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Alstom to retrofit generators at Belchatow in Poland

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Global leader in power generation equipment and services, Alstom, has signed a contract with PGE Gornictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A., which operates Belchatow, Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant, to retrofit six generators at the power plant’s units 7 to 12.

Alstom’s generator retrofit will enable each unit’s power output to be increased by over 20 megawatts (MW) bringing the units’ power output to 390 MW, as well as extend the lifetime of the units by 25 years. The total output increase of the project will be more than 120 MW.

PGE began modernising Belchatow in 1997, and awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit the plant’s low pressure steam turbines. PGE has since continued its strategy concerning power plant modernisation and again contracted Alstom for the steam turbine retrofit of units 3-12, to ensure Belchatow’s compliance with EU emissions directives and to extend the lifetime of the units. In April 2009 Alstom won a contract to perform an integrated retrofit of the plant’s unit 6 and, in November 2010, Alstom was awarded a contract to retrofit the turbine island at units 7-12 of the power plant.

“This contract is yet another endorsement to our market-leading retrofit solutions and reinforces our long and productive partnership with PGE. The multi-contract modernisation program we are working on with PGE, the first of its kind in Poland, is helping increase Belchatow’s output, cut its emissions and extend its lifetime economically and efficiently,” said Hans Peter Meer, Senior Vice President for Thermal Services at Alstom Power.

http://www.alstom.com

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Edenderry Power Station, Edenderry, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

• We carry out annual outage maintenance.

• Carried out valve repairs with our own in-situ valve repair (LarsLap valve reconditioning system) machine

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West Offaly Power Station, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

• We carry out annual outage maintenance.
• Carried out valve repairs with our own in-situ valve repair machine.

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Lough Ree Power Station, Lanesboro, Co. Longford, Ireland

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

R&R Mechanical’s has been involved on this project during 2005 with both the constructor, Foster Wheeler and the operator, ESB.
• We installed the primary and secondary air fan systems during construction.
• We carry out annual outage maintenance on the fuel handling conveyors.

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WtE La Collette, St. Helier, Jersey

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

In 2010 R&R Mechanical were awarded the contract to install the Turbogenerator Set for Waste to Energy Facility at La Collette in St. Helier Jersey.
Turnkey including electrical , pipework, pre-commissioning,
Completed ahead of schedule 1st week July 2010

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Huntstown, Phase 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

R&R Mechanical were involved on this project during 2006 and 2007. Our construction client was Mitsubishi, while the plant PSCS was Shanahan Engineering. We provided 30 staff during phase 2. Activities included:
• Install CCCW (Closed Circuit Cooling Water)
• Install TCA (Turbine Cooling Air) skid and associated pipework and supports
• Fabricate/Installation/Stripout: steam blow piping, free-to-air
• Managed and maintained inventory for the construction phase

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Huntstown, Phase 1, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

R&R Mechanical erected the GEA manufactured Air Cooled Condenser for this project. We have been involved on this project during 2002.

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Gaelectric Investing £22 Million in NI Wind Farm

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The energy group Gaelectric plans to invest £22 million into a new wind farm after receiving planning permission for a 15 megawatt complex at initiative, near Pomeroy, in County Tyrone. The new farm will create 20 jobs.

The wind farm development will consist of six wind turbines, all of them will be 64 metres and a maximum blade diameter of 71 metres, and will be capable of generating enough renewable energy to meet the average annual electricity consumption of approximately 8,000 homes.

Gaelectric have invested heavily in Northern Ireland, and when the project is complete will have an a total output of 200 megawatts of power generation capacity.

Gaelectric secured full planning approval for two further wind energy developments, a 15 megawatts wind farm in Carn Hill, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim and a 12.5 Megawatts wind farm in Cregganconroe, Pomeroy, Co Tyrone earlier this year, giving the company 42.5 megawatts of consented projects in Northern Ireland. Construction of this £62 million pipeline will begin in early 2011.

“In these straitened times we do not have the luxury of behaving as if we live in an ideal world where every risk and threat can be perfectly balanced,” Brendan McGrath, chief executive of Gaelectric said regarding the need for renewable energy even given the current financial climate.

“A focused and proactive approach to economic opportunities is needed to steer the economy – north and south – on a sustainable growth path.
“The Inishative approval is a further important demonstration of policy makers, planners and energy companies working together to harness renewable resources.”

By Harry Tasker http://www.ngpowereu.com

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PetroVietnam to Construct Thermal Power Plant in Vietnam

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

PetroVietnam Power and the PetroVietnam Construction have signed a contract to build a power plant in Vietnam’s Thai Binh province.

The 15MW Thai Binh Thermal Power Plant No 2 is expected to generate 6.7 billion kWh of electricity every year.

The project requires a total investment of $1.6bn, and is vital for the province’s socio-economic development strategy and the country’s common development plan.

The first turbine is expected to generate electricity by 2014.

http://www.power-technology.com

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UK Approves Gas Power Plant in South Derbyshire

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The UK Government has given the go ahead for a gas-fired power station in South Derbyshire, UK.

The plant, worth £1bn (1.62bn), will be located on the site of a former coal-fired power plant that was shut down in the 1990s.

RWE npower will build the power plant in three years.

Energy minister Charles Hendry told the BBC that the Willington plant will play an important role in providing secure electricity supplies.

“Gas plants like Willington will continue to be a central part in the country’s energy mix as we make a move towards a low-carbon economy,” Hendry said.

http://www.power-technology.com

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