It’s one of the greatest power projects realized on the territory of Belorussia. At 420 MW power plant the first stage of 100 MW was replaced by 230 MW combined cycle power unit. As a result total electric output of the power plant was increased up to 550 MW.
The customer for the project is RUP Minskenergo, the general contractor is Belenergostroy JSC. The reconstruction project was developed by RUP Belnipienergoprom.
The power unit was designed on the base of Alstom Power Systems GT13E2 gas turbine with the capacity of 170 MW. It also includes double-pressure steam boiler by SES Energ Ya.s. and T-53/67-8,0 cogeneration steam turbine by Ural Turbine Works. The power unit operates in parallel to the power grid.


The commissioning is scheduled for the end of the year. Gross station output will be increased up to 158 MW. The capacity of the first stage in operation is 78 MW.
SGT-700 gas turbine power units and SST-600 steam turbine unit manufactured by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery have already been delivered. The installation of the power equipment will begin in the nearest future.
The general contractor for the project is GlobalElectroService JSC. The cost of the project is 4.2 billion rubles.



At present the power plant operates on the base of two power units equipped with DTc59 engines rated at 12 MW each and two UGT 16000 power units with the capacity 16.3 MW each manufactured by Zorya-Mashproekt, NPKG. The fuel is casing-head gas.
Under the third stage two UGT 16000 power units with the capacity 16.3 MW each and the efficiency 31.5 % were delivered. The power units are equipped with TS-20 generators manufactured by Privod JSC.
By 2010 three more analogous power units are scheduled for commissioning. The general designer for the project is Energotechprom Ltd. Yuzhtransenergo, AK, JSC will handle installation and commissioning. The customer is AMF-Group.


The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and GE Energy announced today at a ceremony in Baghdad that they have signed an agreement for power generation equipment and services valued at nearly $3 billion to provide much-needed electricity to support Iraq's future economic development. The announcement is a significant milestone as the country seeks to rapidly develop its energy infrastructure and increase its electricity production.
Under the agreement, GE Energy is providing heavy-duty frame 9E multi-fuel gas turbines capable of supplying 7,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The Government of Iraq plans to install the units at key sites around the country to provide needed support for the electricity grid. GE's 9E gas turbine technology has proven reliability and performance in more than 400 applications worldwide.
As the world's leading supplier of gas turbines, GE Energy is well positioned to help Iraq meet its future needs for reliable and stable power generation. More than 6,000 GE gas turbines are installed worldwide and have accumulated more than 200 million hours of operating experience at unparalleled reliability levels.
Currently, Iraq's daily power generation output averages less than 6,000 MW, while the demand is typically more than 10,000 MW. The GE turbines can provide a platform for power stability thus helping address electricity shortages and position Iraq for future economic growth.
The agreement follows the Government of Iraq's previous order with GE in May 2008 for eight gas turbines capable of generating 600 MW to meet short-term power requirements in Iraq.
As part of the agreement, GE Energy will also provide technical advisory services, performance testing and spare parts to support the reliable operation of the turbines. In addition, GE will provide technical and management training in order to help Iraq strengthen its power sector workforce for the future.


The power equipment supplier, general designer and contractor for the project is Hited, Ltd. The project being realized the enterprise will increase reliability of power supply and will decrease the production prime cost. The power plant will generate 3 MW of electric and 5.93 Gcal/h of thermal power and will provide the plant with electricity, heat and hot water.
The power plant consists of three FG Wilson PG1250B gas engine power units equipped with waste heat recovery boilers and and two Riello RTQ 1500 peak boilers. The fuel is natural gas. The commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009.


Vestas has received an order for an offshore wind power plant with a total capacity of 300 MW. The wind power plant, Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, consists of 100 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine and will be located 11.3 km offshore from Foreness Point in the Thames Estuary on the easternmost part of the Kent coastline, United Kingdom.
The order has been placed by Vattenfall Wind Power and comprises design, supply, construction, testing and commissioning of the 100 wind turbines as well as a five-year operation and maintenance contract. Vattenfall is responsible for foundations, offshore and onshore cables with substations and offshore installation vessels. Delivery of the turbines is expected to take place during 2009 and 2010, and installation of the wind power plant will take place in 2010.


The project was realized by Hited, Ltd. The customer for the project is MN-Holding, Ltd. The power plant consists of two FG Wilson PG500B1 gas engine power units equipped with one-circuit waste heat recovery system. The power plant generates 800 kW of electric and 0.52 Gcal/h of thermal power. The fuel is natural gas.