French power company EDF, which is in the process of being fully nationalised, has announced that it plans to see its 50 per cent stake in the 870 MW Sloe CCGT plant in the Netherlands to Czech power and infrastructure operator EPH.
ACWA Power and China’s Silk Road Fund have signed a share purchase agreement for the 1.5 GW Sirdarya CCGT facility in Uzbekistan.
Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development has announced that it has invested $409 million to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Jackson Generation, a 1200 MW gas-fired power plant in Illinois, USA.
Sohar Aluminium has signed a 10-year services contract for GE Gas Power to provide repairs, maintenance, and parts for four GT13E2 gas turbines and four generators at its site in Oman.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) of Malasia announced that it aims to install over 14 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2050 and retire some of its coal-fired assets earlier than planned.
Following Russia’s cutting of gas supplies to Europe, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner has called for a halt to electricity production using gas and delaying the phaseout of nuclear power.
Joao Galamba, Portugal’s Energy Secretary, said that the country was totally opposed to an EU proposal for member states to cut gas usage until March because it would hamper electricity production when the country faces an extreme drought.
Azito Energie, a consortium of Ivory Coast’s IPS-WA, the French utility EDF, and ABB, has announced that its Azito Phase IV power plant is now in full commercial operation.
Equinor and SSE Thermal have announced their intention to buy Triton Power from Energy Capital Partners (ECP) and are starting preparations to use hydrogen in Triton’s Saltend Power Station in the UK.
Germany has decided, in the light of Russia reducing supplies of natural gas, to restart idle coal-fired power plants.