• GE Industrial Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines (GEIAD) won an order from Alstom for a LM6000 gas turbine for a 43 MWe simple cycle plant at Ladbroke Grove, Adelaide. It will enter operation in January 2000.

  • ABB won a $200 million contract for a 128 MWe plant for Redbank, a consortium of ABB, Babcock & Brown, and National Power Australia. The project will be commissioned in 2001, using low emission combustion technology to burn coal washery tailings, a waste product from a nearby coal mine.


  • Orix and Electric Power Development will build a wind power farm in Hokkaido. The $47.2 million project will consist of 30 generators, each of 1 MWe. Completion is due by autumn 2000.

  • Tomen won a contract for Japan’s largest wind power plant on Shimokita peninsula in Aomori Prefecture by the end of 2000. The plant will consist of 50-60 windmills, each with a generating capacity of 1-2 MWe.


  • ABB won a $180 million contract to convert an oil-fired steam power plant to a gas-fired combined cycle plant. The contract was placed by PowerSenoko, a subsidiary of Singapore Power. Commercial operation is due in the first quarter of 2001. The upgrade will triple output from 120 MWe to 360 MWe. The project involves modernising the existing steam turbine and replacing an oil fired boiler with ABB’s GT26 gas turbine and a HRSG.