90MW Polish wind farm construction kicks off

French manufacturer Alstom has kicked off construction at the 90MW wind farm in Poland. The Lotnisko facility in Kopaniewo, which will include 30 wind turbines, is said to be one of the largest renewable energy projects in the nation. It is Alstom’s first wind power project in Poland. Yves Rannou, Senior Vice President of Alstom […]

Alstom building Israeli hydropower plant

French engineering firm Alstom is to build a hydropower plant in Israel which will be ready by 2018. Today the firm said it signed two contracts worth €120 million (£99m) to build and run the power plant 60 kilometres east of Haifa, the largest city in northern Israel. The 300MW Gilboa plant will be the […]

White Rose gets cash to turn black coal green

Power firm Drax and engineers at Alstom and BOC have bagged a multi-million pound contract from the Government for their carbon capture and storage project. The undisclosed amount of cash will go to a study into the costs and possible hurdles for CCS at their £2 billion White Rose project. The White Rose plans are […]

Alstom lands €30m deal for geothermal in Mexico

French engineering firm Alstom has signed a €30 million (£25m) contract with Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission to build a 25MW geothermal power plant in the state of Puebla. The company has already installed 200MW of geothermal power in Mexico and its latest power station – Los Humeros III Phase A – will work in tandem […]

Alstom agrees deal to upgrade RWE Generation gas turbines

Alstom has agreed a deal to upgrade nine gas turbines in UK power stations owned by the energy firm RWE Generation. The engineers claims the upgrades at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe sites will increase the performance and efficiency of the GT26 turbines they use. The agreement also includes a maintenance programme […]

World’s largest CCS test centre keeps working with Alstom

The world’s largest carbon capture test facility – the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in Norway – has agreed to continue working with power generation and transmission company Alstom. They will carry on testing Alstom’s Chilled Ammonia carbon capture process until Autumn 2014 – an extra year. Despite recently scrapping the adjoining full-scale carbon capture […]

Alstom boasts 207m tonnes of carbon cut for customers

Engineering firm Alstom is boasting it has saved its customers 207million tonnes of carbon emissions a year. The firm points to advances in technology behind the power plants it built and improved between 2002 and 2011. New analysis by the firm was released last week and covers 1,445 projects undertaken by Alstom over the ten […]

Floating offshore wind farm maker picked

The futuristic prospect of a floating offshore wind farm off Britain’s coast took another step closer to reality today as the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) picked a designer to make a prototype. US-based naval engineering firm The Glosten Associates will design a demonstrator along with French-owned engineering firm Alstom, using Alstom’s Haliade wind turbine. Called […]

Two bidders for £1bn CCS project announced

The UK Government has announced two preferred bidders for the carbon capture and storage competition worth £1 billion. DECC said the White Rose project in Yorkshire, England and the Peterhead project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland were chosen from a shortlist of four after “intensive commercial negotiations”. The first project involves Alstom, Drax Power, BOC and National […]

UK “back on track with CCS”, says Government

At least 16 companies have shown their interest in the Government’s carbon capture and storage competition. The CCS programme hopes to support commercial scale CCS with £1bn in capital funding. DECC says it published the list to encourage “further discussion within the CCS industry to support collaboration between companies and any interested suppliers.” A Department […]