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Siemens to erect turnkey combined-cycle power plant in Turkey

Siemens has received an order for the turnkey construction of the Bandirma II combined-cycle (gas and steam) power plant (CCPP) in Turkey.

The purchaser is Enerjisa, a joint venture of Sabanci Holding and E.ON. Following the Samsun project, which is currently under construction, Bandirma II will be the second power plant in Turkey to be powered by an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, marking the sale of 28 of this model of gas turbine by Siemens worldwide.
These gas turbines, which have proven themselves in commercial operation since 2011, have now clocked up approximately 50,000 equivalent operating hours at an availability of more than 97%. Upon completion in the spring of 2016, this plant will have an installed capacity of around 600 megawatts (MW) and an efficiency of over 60%.

The natural-gas-fired CCPP Bandirma II will be built on the southern coast of the Sea of Marmara, near the city of Bandirma in the Balikesir province.

Rainer Hauenschild, head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens Energy, said: “We are very excited about working together with Enerjisa. As a manufacturer of turnkey installations, our customers profit from our expertise in ideally integrating mechanical, electrical and chemical processes optimally with our products in fossil-fired power plants. Therefore we can fulfill the needs of our customers at best.

“In this project, too, we will live up to our very high claim concerning quality and safety in project engineering and execution and during the construction and installation phase.”

The dynamic power plant market in Turkey calls for flexible and eco-friendly power generation facilities that are cost-efficient at the same time, so that they are right at the top in the merit order. The Bandirma II combined-cycle power plant is of single-shaft design. Such plants are highly flexible and can be run up to full power in only 30 minutes. With load ramping of gradients of up to 50 MW per minute, they also respond very quickly to fluctuations in power demand and so can help to stabilize the grid.

Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.

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Dubailand’s Sustainable City project out for tender ‘in February 2014′

Diamond Developers will issue a $82 million contract for construction within their $299 million Sustainable City project in Dubailand, UAE, according to a report on our sister website Big Project.

“We will be issuing a tender for the construction of a school, a university and a planetarium by February next year,” said Faris Saeed, chairman of Diamond Developers .The company will also construct 500 villas in the development.Set for completion in 2015, Dubai Sustainable City is expected to feature a green belt with 20,000 trees and a 5,000 square foot-long water canal with a tourist minaret. At least 20% of the construction area is planned to be built with eco-friendly materials. The project will also feature 600,000sqft. of solar farms, which will provide for 50% of the cooling energy in the development.Saeed also added that all sewage water will be recycled, and homeowners will not be charged for services, community fees and maintenance fees for their villas. The community centre and retail wing are expected to generate enough income to cover expenses.

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0-160km/h in 5.9 seconds… by electric bike

French brand Voxan unveiled its new electric motorcycle, Wattman, as a world premiere at the Paris Motorcycle Show.

Through Wattman, Voxan has achieved a major revolution in French motorcycle history with the presentation of an ultra-powerful and upscale machine, radically innovative in its technology and its architecture.

With 200 HP and an instantaneous torque of 200Nm up to 10,500 rpm, Wattman is now the world’s most powerful electric motorcycle. Wattman is capable of both lightning acceleration (0-160km/h in 5.9 seconds) and flexibility with belt drive electric motor.

The new motorcycle architecture built around a motor-battery pack carrier set. The frame is replaced by an ultra-rigid exoskeleton, integrating all the components of the powertrain.

Wattman’s COMBO II socket features an exceptional charging time of 80% in less than 30 minutes. It can also be plugged to a standard household socket, thanks to its integrated charger.

Its ultra-compact 12.8kWh battery ensures 180 km of range.

Primarily intended for an exclusive international clientele seeking innovation, Wattman will be produced unit-by-unit, upon order, and hand-assembled in France, at the Solesmes (Sarthe) Electric Vehicle Manufacture.

More about Voxan on www.voxan.com


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Honda Accord awarded Green Car of the Year 2014

The Honda Accord has been chosen as the Green Car of the Year 2014, but this year the award goes not to just one model but three: the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Accord Plug-In Hybrid.

Green Car Journal sponsors these awards every year since 2005. It announced the winner on November 30 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

“Honda’s 2014 Accord clearly leads by example in the ‘green’ space and is a deserving winner of the 2014 Green Car of the Year honor,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.

Cogan says the Green Car of the Year award is “an important part of Green Car Journal’s mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry.”

In the Green Car of the Year programme, Green Car Journal‘s editors identify five finalists after an extensive vetting process. The winner is selected by a majority vote of the Green Car of the Year jury.

The Accord was chosen from among a field of five finalists, including the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. No electric cars made the cut this year.

Jurors include leaders of influential environmental and energy efficiency organisations, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society. Cousteau has served as a Green Car of the Year juror since the award’s inception.

“When you consider the Honda Accord’s cost and the mileage it delivers with standard and hybrid power, you’re not only economically ahead of the game but also improving environmental impact by using less petroleum and cutting CO2 emissions,” said Cousteau.

The Accord Hybrid gets 50 highway mpg and the Accord Plug-In hybrid gets 115 miles per gallon equivalent, the highest of any mid-size hybrid sedan in the United States.

Representing Honda’s next generation fuel cell vehicle, the ultra-aerodynamic car is scheduled to launch in the United States and Japan in 2015, and in Europe a little later, Tetsuo Iwamura, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., announced at the show.

“Using renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, water, biofuel – the fuel cell has tremendous potential for zero-emissions mobility,” Iwamura said. “In addition, fuel cell vehicles have great potential to offer extended range and performance and the utility that car buyers have grown to expect.”


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