A diesel leak sparked a fire outbreak that disrupted power generation at Zimbabwe’s Hwange Power station on 10 February, leading to unscheduled load shedding.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and US-based KBR have signed an agreement to work together to increase sales of SDA pitch-fired power plants.
MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it will provide the generation technology for two power plants in Bangladesh.
The Cuban government has ordered its state-run power system to further reduce electricity generation.
South Korea capped operations of some coal- and oil-fired power plants at 80 per cent on 7 November, as most cities, including the capital Seoul, issued an air pollution advisory.
Kilroot power station in Northern Ireland is facing closure. The 660 MW plant failed to win a contract in an auction process to supply the all-island Single Electricity Market (SEM).
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan, has said that the country will completely phase out furnace oil-based power generation to mitigate oil’s negative impact on the environment.
MAN has announced the launch of its latest in the line of its diesel engines, the 26 MW MAN 20V45/60.
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