EU bank supports Greece’s energy transition with €125m loan

The funds will support the construction of a new CCGT power plant, which will encourage greater use of renewable energy and support the shut-down of lignite power plants in the country

Wärtsilä signs long-term maintenance and service agreement with Argentinian gas plant

Under the agreement, Wärtsilä will provide its technology, software and service expertise

Wärtsilä engines ‘set to energise island of Bantayan in Philippines’

To realise its business and tourism potential, the island needs a reliable and efficient electricity supply

EDF closes down Nottinghamshire’s Cottam coal plant

The 2GW facility originally went into operation in 1968 and has has produced nearly 500TW hours of electricity over its lifetime

Malawi to build 300MW coal-fired power plant

The facility is expected to boost the country’s industry and economy

SSE to invest £350m in Siemens’ new gas turbine plant

The Keadby 2 facility in Lincolnshire is expected to have a total capacity of 840MW and 63% efficiency

Planned power plant in Wales ‘could supply 150k homes’

A planned gas-fired power station in Wales could generate power for 150,000 homes. That’s according to the site’s potential developer, Abergelli Power, which is owned by energy giant Drax Power. The firm hopes to build the rapid response open cycle gas turbine power station at a farm near Swansea. It says the £100 million project would […]

Finnish energy firm to deliver 60MW plant in West Africa

A Finnish energy firm is to deliver a 60MW power plant in West Africa. Wärtsilä’s project aims to provide electricity for the second phase of the Tasiast Mine expansion, taking place in Mauritania, West Africa. The plant will operate using six Wärtsilä 32TS engines and operate primarily on crude oil, with heavy and light fuel oils […]

New mandate sounds death knell for ‘third of EU coal’

A third of Europe’s existing coal capacity must retrofit or close to meet a new EU air quality mandate. That’s according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), which says the recently announced limits will mean 108 plants with a combined capacity of 187GW are likely to face costly upgrades or closure. Varying limits […]

Activists stop work at SE Asia’s biggest coal plant

Environmental protestors today stopped construction for 13 hours at Southeast Asia’s biggest planned coal plant. The activists, from green groups Greenpeace Indonesia, WALHI and Jatam, are demanding the Indonesian Government cancels the 2,000MW Batang coal power plant project and that the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) withdraws its financial support. Twelve of the environmentalists unfurled giant banners and occupied […]