Jun 21, 2019

Complete Combined Cycle Power Plant available immediately

Surus Inversa
3 min
Surus Inversa announces the sale of a power plant in Spain with the opportunity to relocate it.   

Surus Inversa announces the sale of a power plant in Spain with the opportunity to relocate it. 

 

The economic viability of Combined Cycle Power Plants in Spain has been compromised during this last decade due to a variety of reasons that make them no longer profitable. Consequently, some plants of this mixed generation are starting to close.

The Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Tarragona is one of the first examples of this closures and it is now for sale to be relocated and continue working in countries where combined cycle generation is much more profitable and economically viable.

The plant is in conservation and the main elements are in their early stage of life cycle so it becomes an opportunity to continue producing.

Surus Inversa is the company in charge of the sale and will support the parties in the removal and logistics activities advising about the best alternatives and subcontractors in case needed. Surus is endeavored to help companies to manage their assets through circular economy solutions, always seeking for more sustainable ways of proceed and for the reuse of every asset avoiding waste disposals and emissions.

The plant works on a Single Shaft configuration with a gas turbine and a steam turbine, both connected to a single alternator. The energy source used to feed the plant is natural gas and diesel as an alternative when necessary. It has a gross electrical power of 395,01 MW 50hz.

The plant started operating in 2003. In 2015 was its administrative closure and in 2017 its last connection.

Here is a list of the main elements of the plant:

Gas Turbine: GE 9FA Composed of inlet guide vanes, a multistage axial flow compressor, 18-chamber combustion system, water injection system, dual fuel system (natural gas and diesel fuel). It presents static start mode and high efficiency pulsating air filter.

Steam Turbine: General Electric Power Systems D-10ª. It has two bodies: one of high / medium pressure of inverse flows and another of low pressure of double flow. It also contains toner; common lubrication oil system with gas turbine and generator; sealing oil system and protections for overspeed, vibration, pressure and temperature in the intake and exhaust.

Alternator: 468 MVA to 19 kV connected in star and cooled by hydrogen. It has static type excitation system and automatic voltage regulator.

Recovery Boiler: Alstom Power Boilers, GR-0690 multipressure, horizontal, unfired heat recovery steam generator. It is composed of economizer, low pressure recirculation system, evaporator, overheating section, intermediate pressure reheat section, intake ducts, direction and exhaust gas discharge of the gas turbine.

For a comprehensive inspection, further information about the plant and the terms and conditions of sale, interested parties should contact Jorge Lopez, email [email protected] or phone +34913524507. To view more pictures and information access https://tarragonapowerplant.com/power-plant-sale/

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May 13, 2021

All but two UK regions failing on school energy efficiency

schools
energyefficiency
Renewables
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Yorkshire & the Humber and the North East are the only UK regions where schools have collectively reduced how much they spend on energy per pupil

Most schools are still "treading water" on implementing energy efficient technology, according to new analysis of Government data from eLight.

Yorkshire & the Humber and the North East are the only regions where schools have collectively reduced how much they spend on energy per pupil, cutting expenditure by 4.4% and 0.9% respectively. Every other region of England increased its average energy expenditure per pupil, with schools in Inner London doing so by as much as 23.5%.

According to The Carbon Trust, energy bills in UK schools amount to £543 million per year, with 50% of a school’s total electricity cost being lighting. If every school in the UK implemented any type of energy efficient technology, over £100 million could be saved each year.

Harvey Sinclair, CEO of eEnergy, eLight’s parent company, said the figures demonstrate an uncomfortable truth for the education sector – namely that most schools are still treading water on the implementation of energy efficient technology. Energy efficiency could make a huge difference to meeting net zero ambitions, but most schools are still lagging behind.

“The solutions exist, but they are not being deployed fast enough," he said. "For example, we’ve made great progress in upgrading schools to energy-efficient LED lighting, but with 80% of schools yet to make the switch, there’s an enormous opportunity to make a collective reduction in carbon footprint and save a lot of money on energy bills. Our model means the entire project is financed, doesn’t require any upfront expenditure, and repayments are more than covered by the energy savings made."

He said while it has worked with over 300 schools, most are still far too slow to commit. "We are urging them to act with greater urgency because climate change won’t wait, and the need for action gets more pressing every year. The education sector has an important part to play in that and pupils around the country expect their schools to do so – there is still a huge job to be done."

North Yorkshire County Council is benefiting from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which has so far awarded nearly £1bn for energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects around the country, and Craven schools has reportedly made a successful £2m bid (click here).

The Department for Education has issued 13 tips for reducing energy and water use in schools.

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