Lenders often underplay their influence in the successful outcome of power project development. Power finance deals are complex – none more so than Hongsa. Project financing was required for the development of the 1,878 MW lignite-fired mine mouth power plant, comprising two separate power purchase agreement for each of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and Electricité du Laos.
The Puguang Natural Gas Plant has been in operation since 2010. It produced more than eight percent of China’s total natural gas output in its first year of operation. It has also become a major supply of domestic elemental sulfur in China.
The “bankability” of many projects can often be determined through the planning and management of multiple risks beyond the switchyard. These risks include the interconnection and availability of the fuel supply and transmission lines, bottlenecking at the offtaker’s substation, or poor grid interconnectivity. These factors – if not considered early in planning – can hinder effective distribution.
Close to 400 engineers, laborers and craft workers finished work safely every day during the construction and commissioning of an innovative power plant upgrade in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The project upgraded an existing gas-fired, two-unit simple cycle plant
Singapore’s PUB selected Black & Veatch to study, design and supervise construction of the 15 million imperial gallon per day (migd) (68,000 m3/d) Jurong Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant in Singapore. The new facility will be located at the Jurong Water Reclamation Plant (JWRP), a 205 million litre daily (Mld) conventional, activated sludge wastewater treatment plant located in the west of Singapore.
Working effectively across teams is a skill often overlooked, particularly at the outset of a complex project. The same power plant could be built by the same developer and contractors working off the same blueprint in two similar locations. Yet, two different teams can return two very different results.
Echo Park Lake had become a collection point for pollution and was impaired by algae and other contaminants. Proposition O in the City of Los Angeles provided the funding for a major rehabilitation and Black & Veatch was selected by the city to conduct the design of the rehabilitation project.
The population of the Tampa Bay area of Florida is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Tampa Electric is expanding the Polk Power Station station by converting four existing simple cycle combustion turbine units into a modern and more efficient 4-on-1 combined cycle unit. The added electricity is enough to power more than 100,000 homes and businesses.
Harvesting of agricultural biomass for electricity production can be done in a way that protects the environment, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates sustained socio-economic benefits. These fundamentals were behind the Lamphun Biomass Cogeneration Plant, located at the Saha Group Industrial Park, Lamphun, Lamphun Province, Thailand.
The Adani Group has been the largest contributor of power generation in India’s private sector since the beginning of the country’s Eleventh Five-Year Plan. The company’s 5x660 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Tiroda is the first supercritical technology-based facility in Maharashtra, which will help meet India’s electricity demand.
The Bhilai Thermal Power Plant is a 2x250 megawatt coal-fired plant that uses local coal sponsored by NSPCL, a joint venture between SAIL and NTPC. It is located on the Bhilai Steel Plant site and supplies power for the expansion of the steel plant, with excess power sold to the local grid through NTPC.
Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) is a 3,960 megawatt pit-head, coal-based power plant in Madhya Pradesh. The project is the first domestic coal-based UMPP awarded by the government of India. The project is also one of nine UMPPs proposed to bring 100 gigawatts of new power generation on line to meet demand in India.
Black & Veatch served as owner’s engineer to help develop a 29 megawatt wind energy facility near Walsenburg, Colorado, owned by Black Hills Colorado Electric. The project scope included creating a detailed design based on 16 Vestas V100 1.8 MW turbines.
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