Gulf Tasit 3 (GTS3) plant in Rayong province is located on 40,000 square metres in the Hemaraj Eastern...