European power companies were recognised for their outstanding industry achievements this week at the Power Engineering International and Peabody awards ceremony during the annual POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe Gala dinner.
Nigel Blackaby, conference director at POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe, says: “We are extremely excited to recognise these industry leaders. The achievements they have made are at the very forefront of Europe’s energy transition, and we hope that the industry can look to these companies for inspiration on the journey to come.”
The following four projects were honoured as EMEA projects of the Year 2015 in the Power Engineering International awards:
Amman Asia Electric Power Company was awarded the Best Large-Scale Gas Engine Project for their IPP3 in Jordan. This is the world’s largest internal combustion engine power plant, powered by 38 Wartsila multi-fuel engines with a combined capacity of 573 MW. It will play a vital role in covering the increasingly sporadic demand for electricity in Jordan.
Cengiz Enerji was awarded the Best Large-Scale Gas Turbine Project for their Samsun Combined-Cycle Plant in Turkey. The Cengiz Enerji Samsun combined cycle power plant was completed two months ahead of schedule in a record total construction time of 23 months in partnership with Siemens, who supplied the power island with H-Class technology. Furthermore, the plant reaches an efficiency level of around 61 per cent, a new record for the 50 Hz market.
Slibverwerking Noord-Brabant was awarded the Best Distributed Generation Project for their On-site Power Generation Facility Upgrade in The Netherlands. Europe’s largest sewage sludge incineration plant, Slibverwerking Noord-Brabant, upgraded its on-site energy system so that the facility is now almost completely energy neutral – a status unique to the industry. And to top it off, the project, which was executed by heat transfer technology expert NEM Energy, was completed in an impressive 70 days.
SolarReserve was awarded the Best Renewable Energy Project for their Jasper Solar PV Plant in South Africa. Featuring photovoltaic technology, Jasper has a gross capacity of 96 MW, and produces 180,000 MW-hours of energy annually. As well as stimulating long-term economic development and creating new jobs, Jasper will also help South Africa meet its renewable energy targets.
The Peabody energy clean coal achievement for best emissions performance was awarded to Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lunen GMBH & Co KG for its highly efficient clean coal technologies that have continued to reduce emissions. Delivering electricity to more than 1.6 million households, Trianel’s iconic 750 MW site in Lünen, Germany is one of the most efficient power plants in the world. The plant was built as a turnkey unit under a consortium arrangement between Siemens and IHI Corporation.